Four Acre Woods Campground

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1181 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME, 04627

A beautiful island campground, thickly forested with spruce, fir, and birch, was created over 60 years ago, on Sunshine Island in Maine.


Under the name, Sunshine Campground, it hosted people from all over the world and delivered the spirit and essence of this ancient, abundant land – that so many ancestors had roamed and celebrated before.


As far as through the 90’s, it was open to the public, but then sat, alone, for 20 years, waiting for someone to revive it and bring it back to the world.


Wolf, our trusted camp manager runs the day to day operations of the campground, bringing a lifetime of his camping expertise and knowledge. He walked this same land years ago, unknowing what the future would hold. He now lives at the campground, giving nature tours, leading the community fire pits, and maximizing our campers’ experiences.


Caleb Scott, our founder, has been coming to the island his entire life with deep roots going back many generations. He is a true lover of nature and had visions of re-establishing a campground in Deer Isle, formally known as “Sunshine Campground” which has not been in operation for 15 years. As Henry David Thoreau once stated, “Go confidently in the directions of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” That quote resonated in his mind and he decided to take a leap of faith to reopen the campground by quitting his job as an accountant.


Together, a symbiotic relationship was formed during a life changing conversation on a bus ride in Maine. A year later, Four Acre Woods Campground was founded.


Four Acre Woods is a truly special place. Untouched for over a decade, the campground’s beauty was naturally carved into 12 private and spacious sites. We want to share this hidden gem with the island community, curious travelers, and true nature lovers. A peaceful place where memories are formed, allowing society to take a step back and focus on what truly matters in life, coming together and spending time with the people you care the most about.


After opening on July 1st 2020, the land is finally back to sharing all of her beauty and spirit with the people.

Open Dates: May 1 to October 31

Last Updated: 11/28/2022

Open Campsite - Tent

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Open Campsite - Tent $45.00 $300.00
Canvas Tent Rental

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Canvas Tent Rental $67.50 $450.00
Open Campsite - RV

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Open Campsite - RV $45.00 $300.00

Speed Limit 5 Miles Per Hour

One-way to your right as you enter.

Checkout Time


Quiet Hours



Must always be leashed and are not to be left unattended. Please clean up after your pet.


Please use trash cans and recycle bins located around the campground. Please do not throw items that wont burn into the fire pit. Every day is Earth Day. RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT


Please build fires in FIRE PITS ONLY and NEVER leave them unattended. Please keep your campfire small. No larger than the 12″ maximum. FIRE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY OUT BY THE TIME YOU’RE IN FOR THE NIGHT. You can pick up dead branches on the ground for your kindling. Firewood is available for purchase at the check-in area.

Alcoholic Beverages

To be consumed on your site only. Extensive use of alcohol will not be tolerated.


1181 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME, 04627
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Tara Schwenzfeier

We camped at Four Acre Woods for two nights. It's a nice, well-maintained campground in a beautiful area. We talked to Caleb, who was very friendly and helpful. Hopefully we'll be back soon!