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BALSAM WOODS

AMENITIES

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MAY - Oct

COME TO BALSAM WOODS CAMPGROUND AND FIND BOTH ADVENTURE AND PEACE IN THE BEAUTY OF THE KATAHDIN – MOOSEHEAD LAKE REGION OF MAINE

OUR CENTRAL MAINE AMENITIES

DIRECT ACCESS TO
ATV TRAILS

GEM MINING

Gemstone and Fossil
Panning! What Will You Find?

POOL

Typically open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

WIFI

SNACK BAR

WALKING – HIKING TRAILS

Hike to Nearby Lakes and
Waterfalls in the Area!

REC HALL

PLAYGROUND

New Playground with
Swings, Slides, and More!

CAMP STORE

Forgot any Supplies? Find
them Here!

DOG PARK

Coming Soon!
Perfect Place to Play with
Your Furry Friends!

JUMPING PILLOW

Jumping Fun for Campers of
All Ages!

PAVILION

PETS WELCOME

ATV PRESSURE WASH
STATION

Stargazing

Eclipse

Watch the 2024 Eclipse here!

FURTHER AMENITIES

PULL-THRU SITES
LAUNDRY ROOM
PROPANE FILLING STATION
GASOLINE PUMP
BATHHOUSES
SHOWER AREAS
AIR COMPRESSOR
THEMED WEEKENDS
HORSE SHOES

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
LAUNDRY AREA
PRESSURE WASHER
COVERED PAVILION
BASKETBALL COURT
VOLLEYBALL COURT
PROPANE SALES
ICE SALES
FIREWOOD SALES

EXPLORE THE THRILL OF ATV ADVENTURES AT SPACIOUS SKIES BALSAM WOODS!

With over 6000 miles of ATV trails across Maine, enthusiasts can embark on exciting journeys through picturesque landscapes. Plus, enjoy easy access with our Campsite to Trail ATV parking.

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A man is washing his ATV with a hose near amenities.

INFORMATION

For your convenience, we provide Abbot Explorers ATV maps, and we encourage guests to stay updated through our social media platforms. In 2024, we’re introducing two information binders at the office—one for Appalachian hikers and another for ATVers, offering essential information for a seamless experience, such as road closures or high water alerts.

Enjoy exploring these various locations:

  • Barrows Falls
  • Monson
  • Abbot Bakery
  • Wind Towers
  • B52 Crash site
  • Greenville
  • Red Maple Leaf Restaurant
  • The Forks
  • and indulging in the thrill of Moose Watching.

REGISTER

If you’re not a Maine resident, remember to register your ATV!

FULLY STOCKED

We make it easy for ATV enthusiasts with on-site amenities like a gas pump and the ability to take your ATV right to your campsite. Keep your cool toys pristine with our ATV wash station, available for a nominal fee. Looking ahead to the 2024 season, we are planning on adding ATV parts and gear to our camp store inventory . And don’t forget about our kitchen— fuel up after your ATV adventure with delicious food from our snack shack.

Join us for an unforgettable ATV adventure in the heart of Maine!

ATV RIDERS, PLEASE READ, RESPECT, AND RIDE SAFE.

Please adhere to items below, identified issues threaten Maine ATV trails.

  • ATV trails are provided by the landowners as a courtesy and is a privilege to the rider. ATV trails will be closed if landowner rules, Maine laws, and signs are ignored.
  • ATV’s must only be ridden on Marked ATV Trails, Signed ATV Access Routes, or on land where the operator has obtained permission. It is unlawful to operate ATV’s on land of another without permission.
  • ATV access routes are provided to allow access to businesses. Please keep ATV’s off residential roads as much as possible. The ATV trail accesses many businesses and gas stations. Please remain on the ATV trail when possible.
  • When using the paved town roads as access routes, operate in the travel lane and at the posted speed limit. This ensures that traffic is not slowed, and vehicles are not passing ATV’s. Access routes are permitted for riders 16 years of age and older 8:30am through Dusk.
  • Most local ATV trails are gravel logging roads provided for use as ATV trails. Vehicles have the right of way. When approaching an oncoming vehicle or being passed by a vehicle please pull to the side, slow, or stop your ATV and wait for dust to settle. When ATV’s or vehicles are traveling in groups, visibility from following vehicles can be extremely poor.
  • If you find yourself around a logging operation or equipment working on roads you must stop a safe distance away from the equipment until the equipment operator sees you. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS the working equipment. Doing so is a serious danger to the ATVer and will likely result in future restrictions of ATV’s.
  • Utilize bridges that are provided at stream crossings. It is illegal to operate an ATV in a stream, brook, gravel stream edges, or any other water body.
  • Gated roads on ATV trails have openings for ATV’s. Travel slow through the gate and accelerate gradually to avoid creating potholes. If your ATV does not fit because of potholes, take time to fix the pothole. Do not ride around gates.
  • Please remember that the same area you are riding in is used by many others recreating in different ways. Some campers and fishermen are seeking peace and solitude. Hunters are quietly sitting on stands… etc. Please keep others in mind.
  • It is Maine law that ATVers stop and identify themselves to a landowner representative or law enforcement. If it looks like someone is trying to get your attention, stop and talk to them. Take the time to thank landowners and foresters when you have the opportunity. Fees are not collected to ride on trails and the trails are provided as a courtesy by the landowner. Do your part to fix something that is not right.

