Bourne Scenic Park Campground

On the banks of the Cape Cod Canal near Buzzards Bay, the Bourne Scenic Park Campground is a family-friendly RV park in Massachusetts. The Cape Cod Canal was constructed for ships to use as a shortcut, so they didn’t have to sail around the entire cape, with the beautiful steel arch Bourne Bridge spanning the waterway today.Campsites at the Bourne Scenic Park Campground are equipped with 50 amp electric and water hookups, as well as cable TV and access to the internet. There are clean restrooms, hot showers, and a dump station available to guests, as well as propane and firewood sales at the camp store.Pets are welcome to stay with you when RV camping at the Bourne Scenic Park Campground and there’s 24-hour security for your peace of mind. There are swimming pools where you can refresh during the summer months while campfires are permitted during the cooler seasons.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camping at Bourne Scenic Park Campground is a good base for visiting the Myles Standish State Forest, which forms part of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion. It encompasses large tracts of pitch pine and scrub oak forests, which are surrounded by 16 lakes and a number of ecologically significant coastal kettle ponds. There are more than 15 miles of paved cycling trails and 13 miles of hiking trails to explore, as well as routes that are accessible to horseback riders. Keep your eyes peeled for eastern box turtles and native fishers while exploring the forest, as well as prairie warblers, eastern bluebirds, and whip-poor-wills.The Bourne Scenic Park Campground is around an hour’s drive from the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. It also forms part of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion, as well as encompassing a number of historic lighthouse and landmarks in Eastham dating from the region’s earliest European settlement. Visit Marconi Station where the first two-way transatlantic radio transmission took place and admire the charming beach structures within the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District. Aside from its hiking and biking trails, there are several beautiful beaches where you can swim and relax during the warmer months.Directly south of the Bourne Scenic Park Campground is the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1995 to protect the area’s salt marshes, cranberry bogs and Atlantic white cedar swamps. It provides vital habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds, and shorebirds, not to mention white-tailed deer, native red foxes, and the endangered New England cottontail rabbit. There are miles of walking trails that visitors can explore independently or during one of the regular interpretive programs, and hunting is available in designated areas with relevant licenses and permits.

Exploring the Area

The Bourne Scenic Park Campground is within easy access of numerous supermarkets where you can stock up on grocery supplies, as well as gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental. There’s a good selection of restaurants and eateries in Bourne and neighboring Buzzards Bay, with the fresh seafood a must-try.In Bourne, don’t miss a visit to the Cape Cod Military Museum, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the contributions of Americans to 20th-century conflicts. There’s a particular emphasis on the role of southeastern Massachusetts, with military memorabilia and artifacts belonging to men and women who served both at home and abroad.A short stroll from the museum is the Bourne Society Historic House, an 1830's residence with period-furnished rooms and a granite-walled barn. Another museum not to miss is the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, which centers around a replica of a 17th-century structure built by pilgrims to trade with the Dutch and the Wampanoag Indians. Other buildings on the property include a replica 19th-century saltworks, a wooden smock windmill, and the relocated Gray Gables Railroad Station.Traveling with kids? Make the 10-minute drive west to the family-owned water park that’s packed with lagoon-style pools and waterslides. Cool off in the wave pool or tackle the high-speed curves and drops of Squid Row, then enjoy a leisurely float down the Herring Run River. Young kids will love the attractions at Little Neck Beach while older children can challenge themselves on the rope bridges of Harpoon Lagoon.A 15-minute drive in the other direction will take you to the Sandwich Glass Museum, which celebrates the local glassblowing industry. Watch one of the regular demonstrations to see glass artists in action, then browse the one-of-a-kind gifts for sale at the museum store. Also nearby are the Heritage Museums & Gardens, home to classic cars, American folk art, and a 1919 carousel, as well as a nationally significant collection of rhododendrons.Whether you want to see native wildlife in the local refuges or discover the rich history of Cape Cod, book an RV in Barnstable County and start planning your next vacation.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.