Many Maine sporting camps and wilderness guide services generously offer discounts to NRCM members. If you are not yet a member of NRCM, join today to take advantage of discounts on Maine’s unique sporting camp tradition and guide services.
To get your discount, please contact us at email@example.com before your vacation. We will then send you your discount voucher, which you will need to present upon arrival at the sporting camp or when meeting your Maine wilderness guide.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine partners with Maine’s sporting camps and guide services to offer discounted rates to our members. These discounts allow our members to enjoy some of Maine’s best traditional camp experiences throughout Maine’s North Woods and along stunning waterways. Fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife watching, and photographing the nature of Maine are just some of the many activities to enjoy while visiting these camps or using the guide services.
Participating Sporting Camps & Guide Services (see full descriptions below)
- The Birches, Moosehead Lake, Rockwood (Somerset County)
- Bradford Camps, Munsungan Lake (Piscataquis County)
- Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge, T9R8 (Aroostook County)
- Chewonki's Big Eddy Campground, Millinocket (Penobscot County)
- DoryWoman Rowing, Belfast (Waldo County)
- Mahoosuc Guide Service, Newry (Oxford County—but travel throughout Maine)
- Red River Camps, Deboullie Township (Aroostook County)
- Spencer Pond Camps, Greenville (Piscataquis County)
- Weatherby's, Grand Lake Stream (Washington County)
Do you own a Maine sporting camp, campground, outfitting operation, or guide service? Participating businesses receive free promotion in our newsletter, enews, social media, and elsewhere. If you would you like your business to participate in this special program or to learn more about it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to promote your business!
Location: Moosehead Lake, Rockwood, Somerset County
The Birches Resort was built in the 1930’s as a hunting and fishing lodge. It’s located on beautiful Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, Maine, on a privately owned, 11,000-acre nature preserve at the heart of Maine’s Great North Woods, the last remaining wilderness in New England. This family-owned and operated resort offers canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking each summer. In the winter take to the trails on cross country skis or snowshoes, or explore the area by snowmobile. Search for wildlife on a moose cruise or wilderness safari. Like to fish? Fly fishing and ice fishing is their specialty. Take a dip in the lake, work out in our fitness center, or just kick back and gaze at the beautiful scenery. All activities originate from the resort; once there, you won’t need your car.
Discount: 10% off all lodging and 20% off all watercraft (including power boats) during your stay in 2022 at The Birches
Location: Munsungan Lake, Piscataquis County
The Bradford Camps is located on Munsungan Lake, a 1500-acre undeveloped lake in the heart of the North Maine Woods. Eight cabins and a main lodge have spectacular views of the ridges across the lake, and unparalleled sunsets from each porch. Fishing opportunities are the best Maine offers right out the front door on one of the top ten salmon lakes in the state.
Wild brook trout are plentiful in the outlying ponds and streams. There are ample opportunities for fly fishermen, spin casters, and those who like to troll. Families have a great time away from it all at Bradford. There are hiking trails, kayaks, a paddle board, and outdoor games for all. An added bonus is your cell phone will not work in the woods where we are! The North Maine Woods is known for a quality hunting experience unlike any other on the East Coast. Deer, bear, moose, and partridge are found in good numbers. Hunters will find huge tracts of hardwood ridges along with lowland brooks and beaver bogs, and few other hunters. The service is unparalleled and includes all meals freshly prepared and served in a handsome main lodge. Guides offer the fisherman, hunter, and nature lover great experiences in the wilds of the woods.
Your private cabin is waterfront, fully furnished with linens and towels, kept clean daily, and each has modern plumbing. Located on site is a floatplane ready to take you to new fishing waters each day. You can take a scenic flight around the area with great views of Mount Katahdin and the historic Allagash River.
Discount: 15% NRCM member discount during the 2022 season, not to be used with any other discount.
Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge
Locations: T9R8, Aroostook County
Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge is one of the oldest traditional Maine sporting camps in the Aroostook and Allagash watersheds. Their heritage stems from the nineteenth century and has become a tradition to many sportsmen looking for a quality fishing and hunting experience. They are a traditional Maine sporting camp, updated with a few modern conveniences, with first-rate fishing and hunting resources. Step back in time and explore the beauty of the north Maine woods. Chandler Lake Camps has 10 cabins that have been developed into a more modern facility without sacrificing any of their rustic charm. To maintain a quality wilderness feel, they limit our camps to 12 guests or a total of only 3 parties per week.
