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River to Lake Camping

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· Pembroke, Washington, Maine
2 acres hosted by Susanne C.
1 RV/tent site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Explore the breath taking beauty of coastal downeast Maine from this gorgeous and quiet campsite along the Pennamaquon River. This remote 2-acre property is surrounded by woods and connects two beauties--the Pennamaqoun Lake and Passamaquody Bay. The rocky Maine Coast, Reversing falls, the Sunrise Trail and the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Going up the river about 1/4 of a mile you will find yourself on a quiet lake where you are more likely to see an eagle than a person. About a 1/4 of a mile downriver you will come to a popular swim hole, dam, rope swing, and at the right time of year, lots of spawning alewives. Whether you float up, down or stay put on the dock, you may see ducks, eagles, king fisher, heron, beavers, turtles (or their nests) and loon. You won't need your binoculars to catch site of the occasional Mainer floating by in a handmade wooden boat specially designed to navigate the river and sail the lake. If you wave, you might get a wave back. Or even better, venture out yourself in our Maine Made wooden row boat, specially designed for shallow waters. It's a soul restoring place appreciated most by those who like human powered activities--like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards (all provided) and a chance to cook on an open fire. No extra charge for the 2 picnic tables and 4 Adirondack chairs and an opportunity to disconnect from wifi. You might also like to swim or float down the river in an inner tube. You can fish on the dock or from your boat. If you have a bike-- head to the nearby Sunrise Trail or country roads. Head there too, if you have shoes and want a measured run (it goes about 87 miles through field, forest, swamp and bog with mileage noted). Eastport is a nearby seaside town with an arts center, shops and dining about 15 minutes away. You can go whale watching or to learn about sea creatures with Diver Ed. You might just see porpoise, whales, eagles and Old Sow Whirlpool, the largest whirlpool in the Americas. Or stay on shore, and hunt for sea glass and cool rocks. Grab something to eat while you are there, and check out Don Dunbar's amazing nature photography and local gifts. There is also coastal hiking at Shackford Head. You might also head towards Lubec (about 45 minutes) and go on a breath taking coastal hike on the Bold Coast trail, or visit the Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Do not miss Monica and her amazing handmade chocolates! Canada is about 30 minutes away. St. Andrew's has a European feel and charm with gifts and nice restaurants. For a really fancy night out, go to the Rossmont or Algonquin. Hope to host you some time soon--bring your animals and kids. They will love it too.Explore the breath taking beauty of coastal downeast Maine from this gorgeous and quiet campsite along the Pennamaquon River.  This remote 2-acre property is surrounded by woods and connects two beauties--the Pennamaqoun Lake and Passamaquody Bay.  The rocky Maine Coast, Reversing falls, the Sunrise Trail and the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Going up the river about 1/4 of a mile you will find yourself on a quiet lake where you are more likely to see an eagle than a person.  About a 1/4 of a mile  downriver you will come to a popular swim hole, dam, rope swing, and spawning alewives in spring. Whether you float up, down or stay put on the dock, you may see ducks, eagles, king fisher, heron, beavers, turtles (or their nests) and loon. You won't need your binoculars to catch site of the occasional Mainer floating by in a handmade wooden boat specially designed to navigate the river and sail the lake.  If you wave, you might get a wave back. Or even better, venture out yourself in our Maine Made wooden row boat, specially designed for shallow waters. It's a soul restoring place appreciated most by those who like human powered activities--like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards (all provided) and a chance to cook on an open fire. No extra charge for the 2 picnic tables and 4 Adirondack chairs and an opportunity to disconnect from wifi. You might also like to swim or float down the river in an inner tube.  You can fish on the dock or from your boat.  If you have a bike-- head to the nearby Sunrise Trail or country roads.  Head there too, if you have shoes and want a measured run (it goes about 87 miles through field, forest, swamp and bog with mileage noted). Eastport is a quirky, artistic town with an arts center, shops and dining about 15 minutes away.  You can go whale watching or to learn about sea creatures with Diver Ed.  You might just see porpoise, whales, eagles and Old Sow Whirlpool, the largest whirlpool in the Americas.  Or stay on shore, and  hunt for sea glass and cool rocks. Grab something to eat while you are there, and check out Don Dunbar's amazing nature photography and local gifts.  There is also coastal hiking at Shackford Head. You might also head towards Lubec (about 45 minutes) and go on a breath taking coastal hike on the Bold Coast trail, or visit the Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Do not miss Monica and her amazing handmade chocolates! Canada is about 30 minutes away. St. Andrew's has a European feel and charm with gifts and nice restaurants. For a really fancy night out, go to the Rossmont or Algonquin. Hope to host you some time soon--bring your  animals and kids. They will love it too.
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Robyn D.recommends
May 5, 2024
Boat the River Camp
We had a great stay at Susanne’s property, would definitely recommend.
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Maria K.recommends
October 30, 2023
Boat the River Camp
Susanne provided us with a great quiet location. We had a super view of the river, complete with ducks swimming around. There's a big open area for tent, large firepit, with plenty of wood provided, surrounded by comfortable Adirondack chairs. A shed contains anice selection of life jackets and paddles for use with the many personal watercraft available for use. The boats, dock and float are about a two minute walk away. Everything was super clean, including the outhouse, which is about a two minute walk in the opposite direction from the water. Susanne was away, so her husband, Brian, met us and showed us around, he was very informative, not only about the property but the local area. I would definitely visit again.
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Andrew N.recommends
September 3, 2023
Boat the River Camp
I stayed with my wife for two nights on Susanne and Brian's land. We had such a wonderful time relaxing on the property. It's a private and serene lot with access to the river. We has so much fun on the paddle boards provided to explore the lake.. We would definitely consider staying again!
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Trisha M.recommends
August 20, 2022
Boat the River Camp
River Camp
We absolutely loved our trip to Susanne’s camp. It is a private site on a river with two picnic tables and a large fire pit. Susanne was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us around the property which has kayaks, paddle boards and a deck. Unfortunately it rained the days we were there and didn’t use the equipment, but it is excellent shape and will definitely stay longer next visit. Could not recommend this location high enough. Susanne was an excellent host and we are looking forward to our next visit.
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Elizabeth S.recommends
July 15, 2022
Boat the River Camp
Nice secluded single camping site on a beautiful lazy river. A short path to a dock to swim or boat. Kayaks, canoe, paddle boards and a beautiful great big rowboat are all available which was so convenient. Bring sturdy water shoes or sneakers as the path to the boats is a bit wild. The river is teeming with wildlife. It’s an easy paddle up river, the river opens onto a large lake with endless opportunities for exploring. The tenting area is sunny with a few pretty flat spots. And in the middle of the open area is a fire pit. Bring your chairs! Picnic table available too. The very clean outhouse is a good distance from the camping area and has a view through the trees of the river. Suzanne is very friendly and a wealth of information about the area. Thank you for sharing this lovely spot with us.
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Pembroke, Washington, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Passamaquoddy, 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 Susanne C.Joined in May 2022
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