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Description

Location Lat 44.230138 / Lon -69.047376 Park entry is 2 miles north of Camden on Route 1.

Hours / Season Open all year*; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee charged. *NOTE: The Mount Battie Road, from Nov 1st to May 1st, may be closed based on weather and staffing. Call the park ahead of your visit if you want to know the current status. The rest of the park is open year-round; the park entrance lot is plowed as well as other access points. After a major snowfall it is best to call about conditions. Sign up for the Park & Trail Condition Alerts.

Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Renowned for the panoramic view of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay from the top of Mt. Battie, which inspired Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "Renascence," the park still inspires wonder in visitors today. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped. Download a trail map.

The park is located a few minutes north of Camden, a quintessential New England town featuring shops that are within walking distance to the working harbor. Harbor cruises, whale and puffin watches are available daily.

Summer nights spent under the stars is a recipe for family fun. Campers who stay at the park's campground enjoy the comfort stations that are equipped with hot showers. A popular fall activity for hundreds of visiting "leaf peepers" is to drive up the Mt. Battie Auto Road and view the surrounding hillside of fall foliage color.

An Award Winning Location!

Camden Hills State Park was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2014 from Tripadvisor. The park received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and Mount Battie received a 5 of 5 star rating.

For a guided tour of the region's geologic highlights, see The Bedrock Geology of Mount Battie, Camden.

Land for Maine's Future This property was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine's Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park. Learn more about LWCF.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Off-road biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Walking (roads and paths)
  • Watchable wildlife

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Rules

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Trails

Trail Activities & Conditions for Camden Hills State Park.

Natural Heritage Hikes are narratives that guide hikers through the rich ecological, geological, and cultural elements encountered on 25 of Maine's most popular hiking trails. These descriptions provide the hiker with the what, how, and why of the natural environments they are walking through.

Maiden Cliff Trail.

Megunticook Trail, Adams Lookout Trail

OR View the complete Natural Heritage Hikes listing.

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Tours and Programs

View the Maine Parks and Lands EVENT CALENDAR

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Services and Facilities

  • Campground
  • Group picnic shelter
  • Picnic area
  • RV dumping station
  • RV hookup (electric and water)
  • Showers
  • Wireless internet access
  • See Visitor Accessibility

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Special Considerations

Moving firewood can transport exotic insects & diseases that pose a serious threat to our forests. Don't transport firewood, buy it from a local source. Buy It Where You Burn It

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Location

Camden, Maine

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Fees

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Contact

Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Road
Camden, ME 04843
Park season: (207) 236-3109; After Labor Day: (207) 236-0849
Lat 44.230138 / Lon -69.047376

Maps

download trail map (243 KB/PDF)

download campground map - black & white (310 KB/PDF)

download campground map - color (75 KB/GIF)

Current Weather

Directions and Parking

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Two miles north of Camden on U.S. Route 1

Relevant Contacts

Maine Trail Finder

AMC Kids Outdoors Page
Kid-friendly hiking at the park described by the AMC.