When the weather is right, make your way up to Shin Pond Village and enjoy the very best of nature. Take the short hike to Shin Brook Falls for a great fishing and swimming area or embark on a little longer hike up to the summit of Mt. Chase for a birds-eye view of Shin Pond Village. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails around our facilities, all featuring amazing views and interaction with the beautiful Maine environment. Book your spring and summer retreat at Shin Pond Village today for:
We were interested in kayaking on ponds and streams in the KAWW or Baxter State Park. Since we have a trailer and our buddies have a RV, we new we could not get into South Branch Pond in BSP. We decided to try Shin Pond Village Campground, a privately owned place in Mt. Chase on the way to the northern entrance of BSP.
The campground is right off Route 159, which is now a scenic by way in the KAWW National Monument. Although our sites were close to the road, there was so little traffic it really didn't matter! Sites were flat and open, with decent privacy for a privately owned campground. There was a really good store and a great diner attached to the main office building. Campfire wood was abundant (and for sale by the campground) and each site had a picnic table, fire ring, and fire place to cook on.
The campground is between upper and lower Shin Ponds, with easy boat access to both. We were about 15 miles from the northern entrance of Baxter State Park (BSP), so we chose to travel to South Branch Pond to spend the day kayaking. A great choice as you can see from the pictures.