The best camping near Cobscook Bay State Park

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Elmer's Cove

9 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Edmunds Township, ME
450 feet of cove frontage next to Cobscook Bay State Park. Paved boat launch next door, with a dock, thick stand of trees along the road, and a clearing inside. People marvel at the property and relax. Hand carry launch very close to the campsites. This area of coastal Maine is a stop on your journey. #Next to Cobscook Bay State Park!# #Voted - 2021 Top 10 Best Campsites in Maine# 4 Sites - 2 for Tents and 2 for RVs Good clearance on driveway - no 4WD needed. Tent/sm. veh. sites (tent area 9x14): 1 and 5 best for tents; 3 and 7 for RVs. All sites generally levelled w/fire pits. (firewood included) Book a specific site, or ask me which. Open interior land, privacy from road, - clothing-optional inquiries welcomed. Dark nights for star gazing, 20-foot tidal range - strong currents, be careful kayaking and boating, mid-tide and higher it's good swimming here, also a small spring fed pond to cool off in. Carry in here, or launch for free next door. Good cell signal, (Verizon, AT & T) tower 1.2 miles away. Smart phone hot-spot works for me. GPS: 285 South Edmunds Road, Dennysville, ME. Video - YouTube: "Elmer's cove"
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Blueberry Land Tent Platforms

11 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Eastport, ME
We have four raised platforms, accessible by car, each with a canvas-covered A-frame, and each with a canvas/sawdust queen size futon bed in it. Each platform is nested in their own private setting around the edges of our 12-acre organic blueberry barren. Three of the platforms are fully screened-in, with stylish canvas-covered timberframes and circular red doors. One is fully covered but does not have screens. Blueberry Land is part of Smithereen Farm. Surrounded by woodlands, the barrens is on Youngs Cove Road, near Reversing Falls. This is an off grid, rustic site with only a port-a-potty. If you need to use any other amenities, you are welcome to use the WIFI, fill your water bottles, charge your electric vehicle and buy supplies at the Smithereen Farm Store (12 Little Falls Road, Pembroke). That's also where you can jump into the Pennamaquan River to cool off after exploring the town by bike. There are beautiful walking, biking and canoeing opportunities in every direction—check out Cobscook Shores, Downeast Coastal Conservancy trail by Reversing falls, Maine Coast Heritage trails on the bold coast and at Sipps Bay. Blueberry bushes are low, native, fruit-growing, covered in flowers in spring and then berries in summer, turning bright bright red in the fall when kissed by frost. Our blueberries are certified organic by MOFGA and surrounded by birch, fir, spruce and flowering perennial beds to improve insect habitat. We ask that you NOT DRIVE ON THE BERRIES! Park in the parking lot, three sites are immediately visible, the fourth site is a further drive down the road, past the port o potty, in the back field to the left. Low hung vehicles beware, if in doubt park in parking lot. Upon booking, we will send you a PDF welcome packet filled with helpful information about the farm, local sites to see, and a comprehensive list of our recommendations. Remember to prepare for MOSQUITOES in summer! We really recommend you approach Washington County as an opportunity to picnic, so bring a pocketknife, a frying pan, a big cooler for butter and milk, a big water jug, a thermos, a camp stove/kettle, warm socks, and a sense of adventure! We wish you a pleasant stay all the way DOWNEAST!
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SPECTACULAR SEASIDE YURT

