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Magical Mountain River retreat

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· Maine
500 acres
3 units
3 Tent
Scars in the polished granite streambed tell the story of saw mills from the 19th century. Not far from the foundation of one of the more established farmsteads of the era, this campsite is tucked away from the road down by the rushing Bull Branch of the Sunday River. Whether you bake on the rocks after dipping, or toss a fly in a quiet pool, the river will soothe your soul. Explore endless mountains streams, trails to the Appalachian Trail, and remote dirt roads in the heart of the Mahoosucs from your secluded walk-in low impact tent site with privy. Deep swimming holes and trout fishing beckon. There are three sites: #1: Riverside (more secluded),#2:Hillside(closest to the parking), and #3: Fireside. The hillside and fireside sites can combine for a group although are at a short distance from each other. If weather conditions permit, all campers can share the fire circle and table. The Riverside has its own table.
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Maine, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Abi M.Joined in June 2020
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51 Ratings · 46 reviews
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Kurt G.recommends
October 17, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
I loved tent camping here. Super close to great hikes in the fall. Beautiful land.
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Jamee E.recommends
August 30, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
This was our second time camping here and we can’t wait to come back for longer next time. Loved the location, especially exploring and swimming in the river. Going to nearby Frenchman’s hole was also a highlight. Highly recommend.
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Morgan B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Cool place
If you plan to unload a large amount and stay away. Pick a different place. This was 1/4 mile walk straight down hill. Extremely slippery large wood chips for a path. Other than the place was cool. Luckily there were no other people camping next to us as the fire pit is shared.
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Alicia F.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
We loved our stay at Abi's! Everything was prestine, the campsite was well set up, and mu kids loved playing in the river! The 3 campsites were within sight lines, but far enough to have privacy and not see other groups unless they were moving btwn areas. It was a quick (but steep) walk in (we popped back to the car easily for gear), but all you could hear and see from the site was nature .
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Andrea B.recommends
August 26, 2022
Site 2 Hillside
I almost don’t want to give this campsite a good review because I want it to stay my little secret! This place is magical and we can’t wait to come back soon for longer. The hill in and out is no joke, but it was worth it. The river was wonderful entertainment and we found no need to leave for daytime adventures. My only complaint is that the Hillside site didn’t have a picnic table or a fire pit. We went with friends who took the Fireside site, so it wasn’t a big deal, but if we were alone it would have been an issue for our family.
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Erin J.recommends
August 26, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Beautiful spot! The river, ledges and pools are gorgeous. Was great as a relaxing escape- worth exploring the river! The campsites are nicely prepared and the privy is great. We stayed at the Fire Site & 2 wood bundles we bought ahead of time lasted 2 nights. The hill down to the campground is steep and can be slippery due to rain getting the bark mulch wet. Lots of daddy long legs were out and about at night but are harmless. There was no cell service for us.
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Annie A.recommends
August 22, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
Such a beautiful spot right next to the river! It was so relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of the water. We’d definitely go back!
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Kate P.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Magical!!! Pack light though.
This was a quiet, secluded, clean spot with great access to the river. There is only one fire pit at the Fireside site, so make sure you have a plan on camping with friends at that site or bring a camp stove. The hike down to the sites and back up to the cars is QUITE substantial. We will pack much lighter next time. Overall, it is a magical lovely place and we can’t wait to get a whole crew coordinated to rent out all three sites and make another weekend of memories with our friends and their families.
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Christi C.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
We had a lovely time at the Riverside Camp on Abi's land. The ledges and the pools for swimming we're incredibly refreshing and absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to returning some day soon.
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Sarah F.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Camping with a crew!
We absolutely loved the campsite! The direction we’re clear and concise, the sites were cleaned and well maintained. The outhouse was clean and well stocked with a mirror, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer! The water was simply amazing! Our families had a WONDERFUL weekend! Even our dogs enjoyed it! Thank you Abi and family!
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David L.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Right on the water!
We thoroughly enjoyed our campsite (fireside) at the Sunday River ledges....it was so close to the water! The outhouse was one of the cleanest I have ever seen, and the sites were well maintained. Will definitely be staying again.
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Jessica R.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 2 Hillside
This is a very sweet spot, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! We were two moms with our 4 boys aged 7-12 and we all loved the beauty of this place, the quiet, the gorgeous water and the intimate setting. Everything was clean, other guests were quiet and respectful, the host was very responsive. All was great.
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Noam E.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
Abi’s place was everything we could have asked for this weekend. It’s beautiful, well kept and exactly as described. We loved it!
