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  • Lobster Buoy Campsites

    South Thomaston, ME


    This is a small, old-fashioned CG right at the water's edge. Things are pretty natural and nothing fancy, but quite nice and adequate. Water and electric hookups with a dump station. An older bath-house, but very clean. When we first started coming here, a special treat were the daily fresh pies, available by the slice; alas, they are no longer available.

    Tel 207-594-7546

    We generally shun private campgrounds, but Lobster Buoy Campsites is not your typical commercial campground. It's operated as a labor of love and offers a beautiful place for camping right on the ocean. On our last visit we were on site 19, right near the water.

    Most recent visit: Aug 2015

    It doesn't get much better than this. Here we are on site # 14 in September, 2007.

    The view of our site from the beach.

    Looking down the camp road toward the water. There are a total of 42 campsites, 30 with water and 30A electric hookups. There is a dump station available.

    Absolutely the best site; #10, right on the beach.

    Looking up from the ocean end of the campground. Lobster Buoy has some seasonal sites, but they're all back from the water a bit, so that "short-timers" can have the best sites.

    The bathhouse is nothing fancy, but offers hot showers and is clean. The showers cost a quarter for 5 minutes.

    The campground also has two small cottages available to rent. They're right down at the shoreline.

    In how many campgrounds do you get a view like this from your rig?

    Right next door to the campground is this delightful little cottage. I can easily picture myself there for the summer.

    Lobster Buoy CG was started in 1969 by Fred and Mady Batty. Mady just passed away this year (2009), and was active in the running of the campground right to the very end. She still did most of the mowing at age 90!

    During the summer season, a short walk of .4 of a mile will take you to Waterman's Beach Lobster, an award-winning lobster shack run by two local women. The husband of one is a lobsterman and when you order lobster here, it's probably not more than a couple of hours out of the trap. In 2001, Waterman's Beach Lobster was honored with the James Beard Award.

    During our last visit, we had some fascinating young neighbors one night - a young German couple. They had flown to Portland , bought the bicycles and were on a several week tour of the Maine coast.

    There is quite a tidal range along the Maine coast. Here is high tide...

    ...and low tide.

    The sky at sunset, taken from the beach beside our site.