Northern Pride Lodge and Campground, on First Roach Pond

North of Greenville and Moosehead Lake, in Kokadjo, Maine

Northern Pride Lodge (NPL) presents a unique opportunity for you to own a well-established, turn-key waterfront genuine Maine North Woods sporting camp or your own personal lakefront getaway in God’s Country. You may choose to host paying guests for dining, camping and world-class outdoor adventures beginning just outside your front door or entertain family and friends at the gateway to the Great North Maine Wilderness. Maybe both!
 
Just south 18 miles will bring you to the vibrant town of Greenville at the head of the fabulous Moosehead Lake. Here you’ll find the convenience of shops, social events/opportunities, restaurants, festivals and entertainment. North of the lodge, the pavement ends and traditional Maine adventures begin! Hundreds of miles of unpaved and logging roads will draw you to stunning vistas, native brook trout streams, lakes known for hefty lake trout, outsized brook trout and small mouth bass as well as limitless wilderness hiking, biking, kayaking and camping spots. Embrace the unlimited opportunities to find your peace amongst the abundant wildlife and wild lands. You’ll rub elbows with the most wonderful people on earth and share time with moose, deer, bears, lynx, partridge and a whole cast of creatures that will keep you entertained and amazed.
 
And NPL’s season doesn’t end in the Fall. Some would say it’s just beginning! Snow season is GO Season! One of the finest snowmobile trails in Maine, ITS 85/86 runs right across the driveway. Snowshoe or cross-country ski through miles of untracked powdery backcountry. You can find the party or find solitude depending on your mood. Just find your way to Northern Pride Lodge in Kokadjo Maine for a true Maine experience and wonderful lifestyle.
 
In addition to tenters, NPL welcomes camper trailers and motorhomes, offering electric hook-up for the campers. Drinking water is available, as are hot (!) showers and pit toilets. Tenters enjoy soft grassy waterfront sites and they have several sites able to accommodate large trailers or motorhomes. An easily accessible boat launch adjoins the campground, making launching and loading your boat a snap.

21 RV sites, 3 tent sites, inn/lodge with 5 guest rooms. dock with boat slips and an owner’s house on over 5 acres on First Roach Pond!

Offered at $1,100,000

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At a Glance

  • House/Inn built in 1896
  • Lot size: 5.35 acres
  • 21 RV/campsites with electric hookup and 3 tent sites (with space on the land for additional tent or glamping sites) and inn with 5 guest rooms
  • 578 feet of frontage on First Roach Pond (which is about 8 miles long)
  • Map PI 047 – plan 05, lot 2
  • Shoreland, General Development zoning
  • Book 1251 Page 219 Pisqataquis County Registry of Deeds
  • Sits right along ITS 85/86, one of the finest snowmobile trails in Maine!
  • Tax Acct 218090080
  • 2022 real estate taxes – $3,171
  • Sale includes 1 canoe; 4 kayaks (one is a Hobie peddle kayak) and a 16 foot Lund boat, rigged for fishing (has a 20hp Honda four stroke motor) and riding and push mower (along with a garage full of too many tools to mention)
  • 50 foot long dock with a T – enough to accommodate up to 7 boats, depending on length, or float planes
  • additional buildings include a large covered wood shed/leanto, a refrigerated shed for bait or meat locker, a large bath house and two outhouses; 2 car garage with storage above, and 4 chest freezers off the garage building
  • the inn has 5 guest rooms, 3 baths (one of which is private to room 2), a living room with large stone fireplace with wood stove, dining room porch
  • the lettered and numbered sites on the campground map are the seasonal sites. Transient sites are marked by a red X and tent sites are on the waterfront.
  • private well/septic
  • forced hot air, propane heat (inn/house) plus wood stove in kitchen and one in the living room (both used for heat)
  • wood shingle siding, metal roof on the house and out buildings, composition shingle roof on the inn
  • Generac propane generator (auto start) for the lodge
  • property can accommodate approximately up to 10 cars (in addition to the RVs)
  • certain personal property is negotiable (pickup truck and plow and 3 snowmobiles)

Owner's Quarters

The owner’s wing of the house is attached by a breezeway, so it offers privacy for owners as well as for guests (as the inn is truly the guests’ home during their stay since they aren’t sharing it with the owners).

 

The owners have a large kitchen with wood stove, commercial range (where meals are prepared for the guests), living room, TV room, master bedroom with ensuite bath and guest bedroom with hall bath/laundry. There’s also a two car garage.
 

Location

NPL is located:
  • 3 hours to Portland
  • 3 hours to Bar Harbor
  • 2 hours to Bangor
  • 2.25 hours to Augusta
  • 1.25 hours to the Baxter State Park entrance
  • 1.5 hours to Millinocket
  • 1 hour to Dover Foxcroft
  • 25 minutes to Greenville
  • 3.5 hours to Quebec City
Directions From Greenville:
Head north on Lily Bay Road for 18 miles, which becomes Baxter State Park Road. The property entrance is on the right, just before the Kokadjo General Store.

Things to Do in the Area

  • Steamboat Katahdin (‘Kate’) and cruise around on Moosehead Lake
  • Driving around on your own and get lost in the unspoiled nature of the North Woods and bring your camera!
  • Hanging out at the Northern Pride Lodge waterfront and listening to the loons
  • Visit the B-52 crash site
  • hiking
  • moose watch safaris
  • mountain biking
  • birding
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • canoeing/kayaking
  • Winter activities: snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding

Current and Potential Operations

Currently operated as hunting, fishing, recreational lodge, depending on the season – new owners could continue the guiding/hunting service or contract it out, either way, it offers a strong revenue stream.

 
Current owners are willing to convey their various (40+) bait sites secured to continue with the guiding/hunting services. Bait sites are not readily available and very difficult to obtain and all are within a 20 mile radius of the lodge (most are closer)! Current owners will provide new owners with all the insight needed for bear hunting and show them the ropes from start to finish. Alternatively, new owners could contract out the guide services but maintain the sought after bait sites. This part of the business is very busy!
 
Potential for New Owners:
 
  • Provide Airstream or RV rentals for the experiential lodging instead of renting out the RV site for a much smaller fee – RV rentals could bring in hundreds nightly
  • provide tiny homes/cottages on wheels (at the RV sites), also in demand and each could bring in hundreds nightly
  • Add glamping tents
  • Add private bath pods
  • New owners could increase RV site rental rates (current rates leave a lot of room)
  • Offer breakfast baskets delivered to each site; picnic lunches to take on a boat ride or on a guided moose safari; offer dinner to guests or the public on a regular basis (they do currently have a liquor license)
  • Host lakefront weddings
  • Whole house weekly rentals
  • Offer winter packages for snowmobiling, snowshoeing or ice fishing

This unique property offers a bit of something for everyone, and the opportunity to own a home-based business and enjoy the Maine way of life!