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Dennysville, ME
Once owned by a locally self proclaimed pirate our beautiful seaside yurt will give you everything your looking for in a nature getaway. Our property is right next to the internationally famous Cobscook Bay State park. Within a stones throw, you can find a boat launch and the most breathtaking views. Not only is the spectacular seaside yurt on south Edmunds road gorgeous it is private. You will be able to listen to loons while tucked into the gentle field of wildflowers or hear the waves lap up against the rocks as you roast marshmallows on the firepit. Alex and I are avid conservationists and stewards of the land. We hope one day to make this place our forever homestead with our growing young family. We are more than happy to have you come, stay and enjoy the magic of the yurt.Learn more about this land:Join us on the beautiful coast of Maine. Our campsite is located less than a mile from the famous Cobscook National Park, 15 minutes to gorgeous Lubec and only an hour and a half drive to Acadia national park. Be the first to see the sun rise at Quoddy head or go sea kayaking from the public boat launch .5 miles away. Your peaceful campsite sits on the bay with 200’ of shoreline and 2 acres of dreamy meadow. The secluded site includes an outdoor seating area on the water, fire pit, free parking and a one of a kind luxury yurt with a big comfy bed. Enjoy watching the wildlife from the seaside oasis under wise old pines or picking wildflowers in your own private field. Less than a 15 min drive away to gas, restaurants and whale watching tours you are guaranteed to experience the best Maine has to offer.
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Primal Silence

1 site · Tent30 acres · Lubec, ME
This is Passamaquoddy country.Learn more about this land:Hike in, pitch your tent among the birches, and enjoy the quiet. We offer only one site so that you can experience a sense of solitude. We vary the camp sites and let them rest and recover their wildness in between guests. If you are interested in meditation, contemplation and creativity, this might be the place for you. Toilet is a bucket with a seat that you “flush” by throwing leaves on top.
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Robinson's Cottages Camping

1 site · RV, Tent300 acres · Township Of Edmunds, ME
The tent site is located on the same property as Robinson's Housekeeping Log Cottages. The business was started with one small cabin in 1920 by William Robinson and his wife Shirley. The cottages are located on the bank of the Dennys River, on land owned by generations of Robinsons since 1875. There are 6 log cottages and one small clapboard cottage located on the property. We also have direct access to the Sunrise Trail. Learn more about this land: This campsite is located on the bank of the Dennys River and very close to the small pond also on the property. It is a wooded lot with a firepit (wood included), picnic table, and tenting spot. Nearby are a swingset and volleyball/badminton net, horse shoes, as well as a beach on the river. Water bottles can be filled at the Cottages office. There are canoes, a rowboat, and a kayak that can be used for free by campers. Life jackets can be found by the office. We have direct access to the Sunrise Trail and are located between mile marker 79 and 80.
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Downeast Dream

25 sites · RVs55 acres · Whiting, ME
Learn more about this land:Located in Downeast Maine a large open field with a small creek in in the middle leading into a deep frog pond. Lots of woods to explore behind field and some organic blueberry fields. Lots of wildlife can be seen from Deer,Rabbits and Turkeys. Close access to ATV trails, kayak rivers, walking trails across the street and river access provided by cobscooktrails check out there website
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G’s at Mowry Beach

1 site · RV1 acre · Lubec, ME
Simple, gravel site IN TOWN Lubec, the easternmost point in the US just one door down and 100' from mile-long Mowry Beach. From this location it is an easy 5 minute walk to Stockford Park, a delicious NJ pizzeria, the International bridge to Campobello Island, the easternmost brewery, seasonal Saturday Farmers' Market, shops, eateries, the library, grocery store, and post office, and the historic McCurdy Smokehouse. This is a rare gem location. There is electricity, water, and sewer hookup for an RV. Please treat the property like you would a campsite and leave no trace. Please take your trash with you and dispose of it off property as there are NO trash barrels. This is a no smoking or vaping property. Please clean up after your pets. This is IMPORTANT and APPRECIATED.
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Karen’s Campsite - Boyden Lake

2 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Calais, ME
My great-grandfather had a camp on Boyden’s Lake. My Mom has spent summers at Boyden’s Lake since she was six years old. I grew up spending summers at Boyden’s Lake in the same camp my parents still own. As an adult, I bought a camp on the same lane as my parents’ camp. We call my camp “Karen’s Cabin” to differentiate between the two camps. I have been renting my cabin by the week in the summer. I also own the vacant lot next to my cabin lot. I would like to rent my vacant lot to people with RV’s. A friend of mine suggested that I rent it because more people are traveling in RV’s these days. It is a nice spot, a gravel lot near Boyden’s Lake with beach access. I am posting this on August 10th, 2021. It is available immediately. If all goes well and I rent the lot this year, hopefully, I can get feedback on amenities to add next year. Visit Boyden’s Lake, I hope you like it as much as my family does.
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Downeast Retreat Tent Site

