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 439 sites, 408 of which are electric with newly added Cabins Lodges. 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, biking and rollerblading along the banks of the Canal, scheduled activities for
both children and adults, Rec. Hall with video games and movies, Park Store featuring
groceries, ice cream, clothing, and camping supplies, or enjoying our Pools and Recreation
areas) 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