Hermit Island Campground

 

 

On Casco Bay in Phippsburg, Maine

 

"Best Saltwater Camping in Maine" - Downeast Magazine Best of Maine 2008

 

Update 10/22/2014

The campground is now closed for camping. Thank you to all of our campers that came to camp with us. We hope to see you again next year! Campers please remember to send your reservations in around the middle of December to make sure that your requests arrive by the first of January. We open the mail received prior to the first and then after we finish this mail we open the mail received after the first by the date received. All mail is done like a lottery, randomly picked.

Regarding rates, the 8% 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 even if it is your offspring, they are required to purchase another site.) One vehicle per site. There is no parking for additional vehicles on the campground.We will begin opening mail on January 2nd. DUE TO ALL THE SITES WE HAVE HELD AND HAVE ENDED UP CANCELLING AND CALLS FROM CAMPERS WHO DID NOT LIKE THE SITES WE CHOSE FOR THEM,WE HAVE DELETED THE OPTION FOR US TO CHOOSE A SITE FOR YOU.WE ARE RECEIVING CALLS FROM CAMPERS WHO HAVE SITES ON THEIR LIST THAT ARE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THEIR REQUESTS WHO WANT TO CANCEL. PLEASE ONLY LIST THE SITES THAT YOU REALLY WANT. WE ARE SENDING OUT LETTERS TO CAMPERSTHAT NONE OF THEIR SITES WERE AVAILABLE WHO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A SITE. 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 3rd. March 3rd is when we accept reservations for less than week 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 $113.40, this includes Maine State sales tax.Labor Day payments are at regular season costs,payment is due with mail request. Please include 8% 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. info@hermitisland.com 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.

 

Reservations

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 Taxof 8%

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 Taxof 8%

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 of 8%

Camping Equipment

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.

Campers

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 even if they are your own sibling, they are required to purchase another site.) 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