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Nickerson State Park

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Details of Nickerson State Park

Overview of Nickerson State Park

1,900-acre Nickerson State Park is located in Brewster, MA on Cape Cod. There's plenty of wooded trails and ponds to explore, and Nickerson also offers more than 400 campsites.

Hours for Nickerson State Park

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Nickerson State Park

Daily parking fee charged Memorial Day weekend through November

MA resident  $8

Non-MA resident  $30

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

Activities at Nickerson State Park

A campsite along a full forest of trees.


With over 400 campsites, Nickerson offers plenty of camping options. Bring a tent, trailer, or R.V..


You can visit 8 freshwater ponds, some stocked year-round with trout. If you don't want to eat what you catch, try Higgins Pond for catch-and-release fishing.


You may forget you’re on Cape Cod while hiking miles of trails through the woods and around ponds.


An 8-mile bike path connects you to the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, a paved trail through 6 Cape Cod towns.

All Activities at Nickerson State Park

  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Boating (motorized)
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Educational programs

Facilities at Nickerson State Park

  • Amphitheater
  • Bike paths
  • Boat ramp
  • Group day use - closed
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Trailer/R.V. dumping - registered campers only


Accessibility at Nickerson State Park

Restrictions at Nickerson State Park

  • No dogs or other pets, with exception of service animals, allowed on beach.
  • No alcohol
  • Big Cliff Pond is limited to a 10 horsepower-maximum engine.
  • No firewood from outside park

More info for Nickerson State Park

Camping  is $22/night for Massachusetts residents and $70/night for non-residents. Group camping is $35/night for Massachusetts residents and $100/night for non-residents. Small yurts are $45/night for Massachusetts residents and $120/night for non-residents. Large yurts are $55/night for Massachusetts residents and $140/night for non-residents. 

Learn more about camping at Nickerson State Park