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    I am planning a trip for a few days up in the fairfield area. No laptop. No cell phone (well except in case of emergencies). Just me and a few friends.

    We are going to grab a few caches and we want to check out quaker hill disc golfing but here is my question. I know a lot of you on this board are from that general vicinity or have at least hiked through there. Do you know of any good camp grounds in the area? I looked online but I didn't get much information.

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    camping in the fairfield area, would pretty much be like trying to find a campground around portland...

    there are some camps around, but they're summer camps or private function kinda stuff, probably the nearest place to camp would be over towards farmington, or go up around newport area, probably your best bet would be to pull out your delorme street atlas and look at the maps that you'll be in to see if there's any campgrounds nearby where you'll be.

    (you dont mean the ft fairfield area do ya???)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeserve View Post
    I am planning a trip for a few days up in the fairfield area. No laptop. No cell phone (well except in case of emergencies). Just me and a few friends.

    We are going to grab a few caches and we want to check out quaker hill disc golfing but here is my question. I know a lot of you on this board are from that general vicinity or have at least hiked through there. Do you know of any good camp grounds in the area? I looked online but I didn't get much information.

    Thanks
    Are you looking for a place to set up tent or RV? Green Valley Campground in Vassalboro may be one to look at. There is another one on 3 mile pond but I don't know the name of it. Then up toward Skowhegan is Lakeview campground and Lake George. I thought there was a place on Pattee's pond that had camping, it may be out of business and it was called Giardani's or something similar to that. Hiram is probably correct in suggesting that you look in the DeLorme or even the yellow pages... Good luck
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    lol No I didn't by any means mean Fort Fairfield

    I have been looking at Green Valley as an option. I knew that finding camping in the actual town would be iffy at best. We will be tenting so I'll give lakeview and lake george a look at and see what they have to offer.

    Thanks for the help. I will definitely have to go borrow a delorme to look at as mine got ruined last summer...or maybe I should just go purchase another! LOL

    Thanks for the help!!! I can name 100 campgrounds basically around where I am however the goal was to get away from the city and beach/touristy area for a few days! lol

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    There is a good campground on the Kennebec on Rt. 2 heading out of Skowhegan on the right,can't remember the name though but you can't miss it and also a KOA campground heading out of Canaan on Rt.2 as well just a few miles north of there. I lived in Fairfield until last June when I moved down here to SC so I know a few places to camp.

    Hope you do a few of my adopted caches while you are in the area too.

    Mill Island Park Fairfield

    Yankee Woodlot Trail Skowhegan

    Perkins Stream Mystery Cache Waterville

    French's Mountain Belgrade

    Many more in the area by Brdad,Hiram357,Laughing Terry, all great hides by great cachers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    There is a good campground on the Kennebec on Rt. 2 heading out of Skowhegan on the right,can't remember the name though but you can't miss it and also a KOA campground heading out of Canaan on Rt.2 as well just a few miles north of there.
    We've never camped at this campground, but most KOA campgrounds are excellent. And this is only about 15 miles from Fairfield. We have camped at other KOA campgrounds, and they are usually excellent. I'd recommend this one.

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    Both Haffy and Whererwe HIt it on the head. The KOA has little cabins and the other way in Skowhegan is the other Camp ground, both on RT 2 and they have great hook ups for campers, Pool ,free showers. You might want to look them up and call ahead; Memorial day wknd; That's when they come out of the woodwork... Oh and Haffy forgot to mention all the GREAT caches here in CANAAN. I hear OH DEER!!! is a great cache and IN THE BIRCHES, just wonderful. Heck, There are 7 caches within 3 miles of each other in CANAAN !!!!!!!
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    Thanks everyone! I know we plan on walking the French's Mountain Trail and probably the Brenton-Winslow Rotary Trail....

    I'm kind of getting excited about planning a vacation in my own back yard! GO figure it would be more fun then out of state haha

    We arn't going till June or so but I called the valley one and they are already booking up fast so she suggested I decided fairly quickly on when we are going...guess I need to get my friends on the ball then and yes we'll (or at least I) will definitely plan on grabbing some while up there! Once I know when and where I'll be looking up the GC's


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    Here's a great tool for finding a campground. You can peruse the list of campgrounds in a given area, and customize a search for what amenities you desire. http://www.campmaine.com/home.php
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    isnt there a list of most maine campsites in the delorme and there extras?

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