Forty-seven spacious sites overlook the tidal inlet of Montsweag Bay in Mid-Coast Maine. Many have updated electric, water and sewer connections. All include picnic tables and fireplaces with some shelters thoughtfully established on prime sites.
Our 28 RV sites have all been updated within the past three years with most having 30-50 amp service, water and sewer.
Eleven of these R.V. sites (1B – 2E) occupy one section of the property and offer partial views of the tidal saltwater river and the one-hole golf course.
Length of these grassy sites range between 36’ – 80’ long and 21’- 32’ wide. A fieldstone fireplace sits off the end of each site giving even extra room to spread out and enjoy the scenery. Each site has its own picnic table.
Strategically placed in this area are three of our RV “Prime Sites”. These optimal sites: #26, #R.B., and #N.N., share an uninterrupted and panoramic view of the saltwater inlet.
In addition to having up to 50 amp service, water and sewer, each has its own distinctive qualities: a shelter on #26 provides extra shade and protection and houses the picnic table. With a 38’ long by 20’ wide pad for RVs, and the additional 58’ by 50’ space, guests never tire of the dramatic overlook of the Montsweag River and they savor the peace and tranquility. This site’s restorative value is priceless.
Also on site #26 is “The Surprise Garden” tucked away to be enjoyed by the occupants of this premier site!
R.B. holds its charm with its uninterrupted view of the tidal river. Guests back onto the 44’ long by 18’ wide grass pad and appreciate the extra 23’ wide sloping lawn in front of them.
Nakita’s Nook, (N.N.) named for one of our dogs, sits on a gently sloping parcel of the property that extends to 92’ long and 76’ wide. The RV area of 44’ long and 18’ wide is great for up to 30’ RVs. A view of the islands and shore birds occupies our guests.
In 2022 and 2023 we recreated one of our favorite spaces , The Knoll, that goes back as far as 1961! Originally we had 8 sites, but because we value space and room to move, we now have 4 lovely RV sites. Separated in width and length, #1A provides up to 50 amps, has access to artesian well water and is 50’ long by 50’ wide. It’s neighbor, #4A, parallels #1A in width, length and infrastructure.
Also in this expansive area are sites #23 and #24. Both have up to 50 amp and sewer hookups. They perch upon the Knoll and guests can scan the surrounding flower gardens and lawns and catch glimpses of the Montsweag River in the distance. At 40’ long and 21’ wide, they provide plenty of room with up to 75’ by 100’ buffer areas.
Sites #1 – #6, our most recently renovated sites with full hookups (50 amp), include a 100’ long back in driveway and 57’ wide space for large RVs.
Newly reconstructed # 7, #7 ½, #8, #1A, and #4A provide large spaces to set up your RV with plenty of room in between sites. Up to 50 amp service, but no sewer.
Many of our most sought after sites, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, # a18 with 20 amp/water hookups, attract those interested in serenity, saltwater views, flower gardens, and space. Large in size with White Pines for shade, these sites provide meticulously cared for lawns, perennial and annual garden beds.
Our recently enlarged RV Site #17 offers 30 Amp and sewer.
Site #19 with 20 Amp and a new shelter provides partial views of the water and is great for tents, tent trailers, and small RVs.
Site #20 opens onto a grass pad for small trailers needing water and up to 30 amp. Partial views of the Montsweag River draw some to visit the dock and shoreline.
With its large lawns, site #21 comes with a shelter, 30 amp. service and water hookups. Great for RV’s up to 28’.
Our tent sites #11 and #12 are distinctive for their space and simplicity among the pines.
Each of our six perimeter sites provides a uniqueness all its own. Preferred by many, these sites offer peace, tranquility, and expanse.
L.L., named for Lille, one of our many dogs, sits among the poplar trees on a ridge above the saltwater river. The only site soothed by the whispers of the Aspen leaves, it’s idyllic for shade, great books, and gathering thoughts.
#10A spreads out 75’ on a bluff overlooking the Montsweag River and claims 57’ in width of property. There is a 65’ long driveway from the camp road to the site.
One of our personal favorites, you can rest, read, and renew your spirit.
G.W. has one of the best uninterrupted views of the river. To watch the tide ebb and flow, settles those who care to imagine. A fairly level spot for a tent with plenty of room, we hold this site in our hearts because of its name.
10B, our largest shore site, (112’ long and 125’ wide) is great for a tent or small, lightweight RV. There is a bit of shade from the apple tree and a small launching ramp for our canoes and kayaks.
10C sits along the tributary of the Montsweag River and expands 64’ long and 100’ wide beside the water. There is some shade to each side of the site.
B.B., named for another dog, Bella Brackett, rests above the river and claims an astounding view. Though smaller than the other shore sites, it is great for a tent. Apple trees provide shade where Adirondack chairs perch.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Explore the saltwater river, have a picnic lunch on the island, paddle through Echo Tunnel, find the Eagle’s nest, watch the osprey and egrets fish.
- Rentals are by the hour
- Single kayaks
- Double kayak
- Life jackets and paddles provided
Our office is open daily from 2 – 7 P.M. for guests checking in for their duration.
Here you can easily access free WiFi on the front porch 24 hours a day or inside during our business hours.
For sale are t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets, hats, bags, camping equipment, snacks, drinks and ice cream.
We provide paddles, lifejackets, tennis racquets, tennis balls, golf clubs, golf balls, volleyball, and croquet.
