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Camden Hills State Park

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About Camden Hills State Park:

Camden Hills State Park is nestled in the center of Mid-Coast Maine a few minutes away from the quaint town of Camden Maine. An ocean-side town where rolling mountains join the coast it is sometimes referred to as "the other Acadia." The 6,500 acre park offers camping, hiking, and climbing.

Most of the climbs are short, however there are many of high-quality. While Camden may not be a destination area to most, it provides a quiet off-the-beaten path destination to those who visit.


Ben Townsend. (2003). Rock and Ice Climbs in the Camden Hills (Third Edition 2001 with 2003 Update). Georgetown Press - available at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockland, Maine. {The Fourth Edition should be available spring/summer 2010.}

Stewart M. Green. (2001). Rock Climbing New England. The Globe Pequot Press :: ISBN-1-56044-811-3 :: A Falcon Guide
Nearest town or city: Camden, Maine
Directions: From points south: Take I-295 North to exit 28 US-1 North. Continue for approx 45 miles to RT-90 East. Follow this until it rejoins US-1 North and go a few miles more to Camden.

From Acadia: Take US-1 South approximately 2 hours until arriving in Camden.

The climbing areas are located off RT-52/Mountain Road or are accessed from within the park off of the Mt. Battie auto road. Park admission is $2.00 a person.
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Access Issues: "The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, which manages Camden Hills State Park, has adopted a climbing management policy based on the Access Fund model and prepared with the input of the climbing community. The only current climbing-specific regulations imposed by this policy are that power drills, and chipping or gluing of holds are prohibited." (Townsend, 2009)
Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Month