Hipcamp host James
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Great Pond is a quiet wilderness type setting.   We have lakeside camping potential as well as camping in the woods.   We own 19 acres of woods and lake frontage.   Campsites are very private.   There are several roads to hike and explore.   Swimming and fishing are quite good on the Great Pond.   The overall vibe of the area is very rural and quiet.   We are within walking Continue reading...

Great Pond is a quiet wilderness type setting.  We have lakeside camping potential as well as camping in the woods.  We own 19 acres of woods and lake frontage.  Campsites are very private.  There are several roads to hike and explore.  Swimming and fishing are quite good on the Great Pond.  The overall vibe of the area is very rural and quiet.  We are within walking distance of the Down East Sunrise Trail and a short drive to Acadia National Park.  We only have one campsite for future reference, that you can drive right up to.  Also, please give us a couple of days notice prior to arrival.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 30ft
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring, communal fire ring
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Pack it out
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Hot spring
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Great Pond Camping at The Dome

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recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

This site was quite nice!
Plenty of privacy and out of the beaten path.
Great for stargazing on a clear night.
Jim is very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to arrive pretty late and providing firewood and water for us at no extra cost.
Jim also runs a B&B in the property and loud yells and music could occasionally be heard through the woods but it is well out of sight and we still felt pretty secluded.
The B&B is a sweet dome-style house and I definitely recommend checking it out.
Some posts that look like the very start of a barn build provided an excellent place to string up our hammocks, though the site is large and flat and very suitable for any tents (which we also had with us).
Would definitely recommend you come check out Jim's place. You will not be disappointed!

Hipcamper James
Response from James, the Host, on August 16th, 2018

Thanks for the review. Sorry for the loud noise. It is not usually like that. Some people were having a party, across the lake and across the road, not on the lake. It destroys the natural ambiance of the area. But it is rare. Sorry I didn't get to see you off!

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Hipcamper Matthew
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018

We had a truly fantastic stay at Great Pond! My family and I made a last-minute request to pitch our tent and James kindly agreed to host us for three nights. James' property was magical, the perfect setting to unwind with our young children, star gaze, and lay in our hammock. Kayaking on the pond was a big hit. James was a generous and knowledgeable host. His site was the perfect spot to take in Downeast. Hope to come back again someday!

Hipcamper Christopher
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

The campsite is private and basic, with just a fire ring. The host has a pair of kayaks that you can take out on the Great Pond and the river that feeds into it. I paddled up the river early in the morning and encounter a young bull moose and beaver! The campsite is about a 30 minute drive from Acadia National Park. Overall, a good camping experience.

Hipcamper Sam
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 6th, 2018

If you are looking for a cheap place to park your car for a night or two (as I was) near Bar Harbor, I give this place five stars. Be cautioned, however, that this is not a "destination" campsite. It is a spot to park your vehicle for the night. You will never see a "pond," and there is NO wi-fi available, despite what the listing may lead you to believe. I never met the host, but he seems to be a nice guy.

Hipcamper Barbara
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September 15th, 2018
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July 1st, 2018
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