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North Of Highland Camping Area

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North of Highland Camping Area, since 1954, is ideal for tenting, very family orientated, and has a short walking path through the "Cape Cod National Sea Shore" that leads you right to Head of the Meadow ocean beach. We have an on-site store, recreation room with fire place, pool tables & ping pong, library, laundromat, rest rooms, hot showers, and a playground (with parental guidance). You can come here to camp in the midst of all of the naural beauty of Cape Cod. Pitch your tent or tent trailer in the shade of our pine trees and easily walk to the beach every day of your relaxing vacation getaway. Yet we are still less than 10 minutes by car from bustling Provincetown and Wellfleet with plenty of shops, restaurants, art galleries and whale watching. To create a peaceful, safe environment for our guests we do NOT allow pets or motorcycles and we strictly enforce campground quiet hours 10:30 PM to 7:30 AM. Beach fires are allowed on the beach only in the evenings with a free permit.
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My wife and I stayed here for 5 days and we had a great time! The location was perfect, 5 min walk to Head of the Meadow Beach, campgrounds clean, showers were clean! By staying here, we were able to do so many things around Cape Cod! We stayed at path site, which was less than
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We went there for the week of the 4th which was hot and humid, so being near the ocean helped. The campsites are set up nicely so there no overcrowding. Plenty of trees so you get the shade on hot days. We went to the beach some days and biked on others from our site, which this
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Fran, Thank you for your detailed review of our campground. We are delighted that you enjoyed your camping experience! Like you, many of our guests really do appreciate our more strict adherence to quiet hours and fire safety, compared to some of the state parks and other campgrounds on Cape Cod. Providing a peaceful and relaxing vacation environment for guests like you is one of our primary objectives. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the store and office hours not overlapping in down time. We will take this into consideration when we revisit our store schedule for next summer. Taking the one hour break for our office staff is really important so that everyone has a chance to at least grab a quick lunch before our 1-6 PM shift (as we have a limited number of staff in both the front desk and back of office), but perhaps the store hours could be offset a bit so that guests could buy ice and borrow ping pong equipment, etc. throughout. You've given us food for thought on that. We hope to see you again soon!
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We (2 adults -2 teens-1 child) camped with our popup last weekend. I was skeptical after reading reviews, but we have to say this was one of our best camping experiences. I don't think you can get closer to the beach than here !. Campground is all pine (and yes, there are no
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Awesome! You have described exactly the experience that we strive to provide as a campground: a clean, relaxing, family friendly camping experience near the beach within a short drive from Provincetown. You are absolutely correct that this mixture is not a perfect fit for everyone, but we are delighted that it was what you and your daughters were seeking. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We hope to have you stay with us again very soon!
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Great location close to Head of the Meadows Beach. Can walk there - maybe takes about 10 mins. The central bathhouse with all the showers leaves something to be deserved. A little dirty especially later afternoon. No open fires - you can grill with a closed bottom webber. There
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Thank you for your comments! We work hard to keep our bathrooms and shower facilities clean. For example all of our restrooms are thoroughly cleaned daily, in the late morning and early afternoon (attempting to have them looking great when many of our beach going guests are returning in the afternoons), plus we perform four other bathroom inspections and brief touch-ups daily in each bathroom, twice in the mornings and twice more in the evenings. We also have a crew of two who patrol the campground on foot daily picking up any litter that can be found in vacant campsites and along our roads and pathways. We have a large campground with 237 campsites spread about over more than 57 acres of pine forest. So even with all of this effort the task of providing a clean and safe camping environment can be challenging, especially during times of peak demand since we cannot be everywhere at once. Please know however that keeping our campground clean and beautiful is a very high priority for us!
