Hipcamp host Bill B.
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   Old Quarry Campground is on the site of an old granite quarry. It has a 1000 feet of deep water shoreline and a beautiful view of the surrounding islands. There is a docks and moorings, and a launch site for boats. We have 13 tent sites, each outfitted with a 12 x 12 tent platform, fire ring, and picnic table. Two of the 13 sites are ocean front, and 3 of them are RV acce


   Old Quarry Campground is on the site of an old granite quarry. It has a 1000 feet of deep water shoreline and a beautiful view of the surrounding islands. There is a docks and moorings, and a launch site for boats. We have 13 tent sites, each outfitted with a 12 x 12 tent platform, fire ring, and picnic table. Two of the 13 sites are ocean front, and 3 of them are RV accessible. We also have a bunkhouse with 3 separate rms. The 2 upstairs rms. have 2 single beds each. The downstairs rm has 2 singles and a double bed. In a different building we have a large single rm with 4 single beds, and lastly we have two separate very upscale rooms with private baths in the main house. This year we are renting a 22' fairly new Airstream as well. It is fully outfitted.

   We have a Take Out as well on grounds and feature lobster dinners, burritos, burgers, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee etc.  We also serve Gifford's Ice Cream all day. There is a campground store that has camping and kayaking supplies as well as sundries and some groceries.

    Our campground has  kayaks, SUP, motorboats, and sailboats for rent, lessons, and guided trips. We have certified kayak guides and sailing instructors on staff if needed. We also have charter boat trips out to see wildlife: seals, porpoises, eagles, osprey, and puffins. During this eco tour we also haul lobster traps and stop at an island to hike and swim in the quarry.  If you are up for an adventure, Old Quarry is the place to be.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
13 sites
Up to 22 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Bill a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We rent bikes. We primarily have them for our trips to Isle au Haut which we call the hike and bike trip. It's a great day long...Read more


Some of the best kayaking in the United States. Sixty beautiful islands many of which you can picnic on or camp on.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures in Maine.

Swimming hole

A small clean deep pond is on site.


The vibe at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures

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Hipcamper lucia
Lucia B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
July 14th, 2017

Beautiful, quiet camp site. I was in site 10, a good walk from the car to the site and to the restrooms. I enjoyed the stay. I have to give a 2 out of 10 for customer service. When we arrived, we weren't really welcome to the place or introduce to what was available and maybe just a smile. I felt I had to pull out information to have an idea of the place.

Hipcamper Bill
Response from Bill, the Host, on March 16th, 2018

There is no excuse for this poor customer service. I apologize for this behavior. Thank you for letting me know about this. Capt. Bill

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Heather
Heather S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 13)
June 28th, 2018

I had no idea what to expect coming here, there was a lot more to offer than just camping. There's a camp store with all of the necessities and more. There's also a "take out" window where you can order a few different food items...like a lobster dinner! Yum.

There's also quite a few excursions available..guided kayak tours, PUFFIN tours (um how cool!), kayak and boat rentals. So many options! I originally had other plans but abandoned them to stay longer and took a guided trip to one of Maine's many islands & had a BLAST!

What a great little spot on the coast of Maine! I'm already planning my trip back. Loved my little campsite next to the ocean...I have never slept so well!

My little site was in between 12 & 13 which are both ocean front sites.forest pingpongKayak guide, Norris.camp office / store
Hipcamper Katie
Katie K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 28th, 2017

Stayed for one night in late April. Great place!! We stayed at site 9. When we checked in, our lovely host made sure we were prepared for the weather and the tent platforms helped immensely to keep us dry despite a night full of rain. It wasn't quite the weather/season for it yet, but the campgrounds also had kayak/boat rentals (plus more). Side note: very clean bathrooms, plus sites had electric and water, also dog friendly!
Highlights included
- drive-up sites with all the amenities, plus a secluded tent platform
- friendly host and host dog
- well kept land with plenty of room to explore

Tent platform option 2, under the treesDog friendly campground (pond included!)Ocean front dock
Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 12th, 2017

We had a great stay at Old Quarry campground! The campground was pretty empty when we were there, so we had a lot of privacy. The spaces are well equipped with fire pits, tent stages, chairs and picnic tables. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The quarry also does kayak rentals, so we were able to rent kayaks and explore the islands on deer isle. Great experience!

An overall of our siteCampwood, yay! You can find this for sale all over the island if you don't want to hunt some down yourself.starting a fire with flint and steelcooking food campfire
Hipcamper Richard
Richard W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 19th, 2017

We camped in 4 places on our trip up the East Coast and into Canada. The Old Quarry Campground was the most magical and picturesque. We camped in an overflow spot on the pond. There was a little noise from the frogs but we really enjoyed everything about our stay here.

Hipcamper Jed
Jed H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2017

Many of the campsites are beautifully secluded in Captain Bill's woods, but the grounds have more of a sporty base camp vibe- almost everyone comes here to kayak out to the many lil islands closeby.

You can rent kayaks. paddleboards or even a sailboat! The family business feel and small scale keeps it pretty medium-key though, and the staff is friendly and helpful. And they catch their own lobster!

Hipcamper Frank
Frank C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 5th, 2017

Just what we were looking for at Site 10!

Hipcamper amy
Amy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
July 16th, 2018

We absolutely loved this campground! We only wish it wasn't 5 hours from home. It was absolutely gorgeous!

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
July 29th, 2018

Old Quarry Campground is a beautifully kept campground with private campsites, clean bathrooms, a store in case you forget anything and a good spot to rent kayaks, sailboats etc. We camped but a lot of people were coming in for tours etc. The campsites had everything we needed. Wish we could have stayed longer, would definitely go back!

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