Shawme-Crowell State Forest

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Coordinates: 41°45′35″N 70°31′32″W / 41.75972°N 70.52556°W / 41.75972; -70.52556
Shawme-Crowell State Forest
Massachusetts State Forest
Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich MA.jpg
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Town Sandwich
Elevation 154 ft (47 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°45′35″N 70°31′32″W / 41.75972°N 70.52556°W / 41.75972; -70.52556 [1]
Area 624 acres (253 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Nearest city Barnstable, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Shawme-Crowell State Forest

Shawme-Crowell State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in the town of Sandwich in Barnstable County. The forest lost much of its original acreage with the creation of Camp Edwards, which is part of the modern-day Joint Base Cape Cod. The forest is made up of pitch pine and scrub oaks and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The forest's two campgrounds offer more than 280 year-round camp sites and access to Scusset Beach State Reservation. Over 15 miles of roads and trails are available for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Shawme-Crowell State Forest". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Shawme-Crowell State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 

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