The Tradition begins...
Over 100 years ago, the Libby family owned and operated Atkins camp on an island in the middle of Millinocket Lake. Sportsmen who visited these camps included Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Dempsey.
In 1938 some of these cabins were relocated to the current site on the lake shoreline and new cabins were added. Today there are eight guest cabins and a lodge at what's now called Libby Camps.
Since those days, Libby Camps has been developed into a more modern facility without sacrificing any of its rustic charm.
Our ten outpost camps provide access to numerous remote lakes, ponds, streams and woods for the angler or hunter looking for complete seclusion.
Each of our guest cabins, handcrafted of peeled spruce and balsam fir, is furnished with homemade or antique beds, wood stoves and propane lights, flush toilets and showers.
The lodge, where three meals are served daily, is the hub of camp life.
There's an abundance of wildlife...
At Millinocket Lake and surrounding areas, we often see such wildlife as loons, eagles, moose, deer and osprey on a daily basis.
Seeing and hearing the loons, with its haunting cry and graceful glide through the water, is a magical part of the Maine wilderness experience. The award-winning show "Cry of the Loon", produce by Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, was filmed from Libby's Home Camp.
Hunting at Libby's for trophy deer, bear and moose is second to none in the state as evidenced by many state records from this area.
Moose hunts are by permit only, through an annual lottery and success has been close to 100%. All hunts have limited space available and should be booked many months in advance. An abundance of grouse in our area rounds out the hunter's dream.
Libby's has been famous throughout the years for the excellent fishing available here. Native landlocked salmon and trophy brook trout fishing is superb from ice-out to the end of September. Experienced guides and our own seaplane help ensure access to the best fishing in a variety of nearby lakes, streams and ponds. Libby Camps is proud to be an Orvis endorsed lodge.
OUR SERVICES are comprehensive, from the moment we greet you at the airport, at our gate or at our dock til the moment your vacation ends. Cabins are cleaned daily and 14 foot Deep Vee boats and motors or canoes are included. Many of the nearby ponds have Old Town canoes on site for use after flying, driving, or hiking in. Our own seaplane ensures access to numerous areas which would otherwise be impossible or inconvenient to reach.
OUR FACILITIES include comfortable rustic cabins, hewn from forest timber around camp. Hot showers, lights and refrigeration are provided by propane gas. Fresh towels, sheets, blankets and pillows are supplied for each cabin.
OUR GUIDES are all registered Maine guides which means they have met the most rigorous standards of training and experience. Of equal importance is their knowledge of our particular area--the lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and woods. Our Orvis endorsed guides are trained to offer lessons in the skills and ethics of fly fishing.
OUR FOOD is simply, and plainly, outstanding. Many of Ellen's recipes have been handed down for generations and offer a variety of hearty, home-cooked, family-style meals complete with home-baked breads, pies and pastries, garden vegetable and fresh meats. All meals are served in our main lodge overlooking the lake. "Ellen's Cookbook, Sharing our Best" is available for purchase.
OUR OUTCAMPS offer seclusion and access to remote areas of the North Maine Woods. Each of our ten outcamps is the only cabin on the pond and offers access to additional ponds, lakes or streams, where canoes are available.