} !____Stop by and check out the guide's official island forum, packed with stories, pics, and comments. Got to check out the beaches which are also good. It is completely private including all of its facilities. At night you can smell the fires burning and the laughter of fellow campers around you. //-->. ocean or lake, The beaches are wonderful!!! if (document.readystate === 'complete') { They are broken down into Prime, Choice and Value sites. } It is on an island and guests staying there feel like they are a million miles away from civilization. Restrooms and showers need updating? Some of these include swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking. yes. You can also check out the activities list and find a variety a things to do such as join a sunset cruise or rent canoes or kayaks. They had a great varity of beaches and hiking trails. There are crabs, lobsters, and other animals. I've been happy with just about everything on "the circle" except perhaps #32. This video is unavailable. : Landfall 6,4,3 Everything West Dune Way. Maine’s best saltwater camping may be on Hermit Island, a 225-acre peninsula jutting into Casco Bay. You check in at the Kelp Shed which is the service center for the campground. Hermit Island from Mapcarta, the free map. Hermit Island Campground is for registered campers only - visitors are not allowed within the campground. -In 2007, two of my best friends and I had the time of our lives camping on Hermit Island. Lots of sites, but most of them have some kind of buffer between, so you feel like you have some kind of privacy.Owners and Staff: Very professional and courteous. Sites fill up fast, so if you want to go for a week or more, be sure to send in your reservation request in December. These tours can be signed up for at the Kelp shed which is the islands service center. There's a lobstering-related truck that goes down the main road of the campground every morning about 6:00 and is kind of loud. 23 is good for kids - big and spacious, close to the bathroom, but a little close to the road for me. 3. The value are fully wooded but tend to have more bugs. It does not get any better than this. You could also go tide pooling or take a sunset cruise on Casco Bay. What stood out? I started camping there at the tender age of 2. The prime and choice are open with little shade with less bugs. Ask questions and choose wisely in the heat of the summer! Popham Beach is also very close to the island. You are surrounded by ocean on all of the island except a small strip connecting it to the mainland. And one of my favorites is to purchase a shellfishing license and during low tide go out and dig clams. 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. I especially loved the tours which is what I did with most of my time on the island. Next time we will reserve an ocean view site rather than an interior. They are scattered throughout the campground and the showers are free to all guests. Next to the store is the island's gift shop which offers eveything to remind you of your island vacation inlcuding t-shirts and postcards among other options. Our first year we had a small site, almost couldn't get the pop-up out due to rain and slick grass, but had such a great time! The sites are put into three groups; prime, choice, and value with prime being the highest and value being the lowest. I've been happy with just about everything on "the circle" except perhaps #32. In the summer be sure to get a site though away from the regular toilets since they do not flush and tend to stink. You check in at the Kelp Shed which is the service center for the campground. //