The best camping near Camden Hills State Park

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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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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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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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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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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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The Lazy Bluff

1 site · RV2 acres · Belfast, ME
Our 2 acre slice of heaven is located in Belfast on the Mid-coast of Maine. It features a beautiful 1000+ sq foot timber frame pavilion designed to house a large class "A" RV 14 ft. clearance, it also features a 20 x 16 attached patio area. included onsite is a 50 amp electrical, full water and sewer hookup. Free Wifi is also available. the Property is mostly woodland with Belfast is a beautiful little city located right on the Maine coast with a great downtown area. it is located about 2 hours north of Portland and 2 hours south of Bar Harbor. it is a destination in itself, or is an ideal jumping off point for many of Maine's well known places of interest. We have lived here throughout the 3 seasons since having this place built three years ago, and have never considered renting it, but this year my wife's health prevents us from using it so it seems like a good opportunity to allow others to enjoy it.
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Magnificent View Blueberry Hill

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Union, ME
Natural wild blueberry field, just as it has been for eons. 270 degree view of hills, fields, lakes and Mountains. Solitude, yet only 15 min.s to Camden and Rockland. ECOTOURISM - As seen in the May 2021 issue of MAINE the Magazine! Camp, Hike, take Photos and Pick Wild Maine Blueberries! Private quiet SINGLE SPOT on a lovely hilltop wild blueberry field with stunning 270 degree views! Solitude without being remote, 2 miles from Rt 17 (past Union Country Club 9 hole golf course). 3 miles from downtown Union (featuring 3 Convenience stores, 1 Grocery store, 2 Banks with ATMs, 2 Restaurants, Pizza, Gas and a Laundromat) and only 12 miles to Camden and Rockland. Good Cellular signal. Good access road for your RV. The amazing views include Owl's Head lighthouse and Matinicus island in the very far distance, sunrise over Ragged Mountain and the Camden hills. To the north the Dixmont, and Bangor areas are visible. Watch the sunset to the west over Sennebec pond and Appleton ridge. To the southwest Mt. Washington may be just visible on a clear day. 75 acres of open fields and woodlands to explore at your leisure. Among the hidden gems you might find are a vernal brook, a distant field that is totally secluded and an oak tree with a heart! Deer, wild Turkeys, Hawks, Owls and Bald Eagles are frequent visitors. The small town of Union also hosts the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival and the Maine Antiques Festival. The Lobster Festival is nearby in Rockland every August. Only one rental allowed at a time - so you get breathtaking beauty all for yourself - and those with you! WINTER CAMPING is available by request to experienced winter campers. If you are up to the challenge drop us a line.
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The Birdhouse on Vinalhaven Island

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Rockland, ME
CAMP IN NATURE WITH A BIT OF STYLE Vinalhaven is an unabridged island off the coast of Maine brimming with beautiful views, magical hiking trails (literally everywhere!), fresh water quarries to swim, lobsters right off the boat and a peaceful quiet that settles any restless soul. The second you get on the ferry (it’s an hour an 15 minute ride to the island ), you will fall madly, deeply in love! A simple life you sink into and can’t get enough of… THE BIRDHOUSE TENT: An off the grid, star gazing glamping tent nestled at the edge of a quiet tidal wetlands. *Please note, you are not camping on the ocean's edge. The island offers dozens of breathtaking hikes available along with ocean’s edge and at different inland locations. All hikes are easy to access! Life is simple and easy being here! ABOUT THE ISLAND'S RENTAL SEASON: We have a short 3 month tourist season on the island. Camping on public land on the island is not allowed. Camping on private land is allowed. CHECK IN and CHECK OUT TIMES: Check in is at 3pm. Reach out the day of your check in if you want to check in early. I can let you know if it is possible to check in early. Check out is at 11am.
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Camden Hills Equine Inn

2 sites · RVs11 acres · Lincolnville, ME
My Equine Inn was established in 2012 to welcome fellow horse enthusiasts and trail riders to enjoy the trails accessible from my property. While we do not offer rentals, we do offer guided trail rides to those bringing their own horse. Hip Camp seems to be a perfect way to expand! We're looking forward to welcoming campers who would love to have the opportunity to spend a bit of time getting to know our equine companions. Sorry, strictly BYOH (bring your own horse) for trail riding options. Very happy to help you plan your itinerary while you're here!
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The Howling Woods

2 sites · Tents16 acres · Tremont, ME
A wooded campsite surrounded by moss and Cedars. A small duck pond just 100 feet away. Acadia trails, swim spots and boat launches as close as 2 miles from property. Bar Harbor and Acadia 20-30 minute drive.
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Fieldstone Farm

1 site · Lodging35 acres · Warren, ME
Fieldstone Farm is a 35-acre property in Warren, Maine. We have been working on restoring the farm infrastructure for the past 4+ years, planting fruit trees and a vineyard in stages, and working on a barn restoration project that will include a creamery for on-site cheese production once finished.Learn more about this land:Our waterfront campsite is located on a wooded parcel nestled between a rolling farm field and a seasonal cottage. Amenities included in the nightly rental are a 16-foot diameter round Regatta Bell canvas tent (water repellent) set up on a raised wooden platform, with a full-sized pull-out futon, an additional single-sized futon chair, a single-sized air mattress, and an indoor dining table and stools. Outside, overlooking beautiful Crawford Pond (aka Crawford Lake) is an outdoor kitchen and lounging area with patio table and chairs, umbrella, as well as kitchenware (cookware, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, coffee press, etc.), a gas grill, and firepit. Also onsite is a shed for storing food bins and trash, a solar composting toilet, and a solar sun shower stall.The campsite is just steps away from shared water access with a small beach and space to launch paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, or other similar kinds of watercraft. Friendly dogs are welcome at the campsite and on the beach; however, dogs should not be left unattended at the campsite or on the beach.The lake covers nearly 600 acres, with an 11-mile perimeter, and is 3.5 miles in length. In the middle sits 100-Acre Island, a beautiful piece of land stewarded by the Georges River Land Trust and a great place to get out and stretch your legs if you are on a long paddle or to have a picnic. In general, this is a delightful setting for swimming, floating, fishing, and paddling among the loons and other wildlife that this water body is home to.The campsite is a short drive to a number of terrific hiking trails that are part of the Georges Highland Path, a 70-mile network of trails, and the St. George River Canoe Trail. It’s also just 20 minutes to Camden Hills State Park and downtown Camden, and 18 minutes to Rockport or Rockland. There are many excellent restaurants and art galleries in these coastal towns, as well as opportunities to get out on the ocean and enjoy our coastal beaches or catch a ferry for a day trip out to explore one of the iconic islands offshore. (Host has compiled an extensive directory of favorite local activities, attractions, and restaurants for guests.)
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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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