The best camping near Mount Blue State Park

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Camp Cochran Webb River Carthage Me

7 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Carthage, ME
Beautiful campsites right on the Webb River
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Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins

47 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents31 acres · Byron, ME
Hello & Welcome! Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins, solitude, and nature await you to find your adventure. Located two hours inland from the coast, we are nestled in the Lakes & Mountains region of Western Maine. People enjoy our destination campground for the abundance of vast land and experiences that surround us. ATVing, hiking, nature walks, swimming, fishing, kayaking/boating, and yes even, Gold Panning (Swift River is known for some of the cleanest gold in the US). Mornings are full of people getting ready to find their adventure. Afternoons are relatively quiet and evenings are filled with happy exhausted guests that like to take in the night sky and the smell and sounds of a crackling bonfire. "This gem of a place was everything we were looking for: wooded sites, privacy, solitude, a natural playground in an enchanting canyon next to a sparkling river — a place where you could leave all of the gimmicks behind and just...camp." "An authentic camping experience that has something for everyone!" Tent sites are nestled in nature, with spacious spots for RVs, and clean, cozy cabins. Whether you're an explorer or a relaxer, Coos Canyon Campgrounds is the ideal base camp when you're ready to enjoy all the captivating beauty that the Coos Canyon and Swift River area has to offer. Do lots or do little! No matter the season, you'll fall in love with our enchanting neck of the woods. -Close to multiple-day hiking trails and 250 miles of trails for ATVs, mountain biking, snowmobiling -Gold panning -Swimming -Canoeing & kayaking -Fishing -Scenic vistas and overlooks, dramatic cliffs & gorges -Stargazing -Quaint towns and eateries -Cross-country + downhill skiing -Snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding/tubing -Wildlife watching, game sport TENT SITES & LEAN-TO'S The smell of clean air, fresh pine, and a smoky campfire. Bright sunny days and starry, starry nights. Choose from a variety of woodland sites nestled in the pristine forest and within walking distance of the sparkling Swift River. RV SITES Our RV sites can accommodate all makes and models — from massive to mini — with the most generously-sized lots tucked into our beautiful forest. Each location is the perfect place to break out the lawn chairs and dive into vacation mode along the tranquil Swift River. CABINS / RENTAL TRAILER Choose from 2 duplex-style, year-round cabins that sleep up to 6 people within walking distance of the rambling Swift River. Enjoy our clean, comfortable up-to-date cabins while experiencing the rustic beauty and many things to do in and near the campgrounds. Sip your morning coffee on the porch while drinking in the sounds and sights of Coos Canyon with nothing more to ponder than how to spend the rest of your day. We know you'll love Coos Canyon Campground as much as we do. Welcome!
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Hole in the Wall Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Strong, ME
We purchased this land a few years ago when our neighbors decided to sell. It abuts our property They used it as a place for their family to gather and camp on during Maine wonderful summer season. It is a beautiful, quiet spot with a great view and a small pond. Hipcamp lets us share this spot and helps pay our property taxes.We are located in the western mountains of Maine in a summer community on Porter Lake. There is a beautiful view of New Vineyard mountain from our 3 acre field. We have 2 trailer sites with power and water (non potable) and an out house. The field has several fire pits and soft grassy spaces for pitching tents. The camping area is fairly private from our neighbors along the road. The site has a small private pond surrounded by trees you can sit and relax near. You can (walk/bike/drive) the 1/4 mile down the dirt road to the public beach. The beach has a public dock, boat ramp, swim float, picnic tables and grills. Paddle out to the island and try the rope swing with one of our kayaks or canoes. Be sure to check out the bald eagles that live in the white pine tree just a little farther down the island. You will hear the loons during your stay and possibly see a mother with her babies on her back. There are also ducks and ducklings and geese with gosling paddling about the lake. The state stocks the lake with trout, splake, and salmon if you like to fish. There is plenty to do right here!
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Saddleback Base

4 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Sandy River Plt, ME
Rustic cabin in the Maine mountains surrounded by beautiful forests , 50 mile views and a small stream and waterfall. Hike Saddleback from cabin, swim and fish in nearby Sandy River Ponds.
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The Bird's Nest-Private Tiny House

1 site · Lodging23 acres · New Vineyard, ME
Our tiny house is made from recycled materials and is nestled in the woods of western Maine. Trails, wildlife, campfire, woodstove, and sleeping loft.
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Magical Mountain River retreat

