Testimonials: What our Camping Friends Say

“It was one of the best 3 days I’ve ever had. I can’t say enough about it….The campsite was absolutely perfect. I will be back next year.”
~ Cindy from Stratford, CT

“We enjoyed our stay. We appreciate the opportunity to camp with our dog and have such a vast space to walk and to enjoy. Not to mention the ocean view is spectacular! Recompence Shore is a great place to camp.”
~ Mary from Goffstown, NH

“Overall we really loved our stay with you and will definitely be back again. Thank you all so much!!!”
~ Barb from Altoetting, Bavaria, Germany

“I can’t think of a better campground that I would like to spend my vacation. Looking out at the ocean, long walks through the farm, bicycling to the State Park….It’s a little bit of heaven! I anticipate many more years of vacations to come overlooking the ocean in this most picturesque little hide-away. ”
~ Carol from Bow, NH

“Great experience! Would love to go back for our next shopping trip! Very easy to get in and out from downtown Freeport! ”
~ Paul from Dieppe, NB, Canada

“This was our first stay at the campground and we will definitely be back. We will highly recommend it to all our friends, even at the risk of having them go and not leave any sites for us! We had a great family vacation and loved the friendly staff and comfortable facilities. We felt like we were family! We also really enjoyed walking around the farm trails and seeing the farm animals. Something for everyone! Great job and keep up the fantastic effort! ”
~ Celine from Beverly, MA

“We love the camping for the eco and nature respect orientation: the silence, the presence of the farm and its activities, especially the kids’ camps, the presence of animals, the fact that we can bring dogs, the proximity of the shore, the absence of the commercial activities on the campground, no music, no commercial animation, thank you for that !!!!!”
~ Agnes from Québec, P.Q., Canada

“This was our 28th stay (26th annual) at Recompence. My parents heard about the campground and brought us for the first time when our oldest son was not quite 1 year old, in 1982…. We now bring extended family and expect in the not too distant future there will be grandchildren. We love coming to Recompence and consider it one of our most wonderful family traditions. We scurry every New Years at midnight to make reservations for our favorite lot on the same dates each year. We will be back in 2011!!!! Thanks!”    
~ Cyndy from Bethel, ME

“Truly a great place to relax. Kayaking is awesome too. We enjoy coming back every year as we have done so in the past 20 years. ”
~ Joanne from Middletown, CT

“We come for the view and the shopping. It is so nice to sit by the fire, have a glass of wine overlooking the ocean…”    
~ Kristen from Coventry, CT

“It was a lovely campground, quiet, well-maintained. I am sure we will be back. It’s the ideal way to shop at LLBean!”
~ Paul from South Hadley, MA

“We’ve come every summer for a long time and always look forward to our time at Recompence. It’s beautiful, and the staff is always so friendly and easy. Really appreciate this year’s upgrades, especially the wifi hotspot and the snack shack!”
~ Marla from Hadley, MA

“Both my husband and I enjoyed the scenery, the trails and Bill loved his kayak ride in Casco Bay. I enjoyed taking photos of the campground-farm and was able to capture both a sunrise and sunset! We plan on returning to spend more time there.”    
~ Mary from Merrimack, NH

“When we arrived back at our campsite late at night in early August, all was asleep and all the campfires were out. The nighttime sky was breathtaking with all the twinkling stars.”
~ Denise from Windham, NH

“Overall experience was fantastic. I will definitely come back and visit!”    
~ Mark from Gilbertsville, PA

“Very beautiful campground! The staff was very friendly. We only got to stay one night but… plan to enjoy some of the hiking trails when we return.”
~ Paula from North Hampton, NH

“We had a wonderful time and LOVE your campground. We look forward to coming back again next season. THANK YOU!”    
~ Meredith from Northborough, MA

“Really beautiful sites with great access to the water. It brought back all my memories of camping in Maine when I was young. It was a perfect setting for my 9-year old’s first camping experience.”    
~ Heidi from Stroudsburg, PA

“I have been a patron of your campground since 1992. I love how flexible and helpful the staff are. I enjoy having an affordable place to camp as a local resident.”
~ Michelle from Durham, ME

“We have been camping here since the early 80s. We have camped with our kids and now come as a middle- aged couple for the beauty and peacefulness of the bay. We always bring our canoe so we can spend time on the water. Hopefully, we can bring grandchildren here in a few years! Please keep the sites as they are – roomy and un-crowded. This campground is a real gem; we love it and have recommended it to dozens of friends and family.”
~ Randy and Ginny from Bradford, VT

“We will be back, we had a great time even in the rain! It has been about 8 yrs since we had been up to your camp, wow lots of improvements! The trails are great for small children.”
~ Jackie from Norton, MA

“We drive a Truck cross-country and it is hard to find one that we can bring the tractor to. It is nice to come to this campground and relax. We sit up on our perch above the waters and enjoy watching the birds and animals. It is always such a nice place to visit…”
~ Debbie and Peter from Conyers, GA

“I love camping at Recompense Shores. It’s close to the farm, state park, downtown, etc. but you feel like you’re miles away from the busy world.”
~ Jen from Concord, NH

