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Campground

A quiet, secluded campground that is close to Freeport and Portland but feels like it is a world away.

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A Hidden Gem

The campground at the Desert of Maine has recently been renovated so the sites and amenities live up to its magical surroundings.  This quiet and luxurious campground is nestled in among tall Northern Pine trees, on the edge of the dunes. It is close to Freeport and Portland but it feels like it is a world away from everything.

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A-Frame Cabins

We have six A-Frame cabins: three "Cozy" cabins and three "Escape" cabins. The cabins feature a wall of glass that make you feel like you are sleeping outside.

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Glamping Tents

If you want to experience the magic of camping but you prefer to sleep in a luxurious bed and have everything set up for you, take a look at our new glamping tents!

 

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Rates

Tent/RV Sites
Weekdays: 
$45/night

Weekends:  $60/night

Holidays:     $75/night

Additional Guests (over 4) :      $5/night

Pets:                                               $10/night 

See A-Frame Cabins page for cabin rates

Discounts

  • 10% off campground reservations for members

  • 15% off mini golf / admission to the Desert of Maine for campground guests

Policies

  • Check-out: 11am / Check-in: 2pm

  • Quiet hours: 9pm - 8am. No arrivals allowed after 9pm.

  • Pet-friendly! Quiet, well-behaved pets only. Please register your pets when you make your reservation. 

  • 1 car per campsite. Additional cars can park in our nearby parking lots.

  • No smoking / vaping anywhere on campus

  • Campground guests are free to stroll the dunes free of charge after hours and/or get 15% off when we are open (please note: exhibits are closed after hours)

  • Cancellations: 100% refund if you cancel 7 or more days before your arrival, no refund otherwise.

  • Max stay: 7 days

 
 
 

Features

  • Every site has a small picnic table and premium fire pit with an integrated grill

  • All sites (with the exception of site 25) have water & electric (20A & 30A). 

  • We have a dump station available (for registered guests only) located near the bath house (please note: campsites do not have sewer hookups)

  • The bath house is clad in cedar so it smells good (imagine that!) and it has 3 individually locking showers with actually hot water.

  • Pet-friendly!

  • Fast WiFi throughout the campground and at the Welcome Center

  • Self-service camp store available 24x7 where you can buy bundled firewood, ice cream, snacks, drinks, ice, and other essentials. Credit cards, cash, and ApplePay/GooglePay accepted!

  • Six A-Frame cabins and two glamping tents available

Things To Do

  • Enjoy 15% off general admission to the Desert of Maine

  • Stroll the dunes, hike the trail around the dunes, or stargaze at night

  • Mini Golf - Enjoy 15% off mini golf

  • Play on our one-of-a-kind natural playground

  • Lawn games! (in front of the bath house)

    • Cornhole

    • Hook & Ring (warning: addictive!)

    • Giant Connect 4

    • Giant Jenga

    • Bocce*

    • Tetherball*
       

* - coming late fall 2022

  • Nearby:

    • Freeport Outlet Stores (including LL Bean's flagship store)​

    • Freeport Restaurants / Breweries

      • Maine Beer Company

      • Mast Landing Brewery

    • Downtown Portland (only 20 minutes away)

    • Wolfe's Neck Center

    • Winslow Park

    • Bradbury Mountain

    • Beaches

    • Kayaking / Canoeing

 

Campground Map

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Choosing Your Site

Overview​

  • All of our sites are great for tents, regardless of whether they are listed as "Tent-only"  or "Tent/RV" sites in the reservation software. The entire campground is very wooded and secluded so tent campers are first-class citizens here.

  • Sites 21, 24, and 25 are "hike-in sites" and therefore are for tents only--that is why they are a different color than the other sites on the map. No need for a sherpa, however, the "hike" is less than 100' from where you can park.

  • All sites have water and electricity hookups (15A and 30A) with the exception of site 25. Some sites have odd placements for the hookups so bring hoses and extension cords just in case. 

  • A Note about Travel Trailers: our campground is surrounded by tall Northern Pines so backing up a travel trailer into many of our sites can be tricky. Our reservation software allows us to list the maximum length RV each site will accomodate but it doesn't distinguish between travel trailers and other types of RVs. A site that could easily handle a 24' Class C might only be able to handle a 16' travel trailer. Therefore, we only list a few sites in the software as being able to handle travel trailers to prevent the situation where someone shows up with a trailer that can't fit. If you have a travel trailer you should first check if your trailer will fit by looking in the table below. If you find a site that works for you can trick the software to let you make a reservation by your equipment type to "van" (18' or less).

 
Site #
Water
Electricity
Width x Depth
Proximity to Bath House
Truck Camper / Class C / Class B / Van
Travel Trailer / Pop-up
RV Notes
Description
01
✔️
✔️
47x23
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here. Backing in a travel trailer might require cooperation from Site 02.
A wonderful site next to a small stream and beautiful woods.
02
✔️
✔️
33x25
Medium
✔️
The site is shaped like a trapezoid. It's 21' wide at the back, but actually 38' wide at the front.
03
✔️
✔️
40x29
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here
Backs up to beautiful woods
04
✔️
✔️
57x12
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (16' max) could fit here. Easy to back in.
The site is narrow, but it does have a side area for the picnic table and fire ring that is 14'x10'
05
✔️
✔️
42x20
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (16' max) could fit here
Backs up to beautiful woods
07
✔️
✔️
46x16
Medium
✔️
Site is narrow but there is an extra space to the side for a picnic table and fire ring
08
✔️
✔️
43x25
Medium
✔️
Spacious site but tricky to back into
This is in the corner of the campground so it's very private
09
✔️
✔️
55x35
Medium
✔️
Spacious site but tricky to back into
This is in the corner of the campground so it's very private. The site is _enormous_.
10
✔️
✔️
81x37
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here. Requires skill to back into the site.
This site is enormous. Great for big groups.
11
✔️
✔️
80x36
Medium
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here
This site is enormous. Great for big groups.
12
✔️
✔️
53x13
Close
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here
This site is big. Great for big groups.
15
✔️
✔️
56x19
Close
✔️
✔️
A 22' travel trailer could fit here. Backing a trailer into the site is challenging but doable.
A secluded site that backs up to beautiful woods.
17
✔️
✔️
40x40
Closest
✔️
✔️
This site is shaped a little weird, like a square. The water is on one side and the electricity is in the middle. You could fit a 22' travel trailer.
Close to the bath house
18
✔️
✔️
54x22
Closest
✔️
✔️
One of our best sites for big RVs. A 24' travel trailer could work here.
Backs up to beautiful woods
19
✔️
✔️
56x22
Closest
✔️
✔️
One of our best sites for big RVs. A 24' travel trailer could work here.
Backs up to beautiful woods
21
✔️
✔️
72x20
Closest
This is a "hike-in" site. Parking nearby. Very secluded. Overlooks a steep gully with a stream at the bottom, and the archeological site of the "Buried Spring House".
24
✔️
✔️
44x26
Closest
This is a "hike-in" site. Parking nearby. Owner's favorite. Very secluded. Overlooks a steep gully with a stream at the bottom.
25
50x15
Close
This is a "hike-in" site. Parking nearby. The hill down to the site is steep, FYI. This is a new site we built in 2022. It is right next to the stream, so it is very beautiful, and there is a tent platform that is 9.5' x 12'. Awesome site.
26
✔️
✔️
TBD
Closest
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here
This is a new site we are building in 2022. It is spacious and very close to the bath house.
27
✔️
✔️
36x38
Closest
✔️
✔️
A small travel trailer (18' max) could fit here
This is a new site we are building in 2022. It is spacious and very close to the bath house.

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