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Munsungan Lake, T8 R10 WELS, Piscataquis County, Maine, United States
Starting at $250 per person per night
Bradford Camps is 50 miles from the nearest town, paved road, power line and cell signal. This allows you to put your electronics away for a while, and get to know your family, your buddies, and yourself again. The woods and waters around Munsungun are wild and deep. They are home to deer, bear, moose, partridge, beaver, coyote, bobcat, fisher, eagles and ospreys, just to name a few. Unaccustomed to the ways of man, they are truly thriving in their natural habitat. To see these animals in the woods around camp is to see them as they have been for millennia. The fishing is amazing!
Unique Features: At the Camp they offer unplugged vacations! Disconnect and relax with no internet and no cell phone. Bradford Camps is unique in that that cell phones don’t work there. Wifi is not a part of camp life, and electronic games are not welcome in the lodge or outside. The lodge is a ZERO electronic game space. Great books, and tons of board games and puzzles are available for the whole family.
Accommodations: Comfortable log cabin lodging is provided for you in one of the eight waterfront cabins complete with full baths. Each is cleaned daily by camp staff and the wood stoves are kept warm during colder days. Bradford Camps has two remote Maine outpost camps available for guests on nearby Reed Pond where excellent trout fishing awaits the fly fishing angler. Reed Pond is reached only by Float Plane or long bushwhack.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the waterfront cabins. All cabins are equally as nice. The waterfront cabins are complete with daily full service, bathrooms, woodstoves, and gas lighting. They are well maintained, and all have front porches overlooking Munsungan Lake. Comfortable mattresses, warm wool blankets, 24 hr hot water showers, beautifully crafted waterfront cabins. There are no cooking facilities because all meals are served in the lake resort lodge.
Dining: The main lodge serves delicious breakfasts, hot lunches and dinners. They serve turkey dinners, prime rib, pork loin, fresh fish, fresh vegetables from the garden, home baked breads, pies and cakes for dessert, and an open menu breakfast. You won’t leave the table hungry! Special dietary needs can be accommodated. They will pack a lunch for you if you are planning on spending the day in the woods or on the many ponds.
Activities: The Bradford Camps offers fantastic outdoor wilderness vacations in the beautiful Maine backcountry. Surrounding Munsungun Lake are numerous remote Maine fly fishing only ponds that produce wild brook trout from ten inches to four pounds and more. Trips include fishing and fly fishing for landlocked salmon, lake trout (togue), and blueback trout. Some guests like to get up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of the calm water and view the sunrise. There are some beautiful hiking trails right out your cabin door.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. There are kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and beaches around the lake. They also have a 50-yard shooting range you are welcome to use with your firearm anytime. They can also instruct beginners with safety and handling. There are sporting clays to enjoy as well.
Location: The camp is located on the secluded shores of Munsungun Lake in Northern Maine (four miles long, 123 feet deep) and there are no other cabins on the thirteen miles of shoreline. The northwestern quarter of Maine is the area called the North Maine Woods. It is 3.5 million acres, traversed by the occasional logging road, and actively managed for forestry products. There is a nearby Old Growth Forest where they have an Outpost Camp; a wonderful place for hiking.
Closest Airport: Boston or Bangor are 3 1/2 hours away. Guests fly into the camp via floatplane with Katahdin Air which takes about 1 hour. Flying to Bradford Camps is for many the way to go. The trip will cost from $250 to $500 per person, round trip, double occupancy, depending on take-off point, usually Shin Pond, Millinocket or Bangor. The trip takes between 20 minutes and an hour.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs. Bradford Camps is a great place to bring kids. Overlapping families allow the kids to make new friendships that last year after year. Activities for families include fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, horseshoes, badminton as well as rainy-day games in the lodge.
Pet Friendly: No. October, which is bird season, is the only dog friendly time. In October they require that all dogs be vaccinated against kennel cough. They also require that dogs are kept off the beds, and ask that you help remove doggie doodie from the yard.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Outside, on nice days, there are lawn games like horseshoes, badminton, bocce, kickball, bean toss, or get your own capture the flag game going! For rainy days, the lodge can be a place to hang out and enjoy family time, with a book or a group game. The full service lodge has one of the most handsome rooms in the North Maine Woods. Fieldstone fireplace, interesting library, rocking chairs and couches.