Campground and Property Rules

General Campground Rules 
Check in time is 11:00 am for campsites and 4:00 pm for any of the rooms.  Check out time is 10:30 am for both campsites and rooms. Please come into the office to check out and make sure that you have a zero balance.   You are welcome to stay on the premises your last day and spend the day with us, however please break camp first or empty the room of your belongings, we need to be able to get into the rooms and tent sites and clean them. We reserve the right to remove your belongings if you do not move them out by 10:30.

Please be courteous to the other campers and customers using our facilities and keep noise to a reasonable level. After 9:00 pm, we expect that noise from one site will not keep campers at another site awake.

Clean up any messes you make in the bathhouse, even “little floods” around the sink. If the bathhouse is not clean please let us know immediately. Any plumbing problems etc. should be reported to the office.

If any of our resident raccoons, red squirrels or foxes make your acquaintance, please don’t feed them. The coons are very intelligent and a real pain. If they smell food in your tent they will try to get in even if you are in it! The only totally safe place for food is in your car. The red squirrels will steal your food in a heart beat.

Please drive VERY SLOWLY on the premises due to playing children and those of us that like to stroll!

WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG USE AND DRUNKENNESS. You will be asked to leave for disorderly conduct. No refunds will be given.

Fire 
Keep the woods and property safe! Please build fires only in the designated fire rings located around the campsites and leave no fires unattended. Do not move fire rings. Keep fires small. Fires should not be smoldering if you are not there. Wood smoke is a known carcinogen. FIRES OUT AND NOT SMOLDERING BY 10:00 PM. If there is a drought then fires may not be allowed. If there is a fire and you can safely put it out do so. Then report it to the office. If a fire is out of control notify the office and move to a safe area either up wind or off of the property. Please do not block parking lot or driveway so that fire and rescue equipment can go where they need to go. Make sure that your family or group is all accounted for and safe.

Firewood is available at our camp store. Please LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME – invasive insects can be in, on, or under the bark or in the wood. The Maine Forest Service asks that you help protect Maine’s forests – buy wood where you burn it. Please visit the Maine Forest Service website for more information about moving firewood that can transport exotic insects and diseases that pose a serious threat to our Maine forests.

Safety 
Keep yourself and children safe. Be careful in the woods and near the pond. Be careful along the shoreline. Shoreline rocks can be very slippery and may not be stable. The green algae growing on the ledges and the rocks can be as slick as ice.

Report any and all accidents to the office. Please let us know if anyone is sick or injured. The medical center is close by for non-emergency problems. An appointment is needed. The hospital in Blue Hill is 35 minutes away. Memorial ambulance is about 20 minutes away. The response time for the sheriff can be 30 minutes. Dial 911 for police, ambulance, and fire.

Trash/Recycling 
Keep the area nice for others. Pick up all garbage around your camping area and place it in a nearby trash bin, not in the fire rings. Do not throw seafood shells in the woods. You can throw them off the end of the dock at night. LEAVE NO TRACE. We recycle cardboard, newspaper, cans, and bottles – please place them in the trash bin next to the office, bring returnable bottles and cans to the bin as well.

Every day is earth day. RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT. Do not break off limbs for firewood or damage the trees in any way. Use the established trails in the woods to help preserve the natural beauty around you. Do not trample undergrowth. Keep tents on the platforms. If you have an extra tent please put it near the platform in a worn area. You can pick up dead branches on the ground for your kindling.

Swimming 
No drowning is permitted at any time! Be careful around the pond and at the shoreline and dock. You know your abilities better than we do, so strong swimmers only please. An adult must supervise children at all times.    *Please leave the frogs and the frogs’ eggs alone! No fishing in the pond, you can feed the fish off of the deck at the outfitter building.

Smoking
We prefer no smoking. If you must smoke, do so in an open area, but preferably not around others who may choose not to inhale secondhand smoke. Make sure all butts are completely out before you put them in a trash bin.

Pets
We welcome your pets but please be responsible owners. Please pick up after them. Throw it in the woods where it can’t be seen, smelled or stepped on. If your dog is friendly to other dogs and people, it can be free by your side or in your site, otherwise please keep them on a leash at all times.

Driving

Please drive very slowly in the campground, there are kids and dogs to watch out for.

Visitors
All visitors must report to the office. A parking fee may be charged.

We want your stay with us to be as memorable and pleasurable as possible. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to talk to the Old Quarry staff members or Capt. Bill, the owner.