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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Camping at Wellfleet Bay

Camping at Wellfleet Bay offers the natural world of the sanctuary for exploration and enjoyment. Our campground, which includes 17 campsites, is small, quiet, and rustic.

campground with two tents in the distance
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Campground

2024 Dates & Rates

Three-night stays, Thursday-Sunday (noon)

June 6-30 and September 12-29

$200 per three-night stay

Weekly stays, Saturday-Friday (noon)

June 29-September 13

$380 per week  

Facilities

  • Restrooms with flush toilets & hot-water showers
  • Picnic tables
  • Trash barrels

Reservations

Camping is available for Mass Audubon members only and membership must be active through the time you plan on camping. Not a member? Join today

To reserve a campsite, download the Campground Reservation, Rules, & Regulations form and submit via mail with full payment (or contact the office). 

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, please call us at 508-349-2615.

Refunds

All refunds require 3 weeks' written notice by mail or email. Rates include a $50 non-refundable reservation fee. Reservations made less than 3 weeks in advance of arrival will not be refunded if canceled.

Arrival & Departure Times

For weekly stays, check-in is only Saturday, between 11:00 am-3:00 pm (There are no after-hours check-ins); Check-out is on or before Friday, no later than 12:00 pm. Campers will be charged a fee of $50 for late check-out.

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 $50 deposit, refunded when key is returned. 

Rules

  • No open fires; gas stoves and above-ground charcoal containers can be used with care.
  • No pets
  • Limit of 4 structures per campsite (tents, pop-up trailers, tarps, etc.)
  • Pop-up trailers and Teardrop trailers under 12ft box length, as well as small vans like VWs, are permitted.
  • Limit of two vehicles (including trailer, motorcycles, and boats) per campsite. No large vans or truck bed units 
  • Overnight visitors are not allowed.