DSF has several areas for tent camping and we have 3 rustic and beautiful camps that are available for use by the general public. As with all of DSF conserved lands, all camps and campsites are “carry in/carry out”. Tent campsites are on a first come/first served basis. Our 3 three Camps listed below require a reservation prior to your stay.
All of DSF camps are beautiful and quiet. Some are harder to get to than others, but that is part of the adventure! Our 3 camps require reservations and DSF requests a minimum donation of $50/night for use of the camp ($45 for members). Under certain circumstances, with a submitted plan and prior approval by DSF’s Land Trust Director, volunteering for a project can cover a portion of the donation.
If you are interested in booking a stay at one of our camps or if you would like more information, please contact Tracy Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tanya Rucosky (email@example.com). Both can also be reached at 207-483-4336.
The Boar’s Nest
The Boar’s Nest is our most remote camp, accessible by a 45-minute (gentle)
upstream paddle or a 15-minute walk. This 1930s-‐‑era log cabin with an antique cookstove looks like it could have come right out of a magazine. The Boar’s Nest sleeps 3.
The Lack Camp is only 5 miles from downtown Machias by car and 4 miles
along the multi-use Downeast Sunrise Trail. Even though it is the most accessible of the three camps, it is quiet and secluded and offers the real camp experience with calm water swimming and lots of blueberries. There are bunks for 4 and a large sleeping loft.
Machias River Wigwams
The Wigwams Camp is located at the renowned Wigwams Rapid on the Machias River. Campers with can drive in or paddle up to this circa 1960 camp that sleeps 7. A screened porch, a hand pump for water and a fun rapid to paddle are some of the perks of the Wigwams.
Pleasant River Community Forest, Columbia Falls – This campsite is accessible by paddle or hiking. The trail to the campsite is not suitable for vehicle traffic. This campsite offers great access to the Pleasant River for fishing or swimming.
Rock Dam, Beddington – Rock Dam is accessible from Route 193 in Beddington and is right along the Narraguagus River. Enjoy a campfire listening to the gentle meandering sounds of the Narraguagus.