Sea Kayaker's dream campsites! Camp on a 13-acre island in the ocean in Maine!
Each campsite is located on a 13-acre island that is very close to the mainland. It is an easy kayak or row boat trip to the island. At low tide, the Island is connected to the mainland by mud flat. Each campsite is located on the northwest side of the Island and has direct ocean views.
Each campsite is large and is well separated from the adjoining campsite. Further, each site has a steel fire ring with an adjustable grill and a picnic table. One site has a wooden tent platform. At the end of the Island is a screened gazebo and benches that you can sit to watch the sun set over the open ocean.
There are also two outhouses located on the Island. Fresh water is available on the mainland dock that is a very short paddle from the Island. Parking is plentiful and there is a very easy place to put your kayak in and out at both the Island and the mainland.
It is also a great place to use as a base camp if you are planning to kayak to the other adjacent islands in Muscongus Bay. The Island at Flood’s Cove is an amazing place to camp if you desire a wilderness experience that is directly on the open ocean.
Flood's Cove will need to collect the 9 percent Maine State Room & Meals Tax as Hipcamp does not have a way to charge for this tax directly. You can also rent kayaks and canoes or purchase hardwood firewood from Flood's Cove. Please contact Flood's Cove if you would like to rent a watercraft or purchase firewood.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Enjoyed a lovely weekend at Floods Cove. We camped on the small island. Sites were very nice, each had a picnic table and fire place. The owners were really helpful and friendly, they rented us a canoe to transport our gear out there, then we used it to tour around the local islands on our middle day. Saw a seal in the cove! Pay attention to the tides, it's best to come and go when they are high. Have fun, we sure did!
Amazing spot on a beautiful island surrounded by Maine coastal water. Watch the tide come in and go out and hear the wind wander though the deciduous forest leaves. The sites are well spaced and feel fairly private. Each has a picnic table and fire ring. You paddle to a beach where there are carts to help you bring gear to your site (not far). If it is high tide, it is a very short paddle to the island (maybe 1000 ft). If it is low tide, it is a little longer because you have to go the long way around the island, but it's not too far (probably less than 1/2 mile). There is great canoeing/kayaking around the area (look for seals). The hosts are great people who take hospitality seriously. Hope to be back soon!
Our stay on the island was great! Flood's Cove is a spectacular spot, and we felt totally secluded (particularly as the only people out there for the night). We got lucky with clear skies and a great view of the stars, and spotted at least a dozen harbor seals (plus a swimming deer!) while sitting around the fire. The campsite—we stayed at #1—was large, well-maintained, and in an amazing location just above the shoreline. Plus Scott was able to rent us a canoe and provide enough firewood for the night when we arrived. We're definitely hoping to come back soon.
My wife and I could not be happier with our time here. We were greeted upon arrival and also had the chance to meet several members of the family that owns the property. It was all very friendly and relaxed. We canoed out to the island, which was set up just as advertised- a clean camping site with good privacy, only steps from the water's edge. We took a nice walk up and down the length of the island, hung out on the rocks and read, took a little swim, enjoyed the view, and had a perfect dinner by the fire. Flood's Cove is great. Its easy to get to but secluded enough that you really feel like you're getting out into nature. We will definitely be back!
This was a wonderful camping experience. Highly recommended! The area is simply beautiful. The camp sites are on an island close to the mainland on the coast of Maine. Our site led onto a rocky beach with views of the bay all around. There are kayaks and canoes available for rental, so we had freedom to explore the island and surroundings. We had access to water and showers throughout the stay, and even carts were available for moving supplies between the beach to the campsite. The Flood family was also incredibly warm and friendly, with several members greeting us upon arrival and seeing us off upon departure.
As an aside to help you figure out if this is the camping experience for you, I wanted to point out that this is a little more involved than car camping, something more akin to a walk-in campsite. Though showers and water are available, they are on the mainland. On the island itself, there is an outhouse, but no water supply, trash cans, or electrical outlets. You can drive up to the dock to unload from your car - and can always access your car on the mainland in the parking lot - but when you are on the island, you are truly camping. You bring all of the supplies you will need to stay there with you. Planning helps a lot, since it is much easier to get back and forth at high tide, when you can boat between the dock on the mainland and the island in no more than 10 minutes. The trips between the island and mainland are not difficult at all, and the fact that you can shower and get water when you want makes this easier than many other camping experiences I've had. All of this was a great arrangement for us, but I wanted to provide this information to set the right expectations.
We would definitely consider staying again and encourage others to do so as well!