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Mary R.recommends
July 24, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
A beautiful spot right near the river. The nicest outhouse I’ve ever been in!
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Greg C.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
Great location with lots to do in the area.
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Ben C.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
This is a great little campsite with lots to explore nearby!
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Jake M.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 3 Fireside
This is the spot!
Oh wow! If you are hiking Old Speck or in the area, this is the place. Cool off with your butt in the river right by camp. Super close to Frenchman’s Hole for a real swim. Would 1000% return if in the area.
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James G.recommends
June 3, 2022
Site 1 Riverside
Beautiful wooden lot the river And waterfalls were beautiful picnic table on site was great wish there was a fire pit on lot one. Very small amount of wood for $10! Privy was clean. Don’t think I’d go back Without our own fire pit, Was really inconvenient carrying food and utensils to the other site.
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Mandy T.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 2 Hillside
Exceptional scenery
Our second time back and equally spectacular. What a lovely spot. Highly recommend a visit! We are becoming regulars.
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Cal C.recommends
September 15, 2021
Site 2 Hillside
Eden on the River
We felt very fortunate to find the spot. We we're just a few hundred feet from the river and less than a thousand feet from where we had to park. it is such a gorgeous area and very private. There are only three campsites there, and we happen to just be there by ourselves for the two nights we stayed. Thank you Abi!
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Laura T.recommends
September 13, 2021
Site 2 Hillside
Campsites were all well-maintained and level. The outhouse was exceptional. And the scenery is great to explore! Just be prepared for the walk up and down the hill to the car. Would come again!
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Andrew S.recommends
September 10, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Great location with excellent river access. Short hike to waterfall jump at Frenchmans Hole. Highly recommend. One fire pit for three campsites is a little less than ideal but otherwise great facilities.
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Jeanne M.recommends
September 7, 2021
Site 3 Fireside
Really special spot
We absolutely loved our stay at Abi's site, what a special spot! We were at site 3, not right on the river but you could still hear it and it was a short walk away. We had to end our trip early so we were only there one night but hope to be back again. This was my first Hipcamp experience and I screwed up the process a lot and Abi couldn't have been nicer and more communicative - and patient!
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Candis G.recommends
August 24, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Such a cute spot!
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David P.recommends
August 23, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Great spot. The river is awesome and theres a spectacular swimming hole just up stream (frenchman hole).
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Ja Nae L.recommends
August 17, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Escape to magical Maine.
Wonderful! My husband and two elderly dogs stayed for two nights. We ended up being the only ones there and it was so peaceful! We stayed at the site with the fire pit which also had a large grate for cooking. The privy is in excellent shape and doesn’t smell! Walking distance to a nice private part of the river that you can easily swim around in and explore with waterfalls.
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John K.recommends
August 15, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Such a beautiful spot. Great for families. Good workout on the steep path from the car to the sites. Privy was super clean and well built. We all loved the waterslides: little and big kids alike. Just a short walk from Frenchman's hole for an exhilarating cliff jump.
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Jordan C.recommends
August 9, 2021
Site 3 Fireside
Great, hidden gem!
This is a really cool camp spot, right next to a beautiful river. We had a great relaxing stay, and it's fairly easy to get to. While it's not a super long walk to get to the camp spot from where you park, I would recommend only bringing as much as you need to limit trips back and forth to the car, as it's a decent little uphill. Again, it's really not a far walk by any means, but it gets tiring if you're lugging heavy stuff back and forth. A couple of people showed up randomly during our stay. One person refilled supplies for the outhouse, and another came by just to say hi. Both friendly, but slightly unexpected. Otherwise, we loved our stay!
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Niki H.recommends
August 8, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Peaceful, Beautiful Stay!
We stayed at the Riverside site and it was so peaceful and beautiful! Abi provided excellent directions in case our GPS didn't bring us right there - it did and we actually had good cell service while we were there (Google Fi)! The short hike down from the parking to the sites is a fairly steep hill but everything is marked so well and the sites were all beautifully maintained! Private, quiet, clean, and the river was a lot of fun to climb around the rocks and play with the kids and the dog. Plenty of hiking in the area and we really enjoyed our first hipcamp experience - definitely plan to go back!
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Kelly M.recommends
August 2, 2021
Site 1 Riverside
Beautiful site and river spot! Very close to Sunday River and Grafton Notch. Easy to find, but be prepared for the hill from the cars to the site, it'll get your heart rate up! I would recommend this site to those that don't mind sharing amenities and visitors, the sites are pretty close to each other.
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