3 sites · Tents500 acres · Rumford, ME
Scars in the polished granite streambed tell the story of saw mills from the 19th century. Not far from the foundation of one of the more established farmsteads of the era, this campsite is tucked away from the road down by the rushing Bull Branch of the Sunday River. Whether you bake on the rocks after dipping, or toss a fly in a quiet pool, the river will soothe your soul. Explore endless mountains streams, trails to the Appalachian Trail, and remote dirt roads in the heart of the Mahoosucs from your secluded walk-in low impact tent site with privy. Deep swimming holes and trout fishing beckon. There are three sites: #1: Riverside (more secluded),#2:Hillside(closest to the parking), and #3: Fireside. The hillside and fireside sites can combine for a group although are at a short distance from each other. If weather conditions permit, all campers can share the fire circle and table. The Riverside has its own table.
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Camp Streife

1 site · Tent17 acres · Rumford, ME
Streife translated from Norwegian means roam. The right to roam, also called the right of access, or everyman's right(“allemannsretten”) is a traditional right from ancient times, and since 1957 has also been a part of the Norwegian Outdoor Recreation Act. It ensures that everybody gets to experience nature, even on larger privately owned areas. In our travels to Norway, we learned of this law and loved the concept so much we brought it back with us to America. Yet we had no land to offer. So, we searched...and searched....and searched some more. Then we found what would become camp Streife. 20 acres of uncut timber growth forest, tucked in the hills of Rumford Maine. With a nearby brook, pond and within 20 minutes of some of our favorite ski locations it was just right. The rules of this law are simple. Be considerate and thoughtful. Don't damage nature and other surroundings. Leave the landscape as you would want to find it. Leave no trace. You may put up a tent, or sleep under the stars, for the night anywhere in the countryside, forests or mountains, as long as you keep at least 500 feet away from the nearest inhabited house or cabin. This rule of 500 feet distance also applies to camping cars and caravans. If you want to stay for more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner's permission, except in the mountains or very remote areas. Well, we've taken care of all those Allemannsretten rules for you. We invite you to our small part of the world and encourage you to exercise your right to roam. Learn more about this land: Situated on 20 acres in the Woods of Rumford, ME come enjoy a forested campsite with access to nearby stream and pond. Fish, kayak, snowshoe, hike or just relax. 20 minutes from Sunday River Ski area, 25 Minutes from Black Mtn. Ski area and even closer to Rumford's White Cap Mtn. for nice backcountry ski lines. There is nearby access to the Androscoggin River, Grafton Notch State Park, and all the amenities that come with it. Come enjoy all that the Woods of Maine has to offer.
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No Neck Notch

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Roxbury, ME
We so love it here that we wanted to share it with others. Not much for rules, just ask for you to leave it better than you found it. Our piece of land has neighbors on both sides: one side protected by trees and cannot see them, the other side has a fence and both neighbors are super friendly. Set up right next to the river and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the waterfalls just above. This is also where 3 Pools is located, a place to soak and play, even pan for gold if you'd like! Coos Canyon is just 5 miles north of the site and Rumford is about 7 miles south where you can get any amenities you may need.
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Colby's Cabin

