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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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All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
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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Brody C.recommends
June 24, 2024
Backcountry Camping
One of a kind Find!
We absolutely fell in love with this camping site; such a delight! Everything was impeccable from the seclusion, to the untouched wildlife all around us, to the area that was ready for us to come in and set up camp! I could not imagine a better place to take off for the weekend and am so grateful we stumbled upon this one of a kind find!
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Sage T.recommends
June 21, 2024
Backcountry Camping
Beautiful hide-a-way!
We had such a lovely night at Adrian’s site! Perfectly tucked away but still accessible, it was a great place to get away from it all mid-road trip. Solid tent platform and fire pit. We visited in June and the bird action was unreal. We ended up spending a good portion of our time there just bird watching on the tent platform. Fireflies came out at sunset and lit up the entire field surrounding the tent (magical). Definitely take a trip down to the pond if you have time, it is worth it!!
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Toni D.recommends
June 3, 2024
Backcountry Camping
You, me, n the dogs
This site was exactly what we were looking for: our own spot in the middle of nowhere! The site was nice and private so we could have our dogs off leash and not worry about them bothering other people like at a campground. We only saw one vehicle on the camp road during our entire stay and the large padlocked gate at the road’s entrance was definitely added security. The tent platform was a great amenity and we didn’t have to worry about bringing a folding table because a picnic table was there as well. The pond was beautiful, as was the walk to get there. The foliage and flowers attracted many butterflies to the site but aside from that we didn’t see much wildlife. The hosts were very responsive and helpful before and during the stay. We would definitely camp here again and would recommend the spot to anyone who’s looking to rough it in private!
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Charli D.recommends
May 23, 2024
Backcountry Camping
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Had a great experience with total isolation. Loved the platform for the tent. The pond was a little murky for our liking to swim in but a 15 minute drive down to greenwood was a perfect little drive to the lake and check out neighboring towns. Overall very pleased
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Yves P.recommends
May 21, 2024
Backcountry Camping
The platform is flat and level. The place felt really secure when I would leave my base camp for the day. The on site road is rough. Just be prepared to deal with ticks as they seem to be endemic. I removed a couple from my pants, one from the table, one from the tent, one from my lower back and one from my hair.
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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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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
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