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Guest Policies


All vehicles are required to park in Registration Parking (on right before gate area) while obtaining a pass from the office. Difficulty walking? Honk twice, and we will come out to register you. Only vehicles with a valid pass may approach the entry gate. Caution: Gate closes between vehicles. Staff cannot keep gate from closing.

Considerate Conduct:

Quiet hours are from 10:00PM to 7:30 AM. Please allow everyone to hear the loons at night. All language and behavior choices must show respect to our youngest and oldest campers at all times. Do not feed any wildlife.


No refunds will be given to guests who are evicted after violating our Guest Policies. Guests who have harmed other guests' peace & enjoyment may be evicted without warning. sheriff will escort uncooperative violators from campground.


All vehicles must display valid pass. 5 mph speed limit is strictly enforced inside the campground (inside gate). Watch for children on bicycles. Parents expect you to show respect for their children's safety by always displaying your brake lights while driving downhill. There will be no refunds given to campers who are asked to leave for fast or careless driving. motorized vehicles are not to be used for transportation within campground except by the disabled. One car may be parked at your campsite, at least 2 feet away from roadway. Additional vehicles must be parked in the parking lot across from the office. Absolutely no parking in other campsites at anytime. Vehicles left in Registration parking for any purpose other then registration will be towed.


Registered campers are welcome to invite visitors. Each visitor must register and pay a visitor fee at the office. All visitor cars must have a valid pass and park in the main lot across from the office. Day visitors must check out by 10PM. If you plan to be picked up at the campground, please wait at registration parking until your ride arrives. Unregistered visitors will be asked to leave the property.


Your children are your responsibility. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult to swim, boat, or go onto boat docks. Children must wear life jackets on dock and on all boats arriving and departing Balsam Cove Campground. State Law: Children under 15 to wear helmets on bicycles. No children on bicycles, skateboards, ect., after sunset. All minors must be on their own campsites or accompanied by a responsible adult after 10:00PM.

Pets :

All pets must be registered at office with appropriate fees paid. Pet owners must supply office with a cell phone number and a rabies certificate. You must clean up after your pet or pay a $50 fine. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Pets may not be left in your camper while you are off your site. Please bring all pets with you when you leave the campground. Pets are not allowed in playground/beach area. Pets allowed to swim at boat ramp.


Check-in after 1:00PM. Early check-in $10 when available. Check-out by Noon (12:00 PM). Late check-out $20.00. Single sites are allowed 1 camper, 1 tent, and 1 screenhouse, space permitting. State law forbigs any discharge of greywater or sewerage onto the ground. Do not drive nails into trees, cut trees or deface nature in any way. Any clothesline must be above 6 ft.


Check-in after 2:00 PM. Early check-in $10, when available. Check-out by 11:00 AM. Late checkout $20.00. Please bring your own linens (pillows, towels, sheets, blankets). RV rentals require $100 security deposit at check-in. Guests staying in rental units other than outside a rental unit. Smoking is not permitted in rental units.


Use local firewood only. Firewood is available for sale at the camp store. Do not leave fire unattended. Fires must be fully extinguished before leaving site or going to bed. Wood may not be taken from the forest around the sites or from within the campground.


No trash in fire pits ($25 fine). Trash & Recycling dumpsters are located in main parking lot for disposal of trash anytime. Bagged trash and clean recyclables may be placed by the road on Wednesday & Sunday mornings before 10AM for pickup. All trash must be kept inside your RV or car. Do not attract nuisance wildlife.


No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk during daylight hours only. Absolutely no boating or water skiing in or around swim area. The two docks closest to swim are are for use only by the owners boats and their guests. Fishing (license required) is allowed from dock by boat ramp. Keep lines and hooks away from all people,boats, and pets. Motorized boats may not be beached.

Fireworks, Firearms, Weapons:

Fireworks are not allowed in Balsam Cove Campground. Firearms and weapons may not be discharged or brandished at Balsam Cove Campground.

Balsam Cove Campground •  286 Back Ridge Rd •  Orland, ME 04472  •  207-469-7771