Reviews for Chewonki's Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camps

Namakanta Reserve, North Maine Woods , Maine

 Wilderness Adventures

Review by Ceil on 5/25/16 2:40 PM

I cannot say enough about this jewel in the wilderness. The rustic cabins are clean and comfortable and allow you to enjoy the beauty of the lake. There are different levels of hiking in the area and I feel free to explore. My last day was spent hiking to a nearby lake and paddling with my black lab. I was treated with a view of a moose taking a drink in the lake and got to watch her before she sauntered back into the wilderness. There are usually loons, ducks and many other birds to enjoy. I love May because I get to see the wildflowers like the Trilliums and the lady slippers that are abundant. There is plenty to do, whether it is hiking, canoeing on the many lakes, fishing or sometimes just relaxing by the lake. Andy is a wonderful host ; he is there if you need anything and I look forward to his baked goods and morning coffee chats. I plan on continuing my yearly May visit.

 Great family getaway!

Review by SKM on 4/22/15 10:34 AM

A perfect place for a family vacation! Two other families and I had an incredible time with our kids (ages 3-6). We hiked up the cliffs and gathered blueberries by the handful, canoed in the rain, kayaked and swam to out hearts content. The cabins were clean and comfortable and Andy and Deb were very helpful and knowledgable. This is a great getaway for people of all ages. My kids keep asking to go back, and we certainly will.

 High Camp Review

Review by John  on 8/23/14 1:36 PM

We had a great three days canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. I stayed with three teenage boys who are unaccustomed to wilderness. They thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to going back. We kayaked on 4th lake, had a campfire at night, hiked to a remote lake where there were canoes on the shore to use, and hiked to the top of a ridge behind the cabins with a great view of Katahdin and the surrounding lakes as well as plentiful blueberries to pick. The camp accommodations were just right: rustic yet all the needed conveniences. Andy was extremely helpful and generous with his time and knowledge. It is a great place to expose youth to the beauty of Maine's north woods and foster an appreciation for nature. I highly recommend it.

 Fourth Debsconeag Camps

Review by Maryellen and Hank on 6/30/14 6:24 PM

If you are looking for Rustic Cabins set in some beautiful scenery then look no further. We set up our trip with Andy Williams the camp manager and he met us at the landing in a grand laker and loaded up our gear and gave us a tour of the lake and helped settle us in. We stayed at the Moose Camp which was clean and cosy as Andy had started a fire in the stove to help dry things out as we arrived in some light rain. Andy was a great source of information as well as a pretty good baker and coffee master. Every morning he had coffee and some snacks ready to go so we could get out early and do some fishing and paddling he didn't have to provide the little extras but it sure was welcomed. We checked out all the camps and Yurts and found them to be clean and comfortable. All the equipment is top notch and well cared for and we made the most of it. We paddled all around the lake a few times and even went down the 3rd Debsconeag for an afternoon. It was clear for us after our arrival and the views of Kathadin which is only 12 miles distant were great. The fish weren't really biting well but we did manage to catch a really nice 17 inch brook trout that was almost 3 pounds a real beauty. Next time I will bring some better hiking shoes and take off on some of the remote trails. Very relaxing rustic camps to take your shoes off and stay awhile. We loved it!