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Camden Hills State Park, Camden

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With wide-open views of Penobscot Bay and surrounding small islands, Camden Hills State Park offers 50 km (30 mi) of hiking trails and 112 camping spots. You can take up horseback riding or mountain biking, or try cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing during the cold months. The varied topography, ranging from dark dense forests to cliff overlooks and rocky shorelines to rolling misty hills, make it a good spot for photography. Within the park, there are also two small mountains to climb--the 240 m (800 ft) high Mount Battie and the 422 m (1,385 ft) high Mount Megunticook. Put Camden Hills State Park into our Camden trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Camden.
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  • Beautiful park, great for campers and hikers. Had a late day visit but many people still at park. Some were even grilling food for dinner. 
    Beautiful park, great for campers and hikers. Had a late day visit but many people still at park. Some were even grilling food for dinner.  more »
  • We got lost on one of the trails Trailheads not quite as well Mark. U need a map for certain The hikes were challenging with lots of rocks to negotiate but walking sticks help Vies at mt battie... 
    We got lost on one of the trails Trailheads not quite as well Mark. U need a map for certain The hikes were challenging with lots of rocks to negotiate but walking sticks help Vies at mt battie...  more »
  • Unforgettable view of a gorgeous harbor. This is one of those scenes that will just stay with you forever. 
    Unforgettable view of a gorgeous harbor. This is one of those scenes that will just stay with you forever.  more »
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  • We camped here and visited for 2 days. Great hiking trails and perfect views. Same view is easily seen by driving auto road to the tower with a lot less effort. No real shore accesa here, though there is a rough path down to a very rocky beach. Water and electric at our campsite. Relatively flat, but not 100%. XL site fit our 30 foot bumper pull perfectly. Junior ranger program a hit with my toddlers. Playground is just 2 swing sets.
  • We stayed two nights and had such a pleasant time. Neighbors were very nice and everyone we met was super nice and polite. Within the park is just a short drive to Mt. Battie and I cannot recommend making the drive for that 360° view. It will not disappoint whether summer or winter!!! Hot showers, clean bathrooms, and quiet accommodations are what you can expect here.
  • Hiked up and stayed at the ski hut (you need a reservation). Hut is large (sleep 10 or more). Two Adirondack chairs and 3 picnic tables inside. Plenty of wood for the wood burning stove. Trails were super icy! Definitely bring traction in the winter. View from top was obscured by clouds, but views of harbor are stunning on sunny days. Great stay! Great day hiking locale too, but can be super busy in the summer.
  • Love this place. Nice walks and hikes in some beautiful woods and mountains that hug the coastline. Views are for miles when you are at the mountain sumits and the Mt. Batty Watchtower. Great to get away and take in the salt air and views. Take a drive up the Mt. Batty auto road if you can't make the hike. If you are into camping then you should have a stay at the state parks campground. Really nice and close to Camden, Rockport and Rockland.
  • It is worth the $6 each for out of state folks to drive up to the top and see the amazing town and foliage. I have never seen such an easy place to get to with views like this. Usually the climb is much harder to see such amazing views.

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