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“Okay, but not worth the price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Recompence Shore Campground at Wolfe's Neck Farm

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134 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Port Orchard, Washington
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“Okay, but not worth the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had camping spot # 108 and were there on a weekend when it was not very busy, in fact we were kind of shocked to find basically all the spots around us empty for such a nice weather weekend. But, we found out that it was kinda swampy where we were staying, a huge puddle gathered and our camping spot became a mosquito breeding ground. The price for this campsite is pretty steep considering there is no w/e for 30 something bucks a night. It's okay, but you could drive to Acadia and to Stonewall and get camp spots for 14 bucks that is in Acadia, seems worth the drive. We won't be going back, but to each their own! It was difficult getting the kayaks from our site to the water, because of the huge cliff. They did provide a kayak chute which made things a bit easier, but not much.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stowe, Vermont
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My boyfriend, dog, and I stayed for 2 nights in the beginning of May. Our campsite was very nice. It had a view of the bay, a well-kept fire pit, and nice mowed grass. Their website has photos and accurate descriptions of sites, so definitely check those out before you book a specific site. There were doggie waste disposal bags and trash making picking up after the dog very easy. The inner wooded sites were beautiful as well, some with views of the feilds and bay in the distance. We checked in after the office had closed and were even able to purchase firewood, all on the honor system, which gave off a very friendly, welcoming, and trusting vide from the campground. It's only a few minutes from Freeport and 15-20 minutes to Portland. We will definitely visit again!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oak bluffs
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I stayed here off-season with some friends in one of the oceanfront cabins. We were in the cabin on the point, which was simple but beautiful.The cabins are well-stocked with kitchen gear, and have cold running water, with an outhouse close by. The shower and laundry facilities are adequate. There is a nice playground area for the kids. My friends have camped here for many years, and return every year because they love it so much. The spot we were in was spectacular for watching the tide rise and fall, and pick around in the rocks at low tide, and it's a very picturesque walk around the campground to see the ocean from different perspectives, and see the animals out in the field and barn. My only negative comment was that the outhouses really smelled bad, as if they had not been emptied all season, but aside from that one detraction, I would return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tyngsboro, Ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This is a no frills campground, with minimal but usable facilities. The location is very nice and good for walks around the grounds for the water views. Also, the grounds are a working farm, and cows moo pleasantly as background effects. Also, for city folks the cows march here and there at different times of the day which is interesting to watch. There is a sea kayak put-in on the grounds under a tiny bridge. Do schedule your visit to catch a "shore dinner" at the farm, which they do throughout the summer. This is not to be missed, and there is a hayride for kids afterwards.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I just want to share my experience of cancelling with the campground. I called 7 days prior to my 2 night reservation to cancel due to 2 children being ill and being on antibiotics. I was charged not a fee but the full 2 nights because it was not 14 days or more notice. Emergencys do come up that will not allow travel but they were not concerned with the reason why. All the girl wanted to do was read their cancellation policy to me. I also had to cancel with an Inn for the following nights and only got charged a $20 cancellation fee which was much more expensive and nicer than the campground. So vacationers beware, if you make reservations and an emergency comes up which will not allow you to stay there you will be charged the full amount for 2 nights. How absurb !!! I know I will not make plans to camp there again in the future, there are plenty of other campsites, and just as nice if not nicer that are in the area.
PS, We did spend 2 nights there last year and it really was nothing special, nice, but a typical campground. Definitely not worth rising losing 2 full nights refund over.

Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Camden, Maine
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We camped in one of the spots that has w/e. These sites are NOTHING like the ones in the brochure or on the website. The sites without w/e by the water are nice, but this area is definitely NOT. Our site bordered a very swampy area. The empty site next to us had not been cleaned--the fire pit was heaped with trash, and stayed that way for over 24 hours or until I complained. The grass had not been mowed, and we found garbage in the grass including a used syringe. The outhouses are among the grossest I have ever seen. There are trees, but they had been stripped of their branches until the very top, so there was very little shade. Our view was of an old, broken down Tom's Potato Chip truck, that we thought was abandoned. Quiet time is not enforced--our neighbor decided to chop wood and fire up his campfire at 1:30 am. I let all this be known at the front office, but we never received a call or email from management, so I guess they don't care. We never saw anyone check on anything in the three days we were there. That's probably why the neighbors felt comfortable having their gray water dump directly into the swamp in back. We camp almost every weekend in the summer and have never had to make even one complaint at any of the other campgrounds we've visited. This one was a disappointing dump.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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South Lancaster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We truly love the location. The ocean views are just fantastic. Three things need some attention. The first is the outhouses. The need more daily maintenance, the are foul. The second thing is that the showers have no pressure. I would rather pay double so that I could have at least a little pressure. The third item is that it would be nice to have someone patrol or check on the campsites at least a couple times a night on the weekends. There was a group of women that were having a rowdy, heated, and loud discussion at 3:00 in the morning. Other than that, it is wonderful and despite these minor problems we look forward to camping there next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 134 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME
Location: United States > Maine > Freeport
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Freeport
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 50 years, our family-friendly Recompence Shore Campground has given families the opportunity to stay at a working saltwater farm just 4.5 miles from downtown Freeport and L.L. Bean. Set on our 626 acres of farmland and forest with over 4 miles of Casco Bay ocean frontage, our campground is the perfect place to enjoy your Maine vacation in the country. Open May-October (winter camping by appointment) 3 oceanfront cottages & 130 oceanfront, inland and wooded campsites Tents-only area (Middle Bay) 20 RV sites (inland) with water & 30 amp electric service (35' max) Limited oceanfront sites that accomodate motorhomes and trailers (dry camping) Adjacent to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Pet-friendly (max: 2 well-behaved, leashed pets per site) Summer kayak and bicyle rentals, farm tours, lobster bakes, Snack Shack and haywagon rides, history tours and family programs ... more   less 
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Recompence Shore Campground At Wolfe's Neck Farm Freeport, Maine

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