Hipcamp host Jedidah M.,
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Experience a bit of natural immersion and enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation while camping in the northern forests of Downeast Maine! We use our 6 acre property to focus on producing organically grown herbs, fruit, vegetables for local markets. We're finally making available the properties scenic brooks, forests and meadows to folks seeking to experience

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Experience a bit of natural immersion and enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation while camping in the northern forests of Downeast Maine! We use our 6 acre property to focus on producing organically grown herbs, fruit, vegetables for local markets. We're finally making available the properties scenic brooks, forests and meadows to folks seeking to experience a truly unforgettable, countryside retreat.

We’re just off the beaten path in an agricultural and fishing community on the Union River, 20 minutes drive from Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. This drive in tent site includes:

  • Space to set up two, 4 man tents(see photos)
  • Fires permitted only in the existing fire pit-bring your own firewood
  • Potable well water
  • Solar shower access
  • Food must be stored in your car to avoid Raccoons/Skunks
  • Etiquette of the pioneers- Help Keep birch trees alive by leaving their bark intact/ be considerate of other visitors-minimize remote unlocking and locking the car
  • Please obey all speed limit/yield signs on our private road
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 22ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Jedidah a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Hipcamper Becky

Great location for camping!

Becky B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2021

Great stay! Exactly as pictured! I was a bit confused when I first arrived, because there are 2 different campsites, and I was unsure which was mine, but i was able to figure it out.

Hipcamper Eve
Eve L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2021

While I didn’t get a chance to meet Jed, the woman who checked me in was super nice. There was water and firewood waiting for me. The site was quiet and while I heard the other two sites cars sometimes, it was definitely not as bad as a park campground. This trip was last minute so it was perfect driving distance to Acadia (about 30 minutes) and Ellsworth has everything you need and is cheaper than Bar Harbor. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Adam
Adam D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 24th, 2021

Great time staying at the Birch Gate Campsite! Check in was easy, Jedidah was helpful, and the campsite had everything we needed for a great stay. Would certainly recommend this campsite!

Hipcamper Marilyn

A beautiful hidden gem

Marilyn V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2021

We loved our stay! The campsite is in a beautiful hidden spot on property and a short walk from where we parked. It was so nice to have the picnic table for our cooking needs.

Hipcamper Scott

Relaxing hideaway from local life.

Scott F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2021

Campsite felt secluded even in a populated area. Plenty of drinkable water. Jee made sure we felt welcomed. The drum circle that we heard before bed helped lullus to sleep. The shower in the morning was naturally cold. As stated, it is solar heated. I would imagine late afternoon would provide a warmer water. Outhouse was clean and had sanitizer available.

Hipcamper Jessica

Happy place of seclusion

Jessica L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2021

After a couple days in the busy Acadia Park staying here was a welcome break from all the crowds and people. While the spot was close to food and a great liquor store (Global Beverage Warehouse) we had privacy at our site and loved our stay here. It was a great place to relax by the camp fire and unwind after a full day of activities. The privy was clean and well stocked. Jedidiah communicated with me about all questions and met us upon arrival. I'd recommend staying here to anyone that wants some seclusion and quiet and enjoys primitive camping. I'd definitely come back!

Hipcamper Allyson
Allyson F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2021

Everyone at the camp was super friendly and welcoming. The site was secluded from the others, but you could hear neighboring campers and the parking spots. We didn’t try the solar shower, but we did hit up the YMCA for some hot showers on our way out.

Hipcamper Aidan
Aidan M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2021

Great place great host.

Hipcamper Davvy

Awesome stay! great price!

Davvy T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2021

We arrived extremely late but Jed was still there to greet us. He was super patient and led us to our site and parking with a light. Our site wasn’t as secluded as the others but a very short walk from the outhouse. The drive to Acadia is about 20-30 mins and there are plenty of stores around if you need anything. We stayed 4 nights and had no issues. There’s a YMCA you can shower at on your way out to Acadia. Highly recommend booking this spot!

Property
Camps of the Pioneers
State
Maine
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites