The best camping near Camden Hills State Park

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Camps of the Pioneers

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Ellsworth, ME
Our property has a history detailed in the arrowheads and other Wabanaki artifacts found around the property. European settlers have also left clues behind of the shipbuilding industry and 1700's culture.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. See what our other guests have had to say about their stays-“It’s an experience I would repeat with pleasure. Difficult to be short about my highlights: hearing the loon at night certainly, waking up with the quarter moon over my head, seeing the progression in changing colors of the leaves,the views from Mount Cadillac, and Beech Wood trail, Jordan Pond and the Bubbles,so many things really.” - Christine from Montpelier, France, Sept 2021."We were so at peace when we got here we just spent the rest of the day hanging at the yurt enjoying the peace and quiet today we are heading to the ocean!"- Jody from New Hampshire, July 2021."We could not have found a more idyllic place, plus it was our first experience in a yurt. We found your notes about Acadia super helpful and the yurt was just so beautiful and cozy. Having a hot bath and a little fire in the wood stove after a day of biking the Carriage Roads and swimming at Sand Beach could not have been more perfect. So glad we were at the yurt to enjoy the area and Acadia. We had an incredible stay and are hoping to come back next summer."- Jenn & Neil, August 2020.
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Four Acre Woods Campground

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Deer Isle, ME
A beautiful island campground thickly forested with spruce, fir, and birch, Four Acre Woods was created over 60 years ago on Sunshine Island, Maine. Under the name Sunshine Campground, it hosted people from all over the world and delivered the spirit and essence of this ancient, abundant land that so many ancestors had roamed and celebrated before. It was open to the public through to the 90s, but then sat alone for 15 years, waiting for someone to revive it and bring it back to the world. Then one day, Caleb and Wolf met on a bus, heading south from Down East Maine, where they instantly connected and joined forces. They worked together redressing a home in Stonington for visitors to experience and became brothers while doing so. Eventually, the presence and opportunity of the campground caught their attention and after working out the technicalities, they worked together to bring this beautiful land and campground back to the people under its new life and name, Four Acre Woods. After opening on July 1st 2020, the land is finally back to sharing all of her beauty and spirit with the people. So, Welcome Home. Sincerely, - Four Acre Woods Caretakers
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Hidden Valley Nature Center

8 sites · Lodging, Tents1000 acres · Newcastle, ME
HIDDEN VALLEY NATURE CENTER IS 1,000 ACRES OF PROTECTED LAND IN JEFFERSON, MAINE - RICH WITH A VARIETY OF HABITAT AND TERRAIN INCLUDING OVER A MILE OF SHORE FRONT ON LITTLE DYER POND. Miles of multi-use trails great for hiking and biking, rolled and groomed XC ski trails, and several rustic huts and tent sites are waiting for you. Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) is your forest. HVNC is part of Midcoast Conservancy, and a portion of the booking fees goes to support our mission to protect and restore vital lands and waters on a scale that matters. Midcoast Conservancy members receive a 40% discount. Not a member? Visit the Midcoast Conservancy website and join through the "donate" button at the top right of the home page. Your membership confirmation email will include your discount code. Thank you!
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Continuous Harmony Farm Camp

4 sites · RVs, Tents46 acres · Lincolnville, ME
Continuous Harmony Farm is located on the north side of Camden Hills State Park. When this area was originally settled, the farm was located on the "highway" from Camden to seasonal pastures in Lincolnville. The trails leading to the park still go by the old foundations that dotted the old Government Road from Camden. The farm has 46 acres of flowing pasture, hardwood forest and flower and vegetable gardens. At the heart of the property is a large farm pond that has been used to water livestock for generations. We hope you can visit us soon! Our farm abuts Camden Hills State Park, offering dozens of miles of trails for hiking and biking. Farm activities include looking after our flock of Katahdin sheep, laying hens, bee hives and vegetable and flower gardens. Activities nearby include rock climbing, boating, horseback riding, paddle boarding and swimming.Learn more about this land:Continuous Harmony Farm Campsite is located under a great old white ash tree beside a large farm pond on 46 acres of sheep meadow, forest and fields. Our farm abuts Camden Hills State Park, offering dozens of miles of trails for hiking and biking. Farm activities include looking after our flock of Katahdin sheep, laying hens, bee hives and vegetable and flower gardens. Activities nearby include rock climbing, boating,, horseback riding, paddle boarding and swimming.
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Deering Acres Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Belfast, ME
George Deering owned these acres and worked as a farmer in the early to mid 1900's, my parent's acquired the property in 1991 and it has since been passed on to me. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in the field or near the wood line with a beautiful view; quiet and peaceful but close to amenities, a half mile away in the Town of Brooks. There is some availability for campers; although no hook-ups!
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Wolves and Sounds of the Night

