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08-09-2004, 09:19 AM
My reservation at Orr's Island Campground was cancelled because the USPS didn't get them my check in time :mad: so I'm looking for some recommendations for another.

Something within, say 90 mins of Portland, and ideally on/near the beach would be awesome.


08-09-2004, 10:14 PM
I havent been there for many years but one place that comes to mind where we used to camp out right on the ocean(well not really ON the ocean) was a place called Hermits island just south of Popham. Maybe you could call for reservations. And maybe YOP or Beachcomber have some suggestions. Since they live close to the sea.

08-09-2004, 11:57 PM
Hermit Island. That was the same place I was going to recommend. I have never camped there. But I know a guy that works with me that goes camping there with his family every year for a week.

Ye Olde Prospector
08-10-2004, 06:26 AM
In Bath area there is Hermit Island and Meadow Brook Campground located on Meadow Brook Road south of Bath. It is a bit further from the beaches but more likely to have spaces available. Worth checking out. No guarantees.

08-10-2004, 08:07 AM
stayed at Meadowbrook a couple weeks ago. Nice enough, but we want something ON the water... Hermit island was full.

Got a spot at Recompence Shore Campgrounds, just outside of Freeport.

Looks promising. Thanks all.

Cache'n Jacksons
08-11-2004, 08:19 AM
If you are ON the water, how do you keep your tent dry? ;) Sorry couldn't resist! We came across another nice park/campground in Freeport while doing the Winslow Waters ( cache. It's the Winslow Memorial Park & Campground ( and it has a day use fee of $1.50 per person, and campsites look to be around $20 per night. The picnic area has small grills by the picnic tables and a playground for the kids. We were quite impressed, and plan to camp there soon!