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Black Brook Cove Campground

Black Brook Cove Campground

Black Brook Cove Campground is surrounded by mountains and trees in Lincoln, Maine. With approximately 80 sites spread across different sections, the campground offers a variety of options for visitors. Visitors can choose from tent sites, RV sites with water and electricity hookups, and a cabin that accommodates seven to eight people. The campground includes a range of amenities, including fire pits and picnic tables at all sites. For those seeking a unique experience, there are boat-accessible sites on an island and along the shoreline, as well as remote sites for primitive camping. The campground provides shuttles and rentals for boats, canoes, and kayaks, ensuring access to the water. The owners, Janet and Jeff LaRochelle have been running the campground for nearly three decades. They strive to prioritize customer satisfaction and offer support and assistance during check-in and throughout the stay. Black Brook Cove Campground is known by many of the guests for its fishing opportunities and the privacy it offers. The surrounding area provides hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic views. 


Black Brook Cove Campground is a camping destination that offers a range of options for visitors. Located in a relatively secluded area surrounded by mountains and trees, the campground provides an experience with limited cell service and no public Wi-Fi. The property spans multiple sections, accommodating approximately 80 units or sites. Black Brook Cove Campground features different areas with varying amenities. The main campground offers sites with running water, electricity, fire pits, and picnic tables, as well as a bathhouse. For those seeking a unique experience, there is Beaver Island, accessible only by boat, and the shoreline sites that require boat access. Remote sites are available for primitive camping, lacking electricity and water. RV campers can choose from different options at Black Brook Cove Campground. The RV sites offer water and electricity, with options for 20 amp, 30 amp, and 50 amp electric hookups. However, sewer hookups are not available directly at the sites, but a dumping station is provided for convenience. The campground offers both pull-through and back-in sites to accommodate various needs.

In addition to traditional camping options, the campground features a cabin situated near the shore sites. The cabin can accommodate seven to eight people, with additional space for air mattresses. It is equipped with amenities such as a picnic table, a fire pit, gas-powered lights, a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, and a full bathroom.

Visitors who do not have their own boats can take advantage of the campground's shuttle service or rent canoes, kayaks, and motor boats. The boat-accessible sites are exclusively for tents. Black Brook Cove Campground provides a store on-site that offers a variety of items, including food, toys, merchandise, and supplies for campers. The campground also has a main office and facilities, such as a bathhouse and a laundry area, located in the same building.

The surrounding area includes outdoor attractions with mountains, trees, and nearby waterfalls. The campground provides access to hiking trails, allowing visitors to explore the surroundings. It is located in a rural area, approximately 30 minutes away from the nearest town or store. The campground is within relatively close proximity to the New Hampshire border and the town of Rangely, Maine, which is a tourist destination in the summertime. The area offers numerous lakes for fishing, including the lake on which the campground is situated. Local restaurants that the campground recommends to its guests include Furbish Brew House, Parkside and Main Restaurant, and Sarge's Sports Pub & Grub.


Black Brook Cove Campground aims to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere for those staying at the campground. They prioritize welcoming attitudes and offer support and assistance during check-in and throughout their stay. The campground strives to foster a sense of community and encourages interaction among campers. One former patron mentioned in a review, "The staff has always been delightful, helpful, and accommodating." While they don't host specific events or activities on-site, they provide information about local attractions, hiking trails, and nearby town activities to enhance the guest experience.

Important policies at Black Brook Cove Campground include quiet hours from 10 PM to 8 AM in an attempt to provide a peaceful environment for all visitors. Pets are allowed on the property but must be kept on a leash, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after them. The campground does not permit the use of generators at any of the sites.

Black Brook Cove Campground is known by its guests for its fishing opportunities and the privacy it offers. The property's more unique features include the various fishing spots and the secluded nature of the campground.

The campground operates from Mother's Day weekend to Columbus Day, with the possibility of closing earlier due to snowfall. Peak seasons at Black Brook Cove Campground coincide with holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Father's Day, and Labor Day. The last few weeks of August also tend to be busy. The campground attracts a diverse demographic of visitors, including families, couples, and individuals of all ages. They have a mix of both repeat and new guests, with approximately 50% of their business coming from repeat visitors.


Black Brook Cove Campground has a history that spans several owners and transformations. Prior to becoming a campground, the area was involved in logging activities. As logging cleared the land, it transitioned into a sandpit before being transformed into the campground it is today. The campground's location at the south end of the lake prompted the addition of a public boat launch, which further contributed to its development. The current owners, Janet and Jeff LaRochelle, have owned and operated the campground for 29 years. They were campers at the site before they decided to purchase it from the previous owners, led by their fondness for the location and their connection with the previous owners. Upon acquiring the property, Janet and Jeff made significant changes. They built a cabin and added four additional sites at the shore. Recently, they also obtained a lease for an old, fairly rundown cabin on the establishment, with plans to renovate and offer it as a rental option.

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4 Balsam Rd.
Lincoln Plantation, Maine 03579
United States




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