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Trenton, ME
Before you make a reservation read the description of each site. Read all of the info, when you submit your request please include/verify the following info: Is everyone in your group at least 21?/No kids or pets traveling with you.? What sort or camping unit.? Tent/RoofTent/RV/Hammock/Trailer./Van.? Your reservation request will not be accepted until we have those responses so including that with your reservation request is what we need to know. Several of us live/work/answer messages here. Clarity with your request is beneficial. Our camping section is located on the property of Kisma Preserve. Home to black bear, local mammals , and our favorite, wolves. Most of the staff live here full time all year. The sounds of the night are magical. Unleash your imagination and camp here away from the crowds you may find within the local Acadia National Park area which begins about 5 minutes away at Thompson’s Island and the bridge to Mt Desert Island. We are close to basic necessities, and a step away from the masses. We do educational tours daily and if interested these tours are arranged by reservation too. We may allow camping in Winter months but if it is between November and May it is very important to call and find out the accessibility as weather impacts everything. The shower will likely be unavailable in freezing months and some sites are closed. CALL and speak with a staff member before reserving. Self contained Adventure Vans and tent campers with Winter Gear and Rooftop Tents can be accommodated. Or If you want to have a solid roof , screens and a fabulous view ask about reserving our Cadillac Mountain View Loft or if the idea of being naked under the stars is appealing opt for our Raw and Rough site.! Pulling in late, and leaving early for a typical Sunrise reservation.? We can also accommodate that if we know that is all you want. Traveling with your horse.? Talk to us about an Equine site. The Biker’s Bunkhouse is ideal for motorcycle travelers as it shelters both the guest and the Bike/s. Always call, we can answer all questions to get you into the right site for your style of adventuring. With each listing be sure to read all the information. If you are interested in a spontaneous camping adventure, if your luggage got lost or if you just don’t want to deal with transporting camping gear we can connect you with a local gear renter who can supply you with a basic box of necessities including a tent. Last minute reservation requests may not work via the reservation site but we may very likely have a space. Any questions, call two zero seven six six seven three two four four, calling is the only way to be certain we receive your communications.
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Sublime Coastal Respite

2 sites · RVs6 acres · Castine, ME
The property is 6 acres and is located 2 miles from the beach and 2.5 miles from downtown. We offer two wooded sites. Local activities include the beach, kayaking, hiking, biking, golf and historical site seeing. Restaurants include waterfront dining, the locals bar and grill and two historic inns offering fine dining. *If your traveling with several RV'ers contact us as we may be able to accomodate a large group of motor homes and travel trailers.
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Porcupine Creek Rustic Camping

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Liberty, ME
Porcupine Creek Rustic Camping sits in the middle of our 50 acre Tree Farm. Campsites sit at the edge of small open fields are are spaced to give you the feeling of having your own space. We currently have two camping sites a Tree House and Camping Tent. The camping-related structures on our property are built with wood harvested from our tree farm and milled on-site. Deer regularly visit, the birds are constant company and other critters roam. Accommodations include rest rooms, shower rooms (sites come with solar shower bags) fire pits and campfire wood. Please see our website for up-to-date information.
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Tucker N.’s land

