Enjoy wilderness camping on AMC’s only coastal island destination, located on the tidal Sasanoa River. Wake up to the call of ospreys and watch the tides as they move through Lower Hell Gate channel. With a limit of just two groups at a time, you’ll enjoy tranquility and seclusion surrounded by 60 aces of woodland. Learn more.
April 30, 2023- October 16, 2023
Fireplace on Beach
Beal Island Campground is located on Beal Island, a 64-acre island in the Sasanoa River, between the towns of Westport and Georgetown on Maine’s Mid-Coast.
Less than a nautical mile from the beach at Knubble Bay Camp (about a 20-minute paddle), Beal Island has been a favorite destination for campers for generations. Relax on the sandy beach and watch osprey, seals, eagles, and porcupines. Some of the fastest currents on the East Coast envelop the island at certain times in the tide cycle, a phenomenon that is best observed from the safety of land.
A large grassy area and pine grove offer comfortable tenting spots. The island is available for overnight camping from early spring to late fall and is limited to two parties or up to 30 campers.