Dear Friends and Campers,

Like all of you, we here at Hermit Island are dealing with the many impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic. With spring setting in we are beginning the work necessary to open the campground for this season.  At this point in time we do not know when we will be open for camping but it is highly unlikely we will open before Memorial Day weekend in May.  We hope to have a better idea at the end of April what this season will look like.  

We encourage those who have paid reservations not to cancel yet.  If circumstances prevent us from being able to safely open the campground, everyone will receive full refunds.  Our business office in Bath is temporarily closed but we will be checking the mail and phone weekly and processing refunds for those who need to cancel now. Stay tuned.

We are asking folks to refrain from visiting Hermit Island for the next couple of weeks. Maine State Governor Janet Mills has ordered the closure of state parks and public beaches resulting in overwhelming visitation at Head Beach. Our neighbors, the Wyman family, have chosen to close their portion of Head Beach to the public because of rampant littering and dog waste. A loose chain is being placed by the Wymans across the entrance to Head Beach.  Folks parking on Head Beach property will be towed by the Wymans.   Following Easter, we will decide whether we can reopen to public visitation while the campground is closed.

We wish you all well, and encourage everyone to practice social distancing, to wash your hands,  and to take whatever measures are necessary to get through this. We are not going anywhere and your happy place here at Hermit Island will be awaiting your return when it's safe for us all. Thank you.

Christopher Sewall

Christina Sewall

Nick Sewall

Jeanne Sewall


The following changes have been made to our sites:

Prime sites that are now Ocean View (formerly Ocean Prime) - 1 Lee Side Way, 59, 60, 63 and 66 Dune Way, and  24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29W Circle.  Ocean View sites have a view of Casco Bay and/or a private path to the beach.

Choice sites that are now Prime - 19 Bayberry, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44 Dune Way, 

and 67 West Dune Way

Value Sites that are now Choice - 2 & 4 Skysail, 3 Topside, and 1 East Tack

In other news:

  • 34E Dune Way is now a yurt site.  It's 12' in diameter and sits on a platform.  It has a queen size platform for a bed (campers need to bring an inflatable or foam mattress) and a small table. The weekly rate is $475, rented Sunday to Sunday.  Once we begin taking reservations for less than a week in March, it will be possible to rent it for shorter stays for $65 per night Sunday - Thursday, $75 on Friday and Saturday.
  • Site 17N Cross Island is back in service after being closed for several years.  It is a value category site.  Small tent trailers can fit on it.
  • 8 Cross Island will become a new composting toilet site.

Most of our campers have provided us with an email address so we can send out bills and confirmations electronically.  If you are new to Hermit Island, or have not yet contacted us with your email, please do so at