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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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We don't usually go camping but stayed here for three nights in a tent and loved it. The campsite is managed well, everything is clean and pristine, the staff was very helpful and friendly and we had everything we needed. Showers cost a quarter for seven minutes, there was
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 25 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our campground. It is really rewarding for us to hear such comments from new guests like you! We will share your feedback with our entire staff. Thank you!
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Pros: -The staff was very friendly and helpful. -The lodge was a nice place to hang out and sit by the fire. -Facilities were clean. -Sites were spacious and not too close. -The kids loved the playground. -Short walk to beach, and it was fun to watch the seals. Cons
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 25 Jul 2016
Darcy, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed observations and suggestions; we take them to heart. We were glad you liked our "spacious" sites and the short walk to beautiful Head of the Meadow Beach, and that your kids loved our playground so much! We hope to have you come back and stay with us again. Although we are glad that you found our staff to be friendly in person we are sorry that our instructional signs were viewed negatively, as we certainly are not intending to seem like we are shouting at our guests. The signs are simply one of the ways that we are trying to convey a lot of important information that we feel is critical for our campers to know, especially since so many of our guests are new to camping on Cape Cod and to our campground in particular. So we find that posting some of the most critical instructions in the restrooms or other areas helps to guide guests, such as stating "no open fires" and "quiet hours are strictly enforced from 10:30 PM to 7:30 AM", rather than just stating them once on a list of rules at check-in and then hoping everyone knows. The reason for closing the showers at 9:00 PM is two-fold. Firstly, it helps us to keep the campground as quiet as possible for those camping closer to the showers (imagine having to listen to another guest blow drying their hair while you are trying to sleep). Secondly, it allows our cleaning crews ample time to thoroughly clean all of our shower facilities each and every night, which for us is a very high priority. Similarly we do ask that dishes be cleaned back at the individual campsites rather than in the bathroom sinks or drinking spigots in order to help keep these areas clean and sanitary for all guests. Since we are primarily geared toward more natural tent camping instead of serving the large RVs, we do not provide electric and water at the majority of our campsites. On the other hand, as you noted we do provide a cell phone and laptop charging area and we also now provide wifi service. We also have a camp store, a laundromat, and a large recreation hall with ping pong, pool tables, foose ball and a fire place. Thank you again for your feedback!
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We stayed here three nights in July. Nice clean bathrooms and shower rooms. All the staff were super friendly and nice. I did not like the fact that we didn't get to pick our campsite, or that there were no fires or dogs allowed, but we knew this before booking. The path to
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Very nice quiet campground. We could hear the waves from our campsite. Half mile walk to the beach. Showers and bathroom was very clean. Showers cost a quarter but lasted quite a while. No Power except for seasonal campers. Fires are not allowed in the campground but if you get
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I almost hesitate to encourage any more people to go to the crowded Cape, but North of Highland deserves much credit for being so well run. It's much neater than most US campgrounds, discourages chaos and noise and allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful setting.
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 5 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our campground. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you can see us again soon!
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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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Any recommendations on where to rent bikes close to here?
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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Is there cell phone coverage at the campgrounds/along the beach? Thank you.
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!"
north of highland camping area hotel north truro
United StatesMassachusettsCape CodNorth Truro
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