Camden Hills State Park campgrounds is nestled at the foot of Mt Battie and is at the shores of Penabscot Bay. This is a great place for hiking, biking, climbing, (on and off the road), fishing, and kayaking.
This park is also known for its own merits. Camden Hills State Park is deceptively large. US 1 brings you into the park and all you can see is the ranger station and Mt Battie Auto Road with a large open field to the right. If you see an RV don’t backup just go on forward, this place definitely deserves a closer look. Venture on into the park farther and you will see the wilderness atmosphere you seek.
Camden Hills State Park has two loops within the campground. Camping sites 1 throw 63 are in the first loop just off to the right as you come into the park. The camp sites here are closer together, there are still camp sites that provide a sense of solitude. In this first loop there are 8 to 10 camp sites that are favorites. These sites are best suited to pitching tents and they are a little smaller and make nice, cozy spots to camp.
The inner loop contains sites 103 throw 105 also has good camping sites for tents. Just past the inner loop, has fewer sites than the first loop, with lots of space in between. When you first arrive at Camden Hills, drive this loop and check out sites 93 through 91 and 86 through 84, 78 through 76, 74, 70.
This will bring you to 71 through 81 also leads to the trailhead for the Mount Megunticook trail, a one hour hike of about 1 mile.
Camden Hill camp grounds are cut from fairly dense, mixed deciduous and coniferous forest. In some camp grounds the pine needles out number the leaves, the visitors are treated to an amazing olfactory gift. Camden Hills State Park has a smell of musty balsam perfume of the forest and the briny tang of the ocean in the same breath when the conditions are just right.
Camden slogan is where the Mountains meet the sea. Nowhere is that theme more concretely embodied than at the state park. The number for information is 207-236-3109, 207-236-0849, 1-800-332-1501, Camden Hills State Park is open year around but call for reservation first. There are 107 camp sites with fire ring with grate and picnic table, call to find out about pets, alcohol, and fees.