Campground at Wellfleet Bay

Child at a Wellfleet Bay Willdlife Sanctuary campsite

Family camping at Wellfleet Bay offers the natural world of the sanctuary for exploration and enjoyment. Camping is available for members of Mass Audubon only and it does not offer many of the perquisites of recreational camping (see rules below). Mass Audubon membership must predate camping by one year


20 campsites, restrooms with flush toilets and hot-water showers; picnic tables and trash barrels.


Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend.


  • In Season (3rd Saturday in July to Saturday before Labor Day)
    $260/week. Camping is on a weekly basis. Check-in between 12 noon and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Check-out before 12 noon on the following Saturday.
  • Off Season (before 3rd Saturday in July, and after Saturday before Labor Day )
    $35/night. Camping is on a per night basis. Check-in between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and check-out before noon.


Camping is available for members of Mass Audubon only and membership must predate camping by one year. To request a campsite reservation, download the Campground Reservation, Rules & Regulations form below and submit via regular mail with full payment. Please read carefully the rules and regulations, located on the second page of the form, before mailing in your reservation request. If you have any questions, contact us at 508-349-2615.


Three weeks notice in writing is necessary for a refund. Rates include a $10 non-refundable reservation fee.

Arrival & Departure Times

Arriving campers must check in during the hours stated above. No exceptions. Campers must check-in at the office before setting up on a campsite. The Sanctuary's main gate will be locked at night and keys will be available to campers for a deposit of $5.00, refundable when key is returned at time of check-out. Check-out time is before 12 noon.


  • Open fires, pets, hard-top trailers, large vans and truck bed units are not permitted. (Camping trailers with tent-fabric extensions and small vans like VW are permitted.)
  • Limit of two cars and one family per campsite.
  • Mass Audubon sanctuaries charge an admission fee for non-members, and this includes non-member visitors to your campsite during the day.
  • Overnight visitors are not allowed.

Reservation Form

Please read the camping rules and regulations before requesting a reservation form. If you are a member of Massachusetts Audubon and are interested in camping here, contact us for a reservation request form.