1 site · Tent1 acre · East Machias, ME
This tent site offers a nice outside dining area, grill, and laundry room. If you would like to use the outlet or string lights provided on the tent platform, plug in the yellow extension cord located by the door closest to your site on the red building (there is a light under the outlet for you to see it at night). With plenty of parking space for your ATVs and easy access to the Down East Sunrise Trail, this is a perfect destination for anyone looking to find adventure. I hope to host you soon!
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Birch Point Farm

3 sites · Lodging, Tents4 acres · Machiasport, ME
We welcome campers to the beautiful land where we live, a wooded 4 acres on "Birch Point" which juts into the lively salt-water Machias Bay. Your hosts, Lucy and Tyler, are homesteading musicians, currently developing a biodynamic community farm and garden project, with our off-grid house still in construction. Please be aware that you will be entering a *working farm*, full of life! Your stay with us is bound to be social and lively at times. There are places on the land that offer privacy, yet overall it is a cozy and intimate setting. We greatly welcome feedback for being the best homesteader-hosts we can be. ----------------------------------------------------------------- *2024 SUMMER SEASON INFO* - We have a hand-pump on our well that you can use for your fresh water supply 💦 - Our state-of-the-primitive-art out house is available for your use 🌙 tucked into the woods along the path to the overlook and bay beach. - At this time we do *not* have firewood available for sale. If you plan to make a fire in the fire pit (which is 100% welcome!) please bring wood and kindling with you 🔥 - The walk down to the flat rock beach is erosion-prone. Please be aware of your steps and tread lightly to help us keep the natural moss and ground cover in tact! 🌱 --------------------------------------------------------------- Mostly wooded with small clearings, this land is a comfortable camping environment. There is a common fire pit in view of the ocean, glinting through the trees. Wild animals, like deer and foxes, and many bird species abound, filling the land with life and song. We’re so grateful to live on this piece of paradise, and wish to share the beauty and magic of the land with you! On the bold coast of Downeast Maine, we offer (a) tent sites in a grove of young maple trees, and (b) a canvas bell tent atop a wooden platform with a double-mattress. Both of these options are easily accessible from the parking area. A short saunter through the woods will bring you to an open water vista, overlooking a tidal bay fed by the Machias River. These are very refreshing (chilly!) and strong tidal waters. There are also beautiful (warmer) lakes and many hiking trails nearby, notably the Cutler Bold Coast Trail with epic seaside cliffs. Expect the area to be relatively buggy in summer months, and prepare to do head-to-toe tick checks! We’re about a 10 minute drive from the town of Machias where you can fill up on supply and provisioning needs. We're about 30 minutes from Lubec and 50 minutes from Eastport, two lovely seaside towns with art galleries, cafés, restaurants, and abundant coastal view points. We look forward to welcoming you and your close ones soon for a visit on Birch Point :-)
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River to Lake Camping