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The campsite itself is decent and is catered to a very specific audience who enjoys quiet time throughout the entire day. Unfortunately, the owner is a very rude individual. The staff however, are nice people. Its quite frustrating that the staff and owner are out of line with
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 7 Sep 2017
Unfortunately your review did not provide a lot of details, but I would gather from your comments that you were almost certainly part of the group of three campsites that were asked to leave our campground this Labor Day Weekend after failing to follow our basic fire safety rules, creating THREE separate dangerous fire situations during your brief two day stay. Your first night we extinguished a ground fire in a hole your group had dug in your campsite. The next morning we found another charcoal fire in the same hole built on top of a loose grill bottom in the hole without legs. Later that night we extinguished a third charcoal fire burning on top of the loose grill bottom without legs that was resting directly on the wooden picnic table in your site. If you are referring to any other instance then please contact us at our office so that we can better understand the nature of your comments. Yes, we try to keep our campground quiet and relaxing for guests both during the day and at night. We do not allow pets, motorcycles and generators for this reason. We also attempt to keep the campground safe from fire, so we carefully explain our fire safety rules to all guests and provide a copy of these rules on our maps and on our website. When guests disregard our fire safety rules they put every one of our guests at risk of injury or death, as well as the future of our 63 year family-owned campground. So, yes, we take all fire threats very seriously. Over the course of two days we had to physically put out three dangerous fires on your campsite. At each instance we explained our fire rules in detail. The third and final time your group was told to pack-up and leave our campground immediately. Instead of apologizing for the danger your group had caused, one of your group members wanted to argue with our owner and our manager about why your group had ignored our fire safety rules. Your angry group member is actually the one who raised his voice at us that morning and got right up into the face of our manager. He first claimed the grill was not lit, yet the coals were still burning hot and smoldering. He then argued that he did not know about the fire rules, yet a minute later admitted he knew the rules but did not have the tools needed to properly assemble his grill. Then he falsely claimed that both our owner and our watchman had told him he was allowed to place his grill directly onto the wooden picnic table in his campsite, which they clearly never would have done. He eventually claimed that he could not “read” and therefore it was not really his fault that the rules were not followed, ignoring the fact that we had explained the fire rules in detail to your group at check-in, and during each of the first two times that we extinguished your fires. Each of the guests we spoke with certainly appeared to speak and comprehend English quite well, and no one had requested that we explain the points further. Is it possible that some of the fire safety rules were misunderstood by part of your group? Perhaps, but it seems much more likely that your group chose to ignore the fire safety rules to suit your own purposes. Either way, we had no choice but to ask you to leave the campground.
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The path was wide and clean and easy to navigate with a Wonder Wheeler.
North of Highland is primarily focused on tent camping and smaller tent trailers and camper vans. The campground has a limited number of campsites for mid-sized trailers that have electric and water hookups. These sites may be reserved for the entire camping season May 24 to September 9 with a 25% discount, but are not rented on just a nightly or weekly basis. Please email us if you wish to check on the availability of our seasonal sites.
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There are a number of reputable bicycle rental businesses nearby, and at least two of them deliver bikes to the campground regularly. Idle Times Bike Shop has shops on Rt 6 in both Wellfleet and Eastham and both delivers and picks up from the campground (508-255-5070). Little Capistrano Bike Shop in Wellfleet does so as well (508-255-6515). The Bike Shack at 63 Shank Painter Road in Provincetown seems to be the least expensive option allowing guests to park at their facility while riding bikes in and around P-Town.
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We have a variety of campsites at varying distances to the bathrooms. We have four separate sections in our campground with a bathroom building centrally located in the middle of each of the areas. So some campsites are conveniently very close to bathroom facilities, with the closest being about 50 feet away and the furthest being perhaps 200 yards or meters away. All sites are comfortably walkable to restrooms, but I would suggest that whenever you make a reservation that you include your preference to be near the bathrooms if that is a concern for you. On a related note, we also have some more remote campsites that we call "path sites", where in order to access the campsite you would take a short walking path down into the site from where you park your car. These sites can be very secluded and private, but I would probably not recommend them for your particular needs as they would require a flashlight to navigate the walking path at night.
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Sorry for the delayed response, am just seeing your question today. We have lots of more remote campsites. Most of our sites are sprinkled along the higher ground contours of the property, so the campsites on the outside edges of the loops frequently have pretty overlooks of the valleys surrounding them with pine trees. The Cape Cod National Seashore Park surrounds our property, so many of the outside facing campsites are abutted against the National Park itself with pine forest running the entire length of the site. We also have a number of "path sites" where guests would park their vehicle in a designated parking spot, then take a short walking path 30-90 feet back down into the campsite itself. These sites tend to be some of our most private campsites, but may not be as convenient to access your car or the restrooms. Feel free to view our camp map on our website and get a sense of the foliage with GoogleEarth.
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Yes, for being this close to the beach we do still get fairly good cell reception here, depending upon your cellular carrier. Verizon has the best signal, AT&T is pretty good also, but Sprint is less effective. In the campground we also provide an Adult Quiet Room where you can charge your telephones and mobile devices for free.
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"Go somewhere else."
"go and check it out for yourself - pick your site carefully"
"Area 2 was very quiet and peaceful"
"All sites seem attractive but those looking out at nothing but woods are particularly beautiful and peaceful."
"this is a campground. we loved area 3/4 which is farther out!"
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