The Bourne Scenic Park was founded in 1951 as an area for picnics and camping, with approximately 200 sites. From its inception, the park has more than doubled in size to its current 465 sites, 426 of which are electric. The Bourne Scenic Park is owned and operated by the Bourne Recreation Authority on land leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
While campers at Bourne Scenic Park have a variety of options to plan their day around, (fishing, hiking, rollerblading along the banks of the Canal, scheduled activities for both children and adults, Rec. Hall with video games and jukebox, Park Store featuring groceries, ice cream, and soda) it seems to be the scenic views of the Canal and the laid back atmosphere that leave the biggest impression.
Bourne Scenic Park is conveniently located to many of Cape Cod’s attractions; beaches, golf courses, historic landmarks, restaurants and shopping. We are approximately one hour from Boston, Providence and a quick 30 minute ride to hop a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Let Bourne Scenic Park be your base camp to enjoy all the beauty that Cape Cod and New England has to offer.
The Bourne Recreation Authority has made a conscious decision to continually improve its facility. Off-season the Park staff is continually working on improvements. Our reservation system makes it easy to secure a campsite at the Park even during some of its busiest times of year.