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Students Island & Mainland Easement

About Students Island and the Mainland

With 670-acres of primitive camping, there is no place like Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve. Students Island is 115-acres and is only accessible by water, and the island is forested, with a trail open for day use.

 

Contact Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve Wilderness Camping for reservations at (207) 864-2003. 

 

Recreation Opportunities

Conservation Story

These 617 acres represent a portion of the 6,623 acres conserved by the  Stephen Memorial Preserve Trust, leaving a legacy of Stephen and Bessie Phillips to conserve these lands for the public opportunity and wildlife habitat, forever.
THE SEVEN LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

FOR OUR CONSERVATION AREAS

Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities. 

We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads. 

Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.

Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are. 

Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed. 

When wildlife watching, we recommend using the  Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans. 

 

Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world. 

 

 

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Campsite & Trail Map

Please refer to the SPMP Campsite Map. 

Support Our Work

Trail stewardship isn’t easy. Consider a gift to support our Community Conservation Corps.

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