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Hermit Island Campground

6 Hermit Island Rd
Phippsburg, ME 04562
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2 Reviews
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When compared in quality to a NFS campground (Blackwoods in Acadia NP, for example), Hermit Island Campground falls well short. The facility is very run down and its clear that the owners, which have owned and operated HIC since it opened more than 50 years ago, has done little to improve the facility beyond fixing something when it breaks. Our heart sank when we drove into Hermit Island and were greeted 30 foot wide pot hole (a small pond, really) in the middle of the entry road. From that point on, all aspects of the facility were a disappointment. While immensely popular with a large and loyal fan base, it seems that HIC is relying upon generations of fond memories from summers past rather than admit that the place, while scenically beautiful, is pretty run down. Too bad; the beaches are very nice.

Received from Tim for visit in Jun 2010

Site Number: WR 9
Stay Again? NO
This campground is amazing. It is a 255 acre island with rocky bluffs, birch groves, dunes and beaches, and a deep forest. There are 275 campsites spread out over all of these areas. The island itself has seven white sand swimming beaches, an extensive hiking trail system, a full marina, boating options, fishing, biking, daily nature activities and more. There is always something to do on the island, including nature trips from the campground's staff biologist, beach activities, nightly entertainment at the Kelp Shed, tidepooling, and much more. The campground has a store, a gift shop, and the Kelp Shed, the island's headquarters. Hermit Island is famous for its beachfront campsites right on the ocean, but there are also plenty others with views of Casco Bay or deep in the forest. Hemit Island is easily the most peaceful and relaxing campground out there, with camping right on the ocean.


Received from Peter for visit in Jul 2007

Site Number: 64
Stay Again? YES

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