This secluded, 7 site campground is located on the edge of Crocker Pond under a towering white pine forest. Crocker Pond along with several other nearby fishing ponds have boat launches for non-motorized boats. Drinking water is currently not available. (08/31/2018)
When we pulled up to this quiet campground during a warm and sunny day in October, the light shone through the trees on an idyllic pond wreathed in fall color. With no one else around we thought, “welcome to the perfect campsite.”
Each site offers a picnic table, fire ring, and access to the pond. The pit toilet bathrooms were clean and centrally located in the campground. There is a hand driven well pump for fresh water close to the boat ramp (canoes, kayaks, rowboats only). The water was a little rusty tasting, but perfectly fine to drink.
A trail lead directly out of the campsite to another pond about a mile away offering a short round trip afternoon hike. Further up the road, about a mile from the campground, the Mt. Albany trailhead offers a longer and more challenging hike up to the summit as well as connection to other trails in the area. Along the way we found amazing views of the surrounding mountains in all their fall glory!
The campground is only 8 miles from the town of Bethel, ME. This small hamlet offers a few restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores.
Into the Whites from West Bethel, Crocker Pond is an off the beaten path car camping destination. Beautiful place to set up camp for a night to 14 days. The campground is situated along the wooded banks of the small Crocker Pond, with about 5 of the 7 sites directly on the water. A short drive to Rt 113 in the Whites along the Maine/ NH border. Caribou Mountain is an awesome 6.7 mile looped hike in this area. Great bang for your buck.
Nice little campground right off the "pond" (which is excellent for catching a meal). Only 7 sites all hidden away in the trees with a vault toilet and an old school hand pump for water.
You are really hidden away from people without having to trek miles and this campground looked like it was almost never used.