REVIEW MAINE’S COMPLETE LIST OF ATV LAWS AND A DOWNLOADABLE VERSION OF THE LAWS HERE:

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An RV with a campfire under the starlit sky.

DARK SKY INTERNATIONAL

Embark on a journey to preserve the mesmerizing night sky! We’re in talks with Dark Sky International, who are crafting a campground program to raise awareness about light pollution. The night sky here is a spectacle, with stars so close it feels surreal.

So, what’s Dark Sky, and why does it matter? Education on light pollution is crucial for a vibrant ecosystem, allowing natural circadian rhythms for humans, animals, and plants. Similar to efforts for sea turtles, minimizing outside lighting ensures a harmonious connection with the natural world. Explore our resources and stay tuned for updates on our Dark Sky certification journey, as we strive to protect the magic of our night sky.

BALSAM WOODS IS NOW A NASA ECLIPSE AMBASSADOR!

As a NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassador, Balsam Woods is proud to be recognized for its amazing skies. Our pristine skies are the prime star gazing spot and are perfect for the upcoming Eclipse. Join us as a part of your celestial journey at Balsam Woods campground.

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BALSAM WOODS

ATTRACTIONS

Return to nature and the great outdoors in the Moosehead Lake region of central Maine, where there is no shortage of adventure or chance to pause your busy life to take in the scenery and wildlife

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May - Oct

PIPER POND

ABBOT, ME 04406

  • Public Boat Launch/Beach
  • 420 Acres – 2 miles long
  • Less than 1 minute away
  • Fishing (with license)

MOOSEHEAD LAKE

MOOSEHEAD LAKE, MAINE

  • Aprox 30 minute drive
  • 75,000 acres – 40 miles long

The unspoiled wilderness, solitude, and pristine beauty provides the perfect atmosphere for your enjoyment. Whether you are looking to fish the lake, hike the vast forest trails, or catch a glimpse of the Maine wildlife, the Moosehead Lake region has it all. Stunning Moosehead Lake is THE place for adventurers, free-spirits, families, and artisans looking for solitude in an unspoiled woodland.

CURRIER AVIATION MUSEUM

447 PRITHAM AVE, GREENVILLE JUNCTION, ME 04442

Preserving the seaplane heritage in the Moosehead Lake Region. Our museum includes vintage seaplane, tools and equipment to maintain them, and a variety of other displays.

OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

For additional information about attractions and amenities local to Abbot Maine, Spacious Skies welcomes you to contact us with your questions, concerns, suggestion, etc…
Let’s keep the adventure going!

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BALSAM WOODS

CAMPGROUND FUN

From May 17th to October 20th, Balsam Woods has weekly campground fun.
See what fun, weekly themes are happening during your stay or plan a stay around your favorite theme weekend!

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MAY 17 – OCT 20

Weekly Themes

LOCAL HEROES

(MAY 17-18)

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

(MAY 24-27)

CANDY

(MAY 31 – JUNE 1)

PETS! PETS! PETS!

(JUNE 7-8)

FATHER’S DAY

(JUNE 14-16)

BUGS AND NATURE

(JUNE 21-22)

WILD WILD WEST

(JUNE 28-29)

STARS N’ STRIPES

(JULY 4 – 7)

WINTER WONDERLAND IN JULY

(JULY 12-13)

MIDSUMMER YULETIDE

(JULY 19-20)

OLYMPICS

(JULY 26-27)

WATER WARS

(AUG. 2-3)

TROPICAL GETAWAY

(AUG. 9-10)

OUTER SPACE

(AUG. 16-17)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

(AUG. 23-24)

BBQ

(AUG. 30 – SEPT. 1)

AROUND THE WORLD

(SEPT. 6-7)

FARM LIFE

(SEPT. 13-14)

FALL FUN

(SEPT. 20-21)

OKTOBERFEST

(SEPT. 27-28)

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

(OCT. 4-5)

MONSTER MASH

(OCT. 11-13)

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN FEST

(OCT. 18-19)

Looking for extra excitement? Explore our complete schedule offered at campgrounds with extended seasons or year-round availability!

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