Discount: 15% NRCM member discount will be valid in July, August, September and November 2022, and a 10% discount will be valid in May, June, and October 2022.
Chewonki's Big Eddy Campground
Location: Millinocket, Penobscot County
Owned and operated by the Chewonki Foundation, Big Eddy is considered a world-class site for Landlocked Salmon and has been a destination for fishermen for at least 100 years. The road to Big Eddy is equally stirring. Stay at Big Eddy in an RV, cabin, or tent — however you like camping best!
Big Eddy Cabins & Campground are found just outside Baxter State Park in Millinocket, along the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Come experience the beauty of Maine's North Woods and visit Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument while you stay at Big Eddy.
Discount: 15% NRCM member discount upon booking of consecutive two-night minimum during the 2022 season.
Important Note: Please contact us before you make your reservation so that we can give you the discount code you will need to receive the NRCM member discount.
Location: Belfast, Waldo County
Row a traditional-style wooden dory boat in beautiful Belfast Bay with DoryWoman Rowing! Go for a rowing lesson, guided tour, or workout row with Nicolle Littrell, an ocean rower and licensed Maine Guide. Take in the beauty of Penobscot Bay and the Passagassawakeag River in the Midcoast region of Maine through this one-of-a-kind service. Observe the abundant wildlife that live in this watershed and enjoy the changing seasons from the vantage point of a wooden boat! DWR rowing services are offered year-round and include special seasonal rows. A unique and unforgettable outing for individuals, families, pairs and trios of friends, co-workers, and youth groups. For more info or to book your row, please visit www.dorywomanrowing.com. Follow on Instagram and Facebook @dorywomanrowing.
You can also read Nicolle's guest blog about a winter rowing excursion.
Discount: 15% NRCM member discount when booking a trip in April, May, October, November, or December 2022. A 10% NRCM member discount will be available from June 1-September 30, 2022. *One discount per member for Dory Woman Rowing per year.
Mahoosuc Guide Service
Base Location: Newry, Oxford County
Mahoosuc Guide Service offers a variety of canoeing vacation options, most requiring no prior experience necessary. Their excursions include the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the East and West Branches of the Penobscot River, and more, including a “Way of the Wabanaki” trip and immersion into the Penobscot First Nation’s culture. In winter, they offer dog-sledding adventures. Kevin Slater and Polly Mahoney are among the most respected and experienced recreational guides in New England, and among the few who make their living as year-round, full-time, professional wilderness guides. Visit their website for a full list of services and vacation packages available.
Read a blog from Mahoosuc Guide Service about the advantages of hiring a guide for your next Maine outdoor adventure.
Discount: A 10% NRCM member discount will be valid upon booking their services in the United States during 2022.
Red River Camps
Location: Deboullie Township, Aroostook County
The Red River Camps are situated on Island Pond in the Deboullie Township, right in the heart of Maine’s North Woods. The camps offer three housekeeping cabins (including one on a private island) and six “American plan” cabins. Their housekeeping cabins are equipped with private kitchens, while their American plan guests take their meals in the main lodge. All of the cabins include private baths. Activities include some of the best fishing Maine’s North Woods has to offer, as well as canoeing, hunting, kayaking, hiking, and birding.
Discount: 10% NRCM member discount upon booking of consecutive two-night minimum during the 2022 season.
Spencer Pond Camps
Discount: 20% NRCM member discount upon booking two or more nights during 2022 season or 25% of stays over 10 nights. (May not be combined with any other discounts offered by Spencer Pond Camps.)
Location: Grand Lake Stream, Washington County
As one of the oldest and most famous sporting lodges in the country, Weatherby’s origins stem from the nineteenth century and have become a way of life for many sportsmen looking for a quality fishing and hunting experience. They provide comfort and hospitality and are committed to providing fine home cooking, exceptional service, and quality accommodations that will make your vacation not just a trip, but an experience, one that you will want to pass along to your children and grandchildren. Weatherby's is also committed to Maine's environment and recently installed solar hot water and solar electric systems. Come enjoy your visit at Weatherby's and know that your vacation will include clean, renewable energy in one of the most beautiful parts of Maine.
Discount: 20% discount in May, July, August, and September, 2022. May not be combined with other specials, lowest rate will apply. 10% discount in June and October, 2022.