Hipcamp host Heather G.
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Our camping section is located on the grounds of a nonprofit animal facility near Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Hear our wolves howl and enjoy the view of Cadillac Mountain. Select your own available space by a small stream , camp on the lawn, or park your camper or motorcycle and stay closer to the entrance. Our staff lives on the grounds and water can be accesse
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Our camping section is located on the grounds of a nonprofit animal facility near Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Hear our wolves howl and enjoy the view of Cadillac Mountain. Select your own available space by a small stream , camp on the lawn, or park your camper or motorcycle and stay closer to the entrance. Our staff lives on the grounds and water can be accessed via hose to fill containers. We provide porta-potty and dumpster. Access to a shower with the staff house can sometimes be arranged. No electrical hook-ups but great exposure for portable solar panels. This is a functioning Animal Preserve; we will be going about our daily routine, which you may find interesting. No frills primitive camping, yet very unique. Use this as your home base while you explore all this region has to offer. Our number is 207-667-3244. Although reservations must be made via Hipcamp please call this number for directions and arrange for the entrance to be unlocked. Especially important for anyone who Instant Books.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Max length 40ft
No pets
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Heather a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are near many great bicycling areas.

Boating

We are located a few miles from a boat ramp and lots of Salt and Fresh Water.

Hiking

Very close to numerous hiking trails.

Horseback riding

Riding stables are in the area.

Paddling

Exceptional paddling nearby and a great local outfitter.

Wind sports

Fantastic sailing in this area .

OHV

There is an organized trail not far away.

Climbing

Rock climbing is done nearby.

Snow sports

Available nearby.

Surfing

There are a couple nice breaks nearby. Ask us.

Swimming

Many locations nearby.

Whitewater paddling

Approximately 2 hour drive.

Wildlife watching

Lots.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping with Wolves in Maine.

Farm

We are an animal facility.

Ranch

We are an animal facility.

Forest
Prairie, meadow, ...
Driveway

The vibe at Camping with Wolves

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 14th, 2018

I camped here a number of years ago and had so much fun, I suggested that Heather create a camping program. Waking up to sounds of nature is something I will never forget. I got a close up feel for the animals here, and also took advantage of the Moose Encounter program. While this is no longer part of the programming, there are plenty of others available. The staff was helpful and friendly, and I learned a lot about the different animals living there. . . including some animals who retired from TV or zoos. Everyone there seemed knowledgeable and was happy to answer my questions. The setting was rustic and comfortable. I need to go back!

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2018

** We had a bad night at no fault of our host **
We had severe thunderstorms the night that we stayed at the sanctuary and it was miserable. Of course, this was not Heather's fault, I only mention it to emphasize that we did not hang out to see the sights. I'm sure the property and sanctuary are wonderful, but after being kept up by thunder until the wee hours of the morning, we just moved on to the next stop on our roadtrip. In our limited time at the site, we saw the fire pit and meadow, which were adequate. We certainly didn't get to see all that this site has to offer.

Also, my Google Maps app did not seem to know where the preserve was. The address was listed as way up the road, but we spotted the sign as we drove past and turned around. Just a heads-up

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

Great location, but overpriced for staying in someone’s driveway

Hipcamper Ailish

A good option in the bar harbor are

Ailish K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2019

The site is as described - essentially a field or meadow next to the reserve. Open space,
Plenty of room to set up. Hosts were really nice. Did not hear the wolves at all at night as they were indoors, dogs were noisey until after midnight.

Hipcamper Savanna
Savanna P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019

Great place to camp!

Hipcamper Joline
Joline A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2019

This is the second time we have camped at Kisma and we have had an amazing experience both times. To address some of the negative reviews; Kisma is constantly adding and improving to make the experience better for campers. Yes, depending on the site you choose, you are basically camping in the drive way. But, I have looked at other sites in and around the Bar Harbor area, I don't want to camp next to 300 other people! The sites at Kisma are more private. Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming as long as you are respectful. This is not a zoo. If you pay extra for the tour or meet and greet, they try to accommodate you, but know that you may not get to see all of the animals. The animals come first , they are not there for your entertainment and the staff/volunteers will always put the health of the animals first. The sites are more on the primitive side so this may not be for everyone. There is a porta john, hose available for water, in some cases you can make arrangements with the staff if you need something else. Kisma is within less than 30 minutes of most local attractions. So it is a great base camp. Screen tents, umbrellas, or other shade is advised as well as bug spray. All in all, we will definitely be back and I feel like we have made some life long friends. We have a second home at Kisma Preserve.

Hipcamper KellyandBob
Kellyand Bob C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2019

Great opportunity to get up close and personal with some really wonderful animals! Maintenance staff was a great help and very knowledgeable!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2019

The campsite was okay, and we enjoyed our time there, but it is very basic and not set up for camping. We were lucky to be the only ones there — it would be hard to fit 4+ tents in there and maintain any privacy. Overpriced.

Hipcamper Jonathan O.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2019
Hipcamper Irina S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2019
Hipcamper Gary U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2019
Hipcamper Giovanni T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2019
Hipcamper Melissa  S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2019
Hipcamper Brenda R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2019
Hipcamper Wendy W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Caroline K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 10th, 2018
Hipcamper Amy G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Lori Ann G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018
A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Joline A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2018
Hipcamper Jacob  F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2018
Property
Wolf Sounds and Sensations
State
Maine
$40/night
12 Sites