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Balsam Cove Campground

286 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472
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Lottsburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stayed at the campground during a week in September.Great waterview campsite with all hookups. With passport american discount, it was one of the better deals we have experience in two years of camping.

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Charlton, Massachusetts, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stayed for a weekend. Was happy it wasn't very packed. Wanted a quiet place to chill and this was it. One of the cheaper campground we've stayed at. Even the wood was cheaper then all the others we've done this summer. The site was spacious and partly shaded+ Bathrooms were very clean and the showers were nice and hot. There... More 

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Thank araskempf
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Central Maine is a scenic paradise with some of the country's loveliest towns and small cities. We are in our second full season at Balsam Cove and will be here next summer as well. It is a comfortable and lovely place on beautiful Toddy Pond and near everything without being so close to the traffic of Acadia or the horrors... More 

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Winterport, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our family recently spent a night at Balsam Cove Campground. It was fine, but once we added up all the miscellaneous costs for everything it seemed not such a good deal. If you visit the website, you get the appearance of well maintained, spruced up camp. The reality was everything from bathrooms to playground looked about 60 years old and... More 

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2 Thank nodaybut2day
West Nyack, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We rented Trailer #5. It was Great!! The camper is private in the trees not too close to others but gets lots of sun. The lake is about 100 feet away. Camper was immaculate and very big with a great layout. 4 bunks in a back room with a big closet for clothes. Front room has a very comfortable queen... More 

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1 Thank Paz88
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very unfriendly place. The new owners are just business people out to make a buck. Not hospitable at all..these people have no idea how to run a campground. The rental camps where a mess and the staff overworked as the owners sit on their butts.

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8 Thank maineguy23
Orland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Although the owners seem nice they also seemed overworked and stretched to the limit. There is something like 180 campsites and it's LOUD. Pretty rowdy folks that camp here, campsites are on top of each other and there are unsupervised kids everywhere. They allow wave runners and sitting down by the water was not peaceful not to mention the dog... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

My soon to be wife and I spent this weekend camping with our two children and two dog at balsam cove. It was a great stay. The owners were very kind and more then helpful. We can't wait to stay angin. Maybe we will stay all season..

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1 Thank Dennis E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Joe and Michelle are always willing to take the time to help you and insure your visit is a great one and that all your needs are met. The play ground , beach, docks and hay rides are all so awesome for the families. The sites are well placed the campground is neat and clean. Floats are in for the... More 

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Thank Jeffry H
Bangor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I love this camp ground. We camped there every major Holiday in 2013. We love the fact that we can bring our dogs. We actually are getting a seasonal camp site next summer with our friends getting a camp site next to us! This campground has it all--lake, beautiful campsites, great owners...the list goes on! Can't wait... More 

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