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Town of Freeport
WINSLOW PARK AND CAMPGROUND

Hours & Contact Information

Office Telephone: 207-865-4198 (camping/reservations- may to oct.);
(call mgr. offseason)

Mailing Address: 30 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032

Park Manager: Neil Lyman - (865-9052) | nlyman@freeportmaine.com

More information can be found here.
Winslow Park and Campground offers:
• 100 campsites and wooded trails with views of the Harbor and Casco Bay;
• rental picnic shelters for reunions, company picnics, weddings, etc.;
• picnic tables, grills and a tidal beach;
• a boat launch for anything from trailered boats to canoes & kayaks;
• A Summer concert series with local bands
DAY USE

A fee is charged (Freeport Residents: $2.00 per person; Non-Residents: $3.00 per person). Day use hours are from 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset for use of tidal beach, picnic area, trails, playground, and Thursday Night Concert Series
2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, May 5th: Gatehouse Opens For Reservations – 6AM

May 16th – 18th: Girl Scout Camporee

Monday, May 19th: Campground Opens To Seasonal Campers

Thursday May 22nd: Campground Open To All Campers

Saturday, June 21st: Freeport Rotary Close To The Coast Race and Family Fun Day
BBQ, Games, Beer And A live music by TRICKY BRITCHES! www.trickybritches.com
Race Starts at 9am with Festivities to Follow.

June 23rd – 29th: Freeport Free Camping Week #1; Residents of Freeport Camp for Free!

July and August: Thursday Evening Concert Series -6:30 PM

Saturday, September 6th: Lobsterman Triathlon

Sunday, September 7th: Kids Triathlon

September 15th – 28th: Two More Free Weeks of Camping For Freeport Residents

Sunday, October 5th: Campground Closes for the Season

November 1st: Harb Cottage Winter Rental Begins; (FMI Call 865-9052)
2014 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

July 10th - Pine Tree Coastal Winds Band – 30 piece bandstand fun!

July 17th - Voxzilla - Three-part harmony, originals, & covers from the country / rock / blues / indie corners of things. RAHRRRRR!!!!

July 24th – N.E. Town –Soul, Folk, R&B, Blues , Swing, Rock, originals and more.

July 31st – Maggie Coffin Trio – Look her up on Youtube, she’s awesome!

August 7th – Kenya Hall - Rhythm & Soul.

August 14th – Cidny Bullens – A two time Grammy nominee with a resume including the Grease soundtrack and touring with Elton John! This is one not to miss.

AUGUST 21st & 28th – RAIN DATES
GROUP SHELTERS

Great for your company picnic, family or class reunion. One covered area accommodates 75 to 100 and the other 150 to 175. The large area rents for $150.00 and the small area for $100.00 per day plus the day use charge.

Shelter Rental and Rules
Police Detail form
Shelter Contract
USER FEES

Campsites:
Waterfront Sites:
Resident: tents - $14; RV's - $16
Non-Resident: tents - $30; RV's - $35
Inland Sites:
Resident: tents - $13; RV's - $15
Non-Resident: tents - $25; RV's - $30
Extra Tent (1 Maximum): $5
Extra Person (Max 6 people/site): $3
Pets: $1 each

Cancellation/Other Fees:
Cancellation Fee: $15
Sewer Dumping Fee (non-campers): $50
Sewer Dumping Fee (registered campers): Free

Seasonal Campsites (sign up at gatehouse for lottery)
Resident: $1000
Non-Resident: $1700

Group Picnic Shelters:
Large (150 people): $150
Small (80 people): $100
(Freeport Residents $25.00 less, plus day use fee)

Day Use:
Resident: $2
Non-Resident: $3
6 years or younger and 62 years or older are free

Seasonal Day Use Passes:
(For immediate family only)
Resident: $25
Non-Resident: $50

Watercraft Launching Fees:
Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats and other non-motorized craft
Resident: $2
Non-Resident: $3
62 Years or older (non-commercial): Free
Commercial (per launch): $4
Commercial (seasonal): $150
Motorized Craft (Including Sailboats)
Resident: $2
Commercial (per launch): $25
Commercial (seasonal): $250
Non-Resident: $5
62 Years or Older(non-commercial): Free

Parking Fees: Per Day/Night
Day: $4
Overnight: $10

Harb Cottage: Sign up for lottery at gatehouse
Weekly Rental June & Sept. & Oct.: $1300
Weekly Rental July & August: $1600
Winter Rental Nov. 1 - Memorial Day: $900/month + utilities
DIRECTIONS

From the South:

* Take I-295 North and get off at Exit 17 (Yarmouth/Freeport Exit)
* At the exit ramp take Route One North. You will pass the Muddy Rudder Restaurant, Freeport Inn and Café on your right. At the top of the hill after the Casco Bay Motel, take a right at the blinking light onto South Freeport Road (if you pass the Big Indian, you've gone too far).
* Take a right onto Staples Point Road (there is a wooden sign for Winslow Park at the corner of South Freeport Road and Staples Point Road).
* Stay on Staples Point Road all the way to the end and you will come into Winslow Park.

