"Fascinating experience! This takes an hour or two to get a guided tour of the dunes and then walk through the nature trail. Whether your interest is historical, geological, or you just need something to do for a short time, it's a great place to check out!"

- Google review, July 2019

"This was, to date, the absolute coolest attraction my family has isited on vacation!"

- Google review, May 2019

As a roadside attractions aficionado, I had been looking forward to a trip to the desert, and it exceeded my expectations.

- International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) website, Feb 2020 (Read  full review here)

"This place was super cool!"

- Google review, June 2019

"Neat Desert in Maine! Only 5 minutes or so from the interstate, it’s worth taking the time to check out!"

- TripAdvisor review, June 2019

Sweet little campground just a few minutes from downtown Freeport. Perfect for a quiet getaway with the family. Bathhouse was by far the nicest I've seen in any campground ever. The tour guide and staff were welcoming and accommodating. The gift shop has super cute kitschy/campy Maine stuff. Great place for those who appreciate history and nature. 10/10 stars 🌟 ~would visit again.

- Facebook recommendation, August 2019

"I camped for a night...Very close to town and affordable. When we checked in everyone was really nice and even brought some extra kindling to our site! An excellent deal, especially since you can take the tour for free too. My daughter is 5 and doesn't sit through much but she made it through the tour and was interested and asked questions. The tour guide was wonderful... There was even an area for kids to dig up gems while we waited for the tour that my daughter really enjoyed.... Thanks for the great time!"

- Jennifer from Bangor, ME, July 2019

"Such a wonderful experience! Camped for a few nights and everything was so relaxing and laid back. We took a tour and loved learning the history of the place. The camp bathrooms/ showers were very clean and modern!! I already want to go back! would reccomend to friends and family."

-Matraca from Dixfield, ME, July 2019

"Lovely campsites nestled in the quiet, private woods! New bathhouse with best showers we've ever had. Complimentary tour of the Desert of Maine was informative and enjoyable with Thomas as our guide! We will definitely be back when we visit the area and the future!"

- Google review, July 2019

We are currently closed to visitors while we work on a wide range of renovations.
We will be open for weekends (9am - 6pm) starting May 1st and 7 days a week starting in June!