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Hermit Island

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I loved this campground. It offered great spots with access to a few different beaches. I visited... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Gilford, New Hampshire
via mobile
Love the camping but...

The campground is wonderful. Lots of beaches to choose from. Shaded sites as well as right on the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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  • Terrible4%
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6 Hermit Island Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4824
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Still a wild habitat with some campsites carved into the wilderness. Very popular in summer season—advance reservations needed if you plan to camp or caravan. Nice secluded beach.

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot although campsites are small. Just a shame we got terribly rude and unhelpful service from the owners.

Thank jjhorses101
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visit Hermit Island Campground for a few days of camping. When we got to the site, we were able to drive right in and pick a spot. It was off season so we didn’t need a reservation. We came about a...More

Thank Kelley D
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a local to us. Campsite snack bar with tables outside on the dunes. Food on paper plates, nothing fancy, but fresh and good - crab cakes, haddock etc. Then after an afternoon on the stunning beach we returned for delicious Maine ice creams....More

1  Thank stevec321
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My friends booked this weekend camping trip for us...and by the time I realized we had to drive 5 hours for a two night camping trip, it was too late. And then we I heard we couldn't get two consecutive nights in the same site...More

Thank 613denisem
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I have been camping at Hermit island for 57 years and the best part is has not changed much. The worse part is they no longer allow dogs. I always have a great experience and i am always sad when i leave. See you next...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went camping early August. The showers are filthy. I would not touch anything in them. Seriously, I understand rustic but this was just nasty. They have a captive audience and do not care.

1  Thank sfz48
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I've been camping at Hermit Island since the early 80's when I was a toddler. Just got back from a week there, and I always hate leaving! Not much has changed over he years, and I like that. Time seems to stand still there. The...More

Thank mcarwellos
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I loved this campground. It offered great spots with access to a few different beaches. I visited the end of July and the bugs were not that bad. The bathrooms were clean whenever I went and the showers provided hot water. The only downside was...More

Thank coly10
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The campground is wonderful. Lots of beaches to choose from. Shaded sites as well as right on the ocean. Bathrooms are rustic but clean. You can order lobsters and steamers at the camp store, prices were actual market price not restaurant market price. Only costs...More

5  Thank lornajm215
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from flourlady | Reviewed this property |
I had no issues with the bathrooms. I was concerned that the "out houses" would be stinky... but the weren't at all.
June 25, 2017|
Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
We just left Hermit Island after a 2-night weekend stay. I read the other traveler's review regarding the ticks. We drove to Sailboat Beach (different than Sand Dollar) and didn't experience any ticks. But we did, however... More
Emily G
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Response from beachbons | Reviewed this property |
I was told by one of the campground managers that after labor day you can pull up to the gate at 8 am go into the campground find a site you like put a piece of luggage or such on the picnic table to claim your site then go... More