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Spectacle Island, Damariscotta Lake

· Maine
1 acre
1 site
1 Tent
The sister islands, shaped like a pair of spectacles as their name suggests, offer opportunities for swimming, blueberry picking, camping, and general exploration. Although the islands make up a small portion of the 1000+ acres protected by Midcoast Conservancy in the Damariscotta Lake Watershed, they are among the most popular. The islands have long been a gathering spot for local families to swim. The islands were donated to Midcoast Conservancy in 2000 and are now forever protected. When you reserve your spot on Spectacle Island, know that it comes with a healthy dose of day use during peak summer weekends.
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Hosted by Midcoast C.Joined in May 2021
7 ratings · 5 reviews
Alexis H.recommends
October 11, 2022
Spectacle Island Campsite
We had the best time!
Spectacle Island is a fantastic place to camp. Plenty of options for either a tent or hammock. Clean and private. We had a wonderful time and already trying to find time to return!
Ethan R.recommends
September 11, 2022
Spectacle Island Campsite
As advertised, a great spot to camp on the lake. The state boat launch off of Bunker Hill Rd has a sign saying no overnight parking but we were not aware before hand and didn’t have another option. No ticket or issues but wanted others to have a heads up.
Rebecca C.recommends
September 9, 2022
Spectacle Island Campsite
Hidden Gem
What a beautiful hidden little gem of a campsite. Very easy to paddle to and a beautiful setting. It is an excellent way to spend summertime in Maine and connect with nature.
Courtney N.recommends
September 3, 2022
Spectacle Island Campsite
Beautiful and easy to access campsite and warm water for swimming, fishing and canoeing. There was a lot of powerboat and jet ski action in the afternoon, but we were still able to enjoy the setting.
Alex C.recommends
August 7, 2022
Spectacle Island Campsite
Beautiful but watch for squatters
So peaceful at night and the early morning! Unfortunately someone else set up camp at one of the islands by the time we got there at 3pm Saturday. We prefer to camp at the island without the rope swing but the reservation is supposed to include both islands. The squatters left it a mess and had a very loud barking dog. We love this campsite but worry the signage isn’t deterring people from treating it as first come first serve instead of reservation only.
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