Hipcamp host Andrew Z.
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Enjoy glorious western views and sunsets at the Ridge campsite overlooking the White Mountain foothills. Part of Clemons Pond Farm, from the Ridge you can access our mountain woodlands, blueberry fields and 1000's of feet of our lake frontage on both Clemons ponds. There is way too much to describe here -check us out at www.clemonspondfarm.com to discover more about the many
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Enjoy glorious western views and sunsets at the Ridge campsite overlooking the White Mountain foothills. Part of Clemons Pond Farm, from the Ridge you can access our mountain woodlands, blueberry fields and 1000's of feet of our lake frontage on both Clemons ponds. There is way too much to describe here -check us out at www.clemonspondfarm.com to discover more about the many local area resources, activities and events to enjoy, both on-site and nearby hikes, and as well learn about our own farm's very cool history.

The Ridge (elev. 850') is a beautiful level camping spot at the crest of a steep logging spur above our over 2 mile long private logging/snowmobile trail. Only a 350 yard hike from the parking area (starting elevation is 630') off the historic B. Gilpatrick road, the vista is well worth the last short (150 yard) steep climb at the end (Please consider this site as NOT suitable for folks who can't do that last stretch, ie. small children, those with joint issues or otherwise not reasonably conditioned!) Don't forget your floaties because the farm's private swimming areas on both nearby Big and Little Clemons Ponds are also available for HipCampers. NOTE: At least a 2WD SUV or other higher ground clearance vehicle is needed to traverse the unpaved B. Gilpatrick road to reach our parking area below this site. Typical sedans and other low vehicles will NOT be able to reach the parking area!

At 900 acre Clemons Pond Farm we have you covered, from remote camping to drive-up "semi glamping" with fully outfitted wood stove heated cabin tents and kayaks at our two gorgeous lakefront Tentrr campsites.

(Go to www.Tentrr.com and search for "Clemons lakefront".)

If a Tentrr lakefront site is unreserved you may enjoy free use of our kayaks at one of the ponds.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Andrew a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 83%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Old logging roads and snowmobile trails are abundant!

Boating

No jet skis or motor boats. Tandem kayaks may be available depending on Tentrr bookings

Fishing

2 lakes and several brooks

Hiking

Many good options on site and w/in 5 miles.

Horseback riding

Riding lessons available at equestrian center less than 5 miles away

Paddling

Nearby Saco river trip options abound. On our lakes no jet skis or motor boats. Tandem kayaks may be available depending on Ten...Read more

Snow sports

Several ski areas within about 30 minutes

Swimming

Accessible from the Notch Rd, our nice pine-shaded private swimming areas on Big and Little Clemons are always available for a ...Read more

Wildlife watching

It's Maine, you're in the woods......

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Ridge at Clemons Pond Farm in Maine.

Forest

800+ acres are forested

Lake

1000's of feet of private shore front on 2 lakes

Mountainous

Mild elevation from 450' to 1,100'

Field

Hay and blueberry fields

River, stream, or creek

Several cool and clean mountain brooks on the property, some flow quite substantially in the spring

Farm

The vibe at The Ridge at Clemons Pond Farm

Places to see near The Ridge at Clemons Pond Farm

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Hipcamper Dale
Dale L.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2018

We had a great time. The site was as described and the hiking trails we're very nice. Andrew was a very responsive host.

Hipcamper Andrew
Response from Andrew, the Host, on September 2nd, 2018

Thanks Dale, we'd love to have you back anytime. Glad you enjoyed our property!

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Hipcamper Kendall
Kendall C.
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September 3rd, 2018

Andrew was great! We had a phone call to make sure this site was right for us. It was a bit of a hike, but the views were fantastic! Andrew was very helpful and reachable via text or phone throughout the trip. The land is beautiful and we look forward to exploring more of it! We came with dogs and it was perfect for them, the areas were well defined so they could roam without getting too far.

Hipcamper Amanda

Campsite with a view

Amanda W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 20th, 2019

My husband and I camped for two nights in August with our two boys, 5 and 3 years old. Having a 4WD vehicle (our pickup also has a lift) was key as the logging road access to the site is quite a bumpy ride! It was the first camping experience for the boys--they loved it. We picked wild blackberries growing on the side of the trail, roasted marshmallows on the fire, enjoyed the view and at night, felt like we were the only ones for miles. The campsite itself is bumpy, so we were happy that we brought an inflatable mat to sleep on.

We didn't realize that most of the other parts of the property (the lake access, blueberry fields) were about 3 miles away...unfortunately a little too far for the boys. So, we ended up driving around much more than we expected.

Hipcamper Andrew
Response from Andrew, the Host, on September 3rd, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Amanda, we took the pickaxes and rock rakes up there and totally smoothed and leveled the tenting area!

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Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen C.
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September 2nd, 2019

Overall we had a fun time camping here. Andrew was attentive and obviously cared a lot about being a good host and sharing the beauty of his property with visitors.

That said, we had a tough time getting a sense of what the actual camp site was like despite the volume of information posted and a pre-confirmation phone call with Andrew. The description of the access is accurate; the road in is rocky and you need decent clearance (we were in a Rav4 and clipped a few rocks). There is a clearing designated for parking, and the hike up from there is in two parts. The first is mostly grassy, a little uneven, and although it isn't as steep as the second part, it's definitely a good incline. After walking it the first time, we decided to bring the car up, which looks intimidating but it was fine. The second part is a hard hike. Not only is it steep, but the trail is loose rocks and dirt. We made the hike up several times with gear and for other excursions; we're both fit and in our mid-30's and we had to be quite careful. It definitely got our hearts going! If you have a lot of gear and/or aren't very sure of yourself, this site might not be the best choice.

The site itself was nice. The ground has some vegetation but is pretty rocky and very uneven, but our host had recently raked and prepared a dirt tent pad under an overhanging tree branch. Not sure how well this dirt pad would have held up in a heavy rain. Thankfully we didn't experience one, but it was drizzling steadily on the morning we left and held up ok. Great rock ring for campfires, and a really beautiful western view, as advertised.

We took advantage of the pond access, which was, again, somehow hard to know what to expect from the pre-departure information. It's a 5 minute drive away, then an easy walk down from the road to a small clearing, where there's a little platform. The lake is calm and there are residents around but it's still very quiet. Bring a hammock and floaties!

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Awards

Best of 2018 Maine
6th place
Property
The Ridge at Clemons Pond Farm
State
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United States
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