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Papoose Pond Family Campground & Cabins
Reviewed 6 November 2012

My family of 6 visited and stayed in one of the cabins. This is a fabulous campground. The lake is crystal clear. Every night there is wonderful entertainment. It is a great place for a family vacation. It exceeded our expectations in every way.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Lawyermom4
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We just returned from our second annual stay Papoose Pond. We reserved a tent site there last year after Hurricane Irene, and had an amazingly fun time with the kids (now ages 3 and 7), so we decided to reserve the same site again for this year. Check in was a breeze, and we arrived to our spacious site that had been raked and cleaned from the previous campers.

Since it was the holiday week there were plenty of activities scheduled for the kids, and for families. Some of them were kiddie soccer, volleyball, kickball, capture the flag, tie-dye t-shirts and more. There are a wide variety of campsites available as well, so if you are into tenting, cabins or RVs, there is most likely something that will suit you.

The staff is very helpful and friendly, and there is security during night hours to keep the extremely loud campers and those misbehaving in check.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank G M
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We had a blast at this campground. We rented the sites that have an overhang, outdoor stove and kitchen area with a full bathroom n shower attached. It was great to keep the mess outside the camper for a change! Nice selection of activities, a heated pool and water sports (non~motorized) galore. Staff was friendly and always went the extra mile for you. We are already booked for next year!!!
Ohhh...Be sure to bring your citronella candlea and your bug spray..to keep the flies n skeeters at bay.
We camped in a travel trailer.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank TheBestIsYetToCome
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Another great week at the 'poose. The kids spent most of the week in the pond, but there are other great activities for the kids, as well. This is a great place for families of all ages. We hate to see the week end and look forward to returning next season

  • Stayed: July 2012
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5  Thank Pumpkin49
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We just returned from a week at Papoose Pond with our 14 year old daughter. We wouldn't have stayed the whole week but we were too lazy to pack up to move and we had other things to do in the area. On the plus side, Papoose offers huge, pretty wooded sites which is the main thing to us. On the downside, we were in site 33 which is right next to the very busy road that the campground is located on. Tractor trailers going by in the morning sounded like freight trains through your living room. If you are going to camp here, and I suggest doing so only if you have young children as everything is geared to them, then definitely pick a campsite as far from the road as you can get. There is a lot of noise in the campground from all of the kids as well as the carousel which isn't too annoying, but the place feels quite commercialized. The pond is that, a pond, so if you're expecting a lake it isn't really that. We had our kayaks and paddled around the perimeter of it in a short time. Bathrooms were clean, showers were great and so were the staff for the most part. Make sure you take bikes for the kids at least as everything is quite spread out. If it were not for the 30% off special they had for the week we were there, we certainly would not have paid the regular price to stay but it was okay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Navig8tor_95
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

From my initial phone call to the young man at the mini-golf area to the carousel operator, everyone was warm and welcoming. The campfire sing-a-long was well loved and my kids were heard singing the songs on the way home. For .75 cents a ride on the carousel, my six-year old deemed this her "campground dream come true!" Should you have the opportunity to visit by tent, I would encourage you to consider the second half of the campground as the sites are much more spacious and private! Oh! The other thing that impressed me? The staff always seemed to be cleaning the restrooms.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank MomtoNine
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We have been going to papoose pond for a number of years it's a great place for a family with young children. My son loves going and looks forward to it, but my older children have become bored. I also found the attmosphere a little more pleasant this year perhaps it was the change in management?? It's nice to see the same returning families every year. It's kept clean and the accomadation options are numerous and fit many differant budgets.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Kellyjo68
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Additional Information about Papoose Pond Family Campground & Cabins

Address: 700 Norway Rd, Waterford, ME 04088-3120
Region: United States > Maine > Waterford
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Waterford
Price Range: £18 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 240
Also Known As:
Papoose Pond Resort & Campground Hotel Waterford
Papoose Pond Resort And Campground
Papoose Pond Family Campground & Cabins Waterford, Maine

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