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Address: 121 Mayville Road, Bethel, ME 04217
Phone Number: 800-533-3607
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Fun day gem "hunting" with the grandkids

We took our two grandchildren, ages six and five, here last weekend to "hunt" for gems. On the advice of the man running the sluice, we purchased the $50.00 bucket instead of two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Augusta, ME
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Augusta, ME
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We took our two grandchildren, ages six and five, here last weekend to "hunt" for gems. On the advice of the man running the sluice, we purchased the $50.00 bucket instead of two $25 buckets and had the kids share. He was very good explaining to them what to do and what to look for in their bucket---very patient with... More 

Thank Augusta_MEJRTlover
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Bethel Outdoor Adventures & Campground is a place where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. We parked our travel trailer there next to the Androscoggin River. The tubing and kyaking is GREAT! From the campground, driving an hour we were on the top of Mount Washington, NH. Back in Bethel, ME there are great restaurant's and small stores.... More 

Thank STB1989
Bourne, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came to "find" gems- for $25.00 we get a bucket to sift through. Dave was extremely knowledgable and helpful, we got some cool gems and had a really fun time.

Thank Kim G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a wicked awesome time. Came up to visit family we all had a blast. We even got to see a couple bold Eagles and had beautiful views! Thanks for a wonderful adventure! Would totally do this again!!! 😝

Thank Danielle W
Lincolnville, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Spectacular weekend tenting, biking, & kayaking on the Androscoggin River at Bethel Outdoor Adventure Campground. Tent site was lovely, owners & employees friendly & helpful, kayak rental for Gilead drop off excellent value. My new favorite spot!!

Thank Elisa O
Sheridan, Wyoming
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have our own kayak and they wanted $45 for a one way four mile ride for one person. Other places we've been have given us a ride for $0-3. It seems they don't like happy campers. Do they really think we'll rent equipment when we have our own.

1 Thank Barbara H
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Bethel Outdoor Adventure is a great place to rent canoes, kayaks, or tubes. This would be a great place to bring your family. They take you to a destination of your choice, depending on how long you want to be on the river. The river is a great place to loose yourself in nature. I've seen Eagles, a Mother... More 

Thank patspizza
Augusta, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are booking a trip with your own tubes - be careful! The website says the price for shuttling up to 14 people is $37. When I called to reserve a space for our family, I was told that it would be $45, since we were bringing our own tubes. While this was on our outer limit for what... More 

1 Thank Christina K
Clifton Park, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The campground was clean, quiet and peaceful. The rental canoe trip was fun and easy. The wire bridge across the river to the island was really cool, too! Can't forget the bucket of tailings we brought home to "mine" at a later date! Great place, great people great fun! Thank you for a great time. We will be back! Dottie... More 

Thank Dottie R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I've been going here for more than 10 years with a great group of friends. This place is wonderful, they give us a great rate for the group camp site. Always lots of fun. Can wait until our trip this year.

1 Thank Jim K

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