Hipcamp host Carin D.,
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We have a beautiful quiet spot on Flanders pond where you can enjoy four seasons of nature! Private and off the beaten path. Fishing, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, kayaking, swimming, the list goes on and on! We are 1 mile from the Sunrise Trail which is for year-round use for those who bicycle, atv, ski, hike, run and more! We


We have a beautiful quiet spot on Flanders pond where you can enjoy four seasons of nature! Private and off the beaten path. Fishing, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice skating, kayaking, swimming, the list goes on and on! We are 1 mile from the Sunrise Trail which is for year-round use for those who bicycle, atv, ski, hike, run and more! We are within a couple of minutes from a conservancy with maintained and marked trails for hiking. Speaking of hiking, Schoodic Mountain is in your view as you drive in from the paved road. Great hiking and an outstanding view from the top. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 There is an opening in the canopy for stargazing and trees for hammocks. The eagles fly overhead regularly which is an amazing site. Sometimes you can hear the coyotes howl up on the ridge at night. 🌲🌲🌲🌲We are on an unpaved road about 2 miles from the pavement. Drive slowly coming in as the road is narrow in places and there are a few year round residents who call The Back Side their home. The road is well maintained but if there is ice or snow you will need AWD or 4WD.🌲🌲🌲🌲

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Carin a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Trash disposal

**Per bag** we'll take care of the dump run for you.

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2 person tent

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Camp chairs

Folding chairs, just in case you forgot one. And you will want to sit on the ...Read more

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Propane lantern

Lantern and propane tank. A must for cooking a late night snack or trip to th...Read more

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Pontoon boat sunset cruise

**Weather permitting June-Sept (NOT available September 3-6)** Sunset cruise ...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


There are miles of roads and the Downeast Sunrise Trail right from your campsite.


Your campsite is right on the water with a dock to tie up to, and we know a local boat rental business here in town.. Contact...Read more


We catch bass, perch, sunfish, pickerel and hornpout. Fish right from the dock on your site!


Whatever your hiking ability, there is a trail for you right out of your campsite. 4 mountains nearby and woods trails to expl...Read more


Bring your own kayaks or canoe because you're campsite is right on the water with a dock for launching! We also have a canoe an...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Your campsite is approximately 1 mile from the Downeast Sunrise Trail which is a 90+ mile ATV trail. Go to Ellsworth or Perry!


Our pond (most people call it a lake) is clean and cool. It's great for swimming with a dock at your site for easy access and fun!

Wildlife watching

There are loons, geese and eagles to watch on the pond or you can rake a nice hike ti Schoodic Bog where you may see a moose or...Read more

Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at The Back Side in Maine.


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21 Reviews

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Hipcamper Cynthia

A lovely get-away!

Cynthia B.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

My husband and I loved the tranquility and lovely view of the lake, right outside the door of our tent! Surrounded by pine trees, the tent pads to choose from are not very far from where we parked our vehicle. We had two tents (sleeping tent for two and a 10 x 10 screen tent) and there was still space for another tent. We had a nice paddle with the canoe on the lake (though the canoe does need a new paddle!) and a great swim from the dock. A moonlight pontoon boat ride really topped off our trip and gave us a chance to chat with Carin and Ray-- such a nice couple! Carin was exceptional in responding by text to all questions I posed to her both before our trip and during our stay. Next time we hope to spend more days there!

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon S.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

Amazing spot, great host, I'm kicking nyself for not staying longer!

Hipcamper Becky
Becky S.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2021

The location was great ! There are houses on either side, but still very secluded. The pond was perfect for kayaking and during the week it was very very quiet. On the weekend there was some ATV noise, but wasn’t too bad. We were able to back our 27 foot travel trailer into the spot, but my husband is a pro at it! All in all , super quiet, clean and a perfect break from it all!

Hipcamper Rich

Such a wonderful time

Rich M.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

Carin's place is amazing. I stayed there for two weeks with my family of five and had a wonderful time. There was so much room to set up and was very private. It was incredibly quiet with the exception of wildlife. The dock is great for hanging out on and we set up our sunfish sailboat there. I hiked to the top of Schoodic Mountain from the site, although that route is a little difficult to navigate. I loved having the canoe and caught some fish on the pond. We had such a wonderful time and I highly recommend it. Carin is also very friendly and accommodating.

Hipcamper Christine

Great place

Christine A.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Our family had a wonderful family gathering at The Back Side, despite the weather. There was plenty of room for our tents and even a screen tent. The screen tent was very handy because we had a week of heavy mist. The last day we got to experience the place in the sunshine! Our group hiked all the various trails, used their canoe and spent a lot of time on the dock.
Carin is a gracious host and very easy to communicate with. They even had free wood for our campfire!
We plan to return next summer if all goes well.

Chris A.

Hipcamper Donna

Absolutely beautiful hiocamp!

Donna S.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

Amazing site! We stayed 8 nights 9 days and we were so sad to leave. Clean site right on Flanders pond. Starry nights, tons of firewood...and mushrooms! We had a few friends come visit at different times and it was a great trip. Highly recommended! We will be back. Carin was a great host!

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Hipcamper Jess
Jess J.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

We had an amazing time here! Our dog loved it. Carin and Ray were great hosts. We can’t wait to come back.

Hipcamper Sarina
Sarina C.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2021

Solid campsite on a beautiful lake. We brought kayaks and saw some bald eagles, it was magical. Nice to have power and running water and a lovely fire pit. Saw many beautiful birds and mushrooms. Lake was surprisingly warm (still pretty cold, but warm enough for me to swim in!)

Our only complaints were that there was no level ground in the trees (we camped a tent on the flat area built out for the car), and the fire barrel is not nearly as good for coals/cooking as a dug fire pit. Also the campsite is relatively small - we were 2, 4 people and two tents would be pretty crowded on this land.

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

Thank you for your review and suggestions Sarina! We made 3 level sites for tents after I saw your review. I hope you'll get a chance to try them out next year!

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Hipcamper Andrew

Perfectly serene

Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

We had a great time! The boat ride was beautiful and an absolute deal. We loved waking up to the view of the pond.
Thank you!

Hipcamper Carin
Response from Carin, the Host, on July 27th, 2021

You're so welcome! I love how you made yourselves right at home with your dockside dinner. You know how to do it up right! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for camping with us.

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