Try a different kind of multitasking: fishing, swimming, and grinning ear-to-ear.

Close your eyes and imagine stepping back in time. Welcome to Lakewood Camps — a classic Maine camp offering the perfect mix of tranquility and adventure for everyone. Located on the shore of the beautiful Lower Richardson Lake, Lakewood Camps consists of 12 cabins and a clubhouse. The property enjoys 1600 acres of pristine woodlands and lakefront, with commanding views of the lake and hills beyond.

Lakewood camps is an all inclusive vacation experience from a family whose business it is to ensure your well-being and satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you in the near future!


The quintessential Maine sporting camp.

black and white of lodgeEstablished in 1853, Lakewood Camps has been one of Maine’s premier sporting camps, and a focal point of the Richardson Lakes area. Preserving the region’s colorful history and traditions has always been a priority for us. That’s why everywhere in camp you look, you’ll find reminders of the past, from the pictures in the dining room to the period furniture in the cabins. As its owners did nearly 150 years ago, we strive to provide our guests with a truly unique Maine sporting camp experience.
The Richardson Lakes area has always been known for its excellent fishing on the Rapid River. It is also is known as the region Louise Dickinson Rich made famous in her book We Took to the Woods, and is the site where American fly tying legend Carrie Stevens created the famous Grey Ghost and other original streamer flies.

Meet Your Hosts

man and woman

Your hosts at Lakewood Camps are Whit and Maureen Carter. The son of three generations of Rangeley region fly fisherman, Whit was born in nearby North Conway, New Hampshire. He attended Boat school in Pemaquid Maine, and owned a small construction business in Massachusetts before embarking on a lifestyle change with Maureen and the puppies in 2001.

Maureen is a native of Beverly Massachusetts. With exceptional intuition and management experience, she has a knack for hiring, training and more importantly, keeping our wonderful staff happy. Apart from the big trout and beautiful scenery, she is the reason fisherman and families from across the country make their way here every spring and summer. Lakewood wouldn’t be Lakewood without her kind spirit and patience.

Lakewood Camps from Lakewood Camps on Vimeo