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.
We have a Take Out as well on grounds and feature lobster dinners, wraps of all types, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee etc. 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.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
The vibe at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
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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.
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!
- 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
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!
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.
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!