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Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par

Ellsworth, Maine


40 Flockamoosen Way
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: May 1st - October 15th

Monday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Hours above shown for Eastern Time Zone

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Latitude: 44.53669
Longitude: -68.44729

Elevation: 209' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Forest Ridge is a very clean, quiet campground with no frills. It is close to downtown Ellsworth. Staff at the front desk took the time to tell us about the area including restaurants and scenic locations. The best part is they introduced us to spots in the area of that we did not see the last three times we were there. They were less populated and spectacular. We never would have found these places on our own. It is only because that staff took the time when we registered. The bathrooms were always clean. It was so quiet at night which is exactly what we were looking for in a campground. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Blueberry Hill for the soft serve ice cream.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Biggest complaint was a very rude check in. Was told to slow down that I was speeding past 5mph limit. The roads to and in campground was packed gravel with so many pot holes I must had bounced from one to another in order to speed. No welcome, how are you or glad you are here, just "And you are". Only good thing is we had good wi-fi at our site. Some what shaded but some sites in open. A lot of long term units, mostly empty. No air TV signal. Cable extra plus deposit for a cable box and no on site help for connecting. Over priced campground. Will not go back. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Acadia National Park

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects a monthly charge. We were so happy we booked a month at THIS park. Quiet, quiet, quiet- surrounded by forest and we slept very well. The location is a great base for visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The town of Ellsworth it is in had groceries, Walmart, drug stores and less congestion than Bar Harbor. Big rig friendly route as the park is located right off 1A scenic and therefore easy access to so many wonderful towns in this area. The park owner was an exceptional tourism guide for Downeaster Maine area. This owner takes pride in his park and we felt very safe. Full services at sites, gravel, level and long spots. The front section was satellite friendly. All new laundry equipment worked well. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Forest Ridge for four months from May through September 2018. Our experience at Forest Ridge was mixed. The seasonal price is reasonable but comes with tradeoffs. The location is ok, not great (the 20-mile drive to Bar Harbor can easily take an hour in traffic). Views are limited, gravel roads are pot-holed, and sites are gravel/grass. The campground is surrounded by a nice walking trail through beautiful forests. The campground is owned/managed by a family (husband, wife, & son) who seem to be learning on-the-job. Husband and son stay on site; wife works a full-time job and drops by after work and weekends. On Day 2 we settled in, sorting items from storage and gathering firewood (as there was no cut wood yet available) for an evening campfire. We were reprimanded by an owner in a sharp manner and instructed to clean up our "mess". We placed four LED "tiki" lights in the lawn and inquired on what days landscapers came so we could be prepared to remove them. We were advised "at any day or time" due to unpredictable Maine weather. In 4 months the owners mowed our lawn once. We observed others borrowing the mower to do their own lawns, so we followed suit. Electrical service is advertised to be 50 amps. We were astounded when our site breaker blew 6+ times. The owners did not hesitate to demonstrate their annoyance. They blamed us, dropped off a leaflet about responsible appliance use and instructed us to manage better. We reduced usage to a bare minimum and then shortly thereafter, the breaker blew again! A good-hearted neighbor looked and discovered our site had a 50-amp circuit but led to a 30 amp master switch. He replaced it for the owners. We never received an apology or explanation. The husband later admitted to us he is a bad communicator and dislikes confrontation. He told us his wife typically handles customer issues. We appreciated his candor. We hope they hire someone suited to running a campground with all the related personalities and problems. Right now the experience is hampered by an unprofessional management style. If you can, book early and find a campground closer to the Bar Harbor area. Will cost more but you will enjoy a better experience; the type you travel to Maine for. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is just outside the town of Ellsworth, but is quiet and surrounded by forest. Gravel roads are rough. Sites are roomy, mostly level, gravel pull-throughs, with grass and large trees. Cable TV and WiFi. Woman who checked us in was friendly and helpful with information on exploring the area. There are a couple of open areas to walk my dogs. We would stay here again.­ We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Liked this campground although it was a 40 minute drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The site was level and had some shade. It was near the laundry room and showers. The washer/dryer costs were reasonable. It was very convenient. The check-in was a bit bumpy but the owner?/manager came by later with a nice word and refunded $12 discrepancy between the printed cost and the charge on the office computer. I appreciated his personal touch. Won me over. I appreciate those personal touches. We camped in a motorhome. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Very dark and very quiet add up to great sleep. Large pull-thru sites with shade. Best cable and WiFi I've had in campground. Close enough to see all of the areas attractions. Owners are on site and are super nice people. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy commute to Bar Harbor and Acadia.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little CG in the woods. Very helpful and friendly staff. Walked pups around the CG up to main entrance road. Excellent location with Acadia and Bar Harbor about 20 miles away. Wi-fi was excellent. We would return. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this park because it was close to Acadia but still a reasonable drive to Camden. We had a pull-through site that was level and spacious. The park was well maintained and quite. The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel welcomed. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Having been welcomed on arrival after a long drive with a such a pleasant greeting we settled in on our very nice campsite. This was our first time at this campground and was really surprised by the couple of negative reviews and found they couldn't have been further from the truth in our experience. Our little dog was also welcomed, as we were familiar with almost all campground pet rules this campground was no exception all rules were designed to be considerate of all other campers meaning assurance of a quiet and pleasant stay. We stayed for a total of 7 Days and enjoyed each and every one. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42 full hook up
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient for town and shopping, also for visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Parks plus worth while trips to Deer Island such a scenic area really puts Maine on the map.

