Hipcamp host Heather G.,
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Our camping section is located on the grounds of a nonprofit animal facility near Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Hear our wolves howl and enjoy the view of Cadillac Mountain. Sites are spread over a large area easy to drive to most sites and grassy., Motorcycles are welcome, flat safe parking available. Arrangements for hammock campers possible. Our staff lives on
Our camping section is located on the grounds of a nonprofit animal facility near Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Hear our wolves howl and enjoy the view of Cadillac Mountain. Sites are spread over a large area easy to drive to most sites and grassy., Motorcycles are welcome, flat safe parking available. Arrangements for hammock campers possible. Our staff lives on the grounds. Water can be accessed via hose to fill containers. We provide porta-potty and dumpster. Outdoor hot shower.. No electrical hook-ups but great exposure for portable solar panels. This is a functioning Animal Preserve; we will be going about our daily routine, which you may find interesting. No frills primitive camping, yet very unique. Use this as your home base while you explore all this region has to offer. Our number is 207-667-3244. Although reservations must be made via Hipcamp please call this number for directions and arrange for the entrance to be unlocked. Especially important for anyone who Instant Books or who will be showing up after sunset. It is imperative that you call to be sure we know of your reservation and arrival. You may be able to grab a canceled or last minute space but YOU MUST CALL. Not use the app system of calling. It may not reach us immediately. If we can answer, you may be in luck.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Heather a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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We are near many great bicycling areas.


We are located a few miles from a boat ramp and lots of Salt and Fresh Water.


Very close to numerous hiking trails.

Horseback riding

Riding stables are in the area.


Exceptional paddling nearby and a great local outfitter.

Wind sports

Fantastic sailing in this area .

Off-roading (OHV)

There is an organized trail not far away.


Rock climbing is done nearby.

Snow sports

Available nearby.


There are a couple nice breaks nearby. Ask us.


Many locations nearby.

Whitewater paddling

Approximately 2 hour drive.

Wildlife watching



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We are an animal facility.


We are an animal facility.


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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 14th, 2018

I camped here a number of years ago and had so much fun, I suggested that Heather create a camping program. Waking up to sounds of nature is something I will never forget. I got a close up feel for the animals here, and also took advantage of the Moose Encounter program. While this is no longer part of the programming, there are plenty of others available. The staff was helpful and friendly, and I learned a lot about the different animals living there. . . including some animals who retired from TV or zoos. Everyone there seemed knowledgeable and was happy to answer my questions. The setting was rustic and comfortable. I need to go back!

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2018

** We had a bad night at no fault of our host **
We had severe thunderstorms the night that we stayed at the sanctuary and it was miserable. Of course, this was not Heather's fault, I only mention it to emphasize that we did not hang out to see the sights. I'm sure the property and sanctuary are wonderful, but after being kept up by thunder until the wee hours of the morning, we just moved on to the next stop on our roadtrip. In our limited time at the site, we saw the fire pit and meadow, which were adequate. We certainly didn't get to see all that this site has to offer.

Also, my Google Maps app did not seem to know where the preserve was. The address was listed as way up the road, but we spotted the sign as we drove past and turned around. Just a heads-up

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

Great location, but overpriced for staying in someone’s driveway

Hipcamper Ailish

A good option in the bar harbor are

Ailish K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2019

The site is as described - essentially a field or meadow next to the reserve. Open space,
Plenty of room to set up. Hosts were really nice. Did not hear the wolves at all at night as they were indoors, dogs were noisey until after midnight.

Hipcamper Savanna
Savanna P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019

Great place to camp!

Hipcamper Joline
Joline A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2019

This is the second time we have camped at Kisma and we have had an amazing experience both times. To address some of the negative reviews; Kisma is constantly adding and improving to make the experience better for campers. Yes, depending on the site you choose, you are basically camping in the drive way. But, I have looked at other sites in and around the Bar Harbor area, I don't want to camp next to 300 other people! The sites at Kisma are more private. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming as long as you are respectful. This is not a zoo. If you pay extra for the tour or meet and greet, they try to accommodate you, but know that you may not get to see all of the animals. The animals come first , they are not there for your entertainment and the staff/volunteers will always put the health of the animals first. The sites are more on the primitive side so this may not be for everyone. There is a porta john, hose available for water, in some cases you can make arrangements with the staff if you need something else. Kisma is within less than 30 minutes of most local attractions. So it is a great base camp. Screen tents, umbrellas, or other shade is advised as well as bug spray. All in all, we will definitely be back and I feel like we have made some life long friends. We have a second home at Kisma Preserve.

Hipcamper KellyandBob
Kellyand Bob C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2019

Great opportunity to get up close and personal with some really wonderful animals! Maintenance staff was a great help and very knowledgeable!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2019

The campsite was okay, and we enjoyed our time there, but it is very basic and not set up for camping. We were lucky to be the only ones there — it would be hard to fit 4+ tents in there and maintain any privacy. Overpriced.

Hipcamper Melissa

Camping with the wolves!

Melissa C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2019

First of all- Heather is AWESOME! She is a rescuer mama of nature and animals and has a wonderful spirit. BIG THANK YOU to all the wonderful animal angels she takes care of. we were warmly greeted at the entrance and shown where to camp and our options. There is an outhouse and fire rings and some firewood. Def bare bones camping but that’s the POINT, right? To one side is the the animal sanctuary and the opposite side is a giant field that is half woods.
We LOVE animals so we made friends of Landon the Llama and Ruby the goat. Wolves howl with the ambulances that wail driving by and the rescued Barred Owl hoots midnight and through the early morning. WE LOVED IT. Oh and there are macaws! Anyways, if you don’t like animals I guess you’re not a nice person but this place is not for you. We had a blast and always had privacy even though we were in the sanctuary’s backyard. Ppl have commented at the price but when you see the work that the team here does for the animals is absolutely worth it for these animal so that have had some hard lives. The wolf experience and your is amazing- so DO IT!

Great food nearby and groceries etc.
Def will come back!! Thanks Heather!

Wolf Sounds and Sensations
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