Hipcamp host James M.,
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Great Pond is a quiet wilderness type setting.   We own 19 acres of woods and lake frontage.  Campsite is very private.  There are several roads to hike and explore.  Swimming and fishing are quite good on Great Pond.  The overall vibe of the area is very rural and quiet.  We are within walking distance of the Down East Sunrise Trail and a short drive to Acadia National Park


Great Pond is a quiet wilderness type setting.   We own 19 acres of woods and lake frontage.  Campsite is very private.  There are several roads to hike and explore.  Swimming and fishing are quite good on Great Pond.  The overall vibe of the area is very rural and quiet.  We are within walking distance of the Down East Sunrise Trail and a short drive to Acadia National Park.  We only have one campsite for future reference, that you can drive right up to.   

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Water hookup available
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Kayaks and Life Jackets

Two kayaks available to take out on Great Pond. Life jackets are mandatory.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain bikes on our dirt road and the Downeast Sunrise Trail is available.


Only canoes, kayaks, or small motorized boat. Ours are available for a rental fee.


Must have fishing license. Great Pond is a shallow lake with bass, pickerel, white perch, and brook trout up the headwaters of...Read more


Hiking is available on the various logging roads and ATV trails around our property. Also great hiking is available in nearby ...Read more

Horseback riding

Must have your own horse and feed and means of containing.


Great Pond is a wonderful place for paddling kayaks or canoes. You will have to provide your own.

Off-roading (OHV)

...only to and from the Downeast Sunrise Trail...no recreational driving on our property.


Climbing opportunities are available in nearby Acadia National Park.


Great Pond is great for swimming.

Wildlife watching

If you are an early riser, you have the opportunity to view deer, black bear, porcupine, squirrels, birds including bald eagles...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Great Pond Camping at The Dome in Maine.


It is a rustic, natural beach without sand.


Mostly red oak and red maple with scatterings of white pine, spruce, balsam fir and paper birch.


Great Pond is a natural lake with 234 acres of surface water.


Not far from Schoodic Mountain and the mountains of Acadia.

River, stream, or creek

Great Pond is fed by the slow moving waters of Old Meadow Brook, which reportedly has brook trout in the headwaters.

Swimming hole

Great Pond


Extra vehicles can park off to the side on our driveway.

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick K.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2021

Secluded yet still close to what you need! Great spot

Hipcamper Conner
Conner T.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2021

This was a fantastic campsite! Plenty of space to park multiple vehicles and set up multiple tents. The picnic table and tiki torches really create a nice space to hang out and the vertical beams make for perfect hammock holders. The site is quiet and private but the owners house is nearby if you need anything.

Hipcamper Samantha

Nice area for camper van sleep

Samantha H.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2021

This campsite was spacious and had nice added amenities including a fire ring, tiki torches, picnic table, and pop up for toliet use. Bring a lighter ormake sure your car lighter works if you get firewood. Jim was very accommodating and communicated quickly. Wish we would have been able to arrive earlier to explore the property more but we arrived around 9pm each night after full days at Acadia NP which is about 45 minutes away. Beautiful fall foliage!

Hipcamper Hiro


Hiro K.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2021

We arrived to his camp late one night but James made it easy for travelers like myself with "Hipcamp" plaques placed on the post at the entrance and at a fork once we arrived at his property. Even at night, I was so impressed with our camp because tiki torches were strategically placed throughout the camp for plenty of lighting at night. Toilet, which was a simple tripod design, was one of the best we've seen at hipcamps. The enclosure was also very nice. The site had a recycle and trash bins and it was an absolute luxury to have them. We were there for 5 nights and we ventured out to Acadia daily. The distance didn't bother us when I took into account the amazing view we were able to see each day. This place was top notch. A hidden gem!

Hipcamper Susan

Very peaceful

Susan H.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Very peaceful setting with trail to lake to enjoy. Nice spot for campfires and picnics. We didn’t rent the kayaks but they were ready to go. Close proximity to Ellsworth and could make a good base camp for enjoying many activities in the area. It was very convenient to be able to reserve the site on a short notice. James was very quick in responding to a question we had and came to greet us soon after we arrived.

Hipcamper Kayla

10/10 recommend!

Kayla S.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

This campsite was perfect for our overnight stay, but would definitely come back if we were staying multiple nights.

It was very spacious. It was secluded enough to feel all by yourself but close enough just in case.

The site was clean and super inviting. Jim was easy to communicate with and very helpful!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on October 7th, 2021

Thank you Kayla, come again!

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam A.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2021

Great private camp site. We really enjoy our stay

Hipcamper Steven

In the woods

Steven C.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2021

We were saved by our reservation with James when planning our travels to Acadia National Park. The hip camp is about 45 minutes away from the park, we had no problems with the drive because the views are stunning. The hip camp is deep in the forest and lays on a beautiful and serene lake. The campsite is private and hidden in the trees from their house, they provide an outhouse, trash, and a bench with tiki torches (which really did help keep the bugs away). Their land is beautiful and full of wildlife, flowers and plants. They have a garden and greenhouse that lays behind their house and a little trail that heads down near the water. If you’re looking for a little nature get away with some seclusion and beautiful views, this is your place!

Hipcamper David

Wonderful and easy

David M.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2021

Campsite was perfect, pond and stargazing were great, and James was all around lovely—kind, casual, and a pleasure to chat with.


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