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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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Beautiful campground, clean facilities, friendly staff and quiet!! This campground exceeded all of my expectation and we are looking forward to another weekend up there later this summer. Just wish their season was a little longer into the fall.
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Response from Greg C, General Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 5 Jul 2016
Liz, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our campground and we look forward to your return visit later this summer. I will share your compliments on the cleanliness of the campground and the friendliness of our staff with everyone on our team. THANK YOU!
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This camping area is great if you want peace and quiet. There were lots of children around the campground but they were busy being down at the rec area. There's a path to the beach from the campground. It takes about a 10 minute walk. We had a great week.
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 10 Sep 2015
Thank you for your comments and for sharing your great photo of the sunset over the ocean. We work hard to keep our campground peaceful and quiet, yet still fun and active. Please stay with us again.
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My family has been coming to this campground for over 20 years now. Well kept with pleasant and helpful staff. Great place to tent - lots of trees. Very quiet campground. 5 minute walk to Head of the Meadow Beach. Close to Provincetown!
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 10 Sep 2015
Thank you! We hope to have you and your family stay with us for ANOTHER 20 YEARS!
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*Clean campground. bathrooms are cleaned twice daily, I think. This is so awesome. *The owners fill up the campground in a really nice way, keeping a buffer between you and neighbors till they have to fill neighboring sites, which is really nice. *campsites fit a big tent,
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 10 Sep 2015
Thank you for staying with us, and for taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to having your family come back again soon.
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Experienced Canadian tent campers without kids. Fantastic location for exploring the outer cape. Great campsites, quiet campers (people who get it). Great showers clean bathrooms, large campsites. We would definitely come again. Distance travelers, there is a huge "stop and
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Response from Greg C, Manager at North Of Highland Camping Area
Responded 10 Sep 2015
Thank you! I would definitely agree with you that most of our campers really do "get it". They enjoy the peace and beauty of this special part of Cape Cod, and are respectful of each other and the natural surroundings!
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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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