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“camping at Camden Hills”

Camden Hills State Park
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Thirty miles of hiking trails keep the staunchest hiker trekking along.
New Haven, CT
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“camping at Camden Hills”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We camped for three nights at Camden Hills and spent one of our two days mostly in the park. The hike up to Mount Meganticook was well worth the gorgeous view. Camping-wise, this was an OK park. We are tent campers, so pretty picky about wanting private sites and quiet. We were in site 84S, which is in a small, wide-open loop. Only two sites on this loop have reasonable privacy in terms of tree cover (89 and 90), but people constantly walk right past those sites to get to the water. On the plus side, we got some sun and proximity to bathrooms, to which some campers had a very long walk. The nicest sites in terms of privacy are definitely on the outer loop, with a personal preference for 65, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, and 81, but these sites are all very shady, maybe to a fault. The lower loop is packed close. The best site here would probably be 32, but there is some road noise. We were a little bit worried about weekend partying here, but the staff seems to be on top of it and it turned out to be surprisingly quiet in spite of the close neighbors. That's also partly just the luck of the draw. Definitely buy the campground's own wood. It's nice and dry and makes a great campfire. We won't go out of our way to stay here again, but it was a fine stopover point on the way home from Acadia.

Visited August 2014
3 Thank Kathy C
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Quincy MA
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101 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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“Coastal walk”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The coastal walk trail is an easy trail. It has some stunning views of the rugged Maine shoreline, as well as the rumbling of a wild, coastline (non-accessible) beaches.

Visited August 2014
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Waterloo, Belgium
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162 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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“Great hiking experience”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We went for a 2 1/2 hours walk in Camden Hills State Park. It was a wonderful experience. We walked from the parking near the main entry to Ocean Lookout, which took us a little more than an hour for one way. The way was steep and a bit wet but doable and the view from Ocean Lookout just awsome. We underestimated a bit the distances and had some moscitos on the way but overall a very enjoyable experience.

Visited August 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small but beautiful”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Views were incredible! Walking down to the water was lovely experience with great view of the water!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Nora C
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Whitehouse, Ohio
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124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Lots and lots of hiking trails, and if you're there in late summer, you'll find tons of blueberries!

Visited August 2014
Thank Mwietro
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