7.4 Good
     
Freeport, Maine

Recompence Shore Campground

Freeport, Maine



Freeport, Maine
Phone: (207) 865-9307

Sites: 115
Recent Rate: $46 8/2016

Latitude: 43.830644836321
Longitude: -70.067697842983

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Used to love this place until they installed a very small and brightly-lit small house in the next campsite yesterday. Staff members have special privileges apparently. Doesn't feel like the same nice wilderness campground now. The water pressure is low especially in the showers. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
East Bay
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Echo other reviews. Adequate facilities. Toilet pits, concrete showers. Lots of tent campers so park facilities were heavily used. We have a tote cart for sewer, so had to 'tote' my cart over gravel about 1/4 mile. We camped in a meadow, which was actually very quaint. Water pressure was not very good and on our second night water pressure went away altogether. Better next morning. In talking with camp staff water seems to be a periodic issue. Still, scenic, convenient to Freeport and we would stay here again. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
411
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a working farm and might not be for everyone but we found it great. Our site 806 was right on Casco Bay. Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagle and Osprey fishing right outside our window. On the farm side cows, sheep and tractors farming the fields, definitely a different experience for camping. Clean bathrooms, free showers and a staff that simply can't do enough for you. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
806
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Walking/Hiking trails at Wolf's Neck State Park. Also L.L. Bean and the Freeport Outlet stores 5 miles away if you get inclement weather.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

I liked the fact that campground fees are used to support this historic 600+ acre farm. Campers can hike along the shoreline and visit the garden and livestock (cows and sheep). The office staff very friendly and helpful. Dump station, trash bin, & recycle bins are behind the office. The only reason I didn't rate the campground a 10 is because the levelness of the sites varies. But this won't stop me from coming back! Note that their sites have been renumbered but there's a cross-reference on their website. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take time to experience some of the farm, perhaps timing your visit to attend one of their scheduled events. And note that you may experience some farm-related aspects such as flies or smells in some sites.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground overall was nice. Once on my site there was more usable room behind trailer than in front. Once the steps were put down there was a gully that forced you to step up from the side instead of right in front. Campground is huge with enough walking to do to turn your legs into mush. Campground is situated on Casco Bay with plenty of views to take in if you walk to the other side.Campground has a snack shack and offers a Lobster and steamers dinner that is priced very fair. There are dog doo trash cans and empty bags all through out the campground.The dumping station is an odd set up where you have to do kind of a u-turn. This is not a problem unless there are cars parked in your continuing path. I saw a couple of trailers backing out into the road because of this.I decided not to dump because of this.Would consider going back but would want to choose my site. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
423
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of shopping to be done in downtown Freeport.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful view of the ocean, wonderful place to set and soak up the salt air. The prime sites book ahead of time so if you're dropping in for a night don't expect to be on the water.

Great place for families and day tripping.

We were disappointed with the respect of a few other campers feeling free to walk through our site which was right next to visitor parking.

No electric or water hook ups which is worth the trade off for the view, however other campers washing their dishes at the water faucet and leaving food and gray water wasn't cool! We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
163a
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Freeport shopping, water activities, kayak rentals, hiking.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

In many ways, this campground was a gem: lots of wooded and relatively private sites, a diverse array of well-planned activities, friendly and helpful staff members, a nicely equipped camp store, nighttime quiet hours that appear to be nearly-universally respected, scenic hiking trails, and a magnificent and beautiful setting enhanced by the presence of a well maintained working farm. On the other hand, though, there was only one modern bathroom/shower facility, located near the entrance (at quite a distance from many of the sites), with the alternative to that facility being a number of rather primitive outhouses located throughout the camping area; there was a charge for use of the shower; security was nonexistent at night (no gates or attendants at all); and the aroma of cows/manure at times permeated much of the campground and surrounding facility. The positives, in our view, outweigh the negatives, and we hope to return in the future to this campground, which is quite close to the wonderful town of Freeport with its terrific shopping, eclectic culinary delights, and cosmopolitan ambiance. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We were camping in a meadow setup. The site was level, but the smell for the entire area from the pit toilet was terrible. We could not leave our windows open or grill outside; therefore, had to stay away as much as possible. All the campsites had the same trouble. The only WiFi is by the camp store. We would definitely not stay here again. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: Beautiful serene, idyllic views of Casco Bay. Clean water and friendly staff. Cons: Pricey. Was charged $31 for non-ocean-front campsite. $46 for ocean-front sites! They overcharged us. Said it was $26 on the phone but charged us $31. One customer called the police because of a charge card issue. Stinky latrines, and no flush toilets. Farm attractions (hayride) was not available. The showers were antiquated. Pot holes aplenty. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

Camping is mostly around the periphery of a big, working farm and as such is charming for those who want this experience. The premium water-view sites don't have electric and many are more pop-top and tent oriented. We did fine Site #170 and #177 probably has the best view. I wouldn't recommend Recompense for anything much over 30 foot RV. Again no electricity in the water view sites. Showers are clean and modern but cost $1.00 for 10 minutes. Wireless is limited directly from of the Camp Office but works fine there. Cell reception was adequate. The peace, quite, and cool evening breeze was appreciated. We would certainly camp here again. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! We loved everything about our stay here from the Lobster Bake to the spacious sites with a variety of styles from meadow to bay to forest. Friendly staff. Kayak rentals. Farm animals you can visit!! The doors to the main restrooms should be shut. It lets in a ton of bugs in the toilet and shower areas. Near the sites are only pit toilets: which might be a turn off for some. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice camping area. There are a variety of site options form ocean view, to wooded, or in a field. Our site was very level and easy to back into. The staff is friendly and accommodating. This campground is part of a working farm and has a barn that you are able to visit at any time. One down side is the dump site is a little tight to get into. Check out their website as they run several specials throughout the summer. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has friendly staff that work at the office. However, this campground is not big rig friendly. The dirt roads are narrow with pot-holes and branches hanging low. We have a fifth wheel and it was difficult to maneuver in this campground. The dumping station would be more accessible if it was a pull through. Instead, you must back-up after emptying the tanks. Thankfully, there were no others waiting to use the dump station. This is a quiet campground if that is your priority. We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

It looks like a campground in the middle of a farmer's field. There are cows in the surrounding fields (no smell though) and a lot of open field to stay in. Most of the sites are along the water at the top of a hill so there are trees for shade. The showers are a bit on the small side but water is hot and plenty. As a note the office closes very early and seems to run mainly on a honor system for payments. Very nice and would stay there again (we have stayed in both 2005 and 2007). We camped at Recompence Shore Campground in a Tent.

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