Camping opportunities are practically limitless in the Moosehead area. If you like to disappear into the woods and not see a single soul for a week---you can do that here. If you have a motorboat or a canoe (or snowshoes in the winter!) and want to seek out a private campsite on an island---you can do that here. If you have an RV and want access to power and showers and a beautiful lake to swim in---you can do that here as well. Moosehead Lake, as well as many surrounding lakes, ponds, and rivers, have designated campsites that are maintained by the State of Maine. Some are accessible by car, while others are more remote and can only be accessed by foot or boat. Picnic tables, campfire rings, and outhouses are generally available and most sites operate on a first come basis. Primitive campsites are also available with landowner permission and open fire permits required. The best way to find these remote sites is in The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, which can be purchased at local stores. The State sites will offer you the ultimate in privacy, scenic beauty, and a true Northwoods experience while you relax by your campfire and listen to the loons.
There are also private campgrounds and a State Park that cater to tenters or RVers. They offer many services, supplies and the personal touch of their owners.
We appreciate your respecting our motto in the Northwoods: Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.
For campsites requiring a fire permit, please contact the following numbers when camping in these areas: