- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 12% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Peace pipe point in Maine.
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A perfect nature weekend getaway!
Our first HipCamp experience was at Peace Pipe Point and it is going to be reeeeally hard to top! So beautiful, serene, secluded and all around MARVELOUS weekend! My husband and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary somewhere unique (not just a regular campground), peaceful and private, camping while not being far out. This delivered on so many levels! When you’re out there in your camp, you feel like you are perched literally right at the edge of nature, not just the beautifully calm river. A pair of bald eagles visited multiple times, to a tree branch right above our heads! WOW! The sunrise over the water was stunning and should not be missed. We cooked over the fire, stargazed at night and spent the afternoons in the canoe, immersing ourselves in the entire beautiful natural scene. You almost feel alone out there. And all the included extras like the kayak and canoe are such a delight! The gardens and grounds are beautiful. The portapotty was clean and stocked and there was the cutest fresh running water set-up. You take a short walk past a couple of other camps before coming to your private and well-lit path that leads you out to your private site. Only visible from the water, this tent site (and the entire weekend spent there) was simply amazing. We wanted to just spend quality time together in nature and that is what we got at this gem of a place to camp. We didn’t want to leave! The host is wonderful. Very communicative and helpful. You can feel the love he’s put into this special place and we felt blessed to share it. GO AND STAY! You won’t want to leave either.
Thank you for the wonderful anniversary weekend memories, Peace Pipe Point! And thank you, wonderful Floyd, for sharing your little piece of heaven!
Gorgeous spot by the river
Super pretty, lots of interesting wildlife (we startled a bald eagle a few times when coming back to camp!), thoughtful touches (like lights guiding you to the port-a-potty at night), good communication with Floyd, private site well away from the house and other sites, and use of a kayak! I agree with another reviewer that this place would be perfect for a family reunion — three sites dispersed throughout the property with common areas in the middle.
Some things to note:
-Between the road noise and the bullfrogs it was rather noisy
-There were lots and lots of bugs (though you’re going to get this with any spot near a body of water)
All in all, we had an excellent time!
(Oh, and if you need somewhere to eat, we liked Vittles, a local casual spot that didn’t seem to mind our slightly grungy camping clothes.)
Beautiful, private, and peaceful...
What a gorgeous spot! With only three sites that are well spread-out, this location is a lovely, private getaway. We loved relaxing by the fire overlooking the river, and the moonrise was just incredible over the water. Our pups loved splashing around, and the water was warm for a swim. We may have packed a little lighter as you need to carry in a little ways, but it was well-worth the privacy. Floyd was a wonderful host, helpful and welcoming as we saw him improving the property as we explored. As there are no campgrounds in the area the local store didn't carry firewood, so you'll want to pick some up on your way in (within a 50 mile radius to prevent spread of forest-destroying beetles.) There was a canoe and kayak available for our use, as well as a port-a-potty that was well-maintained and a dishwashing station that was a very welcome addition. If you're coming with two tents I'd recommend also renting the nearby Lazy Lagoon site. It might be tricky to navigate at night for the first time, so a daytime check-in would be a good idea. Overall a wonderful experience, and we hope to come back again soon!
Very beautiful and quiet!
Very peaceful place with beautiful view The camp is will maintained and clean, the host has provided all the things listed in the description,I got chance to see a lot of the wild life from the camp . I also enjoyed swimming in the morning and watching the sunrise and the sunset it has some stunning views
If you looking for peace of mind I highly recommend this for you
Go if you appreciate nature!
Gorgeous spot for a campout! I really enjoyed my trip there, it was just perfect for my needs. The kayak provided helped me explore the river with ease. The new life jacket was a thoughtful touch. I really appreciated the beauty of nature all around, with the sounds of nature eclipsing the sounds of humans. I look forward to camping there again!
Way better than we had thought. Not that I thought it would be terrible but because I am anxious and online shopping makes me nervous. Floyd did an amazing job setting up this site. Not only did we think it was beautiful, but had a great sense of peace while we were there. Floyd offered us firewood and made it known we could reach out with any concerns. The river was warm and filled with wildlife. From a bald eagle stopping by 3 different times in the mornings, to the choir of frogs at night. He also had a kayak and a canoe to which we could borrow and explore with. There was a very clean portapotty and potable water a short walk away. Honestly there was nothing else we could have asked for. Thank you Floyd. We will most definitely be back.
Tranquil retreat for stargazing
A gentle breeze stirs along the shoreline, gently moving the lavender pickerel weed blossoms in rounds of agreement. Cattails across the river wave back in one accord, rippling in the breeze.
A Great Blue Heron stands ready to snatch out minnows, its quiet endurance a testament to patience and quick action.
An osprey keer keers above, wings frothing the air as it helicopters over the water, patiently searching for fish.
Such is the quality of natural peace to be found at Peace Pipe Point. Situated within 30 minutes reach of Bangor and Waterville and close to I-95, it's fairly close to things by Maine standards, and just far away enough to feel indeed away.
The campground is on a privately owned home property along the river. Recently fixed up and enhanced with group and site fire pits, lush gardens, tent sites, and an outdoor kitchen area. Woodchip paths and tent pads make staking easy, too. It could be the perfect place for camping oriented family reunion, with several fire pit areas ready to use and plenty of room.
A canoe and kayak with life jackets are available. I was pleased to see a brand new life jacket thoughtfully placed there for my use. Kayaking the river's tranquil waters, the current was gentle and easy to paddle back against. The clear water made it eady to see the plants underneath. Paddling out to see the sunset was time well spent, viewing cotton candy clouding that even Maxfield Parrish would have admired. The massive snapping turtle I mistook for a rock and almost ran over was impressively armored yet quick to disappear below.
I love places where one can see the sunrise over the water, and here it is impressively framed by two stands of trees, one a massive maple whose graceful, upswep limbs reach out over the water.
Dinner cooked on my new campstove, was of course the best ever tasted. Time spent firegazing, star and comet watching made for a perfect day. Falling asleep to a full bullfrog chorus was fun too.
I loved it here and will be back.
Oh, during rush hour you can hear the airbrakes and obnoxious motorcyclers. But they are few, far away, and going 70+ mph. The nature between that is roaring. That and the privacy afforded here is more important to me.
This is exactly what I needed to escape the intown mighty mowers that ravage the sound barrier in my little area. It was my first time solo camping and was everything I needed. I can't wait to get back already.