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Carthage, ME
Beautiful, off-the-grid, rustic log cabin on 10 acres one mile up a 4-wheel drive trail. Located in a wilderness region minutes to Webb Lake, Tumbledown Mountain & Mt. Blue State Park. Trails of all kinds right out the front door. In the middle of Maine’s finest hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating. A perfect place for adventure, romance, celebration or serenity. An escape from the electronic world, the cabin has solar and battery lights but no power generator. (See Winter Conditions below) The space This is a cozy place with led lights & solar lights, candles, a gas cook range, gas refrigerator, wood stove, a dug well with hand-pump in the kitchen (pump can not be used when the temperature is below freezing) and a log cabin outhouse. Everything is here: 1 set of twin bunk beds and 1 queen size futon couch in the great room and a king bed in the bunk room. Fully outfitted with dishes, utensils, pots,/pans, linens/blankets/pillows, books, games, oil lanterns, camp/bag shower and more. There is a pantry cabinet full of food and spices. Firewood is included in the rental price. Propane, paper towels, toilet paper and dish soap are also provided. Guest access The whole property is at your disposal. All Wheel Drive or 4WD is needed to access the cabin in winter and mud season. Other things to note WINTER CONDITIONS (when ground is frozen): -4-wheel drive or All Wheel Drive needed. -There is NO running water from the well pump when the ground is frozen. The sink can be used with a bucket underneath. Bring extra water for washing. I will leave a couple of gallons to get you started! -Really big storms can cause reservations to sometimes be rescheduled but I always honor date changes or refunds due to storms. -Extreme Cold Weather: When temperatures fall to 15 degrees or below, we recommend that you use the propane heater in the bunk room along with the woodstove in the great room. It will be necessary for you to feed the wood stove every couple of hours. -Attention Snowmobilers: You may have to unload your snowmobiles at the bottom of the hill to get your trucks up the hill with trailers hitched. You could also leave your trailers at the bottom of the hill in a plowed out parking area. Ride the snowmobiles up separately. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: Off the grid = NO ELECTRICITY! Amenities include bag shower, outhouse, gas range, woodstove, battery-operated LED lights, solar lights, candles, gas grill. No Shooting or target practice is allowed. Phone: Reliable cell phone service is 1 mile down the mountain in the spring and summer. Spotty service is available at the cabin during winter. Hydration: You MUST bring your own drinking water to be absolutely safe. The dug well is fed by springs and runoff. Dug wells can be contaminated by heavy rains, and wildlife. Drinking the well water is at your own risk. Bugs: This is mosquito and tick country. Use bug spray and do tick checks twice a day during spring, summer and fall. Pets: Dogs are welcome. PLEASE do not leave dogs unattended and alone in the cabin. Please toss poop into the woods. Smoking: Cigarette smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the cabin. Cannabis smoking is allowed inside the cabin. Trash: It would be appreciated if you took your own trash, but if that is not possible, you may leave all of your food garbage and trash in the cabin at check-out and we will dispose of it for you. We request that food garbage or food scraps are NEVER left outside. Wildlife: Please do not feed the bears or any other wildlife, including birds, squirrels, fox, deer, coyote or anything you may see here at Ridgeview Cabin. Feeding wildlife results in a negative impact on the lives and environment of the animals, including possible death or extermination of the animals, and presents a potential risk to your safety. Feeding animals means intentionally leaving food out for them, or even simply leaving a bag of garbage outside where animals can get into it. This means that taking care of your food garbage is extremely important. You are welcome to use the garbage bags found in the cabin. If you must remove food garbage from the cabin, please store it in your vehicle until check-out. Never store trash or food scraps outside. Keep it down for the locals: There are year round residents uphill and downhill of the cabin within half a mile. Please be respectful of their quality of life and refrain from long sessions of target practice, aggressive snowmobile/4-wheeler riding around the cabin/up and down the road, yelling and loud music after 8PM and before 8AM.
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Chunk Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Carthage, ME
We are a couple from Massachusetts who moved up to Maine to pursue homesteading and small scale farming.Learn more about this land:Riverside camping in a peaceful natural spot. Bird watching and wildlife galore. Room for tenting or a camper. Fire pit and porta potty at site. Seasonal produce may be available from farm.
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Trees of Life Retreat (ToLR)

3 sites · Lodging, Tents130 acres · Farmington, ME
Once owned by the namesake of the access road to the property (Tolman Lane), this property consists of over 130 wooded acres which provides a quiet, secluded getaway to reset your clock and melt the stress away. A property boundary map is available at the cabin that matches the painted property lines. The entire property boundary is painted red although several hundred additional unposted acres are available for the wanderers out there. There is some posted property to the north that should be avoided. Enjoy!
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Clutterwoods Farm

2 sites · Tents49 acres · Wilton, ME
Clutterwoodws Farm is a small subsistence farm on 49 acres of fields and forest in beautiful Wilton, ME! A stone’s throw from Wilson Pond and many great Western Maine hiking destinations, while only a few minutes from a supermarket and some great local restaurants. While here, feel free to explore our walking trails, meet the animals, borrow a canoe, and enjoy seasonal farm fresh food! The campsites are located in a cozy field nestled in the woods behind the farm. Great for large groups or smaller families wanting space. Enjoy our two-seater outhome and take a hot shower under the stars!
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The best camping near Mount Blue State Park guide

Overview

About

A lake of sapphire, a sky of azure, a mountain of indigo. Mount Blue State Park offers spectacular views of Webb Lake and the surrounding mountains that ring this lakeside park. Located in the mountainous region of Maine, visitors can hike to extensive vistas, set up a blanket and picnic on a sandy beach, camp under wide open skies, or float their non-motorized boats through jaw dropp’n reflections. Boat and fishing gear rentals are provided as well as ice and general store supplies-highly valuable when the nearest large town is over 50 miles away. This is what we call getting out in the thick of it!

Notable campgrounds

  • Webb Beach Campground: Nestled among the pines, this wooded site offers easy access to swimming and boating on Webb Lake.
  • Headquarters Campground: Close to park amenities and the ice rink, this campground is ideal for families seeking winter fun.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as sites at Mount Blue State Park fill up quickly, especially during peak summer months.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred dates are not available.

When to go

The best time to visit Mount Blue State Park is during the summer and fall when the weather is warm and the foliage is vibrant. Winter offers a snowy wonderland for cross-country skiing and ice skating. Spring can be muddy and is the least ideal time for a visit.

Know before you go

  • Check for access updates before planning your trip.
  • Park hours are 9am to sunset, with fee collection year-round at the entry booth or self-service station.
  • For safety, inform someone of your hiking plans and expected return time.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA visitor facilities available.
  • Remember to carry out all trash and respect the park's natural and historical resources.

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