Lack Camp and Roque Bluffs State Park

My kids and I spent the day at Lack Camp in Whitneyville and took a short side trip to Roque Bluffs State Park.  

Lack Camp is a small cabin owned by the Downeast Salmon Federation, a non-profit organization devoted to restoring habitat for salmon.   The organization is also a land trust and maintains several properties in Washington County including three cabins.  

Although close to Machias, Lack Camp has a remote feel to it.   There is a dirt road leading to the camp and the 300 foot driveway was not plowed.  There was ample room to park on the road, however, and it was easy enough to move our stuff in with a sled.  

The cabin has two rooms downstairs with bunk beds as well as a sleeping loft upstairs for a total of four beds and ample floor space.  There is a kitchen table, couch, chairs and a woodstove and a small screened in porch.  There is also an outhouse with pit toilet.  

We brought our own campstove as well as pots, pans and dishes, but there were some pots and pans there as well.  

The cabin is right on the Machias River, with a short walk leading to the river's shore.  

After arriving and eating lunch, we visited Roque Bluffs State Park and walked along the beach area.  We then returned to Lack Camp where we spent the rest of the afternoon playing Skip Bo and eating dinner. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cut our trip short and return home that night rather than staying over.  

For more information on Lack Camp and other DSF cabins, visit  

Top: Lack Camp, Middle: Machias River, Bottom: Roque Bluffs State Park.


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