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Camp Streife

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· Rumford, Oxford, Maine
17 acres hosted by Adrian M.
1 tent site
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Streife translated from Norwegian means roam. The right to roam, also called the right of access, or everyman's right(“allemannsretten”) is a traditional right from ancient times, and since 1957 has also been a part of the Norwegian Outdoor Recreation Act. It ensures that everybody gets to experience nature, even on larger privately owned areas. In our travels to Norway, we learned of this law and loved the concept so much we brought it back with us to America. Yet we had no land to offer. So, we searched...and searched....and searched some more. Then we found what would become camp Streife. 20 acres of uncut timber growth forest, tucked in the hills of Rumford Maine. With a nearby brook, pond and within 20 minutes of some of our favorite ski locations it was just right. The rules of this law are simple. Be considerate and thoughtful. Don't damage nature and other surroundings. Leave the landscape as you would want to find it. Leave no trace. You may put up a tent, or sleep under the stars, for the night anywhere in the countryside, forests or mountains, as long as you keep at least 500 feet away from the nearest inhabited house or cabin. This rule of 500 feet distance also applies to camping cars and caravans. If you want to stay for more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner's permission, except in the mountains or very remote areas. Well, we've taken care of all those Allemannsretten rules for you. We invite you to our small part of the world and encourage you to exercise your right to roam. Learn more about this land: Situated on 20 acres in the Woods of Rumford, ME come enjoy a forested campsite with access to nearby stream and pond. Fish, kayak, snowshoe, hike or just relax. 20 minutes from Sunday River Ski area, 25 Minutes from Black Mtn. Ski area and even closer to Rumford's White Cap Mtn. for nice backcountry ski lines. There is nearby access to the Androscoggin River, Grafton Notch State Park, and all the amenities that come with it. Come enjoy all that the Woods of Maine has to offer.Situated on 20 acres in the Woods of Rumford, ME come enjoy a forested campsite with access to nearby stream and pond. Fish, kayak, snowshoe, hike or just relax. 20 minutes from Sunday River Ski area, 25 Minutes from Black Mtn. Ski area and even closer to Rumford's White Cap Mtn. for nice backcountry ski lines. There is nearby access to Grafton Notch State Park, Androscoggin River and all the amenities that come with it. Come enjoy all what the Woods of Maine has to offer. Streife translated from Norwegian means roam. The right to roam, also called the right of access, or everyman's right “allemannsretten” is a traditional right from ancient times, and since 1957 has also been a part of the Norwegian Outdoor Recreation Act. It ensures that everybody gets to experience nature, even on larger privately owned areas. In our travels to Norway we learned of this law and loved the concept so much we brought it back with us to America. Yet we had no land to offer. So we searched...and searched.....and searched some more. Then we found what would become Camp Streife. 20 acres of uncut timber growth forest, tucked in the western hills of Rumford, Maine. With a private brook, nearby pond and within 20 minutes of some of our favorite ski locations, it was just right. The rules of this law are simple. Be considerate and thoughtful. Don't damage nature and surrounding areas. Leave the landscape as you would want to find it. Leave no trace.  You may put up a tent, or sleep under the stars, anywhere in the countryside, forests or mountains, as long as you keep at least 500 feet away from the nearest inhabited house or cabin. This rule of a 500 feet distance also applies to camping cars and caravans. If you want to stay for more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner's permission, except in the mountains or very remote areas. Well we've taken care of all the Allemannsretten rules for you.  With a fire pit to sit next to and a tent platform to lay upon. Maybe you’ll hear the call of an owl as you gaze at the stars amongst a field of ferns. Then wake up to the peaceful morning sounds of birds as you have a coffee at the picnic table. We invite you to our small part of the world, and encourage you to exercise your right to roam.
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Michael O.recommends
July 20, 2023
Backcountry Camping
Quiet, but buggy.
Rough road getting to camp. I was in a lifted cross-over fitted for trail riding and was fine. Camp was buggy from all the rain. The platform was kinda in a bog. My pup-style tent had to be pitched off of the gravel parking area, not ideal but worked. Bring bug spray and bug deterrent candles / zappers...you get the idea.
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Kayla F.recommends
July 7, 2023
Backcountry Camping
Quiet retreat
My family loved camping at Adrian and Tara's tent site. We came in late at night, Tara was very responsive and helped navigate us to the site. We brought our dog, she was so happy to run off leash the entire stay! Definitely a great location, and we plan to come back again!
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Adam T.recommends
May 29, 2023
Backcountry Camping
The site was beautiful and very secluded which is very nice when you want privacy to enjoy nature at its best. The clear sky at night was breathtaking and the spaced that was cleared so it was a nice attribute to the camp site. Our pups loved being outdoors and the brook was a nice little additive to the ups and downs when walking around. If you love the rural parts of camping then take full advantage of this camp site. The owners are super responsive and very caring to the concerns of their guests. They have very descriptive details to get in and out so we would get there safely especially since we arrived at nightfall. It does take an SUV or Truck made for off roofing do make sure to plan for it. Our SUV faired out ok and it was a fun adventure all around. But honestly it was truly a great experience for the books on our end!
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Jessica G.recommends
May 14, 2023
Backcountry Camping
Great campsite. Very quiet and private! Close to Bethel area.
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Ashleigh M.recommends
September 25, 2022
Backcountry Camping
I had the best night. It's beautiful out there!
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Shawn G.recommends
September 11, 2022
Backcountry Camping
Backcountry camping in September!
Backcountry camping on Adrian and Tara’s land was great! The spot was secluded and private, in a very pretty clearing full of ferns and surrounded by trees. Tara messaged with very clear directions for finding the site and we had no trouble at all. The listing is very accurate - which is great because we came well prepared. There is a fire ring (nice touch) and not much else .. so we were glad we brought plenty of water, a folding table and luggable loo camping toilet. The location was really convenient to Sunday River and Grafton Notch state park … plus the pad locked gate at the entrance gave us that extra bit of peace of mind about leaving our stuff there all day while we went out exploring. There are a couple of other small camps along the dirt road but for the most part we didn’t see or hear another soul while at the site … exactly what we were looking for. Our 11 year old Brittany spaniel also had a wonderful time chasing crickets and smells all around the camp site and we didn’t feel at all nervous about letting him wander. Thanks Adrian and Tara for being such wonderful hosts and for listing on hip camp! We’d love to come back (especially when you put the tent platform in!!)
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Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Adrian M.Joined in September 2020
Response rate: 100%
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