HVNC has two tent sites on the shore of Little Dyer Pond. Little Dyer is a secluded Great Pond with no points of public access – where else can you get that in Midcoast Maine! The pond is quiet, has a few small islands, and extensive wetland habitat at its north and south ends. Whether you’re an angler, botanist, artist, or just someone looking for a quiet place to camp, either of Little Dyer Pond campsites will suit you well.

The North Campsite is about 2 miles from the parking area. Check out our map to see exactly where. It is nestled into a part of HVNC that gets little foot traffic. The North Campsite has a tent platform and is near the outhouse at Hermit Hut – just uphill. There is a picnic table and a fire ring, but we do not keep the site stocked with firewood which can be acquired at Hermit Hut.

Here’s what you’ll need to bring:

  • All your normal tent camping gear
  • WATER – there is no potable water at HVNC
  • Consider bringing a sled to haul gear if there is snow on the ground.
  • An HVNC map
  • A positive attitude!

Please Note:

  • Pack out all your waste – Leave No Trace
  • No smoking anywhere at HVNC!
  • Campfires in designated rings only.


$20/night for up to 2 tents. Parties larger than 2 tents should check about group pricing before making a reservation. 40% discount for members! (Not a member? Join now!)

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To make a reservation, use our reservation calendar to determine availability and make a donation. When reserving, choose only the nights you want to stay, NOT your check-out date. No more than 7 consecutive nights at any site. Please note: member rates will be reflected at check out by entering the member coupon code. Donation includes use of the building, day use fees and canoe use. A reservation is not confirmed until payment is received. Donations help Midcoast Conservancy support and promote healthy lands, waters, wildlife and communities in Midcoast Maine through conservation, education and recreation.

*Cancellations: There are no refunds for postponed, or canceled reservations.

  • Cancellations made more than 7 days in advance receive credit for another stay
  • Cancellations due to extreme weather may get a credit (subject to staff approval) for another stay within one year
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