Michelle R.
Sidney, ME
Joined August 2018
Green Mountain National Forest Warren Falls

Just south of Warren Falls trail head and parking lot and just north of Green Mountains National Forest Road #25, is a small (4-5 sites, 3 picnic tables) camping and parking area wedged between the Mad River and Vermont Route 100. Grassy and Rocky sites, 4 fire rings, 3 porta-potties, and stream side (river) camping close to trails, Warren Falls swimming hole, the Lincoln Gap Road and hiking, and the "famous" Warren General Store, and covered bridge. There aren't any reservation or use instructions or signs posted.

family camping on Lake Bomoseen

family camping Kabins, rv, and tent sites, arcade, store, ice cream, and Lake Bomoseen. Easy to get to, close to Castleton, Rutland, and Hubbarton Battlefield. Great spot for a family get-a-way.

Incredible beauty and tranquility

there are no amenities other than cascading waterfalls, mountain views, incredible swimming hole, a nearby lake, a picnic table and a fire ring. the easiest access to sites one and two is the Silver Lake trail head parking lot on Vermont Route 53 just before Bradbury State Park. Hike or mountain bike just over .5 miles and turn left over the footbridge for sites one and two. The sites are just steps from incredible mountain views, an unbelievable swimming hole, and 3 amazing large waterfalls. The trail to the sites connect to both Moosalamo National Recreation Area and Bradbury State Park tails and are part of a five mile loop trail Silver Lake is just a one mile hike from the sites. The trail to the site features a multitude of cascading falls and is incredibly tranquil. Suitable for solo hikers and families, the sites are large.

Bring the family

This is a family campground with pool, playground, bounce house, Yogi Bear, theme weeks, store, rv sites and cabins. It's fun but not private (secluded), tranquil, or very wooded. Lots of fun activities and close to shopping and dining make this a good family spot.

Great state park camping

The bath houses are updated. Flush toilets and hot showers make this a safe bet. Swimming from the beach is great but often crowded. There are no water front camp sites but there is ample waterfront to share! head to the right of the main Beach area for more secluded water access and waterfront picnic and grilling areas. There are two hiking trails that are fun but lack a scenic view; one challenging, one easy. The park is fairly close to town for food, groceries, and supplies. There is not a specific outdoor/camping supply store nearby.

Spencer Bay Campsites Managed by Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Beautiful spot! About 40 sites operated first come, first serve. You can only stay up to two consecutive weeks at same spot. Very remote, not facilities (two outhouses). One side is more private with great big wave swimming and sunsets and only 5 sites. The other section is rather crowded with campers. Bring the four wheelers and expect to drive 15+ miles for basics and 30 miles to restock. Worth a drive for the sunset, moose watching, and views of Spencer Mountain.

Favorite Destination

We have been spending several days at Lily Bay State Park every June. This year, we spent 8 nights into July. The waterfront sites are amazing, especially the Penninsula in Rowell Cove. Bring your Kayaks and paddle to Sugar Island or explore the small islands in Lily Bay. Lots of swimming spots. there are approximately 8 private bath/shower rooms at the central bathhouse and outhouses scattered around the campground areas. There is also a two sink dishwashing station. Sometimes the water is really hot, sometimes it's frigid but the showers are really clean. Don't forget to stock up at the trading post and enjoy food truck Crepes and other shops and restaurants in Greenville then search for moose near Kokadjo, Roach Pond, or Prong Pond. Bring your kayaks and fishing poles! Plan to visit Elephant Mountain and see the site of the B-52 crash. New blue tourist info and landmark signs make finding the once relatively "secret" spots much easier.

Beautiful, Quiet, Tranquil Ocean Side Camping

Cobscook Bay is quiet and beautiful. Almost every campsite features a water view. It is the most quiet campground I've ever visited. There are some important things to know:

1. There are NO flush toilets, but there are many outhouses throughout the park.

2. There are 3 male, 3 female, and one ADA shower with plentiful wood boiler fueled hot water. One shower was broken when we visited. The men's lacked shower curtains. There are hot and cold water sinks with mirrors in the shower house.

3. There are no dumpsters, there are a few garbage cans throughout the park.

4. You can rent clamming gear. There is no sign for this, you have to ask.

5. The office staff do not all wear uniforms, they are friendly but not as over the top welcoming as at other State Parks. They do not preach about bears, raccoons, quiet time, or safety. Be smart on your own.

6. It is not easy to access the water. The campsites are high on "cliffs" you have to Scrabble down to the water from most sites. Still, you have a two or three sided water view with fantastic tidal changes.

7. Prepare for the smell of tidal mud flaps at low tide. The outhouses emit a similar fragrance.

8. Prepare to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the region: Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, West Quoddy Head Light House, Blueberries, hiking, exploring, eating local cuisine.

9. Don't miss out on Lubec Brewing Company or Campobello Island

10. Bring your passport and be prepared for a relaxing adventure.