Camden Hills State Park (ME) – July 20-22, 2012

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  1. NH-popper

    NH-popper Boldly going camping!

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    Where: Camden Hills State Park – Camden, Maine
    When: July 20-22, 2012 (Fri-Sun)
    Reservations: Maine Department of Conservation
    Sites for Maine residents are $15* - everyone else $25* per night
    (*=sites with power $10 extra per night)
    Coordinator(s): Need2Travel & NH-Popper

    Park Description:
    Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped.

    The park is located a few minutes north of Camden, a quintessential New England town featuring shops that are within walking distance to the working harbor. Harbor cruises, whale and puffin watches are available daily.

    Summer nights spent under the stars is a recipe for family fun. Campers who stay at the park's campground enjoy the comfort stations that are equipped with hot showers.


    Area Info: MaineDreamVacation.comCampsite Photos has pictures of the sites here:

    http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Camden-Hills-State-Park

    Here are the current attendees:

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  2. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I am definitely in on this one! Monday, February 6, 2012 is when reservations start for this. I will likely be booked and sharing my site info with you all around 9.05am that day. [LOL] I will be there the last weekend, July 20-22, 2012

    **Here** is a link to the Park info and camdenme.org is the link to the area info
     
  3. NH-popper

    NH-popper Boldly going camping!

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    7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Let's shoot for Friday 7/13 to Monday 7/22 as the rally week then. Think that gives folks time to be somewhere for 7/4 and at Mi Te Jo later in the month.
     
  4. Davylee

    Davylee Camping = Life is Good

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I might be up for this for a long weekend. Just a note the W/E is not the entire campground. Only the big RV site rows at the bottom of the hill or near the entrance to the park. IT is a beautiful area, nice campground, some sites at the top of the hill loop are not very level, but those are also dry camping.
     
  5. NH-popper

    NH-popper Boldly going camping!

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I scoped out the W/E loop this past summer, it seems pretty nice and the spots are medium to large and fairly isolated from each other, a bit like Wompatuck in MA or Thompson Lake in CT. The farthest end of the loop has the nicest sites. I'll keep everyone posted on when Maine will start taking reservations.
     
  6. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    We'd have to pass on this one. 6 plus hours if no traffic. [:(]
    good luck though...
     
  7. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I'm actually extending my stay here coming on on Weds 7/18 - Sun 7/22. I fell in Love with Camden last summer - and Thursday 7/19/2012 is the annual The Camden House and Garden Tour; I'm a bit of a gardens nut so I don't want to miss it. Some of the properties in the area are "if I won the lottery" dreamy; I can only imagine what some of the hidden from street view gardens are like.

    Lou - it is a bit farther than last years Maine Rally; however this is definitely an area you could make for a week long trip. Just know you & Jan are always welcome if you change your mind! [:)C]
     
  8. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Kristine,
    I'm going to be a bit busy with the Big Meadows, VA rally at the end of June.
    That is an 8+ hr trip each way for us and we'll be doing that for the week.
    This one is just too close for another extended week. Not enough time off...
     
  9. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Oh yes! I forget about that - of course this is completely understandable. I know I'll be crossing paths with you elsewhere next summer [:)C]
     
  10. RayT38

    RayT38 It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    We'd be interested in this one, as this is one of our favorite campgrounds. We usually camp there in the spring before the crowds arrive, so summertime will be a first for us. We usually camp further inland during the summer to avoid the crowded coast. One of the other great campgrounds to consider if Camden Hills doesn't work out I would suggest is Wassamki Springs. They are very amenable to large groups. As I said, in another post, it may be difficult to book Camden Hills as a group, as they fill up fast, and they reserve a section of the campground as non reservable, first come first served. Ray
     
  11. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    The will allow Reservations for this park to be made on Monday, February 6, 2012.

    I will be booking on Monday, February 6, 2012

    Part of the reason for posting these rally plans (especially at such popular & cost friendly public campgrounds) so early is so people have time to plan and be ready to book site when the opportunity opens. Winter may be about to set in here in New England; but that is just camping trip planning for the upcoming season time!

    RayT38 - I'm glad that you're planning to join us!
     
  12. CampinKiwi

    CampinKiwi New Member

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    That looks like a nice spot to spend a week, We will make the effort to be there as well, just a good drive from here. :)
     
  13. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?


    Four weeks from today reservations for this campground can be made. Very popular place, booking early will be needed if you're planning to join us! [:)C]

    Rally weekend - Friday 7/20 to Sunday 7/22
     
  14. benfrench

    benfrench Woodbridge, VA

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I will mark this as a possibility...
     
  15. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Reminder that Reservations for this park will be available in just over two weeks on February 6, 2012, at 9AM [:)C]
     
  16. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Two weeks from today reservations for this park will be available [CP]


    Good news rates have gone down from last year! (all the more to book ASAP! Location Location Location!)

    Sites for Maine residents are $15* - everyone else $25* per night (*=sites with power $10 extra per night)
     
  17. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    9 AM Today Reservations open for Camden Hills State Park **Here**
     
  18. NH-popper

    NH-popper Boldly going camping!

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I've reserved site 51X from 7/13-7/21 nights, departing 7/22. Here's a campsite map:

    http://www.campwithme.com/doc/parks/reservations/maps/CamdenCampBWmap.pdf

    If you want to attend this, I recommend reserving in the next few days, as I had only about 15 sites out of about 60 to choose from that were available for the whole nine days. It could be there are more if you're only reserving the 7/20-22 weekend.
     
  19. Davylee

    Davylee Camping = Life is Good

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    Reservations made site 24 and yes I know that is not E/W It will be myself and DW and the DK9. Arriving Thursday 7/19
     
  20. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    Re: 7/20-22, 2012 weekend, Camden Hills SP, Camden, ME - week of 7/14?

    I'm booked Weds 7/18 - Sun 7/22 site #6L [CP]
     
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