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Balsam Cove Campground

286 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472
Balsam Cove Campground
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Orland, Maine
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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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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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Bangor, Maine
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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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New Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Plenty of activities for the kids, great playground. We camped down near the lake. Our daughter's family was with us and our granddaughter (6) LOVED being able to walk over and go fishing as much as she wanted. She also loved the playground. Bonfire every Saturday and many other activities throughout the summer that you can either take part in... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great place managed very well by good people. Other campers were friendly. We stayed for a pot luck supper which was lots of fun. The campground has a beach non a lovely clean lake, boat dock, clean showers, a pavilion with food, and all kinds of great things for kids. It is dog friendly which made us very happy. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have camped at many places and by far this is the best! If u want a fun relaxing time this is the place. The owner's will go out of there way to help u enjoy ur time while ur there! To top it off this summer our family enjoyed a beautiful wedding reception that they were great in accommodating!... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have stayed at this Camp for a few weeks every year, for three or four years now. The owners are always trying to add more, makeing the stay better and more enjoyable. This year they started offering horse riding lessons, and they have a candy/ice cream area, next to the camps kitchen and pavilion. Balsam Cove is as advertized,... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Balsam Cove is an "Awesome Family Campground". We stayed there 4 weeks having ice cream every night from their ice cream trailer. Picked wild raspberries. Watched the kids (ages 1 - 80) having fun on the weekend hay rides. The location is close to everything (groceries, hardware, vet, restaurants, post office, etc., etc.). The owners and staff were always helpful... More 

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