We also have general information about the midcoast area such as great places to eat, walking trails, dog friendly areas, historical sites, ropes course, lazer tag, scenic boat rides, beaches, lighthouses, and museums.
A small library of new and used books is available for free use.
Please join us on the porch for a cup of tea or coffee. We love to catch up with our guests and get to know our new clientele.
We recognize that pets are members of the family. Well-behaved dogs and other animals are welcome at Chewonki to be part of your vacation.
Please adhere to the following Pet Policy:
- Kindly keep pets from disturbing other guests.
- Please have them on a NON RETRACTABLE leash at all times.
If you leave your campsite or campground, please take your pets with you.
It is up to the owners to immediately clean up after their pet.
Pets are not allowed in the pool area.
Dogs who incessantly bark or show aggressive behavior will not be allowed at campground.
Recreation Hall & Playground
A gathering space for those who want to use the free WiFi, play ping pong, foosball, cards, board games, or read.
Often used for events such as our Labor Day Picnic, The Cast Iron Cook-Off, Ice Cream Socials, Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers, Knitting Circle, The Fiddle Girls, Quubecois Group.
The playground with swings, slide, and climbing wall is tucked away next to the Rec Hall.
An oasis on the property for its quiet, underused space. Frequently those who just want to “get away” for a time, to watch the ebb and flow of the tide, to fish for stripers, to try to sight a jumping fish, will spend some quiet time down on the dock. Readers, Swimmers, Meditators, Tai Chi Practitioners, have found their way to our dock. Shhh! Don’t let it be known!
The Boat Ramp
The Boat Ramp is located on site 10B. This area is thoughtfully used at the four hour span during high tide so as not to interfere with guests who have rented the site.
Three canoes, and two single kayaks are at your use each day. A $10.00 per hour fee is charged per boat. Reservations are accepted or you can visit us at the office to inquire about times and or make reservations We provide paddles, life jackets, a key to unlock the boats, directions and helpful hints.
You are apt to see many different water fowl, an osprey or eagle, and plenty of ducks and geese. The Montsweag River leads you eventually to the ocean, but we don’t recommend paddling that far because of its distance to and fro, the currents, and the tidal elements. Exploring the estuaries and into the Echo Tunnel is usually just right!
We have one large, 60’ by 40’ and 11‘ deep saltwater pool with a 3′ shallow end and a wading pool that is about 2′ feet deep. Both are surrounded by a fenced in cement patio on which tables, chairs, umbrellas, and lounges encircle the pool.
Open daily from 9 A.M. to dusk, the pool is a great gathering place for families. Carefully monitored for safety and protocol, our guests relax and enjoy cooling off in the saltwater on a summer day.
Bathroom facilities and showers are available 24 hours per day. The building is cleaned at least three times a day and checked on frequently. If there is a problem, we ask that you notify us right away so that we can take care of the situation. Our cell phone numbers and office phone number are posted on the office door.
A clay court that we keep in honor of our dad! He loved to play! That and golf….
Easy on the knees, a slower spin on the ball, helps to make tennis a joy!
Doubles or singles, we have racquets and tennis balls for free at the office for your use any time the court is not wet. The key is available to unlock the gate and is kept in the store. Just come get us or give us a call.
One Hole Golf Course
With a stretch of groomed lawn over 200 yards to the one hole on our golf course, many find it a unique challenge. A wonderful opportunity to practice and to introduce someone new to the sport who just wants to give it a try!
We have some well used clubs and balls available for free when you are ready to holler “Fore”!
Ice Cream Social
A weekly, Saturday night special! EVERYONE joins in!
We buy the homemade ice cream from renowned Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, another long serving family owned business.
A 1 ½ scoop of specially flavored ice cream is free for each family member.
This gathering is a great time to socialize, meet new people, or simply sit and enjoy the view with your family.
At times there is a reader’s theater presentation, The Schooner Fest Singers stop by when they are in town, or Ann will start an old time round. Free Books are always ready and available on the porch.
Labor Day Picnic Annual Gathering
Each year for those who stay through Monday on Labor Day, we hold our annual Pot Luck. Family, friends, and guests meet at the Rec Hall at 1 :00 P.M. to share a meal together. It’s one of the highlights for us as owners, to relax a bit, share great food, catch up with everyone, and gain feedback from those around us about the camping season.
The Cast Iron Cookoff, held on September 30th this year, is one of our favorite festivities. People gather at their sites to cook in cast iron cookware and prepare scrumptious food to be shared at the Rec Hall area between 4 – 5 P.M.
It’s a joy to travel from site to site to see what’s cooking, talk with folks, learn about special techniques or ingredients.
Last year we helped gather apples from our own trees, and Ann made a wonderful cobbler! Everyone is a winner at this event, and the friendships made are priceless.
The Quebecois Fiddle group gathers in the Rec Hall on a Saturday in September. Here fiddlers from around New England play tunes passed down through generations. Many are professionals and or teachers of stringed instruments. Engaging and delightful, this music surrounds the lawns and meadows.
Full List of Amenities
- Electric, water, sewer hookups (some with 50 Amp.)
- Picnic table
- Two saltwater pools
- Free Wi-Fi in office area
- Canoe and Kayak rental
- Clay tennis court
- Camp Store
- Visa / Master Card Accepted
- Rec Hall
- Dump Station
- Launching Ramp for small craft
- Flush Toilets
- One Hole Golf Course
- Hot, metered showers
- Perennial Flower Gardens
- Peaceful common areas with Adirondack chairs to ponder the view