2 sites · Lodging, Tents105 acres · Alna, ME
Our cabin is an off grid post and beam structure that we built 6 years ago. It's got a full kitchen, wood stove, and screened porch. The water is limited as is the electricity This is a small two story timber frame cabin off grid and secluded deep in the woods. It has limited water/power with a separate outhouse. The cabin has a king sized bed in the loft with a child size fold down bunk above it; there is also a pull out couch on the first floor. As well as a kitchen, screened in porch and fire pit. Linen, dishes and utensils are not included please bring all that you need. There is a propane 4 burner stove with oven and solar shower bags. Trash and campfire wood is included. We are very busy with kids and work, we try our best to clean and re-supply between guests but it is not always possible, please let us know if something needs attention!
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Maine Wild Blueberry Bliss

12 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · ME
Come explore real Maine away from the crowds of Mount Desert Island/Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor at our sites at Wildberry Farm (Penobscot), Blueberry Fields Forever (Blue Hill) or Quiet Cove (Stonington)! Ask the host for tons of local recommendations, including best places to swim, hike, eat, or even have a super local experience and hop the Mail Boat out to Isle au Haut (out of nearby Stonington Harbor) and explore the beautiful trails and beaches of an even more remote island off the Maine coast!
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The Peach Pit

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Belfast, ME
Get away from it all in this off-the-grid jewel. Our cozy 2-person Tiny cabin is located in downtown Belfast, on a quiet wooded cul-de-sac homestead. Park your vehicle here and walk to the harbor, restaurants, groceries, art galleries, theaters and parks in just 10 minutes through residential neighborhoods.
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The Lonely Loon

1 site · Tent2 acres · Belfast, ME
Learn more about this land: I live on a private lake...stunning nature...listen to owls loons and nature, quiet secluded, peaceful, rustic surrounded by 200 hundred acres...2 kayaks available for use ..free firewood, 420 friendly ..if you are looking for a private place to camp and see untouched Maine..this is it....I’m 10 minutes to beautiful Belfast Maine Penobscot bay......Stunning Camden Maine near by...lots of walking and biking trails nearby...City point nearby.... I HAVE A CARRY IN CARRY OUT POLICY…..PLEASE clean the camp before leaving …Thank you……Ginger Cazan ….The Lonely Loon……….Please be aware….I have a 3 day cancellation policy…giving you plenty of time to cancel your stay and for me to book another camper…NO ReFunds after 3 days ……Thank you!
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The best camping near Camden Hills State Park guide

Overview

About

Rolling hills, rocky mountains, quaint New England villages, and the picturesque harbors of the Atlantic Ocean. Camden Hills State Park is in the heart of it all. Set up camp at the award-winning campground and let the good times roll. First order of business? Hiking up Mount Bettie. It’s a pretty easy climb, and you’ll just start to break a sweat when you get to the top, where the whole of Penobscot Bay and Camden Village is presented before you. Speaking of Camden Village, this charming New England fishing village is just a few miles from the park. Here you’ll find boutique shopping, a working harbor, whale-watching excursions, and some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste. Get yourself a taste of the mountains and the shore at Camden Hills State Park.

Notable campgrounds

  • Family Camping: Enjoy a night under the stars with your loved ones, surrounded by the serene beauty of Camden Hills.
  • Group Camping: Perfect for larger gatherings, these sites offer a chance to bond amid Maine's natural splendor.
  • RVs and Campers: Offering convenience and comfort, these sites cater to those who bring their home on the road.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, especially during peak seasons when the park's popularity soars.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings that can be your ticket to adventure.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked, ensuring you don't miss out on the region's charm.

When to go

The best time to visit Camden Hills State Park is during the fall for the spectacular foliage display. However, the park's beauty is year-round, with each season offering its unique charm. Summer provides warm weather perfect for hiking and camping, while winter's snow offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.

Know before you go

  • Check the Bureau's Safety page before your visit for important updates and park conditions.
  • Be aware of the Browntail Moth Alert and take necessary precautions.
  • Park entry fees are charged year-round, with self-service stations available when staffed booths are closed.
  • For accessibility information, refer to the ADA Visitor Accessibility section to plan your visit.
  • Stay connected with park updates by subscribing to Camden Hill's Park & Trail Condition Alerts.

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