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Pembroke, ME
Explore the breath taking beauty of coastal downeast Maine from this gorgeous and quiet campsite along the Pennamaquon River. This remote 2-acre property is surrounded by woods and connects two beauties--the Pennamaqoun Lake and Passamaquody Bay. The rocky Maine Coast, Reversing falls, the Sunrise Trail and the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge are all nearby. Going up the river about 1/4 of a mile you will find yourself on a quiet lake where you are more likely to see an eagle than a person. About a 1/4 of a mile downriver you will come to a popular swim hole, dam, rope swing, and at the right time of year, lots of spawning alewives. Whether you float up, down or stay put on the dock, you may see ducks, eagles, king fisher, heron, beavers, turtles (or their nests) and loon. You won't need your binoculars to catch site of the occasional Mainer floating by in a handmade wooden boat specially designed to navigate the river and sail the lake. If you wave, you might get a wave back. Or even better, venture out yourself in our Maine Made wooden row boat, specially designed for shallow waters. It's a soul restoring place appreciated most by those who like human powered activities--like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards (all provided) and a chance to cook on an open fire. No extra charge for the 2 picnic tables and 4 Adirondack chairs and an opportunity to disconnect from wifi. You might also like to swim or float down the river in an inner tube. You can fish on the dock or from your boat. If you have a bike-- head to the nearby Sunrise Trail or country roads. Head there too, if you have shoes and want a measured run (it goes about 87 miles through field, forest, swamp and bog with mileage noted). Eastport is a nearby seaside town with an arts center, shops and dining about 15 minutes away. You can go whale watching or to learn about sea creatures with Diver Ed. You might just see porpoise, whales, eagles and Old Sow Whirlpool, the largest whirlpool in the Americas. Or stay on shore, and hunt for sea glass and cool rocks. Grab something to eat while you are there, and check out Don Dunbar's amazing nature photography and local gifts. There is also coastal hiking at Shackford Head. You might also head towards Lubec (about 45 minutes) and go on a breath taking coastal hike on the Bold Coast trail, or visit the Quoddy Head Lighthouse. Do not miss Monica and her amazing handmade chocolates! Canada is about 30 minutes away. St. Andrew's has a European feel and charm with gifts and nice restaurants. For a really fancy night out, go to the Rossmont or Algonquin. Hope to host you some time soon--bring your animals and kids. They will love it too.
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TWIN BUCKS CABIN

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Whiting, ME
Complete privacy on 2 acres of land. Easy access to Orange Lake for kayaking, fishing. Approxomately 1200 feet to boat lauch. Several lakes within a 10 mile raduis. Small cabin but clean and beautifully remodeled with knotty pine. Sleeps 2 on heavy duty Cabelas cots. Fire pit, plenty of parking. A real taste of Maine at an affordable price. Miles of hiking trails to explore and minutes to the ocean. Miles of ATV trails that can be accessed from the premises. Toilet facilities on site. All trash must be carried out. No electricity but wired for a small generator. One dog considered, must be leashed at all times. Dog owner responsible for clean up and any damages incurred.
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The best camping near Cobscook Bay State Park guide

Overview

About

Surrounded on three sides by the beautiful and serene Cobscook Bay, this far northern park offers visitors a peek into unique ecosystems and wildlife that are not found anywhere else on earth. Cobscook Bay State Park is home to more than 200 species of birds, including the state’s highest concentration of bald eagles. You’ll also discover impressive tidal changes, and a narrow opening to the sea, which is the perfect condition for all kinds of marine wildlife.

Set up camp at one of the well-spaced and secluded campsites and get busy exploring this incredible park. Families will dig the posh amenities, and everyone will enjoy hiking the fabulous trails, exploring the tidal marshes, and digging softshell clams, which will provide you with a supremely local meal that you’ll remember for evermore.

Notable campgrounds

  • Whiting Bay Campsites - These sites offer stunning waterfront views and direct access to the bay's rich waters.
  • Group Camping Areas - Ideal for larger gatherings, these sites accommodate up to 30 campers, perfect for a community adventure.
  • Backcountry Camping - For a more secluded experience, the backcountry sites provide a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early online to secure your preferred spot, especially during peak season.
  • For group camping, call the park directly to reserve one of the two available locations.
  • Consider off-season camping for greater availability and a quieter experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Cobscook Bay State Park is during late August and early September to witness the shorebird migration. However, be mindful of the mosquitoes and black flies from late May through July. The park's tranquility and natural beauty can be enjoyed year-round, with each season offering its own unique charm.

Know before you go

  • Check for access updates before your visit for a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be prepared for the park's chilly evenings and foggy conditions, especially if boating.
  • Keep pets on a leash and supervise children closely near the water due to fast-moving tides.
  • Buy firewood locally to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • Remember to pack insect repellent during the warmer months to fend off pesky bugs.

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