Experience and explore true Downeast Maine while staying at Sherwood Shelter Camp. Enjoy a back to nature rustic camp experience, with a spectacular view of Gouldsboro Bay.
A perfect spot for nature lovers and "rusticators" Discover and Explore Downeast Maine during your stay at Sherwood Shelter. This camp, situated on a quiet peninsula, easily sleeps 4 and includes one main room with fireplace, 2 bunkrooms.
Enjoy a view of open ocean while sitting on the front porch. Take in the scent of fresh ocean air and the sound of a lobster boat in the bay.
Brew a cup of camp coffee on the gas stove and and relax in a true (URL HIDDEN) electricity, no phones, no wi-fi. ....(clean, quaint outhouse).
Within easy driving distance of Acadia National Park and only a quick 20 minute drive to a less visited part of Acadia, the Schoodic Peninsula.
-or -head north to Lubec, Eastport or Campobello.
Accès des voyageurs
Access to Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Beachfront Property perfect for kayak access to Gouldsboro Bay.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
No interaction with (URL HIDDEN) all yours!
No Trace Left Behind Policy
Please remember that the camp is a camp, not a cabin, so there is no linen or housekeeping, etc. As in the woods, whatever you bring in, you should bring out as well. Make sure all is in order for the next camper.
The pump out front by the road is brackish water, only good for cleaning. (but perfect to fill the solar showers in the camp). There are containers for potable drinking water under the sink in the kitchen area.
There will be no missing the outhouse, and there is some lime in there to help keep things clean after use!
Please remember there are campers after you, so the outhouse should be in good condition for the next person.
Things you will need to bring:
The camp has no refrigeration, no electricity, no running water, no (URL HIDDEN) you will need
coolers with ice for your food, sleeping bags –or- sheets or pillowcases for your beds, towels, toiletries etc. flashlights too ! especially for trips out to the outhouse.
(There is a queen size bed in the "Captain's Quarters")
In the bunkroom. There are 6 navy bunk beds, an odd size, a bit bigger than a twin.
with the 6 bunk beds there is a cabinet with some items you might find helpful- cushions for the wicker chairs, and the propane lantern. Toilet paper is in here as well, brining extra toilet paper is not a bad idea. Feel free to look through anything in the cabinets you might find useful, just make sure they are returned to their place before you leave, to keep the occasional squirrel or mouse from getting into them.
(There are not critters running rampant around the camp, but they do find their way in from time to time and we keep our food wrapped up tight to not attract them !
There is a hook behind the camp for the solar showers, (solar showers are hanging on the hook near the "Porter and Leighton sign") To fill the solar shower, you can use the brackish water pump out front, or any water you want, but using the brackish water helps you conserve your fresh potable water. After filling, keep the showers in the sun on the lawn, black side down, and
On a very sunny day, they can be good and hot in just 2 hours.
Go behind the camp to shower, and you should see the blue inflatable shower closet.
Hang the shower bag on the hook and you can have some kind of privacy here.
The wood stacked in the camp is for your use. You will need some kind of kindling an/or newspapers to start your fire. If you have a fire going, please stay in the camp to watch it.
The Gas stove is a “pilotless” gas stove, so you need to light it every time you use it, and make sure it’s turned off when you are done. Only the 4 burners on the stovetop work, not the oven.
Please no smoking and no pets
Make sure you leave the camp tidy for the next person, and bring out whatever you bring in.
No candles, please. Flashlights and battery lighting should be used to prevent fires
Husband and wife who enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Maine coast.
Interests include biking, hiking, running, kayaking, reading, cooking and traveling. Look forward to inviting other "rusticators" to our camp to relax, read and enjoy the outdoors and fresh ocean air.