Ocean Wood, one the state’s best private campgrounds for the non-humongo RV set, was recently auctioned, but the lawyer who purchased it is allowing it to operate this summer.
If you’re a camping fan with a tent or a mini, reserve now. You won’t be disappointed. The no-frills, eco-sensitive campground in Birch Harbor, Maine, is on a wooded finger of land projecting eastward from the Schoodic peninsula, near the end of the Schoodic Loop Road. Best sites are the 17 wilderness ones, most oceanfront, reserved for tents.
It is for sale. “If we can fill up the campground with a prosperous summer, perhaps the new owner will be more open to keeping it and enjoying if for what it is,” says Nancy Ragusa, who's been camping here for 17 summers.
Of course, such a spectacular chunk of real estate so close to the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park will command more than chump change. There's hope the new owner might be willing to sell it to a land trust, which would preserve it from development. In the meantime, campers can enjoy one last summer at this gem.