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Balsam Cove Campground

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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Waterfront sites overlooking the lake are beautiful. The bathhouse is one of the nicest ones I've seen at a campground. The sites are gravel, so be forewarned if you're in a tent. The best part about this location is the lack of ambient light, so you'll see every star in the sky along with possibly some meteors or satellites -...

Thank katnip_21f
New Jersey
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice campground & management but sites are really tight. The pond is refreshing but i have to say the people at campground are dirty they do not clean up after them selves there was clothes, shoes, drinks and toys everywhere making swim area appear trashy. Overall it is really nice campground in a good location. Management should put a sign...

Thank noggette
Lori T, Owner at Balsam Cove Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, both the good and the bad. We appreciate hearing both. We are relatively new owners and are constantly working to improve the campground and work out solutions to problems like this. Since last season, we have loamed and seeded the waterfront area to grass and installed a rain garden to contain runoff and help keep...

Dundee, New York
Reviewed 2 August 2016

After reading the most recent reviews we almost cancelled our reservation to this campground however I am glad we didn't. We stayed for 3 nights during the week. We have a small travel trailer and reserved a spot near the water. It's a good thing we have such a small camper as these sites are very small. It was a...

Thank Agnes W
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with our camper, and were notified that a close family member had been hospitalized at Blue Hill Hospital. We quickly searched for campgrounds in the area, and were able to secure a reservation at Balsam Cove. Tammy was was very courteous and helpful on the phone. We placed our reservation around 8:30 am. We received a call...

2Thank kmktravel
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We took our 5 year old daughter here over this past weekend. She loved it! We rented the cabin close to the playground and swim area. Cabin was clean, comfortable, and close to the bathrooms. Bathroom/showers were also very clean. After reading other reviews I was concerned about dog mess, but dogs aren't allowed in the play/swim area and elsewhere...

Thank Hollie D
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We have never been treated as badly as we were here. The new manager Justin is crazy!! We booked a seasonal sight for $6800 it was supposed to be a large lakefront site with a private dock. We arrived to our dock pilled up and not installed. Paying 3X as much as any other site you would think they would...

5Thank JB C
Bucksport, Maine
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I wanted to surprise our son on his Birthday by renting him a cabin for the night - I rented cabin number #35 and found the little rustic cabin to be just what I wanted- the cabin had a little shelf/table, and little fridge and microwave - it had a full sized bed and a bunkbed- the mattress is pretty...

1Thank Kimmy7284
Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Had to cancel my reservation but did so 4 months in advance. They charged my credit card a cancellation fee! To make matters worse they charged me the whole amount of my reservation. They did refund saying it was a mistake and had the NERVE to take out a cancellation fee! These are new owners and they DO NOT know...

2Thank Carolyn J
Lottsburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We stayed at the campground during a week in September.Great waterview campsite with all hookups. With passport american discount, it was one of the better deals we have experience in two years of camping.

1Thank Lon C
Charlton, Massachusetts, Usa
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stayed for a weekend. Was happy it wasn't very packed. Wanted a quiet place to chill and this was it. One of the cheaper campground we've stayed at. Even the wood was cheaper then all the others we've done this summer. The site was spacious and partly shaded+ Bathrooms were very clean and the showers were nice and hot. There...

Thank araskempf

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balsam Cove, a lakeside family-oriented campground. Located on 10-mile-long Toddy Pond in Orland. Playground, swim area, fishing. Bring the kid’s bikes. Store, laundry, free hot showers, free Wi-Fi, take out restaurant weekends. Explore Bar Harbor 26 miles away, or Ft. Knox and the country’s tallest bridge observation tower nearby. Close to trendy Blue Hill peninsula. Rent a pontoon boat, fishing boat, kayak or canoe, or bring your own. Relax while the kids make new friends. Friday and Saturday night hay rides. Friday night movies in the pavilion. Saturday night bonfires at the waterfront. Christmas in July, the 3rd weekend of July. Halloween in August, the 3rd weekend of August. Pets are welcome. Pet-friendly rental RV available. If you don’t own a camper, stay in a rustic cabin or rental RV. Kick back and listen to the loons. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsam Cove Campground

Address: 286 Back Ridge Rd, Orland, ME 04472-4314
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Orland
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Number of rooms: 124
Also Known As:
Balsam Cove Campground Hotel East Orland
Balsam Cove Campground Maine/Orland
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“The ground of the sites are all gravel. I suggest using outdoor rugs to walk on if you like being bare foot. Also use tarps under the tents.”
araskempf, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We have our own camper so I can not say how the rental cabins and campers are.”
40jeffryh, 21 May 2014 | Read review
“All sites are great!”
830nikkil, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“This feature only applies if you rent a cabin or trailer. We brought our rooms and loved it.”
JeffH778, 17 May 2013 | Read review
“if you are into camping and like fishing and boating go now.do not stop for go collect 200.00 and go now. there are no bad areas here.”
BillB598, 21 May 2012 | Read review
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