Rules & Regulations

Campground Rules & Regulations

Ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all campers

Thank you for choosing to stay at Beaver Dam Campground.  We are looking forward to having you as our guest(s). The following rules are intended to provide an enjoyable family camping experience for you and your neighbors. Please note that failure to follow these rules could result in removal from the property without a refund.


Payment in full is due at the time of booking.


Camping rates are per family (two adults and up to 4 children). Camping sites include wifi. Free dump station on-premises.


*NOTE: All refunds will exclude any administrative or booking fees collected at the time of reservation.


Seasonal Stay(NE)/Annual Monthly 

    • All monies paid towards seasonal reservations are non-refundable

Transient Stays of 30 Days or More

    • If canceled 30 days prior to arrival date, payment in full will be refunded less a $25.00 processing fee.
    • If canceled less than 30 days prior to arrival date, total amount paid will be forfeited

Weekly/Daily Stays

    • If canceled less than 7 days prior – full amount paid will be forfeited
    • If canceled 8-14 days prior to arrival – 50% of payment will be refunded
    • If canceled 15 or more days prior to arrival date – full amount paid less a $25.00 processing fee will be refunded.

No shows will result in forfeiture of the entire amount paid.

    • Management reserves the right to utilize the site for another guest

All refunds which were originally paid by credit card, must be processed to the original credit card used for payment.

    • If the original credit card used is no longer active: Guest must provide proof that the credit card has been canceled.

All refunds that were originally paid by check or cash will be refunded by a corporate check within 10-14 business days.

There will be no refunds after you have checked in, for inclement weather, failure to follow the Rules & Regulations or disorderly conduct. Manager/Owner reserves the right to have discretion on all refunds.


Booking fees are not subject to refund.


Payment Method

Visa, Discover and MasterCard gladly accepted. Unfortunately, personal checks are not accepted at check-in; however, we will accept them for deposit 14 days prior to arrival.


All campers, visitors, guests, and pets must be registered at the office upon arrival and prior to entering the campground, per Maine State Law. All fees must be paid in advance. Our rates are based on 2 adults over the age of 21 and their 4 family members under 18. Registered campers are responsible for ensuring their visitors have properly registered in the office and that all campground rules are followed.


Check-In: 3:00 pm
Check-Out: 11:00 am
We offer early check-in and late check-out. Please call ahead for site availability and fees.

Camping Equipment

We allow only one RV and no more than two camping units per site. You may have an RV and tent on a site, a pop-up with a tent, or two tents maximum per site.


Please inform your guests that all visitors must stop and register at the office and park in the visitor’s parking lot. A visitor’s fee is charged for daily visitors, and an additional fee is charged for overnight visitors. Daily visitors must leave at quiet hours. Maximum of one camping unit per site. Fee required for any additional unit. An adult member of the camper’s family must be on the site at all times the site is in use. Visitors are asked to please leave their pets at home.


  • All vehicles must have a campground parking tag visible, whether it is a seasonal sticker or a camping pass. 
  • Only one car per site is allowed. Campers with two cars must park one in the visitor’s parking lot.  Guests must park in the visitor’s lot. Park at your own risk only. There is a 5 MPH speed limit throughout the campground.

Speed Limit

The speed limit is 5 mph.
If it seems ridiculously slow, you’re doing it right! Motorcycles are to be used for in and out travel only. No motorized or battery-powered vehicles are permitted in the park other than those registered and assigned a valid tag. All vehicles must have a valid ID tag displayed at all times. No bicycle riding after dark.


Registered guests must park on their assigned site. We allow only one vehicle to a site. In an emergency requiring police, fire, or ambulance services, multiple vehicles on a site hinder services that may be needed. Therefore, additional vehicles must be left in the Visitor’s parking lot only.

Washing RVs (campers) and vehicles is not permitted.

Quiet Hours

  • Are between 11:00 pm  and 8:00 am
  • All children must be on their sites with a parent by quiet hours.
  • No sound from sites should be heard off-site.

Campground Pet Rules

  • Pets must be on a short leash at all times and are to remain on a strong, durable chain or rope that will not allow the pet to extend off the site in any direction.
  • Pets should never be left unattended.
  • All pet droppings shall be the pet owner’s responsibility and must be removed immediately.
  • All pets should have proper papers for vaccinations to be presented to the campground owner upon request.
  • If any pet is creating a disturbance or being a nuisance, the pet shall be immediately removed per the manager’s request.
  • No more than 2 pets per site are allowed.
  • Visitors’ dogs are not permitted.
  • Children shall not be allowed to walk pets.
  • No pets are allowed in the store / office, game room, bathrooms, or swimming area.
  •  Accommodations will be made for service animals.
  • Any pet bites must be presented to staff immediately. Any pet bites will result in the removal of the pet.


  • Build fires in fire rings or pits only. Do not move fire rings. Placement of the fire rings has been approved by our local fire department.
  • Never leave a fire burning when you leave your campsite or before retiring. Firewood is for sale at the camp store. Please do not remove firewood from other sites. Keep a hose or bucket with water nearby in case of emergency.


There is a free dump station located in the visitor parking lot.  Honey wagon service is available for $15 on Mondays and/or Thursdays. Campers must sign up for the service in the store / office prior to 11:00 on the scheduled day. 

Firewood / Trees

Maine State law prohibits transporting firewood from out of state. Firewood is sold in the store. No cutting of trees/firewood is allowed in the campground or adjoining properties. All firewood brought into the park must be removed prior to checkout. Please do not drive nails into or disfigure trees. Additionally, please do not tie clotheslines to trees or shrubs. For further information, go to

Sink (Grey) Water

The discharge of grey water into the environment has been found to be a significant risk to public health. Grey water can have a population of bacteria approaching or exceeding the populations of black water. Health Department regulations do not permit draining sink water on the ground or into open containers. If your site has septic service, connect your wastewater outlets to the sewer pipe, and ensure that the connections are tight and do not leak. Please contact the office if you are unsure how to perform this connection. Grey water is sometimes discharged into portable blue tanks. The contents of the blue tank must be discharged into the dump station.