From the North:

* Take I-295 South and get off at Exit 20 (formerly exit 19). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp. At the first traffic light after the overpass take a right onto Route One South. Stay on Route One South until you come to South Freeport Road. Take a left onto South Freeport Road (at the blinking light). Take a right onto Staples Point Road (there is a wooden sign for Winslow Park at the corner of South Freeport Road and Staples Point Road)
* Stay on Staples Point Road all the way to the end and you will come into Winslow Park.
HARB COTTAGE

Four bedroom, furnished cottage on Stockbridge Point available by the week in the Summer season, and on a monthly basis from November 1 through Memorial Day. For more information on the winter rental call Park Manager at 1-207-865-9052. A lottery is held in the fall to determine rentals for the coming summer. To participate in the lottery for 2012 summer rentals, leave your name and address at the Gatehouse (1-207-865-4198 during the camping season).
WINSLOW PARK COMMISSION

Carla Dupuis, Chair
Bill Ross, Vice Chair
Nelson Larkins
Jane Grant
Peter Polovchik
Wendy Harlan
Steve James
George Connick
Jim Hendricks
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the History of the park? - In 1953, Adelaide Winslow Harb gave this scenic oceanfront gift to the Town in memory of her mother, Delia B. Powers Winslow. She entrusted some 90 acres “…with the buildings and improvements thereon…known as Stockbridge Point…” with the proviso that the land and its buildings “… shall be used as a public park and for public recreational purposes…” The Park is located at the end of Staples Point Road on a peninsula between Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River.

How can I reserve a campsite and how soon can I do so?
When Reservations can be made:
> Reservations will be accepted on or after May 5th, 2014 for the camping season � Thursday of Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. The minimum length of stay is 2 nights for a Saturday stay and 1 night for stays Monday � Thursday, excluding holidays. (For example, if a Saturday is reserved either the Friday before and/or Sunday after must be reserved). The maximum stay at SITES 1-23 is fourteen (14) nights during July and August. Reservations must be received 2 business days prior to the first night�s stay. Business hours from Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9th are 8 AM until 3 PM. From Monday May 12th through Wednesday, May 21st hours are 9 AM until 3 PM Monday through Friday. During the camping season hours of operation are 8 AM to 8 PM Monday through Sunday.
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How Reservations can be made:
(click here for reservation form)

By Telephone:
Starting on May 7, reservations can be made by calling (207) 865-4198 or (207) 865-9574. The 9574 number will only be used through May 7th. During peak periods, these lines are extremely busy so please be patient.

In Person / Walk In:
Starting on May 7, reservations can be made in person by visiting the Park�s Gatehouse during the hours noted above.

By Mail:
On or after April 25th but before May 7, reservation forms can be obtained by requesting same from the Park office at (207) 865-9052, if no answer leave a message with your request and leave your name, mailing address and phone number. After May 7, reservations forms can be obtained by calling the Gatehouse at (207) 865-4198. Remember during peak periods, the 4198 number will be extremely busy. Reservation forms must be received 2 business days prior to the first night�s stay. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked no earlier than April 25, 2014. Requests with earlier postmarks will not be processed. Mail-in requests with proper postmarks will not be processed until May 7. Mail-in reservation forms should be mailed to Winslow Park, Reservation Desk, c/o Town Hall, 30 Main Street, Freeport, Maine 04032.

Acceptable Form of Payment for Reservations:
The following are acceptable means of payment: Master Card, VISA, Discover, checks (payable to Winslow Park), Travelers checks and cash (only for walk-in reservation), and money orders. Reservation confirmation for mail-in reservations will be mailed to campers as soon as possible. If it does not reach you before you leave, the Park will have a copy when you arrive at the Gatehouse. Confirmation will be given orally for telephone and in person reservations. You will be required to show ID (e.g. valid photo driver�s license) when you arrive.

Canceling a Reservation?
Reservations can be canceled by calling the Gatehouse at (207)865-4198 at least 2 days prior to the first night�s stay. When requesting a cancellation, a $15.00 processing fee will be withheld from each reservation refund. There are no refunds for one-night reservations. If the Park is not notified prior to the scheduled stay, a refund will not be issued.

Can I bring my dog to the Park?
Yes, campers can bring their pet(s) for a fee of $1.00 each. During the camping season dogs must be on a leash at all times and they are never allowed on the beach, playground or the volleyball court nor in the bathrooms. Pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets.

Are there any special events or activities at the Park?
There are a number of special activities that take place at the Park, including:

The "Camp Seaside" program, sponsored by Freeport Community Education, provides a day camp experience at Winslow Park for over fifty Freeport children ranging in age from 7 to 10 years. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, games, kayaking, weekly barbecues and sports.

Prior to the campground opening, the Park is host to a Girl Scout Camporee. More than 100 girls and their parents from Freeport and surrounding towns participate in this weekend event. The Scouts experience camping, wilderness cooking, kayaking, astronomy and other worthwhile activities.

The Park also sponsors Family Fun Day on a Saturday in June. The event features a 5 and 10K race, family games, and free ice cream and hot dogs. Admission to the Park on Family Fun Day is free.

During July and August, the Park sponsors a Thursday night concert series featuring local bands. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Day use admission is charged, and a playground and picnic area is also nearby for use. Campers and season pass holders attend free.

The Park also hosts the �Lobsterman Triathlon� which features a 1.5K swim in the clean, calm waters of Casco Bay, a 40K bike along beautiful coastline and gently rolling hills and a 10K run through the Village of South Freeport. The 2012 event is scheduled for a Saturday in September.

2 weeks of free camping are scheduled for Freeport residents. For more information, call 865-4198 during the camping season.

What kind of trails do you have at the Park?
A self-guided nature trail borders the Park adjacent to the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay. Benches along the trail afford hikers the opportunity of stopping and enjoying the great views and tranquility of the Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera.

Is the Park opened during the Winter?
While the Park is "officially closed" from mid-October through Mid-May, Winslow Park's playground and hiking and jogging trails are available and, once the snow comes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also available.
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Do the campsites have hookups?
No. Water is available throughout the camp ground, but not at every site. Modern showers and bathroom facilities are available. There are no electric or sewer hookups. Generators are permitted during specific hours and a dumping station is available.

What other facilities are available?
Other facilities include a tidal beach and boat launch, picnic tables and grills, a fishing pier, a playground, and a volley ball court.