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

About a mile outside of Ellsworth and away from the tourist craziness. Sites were gravel and pull through with water/50/30/sewer and cable TV. Front section sites were unshaded and suitable for satellite users. More shaded sites in the back. Most campers seemed to be seasonal or semi-permanent as there was little transient traffic. Restrooms were very old but well kept and clean...could use bench/seat in showers and more hooks! Pool is a joke. Just a 4ft. deep above ground backyard pool! Park is nothing special at all and not even scenic. Just a place to drop the hook when exploring Acadia and Ellsworth...but everything worked fine and the front office was friendly. Would return again. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Front pull though
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Union River Lobster Pot restaurant is awesome and 1/2 mile away. All the big box stores and groceries are on 1A...go through town and take a right. About 2 miles. DorrSeafood is left on 1A if you want fresh lobster/clams/mussels and fish to cook yourself at decent prices.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

They offer many discount options, including 5% if you pay cash. This park is very conveniently located about 30 minutes from both Bangor for large city shopping and entertainment, and Bar Harbor for Acadia National Park and ocean adventures. The park is family friendly, surrounded by heavy woods and is quiet. Owner/operators live in a 5th wheel in one of the spaces so they understand the camper's needs and experiences. The staff is very helpful. We are staying for the season! We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pat's Pizza is very good. Ruth and Wimpy's is excellent seafood, reasonably priced.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We spent the summer in this campground (May 1st to Oct 15) for $2400.00. It was a delightful experience and we are looking forward to being there again next year. The owners reside on site and could not have been more friendly or helpful. The campground services include a propane tank filling service. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Ellsworth is a very convenient staging location. Acadia Nat'l Park and Bar Harbor are just 20-25 miles SE and Bangor is just 25 miles NW. Baxter State Park and the new National Monument Katahdin Woods and Waters are an easy 1-day drive north. This part of the Maine coast is spectacular and very accessible with many small lobstering towns and harbors.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We had a very level pullthru site....Owner had to change our reserved site but gave us a free night for the inconvenience. Nice clean and quiet campground. Would stay here again if ever in the area. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Acadia National Park

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Owners were very accommodating. The day I arrived the owners offered to drive me into town (grocery store and restaurant) located only about a mile from campground. I gladly accepted the offer as I arrived on my touring bike and I was self contained carrying about 70lbs of gear. For anyone bike touring please call in advance to give the owners a "heads up" if you need a ride into town. Overall the experience was A+! Clean restroom, shower, cabin and the grounds were immaculate! Thanks for a quiet night's sleep and a beautiful experience. We camped at Forest Ridge Campground and RV Park (Formerly Hospitality Woods RV par in a Cabin.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cabin
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great location for anyone bike touring. 21 miles from Bar Harbor.

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