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Whaleboat Island Group Campsite

The reservable campsite on Whaleboat Island is located on the northwest shoreline and is available for groups up to 15 people.

Be forewarned that if you camp in this site without reserving it, you may find yourself evicted by a group with reservations! Reservations are for the campsite only, the island, beaches, and trails remain open to the pubic for day visitors. Check availability and book below.


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Availability and Booking

The Whaleboat Island group campsite is available for 1- or 2-night bookings during the season. Check-in is 2 p.m. Check-out is 10 a.m.

Click "Availability", below, to find available dates and book.

Whaleboat Island Group Campsite Details

This reservable group campsite (for up to 15 people, 2-night maximum) is located a little north along the shore from the older, Northern Site, just inland from a subtle dogleg in the shoreline.

Whaleboat Island is located west of Harpswell Neck in Casco Bay. The largest wild island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat’s scenic campsites, rocky shoreline, gravel beaches, and expansive meadow invite endless exploration.

The closest public boat ramp is the Mere Point launch in Brunswick, just over 5 miles to the north-northeast. A private boat ramp at the Dolphin Marina in Harpswell is also available, roughly one mile to the southeast. There is anchorage just north of an all-tide gravel beach.

This group campsite offers 5-6 private places to set up tents (though the ground is a little uneven and hilly in places).

Please kindle fires below the high tide line and plan to pack out all waste. Burn permits can be secured at No restrooms are available on Whaleboat Island.

Learn more about the Whaleboat preserve here.