Dump Station / Portable Sani-Station

The dumping station is located in the visitor parking area and is free to all registered campers. We also have a “honey wagon” service available on Mondays and Thursdays only (weather permitting). Service must be paid for and requested 24 hours in advance.

Swimming Pool / Pond Warning!

There is no lifeguard on duty, and absolutely NO DIVING is permitted! Pool hours are 9:30 am to dusk. There is no swimming after sunset. All swimming is at your own risk. No children under 12 years old are allowed in the pool or pond without adult supervision. Pool rules must be observed at all times. No smoking, food, beverages, or pets are allowed in the pool or on the pool deck. Swimming in the pond is limited to the roped swim area only. Rafts/tubes are only to be used in the pond. Toddlers in diapers must wear swim pants (available in the camp store for a nominal fee) in the pool and pond. The swimming pool is open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.


No motor-operated boats (gas or electric) are allowed in the pond. All boats brought into the park must be inspected for invasive weeds. We rent rowboats, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and tubes for your convenience and pleasure. An adult must accompany children under 12. Life jackets are available and required (no charge) with every rental. All equipment is subject to a security deposit. See the office for more info and for fees.


Trash cans are located throughout the campground. Please place bagged trash into the cans. Trash is collected daily.


To avoid accidents and injuries, an adult should accompany children under 6 years old to the bathhouse. We take pride in the cleanliness of our facilities, and we would appreciate your help in maintaining them. The bathhouse is closed daily from 10:30 am-11:00 am on the Men’s side and 11:00 am-11:30 am on the Women’s side for cleaning and sanitation. Please be out of the bathhouse during these times.


Since this is a family park, the use of alcohol is limited to your site. It should not be brought into any common areas.

Telephone Calls

Incoming calls for campers to the office phones should be limited to emergencies only. 

Game Room

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets, except service animals, are allowed in the store or game room. Children 10 and under are not permitted in the game room after 8:00PM without parents. Bike riding, skateboards, and rollerblading are prohibited in the game room.


Weapons and firearms of any kind, including but not limited to airguns, B.B. guns, and slingshots, are absolutely not allowed in the campground.

Motorcycles and Mopeds

Motorcycles and mopeds may be driven to and from the entrance to sites.  Joyriding in the campground is not permitted. Power-driven riding toys for any age are not permitted in the campground. Personal golf carts are not permitted in the campground.

Property Damage to Campground

You will be asked to leave if you, your children, or your guests vandalize our property or hack, cut, or drive nails or screws into trees, buildings, or picnic tables. In addition, children are not allowed to use knives or hatchets unless supervised by an adult.


Clotheslines are not permitted at campsites.


A printed activity schedule for the weekend is included in your welcome packet and is also available in the camp store along with the Activities Board for planned activities and events. Scheduled activities may change without notice. Athletic equipment is available at the camp store. This equipment must be signed out. Some items require a deposit.

Prohibited Items

Your safety and enjoyment during your stay are important to us. Please note that we do not permit the following at the campground:
  • Fireworks or sparklers, even “legal” ones
  • Beer or wine kegs
  • Drones
  • Skateboards or scooters
  • Gasoline or electric chainsaws for firewood
  • Loud bug zappers
  • Tiki torches

Bike Rules: Subject to Maine bicycle laws

  • We highly recommend the use of bike helmets at all times.
  • Parents must instruct their children in proper safety procedures before riding and provide proper supervision.
  • Please ride with caution.
  • No speeding or reckless riding. The campground speed limit is 5 MPH. Cars always have the right-of-way.
  • No riding bicycles after dark.
  • No riding on the hill near the ball field.
  • One person at a time on a bicycle.

Pool Rules: No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

  • No running.
  • No diving.
  • All children under 14 must be supervised by an adult.
  • No horseplay.
  • No pets are allowed in the pool area.
  • No food or drinks in glass containers in the pool area
  • Water in plastic containers is acceptable.
  • No smoking in the pool area.
  • No inner tubes or inflatable flotation devices other than armbands and pool noodles are permitted.
  • The use of small toy/inflatable pools is permitted if used only short-term. Children must be supervised by parents at all times while the pool is in use, and the pools are never to be left unattended with water in them.
  • An emergency phone is located in the store / office.
  • The pool is open from 10:00AM – dusk ( weather permitting)

Pond Rules:

Swimming is allowed in the roped off swim area only. Fishing is allowed without a license. Catch and release only. We have many turtles in our pond. Please do not remove them from their habitat.


Please respect the privacy of other campers and the owners. Do not walk through or between occupied sites or through the yard of the private house. Please use designated roads and pathways when walking through the park.

Fine Print

  • The management reserves the right to remove, at our sole discretion, without refund, any person or persons who violate our camp rules. If you are asked to leave for any reason by the ­management of the campground, you must do so immediately or accept that you will be treated as a trespasser by the appropriate local authorities.
  • Camping has inherent risks associated with outside activities. We are not ­responsible for injuries or damages occurring as part of the inherent risks of any camping ­environment. All campers must maintain insurance; your units are not covered by the campground’s insurance.
  • Anyone using these facilities must do so with the understanding that the campground is provided as a ­recreational facility only, and it may not be used as a primary residence.
  • You agree to provide photo identification at any time if requested by staff or face immediate removal from the property.

Questions On Campground Policies? Just Ask!

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Beaver Dam Campground 551 School St
Berwick, ME 03901

(207) 698-2267

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