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Montgomery, Alabama
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91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Waterfront sites overlooking the lake are beautiful. The bathhouse is one of the nicest ones I've seen at a campground. The sites are gravel, so be forewarned if you're in a tent. The best part about this location is the lack of ambient light, so you'll see every star in the sky along with possibly some meteors or satellites -... More 

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New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice campground & management but sites are really tight. The pond is refreshing but i have to say the people at campground are dirty they do not clean up after them selves there was clothes, shoes, drinks and toys everywhere making swim area appear trashy. Overall it is really nice campground in a good location. Management should put a sign... More 

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Dundee, New York
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

After reading the most recent reviews we almost cancelled our reservation to this campground however I am glad we didn't. We stayed for 3 nights during the week. We have a small travel trailer and reserved a spot near the water. It's a good thing we have such a small camper as these sites are very small. It was a... More 

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Thank Agnes W
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with our camper, and were notified that a close family member had been hospitalized at Blue Hill Hospital. We quickly searched for campgrounds in the area, and were able to secure a reservation at Balsam Cove. Tammy was was very courteous and helpful on the phone. We placed our reservation around 8:30 am. We received a call... More 

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2 Thank kmktravel
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We took our 5 year old daughter here over this past weekend. She loved it! We rented the cabin close to the playground and swim area. Cabin was clean, comfortable, and close to the bathrooms. Bathroom/showers were also very clean. After reading other reviews I was concerned about dog mess, but dogs aren't allowed in the play/swim area and elsewhere... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We have never been treated as badly as we were here. The new manager Justin is crazy!! We booked a seasonal sight for $6800 it was supposed to be a large lakefront site with a private dock. We arrived to our dock pilled up and not installed. Paying 3X as much as any other site you would think they would... More 

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Bucksport, Maine
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I wanted to surprise our son on his Birthday by renting him a cabin for the night - I rented cabin number #35 and found the little rustic cabin to be just what I wanted- the cabin had a little shelf/table, and little fridge and microwave - it had a full sized bed and a bunkbed- the mattress is pretty... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Had to cancel my reservation but did so 4 months in advance. They charged my credit card a cancellation fee! To make matters worse they charged me the whole amount of my reservation. They did refund saying it was a mistake and had the NERVE to take out a cancellation fee! These are new owners and they DO NOT know... More 

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Lottsburg, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We stayed at the campground during a week in September.Great waterview campsite with all hookups. With passport american discount, it was one of the better deals we have experience in two years of camping.

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Charlton, Massachusetts, Usa
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stayed for a weekend. Was happy it wasn't very packed. Wanted a quiet place to chill and this was it. One of the cheaper campground we've stayed at. Even the wood was cheaper then all the others we've done this summer. The site was spacious and partly shaded+ Bathrooms were very clean and the showers were nice and hot. There... More 

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Additional Information about Balsam Cove Campground

Address: 286 Back Ridge Rd, Orland, ME 04472-4314
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Orland
Number of rooms: 104
Also Known As:
Balsam Cove Campground Hotel East Orland
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“The ground of the sites are all gravel. I suggest using outdoor rugs to walk on if you like being bare foot. Also use tarps under the tents.”
 of 5 bubbles araskempf, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We have our own camper so I can not say how the rental cabins and campers are.”
 of 5 bubbles 40jeffryh, 21 May 2014 | Read review
“All sites are great!”
 of 5 bubbles 830nikkil, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“This feature only applies if you rent a cabin or trailer. We brought our rooms and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffH778, 17 May 2013 | Read review
“if you are into camping and like fishing and boating go now.do not stop for go collect 200.00 and go now. there are no bad areas here.”
 of 5 bubbles BillB598, 21 May 2012 | Read review
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