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On Casco Bay in Phippsburg, Maine
"Best Saltwater Camping in Maine" - Downeast Magazine Best of Maine 2008
Update 4/29/2013 Limited camping starting May 3rd, please see below.
Hear ye , Hear ye, The Hermit wishes to announce rate and policy adjustments for the upcoming 2013 season. Regarding rates, the 7% Maine State sales tax will be added to your bill. We allow 2 adults or a family with 2 adults and 3 children per site, a maximum of 3 additional children will be accepted for $5.00 per child per night. All children being under the age of 21. (Age 21 & older is considered an adult.) One vehicle per site. There is no parking for additional vehicles on the campground. We will open a limited number of sites on Friday May 3rd.This will include the Circle, Bayberry, Lee Side Way, Ocean Sweep and Joes Head. The store will not be open, so we will be around to collect payment around 9 am. Campsite fees are $35 plus tax which totals $37.45. Please be careful with camp fires as conditions are very dry right now. Happy camping!Just a Qiuck reminder to everyone, please do not ask us to choose a site for you if really do not want us to. We are getting a lot of calls from people that we are choosing sites for that do not like what we have chose for them.When none of the sites are available from the original request, we start with the best sites left available, this may clarify some confusion. If you receive a not available card in the mail in January, you have to re-submit it by mail. Phone reservations cannot be made until February 1st. March 1st is upon us and we know that the phone will be non stop busy for about 2 weeks straight. We are on the phone and it is not off the hook, we are on it taking reservations. Please be patient as we will answer as many calls a day as we can.
We have been receiving calls and e-mails about our website saying that we are accepting mail and phone calls for any length of time. This is on the "Unofficial website of Hermit Island." This website has a lot of inaccurate information on it.This website is not affiliated with us in any way. Please refer to our website for the latest up to date information.
A deposit of $125 will be required with your reservation request for a week or longer.Memorial Day payment is $112.35, this includes Maine State sales tax.Labor Day payments are at regular season costs,payment is due with mail request. Please include 7% sales tax with payment. If the deposit is not included with your request, a reservation will not be made .If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail or call us. firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-443-2101 Please remember that we only send out one bill after a reservation has been made, so keep your due dates handy.Office hours are 9-2 Monday through Friday. Reservations or cancellations by e-mail are not accepted, please call or mail us with any cancellations.Campers be aware that the state of Maine legislature has passed a bill that has made it illegal to bring firewood into the state of Maine from other states.This is due to the outbreaks in other states from the Emerald Ash Borer.
Hermit Island Campground is a family-oriented seasonal campground located on a 255 acre peninsula in Small Point at the southern tip of Phippsburg. The campground is accessed by a right-of-way which goes across a sand causeway. Hermit Island is roughly 1.5 miles long and .5 miles wide at the widest point. Most of the campsites are on the southern end of the island. The northern end has several beaches, hiking trails, and a small marina and wharf.
Campsites & Cabins
Our 275 campsites are located near sandy beaches, on rocky cliffs, along the tidal harbor, and in the forested interior. Each campsite has a picnic table, a loose rock fire ring, and parking for one car. Campsites fall into 4 categories depending on how close to the ocean they are and whether they have a water view or direct beach access.
We also rent 3 small cabins - The Hermit Island Cottage, the Log Cabin, and the Sou'wester.The Hermit Island cottage is rented from Sunday to Sunday only. Please write to us with a request if you are interested. You must be 21 or older to rent a campsite. The kelp shed is also available to rent out for weddings, reunions etc, the rental cost for the Kelp Shed is $800.
Hermit Island Cottage $1100/week in season. $775/week off season. Rented Sunday to Sunday. 50% deposit required for each week rented; due within 30 days of when the reservation is made. Refunds only if we can re-rent. Accomodates only 5 people-bedroom with twin beds, bunkroom [separate entrance] with twin beds, sofa in living room. Linens, pillows,blankets, etc. are not supplied. Shower in the bathroom. Fully equipped galley- type kitchen. Fireplace with wood supplied. Roof sundeck. Camping equipment may not be set up outside. No pets. 2 vehicles only. Sales Tax.
Log Cabin $420/ week in season. $60/night off season-2 night minimum stay.Rented Sunday-Sunday in season. Full amount payable within 30 days of when reservation was made. Refunds only if we can re-rent. Accomodate only 4 people-bunk beds with mattresses.2 rooms, cold running water, no inside toilet facilities. Electric hotplate, no pots or pans.Small sundeck. Camping equipment may not be set up outside. One vehicle only. No pets. Sales Tax.
Sou'wester $595 week/in season. $85 /night off season-2 night minimum stay. Rented Sunday-Sunday in season.Full amount payable within 30 days of when the reservation is made. Refunds only if we can re-rent. Accomodates only 4 people-wooden bunks without mattresses.No electricity or running water. Small woodstove. Small sundeck with a beautiful view of Casco Bay. Camping equipment may not be set up outside. One vehicle only. No pets. Sales Tax.
All of our sites accomodate tents. Some of our sites accomodate tent trailers from 18' to 25' long when open, and some accomodate pick-up trucks with slide-on campers[We do not accept dual wheeled truck campers].To see if a particular site takes your size tent trailer, check the list of campsites. We do not allow RVs or any other hard top trailers, including tear-drop trailers. If it doesn't fold down into a box, please don't bring it. If you're not sure if your equipment is allowed, please check here. All modified cargo and utility trailers must be parked in the boat trailer lot.
We allow 2 adults or a family with 2 adults and 3 children per site, a maximum of 3 additional children will be accepted for $5.00 per child per night. All children being under the age of 21.(Age 21 & older is considered an adult.) Only 1 vehicle is allowed per campsite. We do not allow pets.
Office: 42 Front St. Bath, ME 04530....... (207)443-2101......Mon. - Fri. 9 AM - 2 PM