Fiddlehead Campground began in 1999 and now has 200+ canoe-in or drive-in primitive sites on and between 11 beaches along 3 miles of the Saco River in western Maine. “Primitive” means you get a large site with a picnic table and a nearby privy, to go with the great scenery and that “away from it all” feeling. You carry in your water and other supplies.
The Nature Conservancy has identified some sensitive areas that support rare plant species. Please do not trample in these marked areas. We expect campers to keep their camping areas neat; we will take away garbage that is neatly wrapped in garbage bags and placed away from the river so as to not detract from the view.
We have expanded our drive-in camping as more folks have discovered the convenience of driving in to camp, taking a river trip the next day, then camping with us again that night.
Our week-end clients tend toward the younger, party-on-the-beach crowd. From Sunday to Thursday, the Saco River is much quieter – an ideal time for family camping.
Regardless of your camping goals, we want to preserve the untrammeled look and feel of Fiddlehead, so you will want to return again and again.