“My granddaughter has a milk allergy and the people at the snack shack dug around in the freezer until they found freeze pops for each one of my grandkids. That little extra effort made us feel like they really wanted to make our trip just right for us and it was very much appreciated.”    
~ Tammie from Hebron, ME

“We had a great experience- loved our site and the lobster rolls from the snack shack were delicious!!… We will definitely be back! ”
~ Tara from Oreland, PA

“This was our first trip to Recompence Shore Campground and certainly not the last. The site we had was beautiful and super clean and natural. While our stay was a short one, we have already made plans to return for a longer stay. Thank you for making our family weekend one to remember.”    
~ Gary from Stony Brook, NY

“We really love the campground. Who knew how wonderful this place is and so close to Portland? Our first impression was “why would we want to camp by LL Bean”, but what a wonderful surprise. We will continue to make it our preferred place to get away. We are looking forward to our next stay.”
~ Tom & Barbara form Portland, ME

“This was my boyfriend’s first visit to Maine, and he loved the location on the water and the large site we had. The staff was great, very pleasant and helpful… Thank you! ”
~ June from Acton, MA

“The oceans views were spectacular with the full moon putting on a magnificent show!”
~ Priscilla from Westhampton, MA

“Thanks! It was a wonderful getaway with clean and private sites. Being right on the ocean was a special treat!!”    
~ Heidi from Somerville, MA

“We really enjoyed our stay there; it was our first camping experience and hopefully not our last. Everyone in the office was very pleasant and helpful and the other campers that we ran into were very friendly.”
~ Jean from Lewiston, ME

“We were just passing through on this trip but our limited time in the campground definitely encouraged us to come back and extend our stay. The area is within a 1 day drive of home but far enough away to feel like a real trip. Looking out the back of our tent at the cows is a unique vista as well – loved it.”    
~ Bruce from Rothesay, NB, Canada

“You guys rock. Thanks for an incredible experience!”    
~ Allan from Freeport, ME

“We have always enjoyed our stay at Recompense. We only camp once or twice a year and usually in the fall when it’s not too busy but it remains one of our favorite campgrounds. We enjoy conveniences but mostly like the rustic feel and beautiful location.
~ Peter from Norwell, MA

“I come to Recompence Shores every year. The Freeport shopping is nice, Wolfes Neck Park is great, and I love kayaking in Casco Bay–but I mainly come for the views, which are amazing.”    
~ Noelle from Somerville, MA

“Recompence truly is a fitting name – to make up for – and it sure does make up for all the stress of noisy city life!!! Thank you L.C. Smith and husband and Smith Family – and Charlie DeGrandpre and his family for keeping the place sooo magical and peaceful and natural, almost like when God made it!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!”    
~ Kathleen from Portland, ME

“We take great joy in the quiet simplicity of Recompense. We have for more than 30 years. Pleas do not change it into a KOA clone.”
~ Michael from Warwick, NY

“My teenage daughter and I both love this campground.We camped for a week here 2 yrs ago,and she insisted on returning again. We both enjoyed the new additions you have made at the campground. I love to paddle in the bay and my daughter enjoys swimming in it.”
~ John from Keene, NH

“We absolutely love it at your camp! We love the peace and quiet, and the natural setting… Camping at Recompense really is a great all-round experience, and we always feel so comfortable and welcome….although we’ve only visited twice so far, we will be returning many, many times. It really does feel like our “home” away from home. Thank you VERY much for everything!”
~ Linda from Scranton, PA

“We really enjoyed your camp very much and will come back… Loved the trees and the shade that surrounds the campsites. The waterfront sites are awesome! See you again soon!”
~ John and Martine from Stormville, NY

“We have stayed at Recompence Shore Campground twice and will definitely go back again. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We have recommended the campground to friends.”    
~ Pete from Adams, NY

“We’ve been coming as tent campers, almost always in Middle Bay, for over 20 years… We had a lovely time this past weekend – watching the leaves in the wind, the water emptying and filling the bay, reading and snoozing!”
~ Mary from Manchester, MA

“We will continue to come back year after year. I couldn’t think of a more enjoyable place to spend my vacation. This location offers so many opportunities – there is something for everyone! It is also a great place to day trip from and explore the coast of Maine.”
~ Carol from Bow, NH

“We loved the scenery and the various hiking opportunities for us and our dog. It was lovely seeing the belted cattle grazing in the fields… You have a beautiful spot and if we are ever in the area again, we will come back and we will also recommend your campground to others.”      
~ Amy from Haymarket, VA

“I love your campground. We live close by but still enjoy the “get away” of your camp sites! We ask specifically for site 96 every time. It is beautiful, spaceous, close to the water and as far away from the outside world as possible 🙂 Your staff is friendly and we love the farm!”
~ Katie from Lisbon, ME

“We try to make it back to this Recompence once a year. We absolutely love it. We bring our two pugs and get the most relaxing weekend ever. It’s perfect because if you want nature, you have it. If you want some shopping or dinner out, you have downtown Freeport right here. It’s the best of both worlds.”
~ Kim from Newburyport, MA