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Address: 6 Hermit Island Rd., Phippsburg, ME
Phone Number: 2074432101
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We LOVE Hermit Island Campground !!!

If you love camping you will love Hermit Island. The beach is beautiful, great walking hiking trails and if you have a boat the launch ramp is easy to use. the only reason I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Swanton, Vermont
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Farmington, Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We have camped here every year. We have my mom, sister, niece, my two children and this year my three step sons joined us. It is our favorite place, we look forward to our trip all year. Yes there are misquitos and skunks but you're camping in Maine! The ocean, beaches and views are well worth it. My daughter and... More 

Thank Heather P
seaford, de
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What a great experience...borrowed a friends pop up camper, pulled up on a ledge that overlooked the ocean, was foggy and water was freezing but just beautiful and peaceful. The camp store had all the goodies plus fresh scallops and lobster! This was 27 yrs ago but seems like yesterday!

Thank katypaints
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Myself, My Husband, My 14 yr old daughter and her 14 yr old friend visited here in August. My husband had stayed at Hermit Island as a child with his family and had fond memories so wanted to revisit. We made some great memories here :-) We stayed at #44 Dune Way which was walking distanct to the beach. We... More 

Thank beachbons
Hudson, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I camped here about 50 years ago with my family. I had to return. The campground has many restrictions. I can see why, because they probably don't want the campground to become a party place. However, it would been nice if our local friends could join us for a few hours. The campsite was ok as well as the bathrooms.... More 

1 Thank Patti D
Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This isn't glamping, but the beach and views are amazing, the people are friendly, and they steam your lobsters for you. My kids have grown up there.

Thank Laura T
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful place to camp.... simple and amazing. I saw my first deer up close and those crazy skunks love us. Very peaceful but tons of biting bugs. I would suggest spending more than 2 nights here and the red hiking trail is amazing.

2 Thank wharb82498
Swanton, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you love camping you will love Hermit Island. The beach is beautiful, great walking hiking trails and if you have a boat the launch ramp is easy to use. the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is after 3 days I really needed a hot shower. They have showers, but the water is COLD !!!... More 

1 Thank Deb0336
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great spot. Enjoyed the views and the campsites are nice. Getting there is pretty easy as well and Maine in the summer is the best.

Thank Trey H
Brunswick, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As someone who lives in Maine and has stayed at most of the campgrounds in the Midcoast area, I would avoid this place. The bugs are terrible, the staff is rude and the owner is an old man who apparently likes to harass everyone. We actually packed all of our gear up and left instead of staying overnight. Its a... More 

3 Thank Jeff C
Lebanon, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you can't handle rustic camping, its not for you. But if you like simple camping, beautiful uncrowded beaches reserved just for campers, amazing sunsets, friendly people, both employees and other campers, being close to nature, exploring tide pools, and just getting away from life, come enjoy! We drive 4 hours to get there, and would be willing to drive... More 

1 Thank Marilyn S

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