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

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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.  We only have one campsite for future reference, that you can drive right up to.   

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
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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Two kayaks available to take out on Great Pond. Life jackets are mandatory.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Fishing

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

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.

Paddling

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

Climbing opportunities are available in nearby Acadia National Park.

Swimming

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

Terrain

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

Beach

It is a rustic, natural beach without sand.

Forest

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

Lake

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

Mountainous

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

Driveway

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

Places to see near The Dome Primitive Camping

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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.

Hipcamper Samantha

Stunning private getaway

Samantha S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

We were looking for a quiet spot to camp after venturing through Maine, and this was perfect. The woods are pretty quiet, and the lake is stunning. Definitely would recommend for any Maine campers.

Hipcamper Trevor
Trevor K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 2nd, 2021

Didn't get a chance to really check the place out.

Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis O.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

I absolutely loved my experience camping here. When we arrived, James was extremely friendly and made sure that the tiki torches were filled, garbage bins were empty and the portable bathrooms were cleaned. He also gave me a heads up that rain was coming in so I could prepare and keep all our stuff dry. The campsite was both very comfortable and peaceful. My puppy and I had wonderful time hiking trails, exploring Acadia and eating in Bar Harbor. We will definitely be back again!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 19th, 2021

Thanks Alexis! Hope you come again!

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Hipcamper Autumn

Wonderful

Autumn P.
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August 14th, 2021

Great stay! The campsite was nice and various features were well thought out. The tiny details made such a difference. James was a great host as well! Close to Acadia!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Thanks Autumn!

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Hipcamper Shari
Shari L.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2021

This was our first Hipcamp stay so I have nothing to compare to. James spot was just what we needed for peace and quiet. Easy to find and James communicated well.

Hipcamper Carrie
Carrie F.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

Jim’s space is a gem. Privacy, kayaks, nature and a great host are all a huge part of the beauty and magic of Great Dome. We can’t wait to be back!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Thanks Carrie! I think you two set the record for longest stay! Would love to have you back next year!

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda B.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

Jim was an incredible host and had everything ready for us when we arrived. Directions were clear, the space was so accommodating and gave us the chance to have a very pleasant camping experience. We had a nice campfire, set up a hammock, slept restfully in the tent, and enjoyed kayaks at sunset in the lake. We were so pleased with the stay and would absolutely come back. Close by Acadia too (45-50 min drive)!!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Thanks Amanda!

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Hipcamper Ariana

Peaceful stay :)

Ariana T.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2021

Very attentive host, made sure I was all set up when I got there and made himself available in case anything happened. Took the kayak out which I definitely recommend! The lake was sooo wonderful.

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Thanks Ariana!

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Awards

Best of 2019 Maine
10th place
Property
The Dome Primitive Camping
State
Maine
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site

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