Hipcamp host Jedidah
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Our 6 acre slice of heaven is off the beaten path in an agricultural and fishing community on the Union River, 15 minutes drive from Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. This drive in camping listing includes: Space to set up two, 4 man tents(see photos) Fires permitted only in the fire pit using provided, branches and dead wood on the property. (The split chord wood is Continue reading...

Our 6 acre slice of heaven is off the beaten path in an agricultural and fishing community on the Union River, 15 minutes drive from Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. This drive in camping listing includes:

  • Space to set up two, 4 man tents(see photos)
  • Fires permitted only in the fire pit using provided, branches and dead wood on the property.(The split chord wood is intended only for the indoor fire place)
  • Potable well water
  • Outhouse access
  • Etiquette of the pioneers- Help Keep birch trees alive by leaving their bark intact.
  • Pets allowed on leash
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Back-in site, max length 20ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jedidah a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
Forest
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Birch Gate Campsite-Near Acadia

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Hipcamper Myles
Myles
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 13th, 2016

Our stay at Birch Gate was great. We really wanted to get out to Acadia this fall to see the leaves and enjoy some hikes in the crisp fall air. What's great about this location being 30 minutes or so outside of Acadia is that you can easily access the park, but not have to constantly deal with the business that comes with Acadia's peak season. In addition, it's so close to a bunch of other great spots in Maine.

We really enjoyed the Birch Gate. With two tents it's nice and cozy, and has a great little table and excellent fire pit. Despite being not too deep into the woods you feel completely isolated. We mostly used the site for prepping big meals and hanging around the fire. Jed was super helpful as well!

I'd definitely come back here on our next visit to Acadia, it was a great setup.

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Hipcamper Evan
Evan
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 11th, 2016

Access and Convenience! The location puts you in a perfect location for trip to Mt Desert Island and Schoodic Point. Wood was provided for a fire at the site which is always a plus. The site is nestled into the woods with nice tree coverage and offers privacy that you can't find at most of the sites inside Acadia. I would certainly recommend this site for those looking to avoid the crowds of the national park.

Hipcamper Lucas
Lucas
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2016

Birch Gate Campsite is a relatively new campsite. The groundskeeper's name is Jed and he's a really nice fellow. Upon arrival at the site, he had a 5 gallon jug of potable water waiting, a makeshift table setup, firewood ready, and even one folding chair. The camp is actually on private land in somewhat of a rural suburb and it is about 25 minutes from Acadia.

Now, a couple things to note - since this is a relatively new camp, there are still some things being worked on. The outhouse was behind some brush but there were folks clearing that while we stayed. There are no facilities in addition to the outhouse and the campsites themselves are quite minimal. One of them is near a shed that doesn't look inviting at night, but it's quite pleasant during the day. The other sites are located in the front meadow (where they hope to have a garden in the near future).

While the county was under high fire alert (meaning don't light a campfire if you don't have to), Jed was accommodating and created a fire pit for us in the meadow.

If you're a rustic camper that wants minimal accommodations, but one that wants easy access to Acadia National Park, this place is your perfect spot. If you want a larger campground with a bit more of Acadia's beauty, this may not be your best bet. However, for the price, this campsite was hard to beat.

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Hipcamper Beatrix
Beatrix
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2018

Thanks Jedidah! Had a great time, nice camping set up. About 30 min from Acadia national park, our host provided us with drinking water and firewood, and gave us (highly appreciated) directions to nearby showers we could drive to.

Hipcamper Max
Max
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2018

Great campground. The site is somewhat small but we comfortable fit two 2-person tents and two hammocks. Has a nice fire ring, and Jed (site manager) gave us 2 tables to cook with. Only downside is that although the description says the campsite is 15 minutes from Acadia, this depends on where in Acadia you're going. To get to most of the hiking in the park (as well as to the visitor center) it's more of a 30 minute drive. Other than that, great campground for the price and would recommend. Thanks!

Hipcamper Brad
Brad
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

Excellent spot close (25-30min) to Acadia. Very private (except for the deer and turkeys strolling around which we enjoyed!) and the site was well maintained! We enjoyed our stay and so did our pups.

Hipcamper Felix
Felix
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2018

A little far from Acadia, but a very helpful host.

Hipcamper bridget
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 24th, 2018
Hipcamper carolina
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2018
Hipcamper Emma
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2018
Hipcamper Michelle
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Tali
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2017
Hipcamper Stephanie
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2016
Property
Camps of the Pioneers
State
Maine
$15/night
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