Additional Rules for Seasonal Campers
In addition to “Potter’s Place Rules and Regulations” the below guidance is provided for All Seasonal Campers:
I. SEASONAL SITE AGREEMENT: All Seasonal Campers must complete and return the “Seasonal Site Agreement” to campground management prior to September 1st of the current year to secure seasonal site availability for the next season. New joins must complete and return the "Agreement" and pay the seasonal rate within 7 days of arrival.
II. TRAILERS AND MOTOR HOMES: No camping unit will be accepted for a seasonal site if it exceeds ten (10) years of age based on model year of manufacture and must be RVIA- Approved Recreation Vehicles (sticker displayed on the camper unit). Camper Units presently of the grounds are grandfathered by management concerning the 10-year model year rule. “All” camping units must be maintained and in operational (RVs) or towable condition (trailers). No Seasonal Tenting is allowed.
III. SEASONAL OCCUPANCY, VISITORS, and GUESTS: Seasonal sites are rented to (1) to (3) occupants only. No more the (4) including Overnight Guests. Overnight Guest are permitted if registered and paid, and only if the occupant is present. Day Visitors must also register. Seasonal campers may not rent, lease, or allow any other to occupy their trailer in their absence.
IV. SEASONAL PAYMENT: The seasonal rate allows seasonal campers five and a half months of camping at a rate equal to that of (2+) months. The seasonal rate is site rent only and does not include addition fees (i.e., pump-out service, additional electric charges for use beyond the norm, Wi-Fi use, or off-season storage, etc.).
The seasonal rates for each upcoming year will be posted around August 15th of the current year. “Seasonal Campers” are afforded discounts and payment options as listed below:
A. Option #1: 5% discount to the base rate of the upcoming season is afforded if payment IN-FULL (plus winter storage is applicable) is received by September 15th of the current year. (Maine Sales and Use Tax is charged on the reduced base rate).
B. Option #2: Full Payment after September 15th and before March 15th of upcoming season. This options requires a $600.00 depisit (plus winter storage if applicable) prior to October 15th of the current season. The remaining balance is to be paid by March 15th of the upcoming season.
C. Option #3: Half Payments. : Payments to be received by October 15th (including winter trailer storage if appicable) of the current season and the second payment by March 15th of the upcoming season.
D. Option #4: Quarter Payments. Payments to be received by October 15th of the current season (including winter trail storage if applicable). December 15th of the current year and February 15th and April 15th of the upcoming seasosn.
All seasonal payments MUST BE paid IN-FULL prior to April 15th. If financial obligations are not met by this date, you may not proceed to enter the grounds until the balance plus any late fees are paid.
V. SEASONAL PAYMENTS:
A. Refunds in full or in part will be considered in cases of hardship at management’s discretion.
B. Cancelling seasonal. If site is not available by May 1st, you will be charged at the daily rate without discounted days until the site is available. If the trailer is moved for off the site for storage on the grounds Trailer Storage Fees will be charged to the cancelling seasonal at twice the posted monthly storage fee for all trailers until removed from the grounds.
C. Payments will not be credited or transferred to another.
VI. MAIL AND PARCELS: Anyone desiring to receive mail and parcels while in Maine need to obtain a P.O. Box at one of the local Post Offices. No personal mail or parcels will be received at the Campground.
VII. SITES and CAMPING UNIT: Sites and the surrounding area will be kept clean and free of rubbish and clutter.
A. The exterior of all camping units will be clean and free of mold and black streaks.
B. Sites will be kept clean, uncluttered, and maintained.
C. Display of “tchotchkes or chotskies”, otherwise known as yard-junk will be kept to a minimum.
D. No stones, marble chips, aquarium rocks or tumbled glass, etc. will be placed on the site.
E. Nothing is to be displayed or affixed to any electric panel or pole. The American flag is the only
exception (with Campground approval).
F. Under trailer storage is for (1) ladder, (2) kayaks/canoes, and your portable grey-water tank.
G. No lattice work will be installed as skirting.
H. Nothing will interfere with access to the sewer outlet or pump-out service will not be conducted until
VIII. STRUCTURES: No structures of any type will be built or brought into the campground without (granted) permission from management. Parameters are as follows:
A. PERMANEMT STRUCTURES of any type is NOT allowed.
B. SHEDS of any construction: No more than (1) shed per site. Limited to measurements of 6’x8’ or 7’x7’. Must be neutral in color to fit in with the surroundings. Must be within the constraints of your site. Must not encroach on adjoining sites or hinder another’s view. Must be manufactured, not self-built on site. If you want a shed, take no steps in obtaining one without speaking with management.
C. CARPORTS: No carports will be erected. (Those previously erected will be grandfathered only to the original owner) and must be removed upon their departure.
D. DECKS: May be constructed to enhance the enjoyment and comfort of your site with approval of management. (Specific materials and construction parameters apply).
E. ENCLOSURES: Only manufactured screen houses and screen rooms are allowed.
No “stick-built” freestanding or deck enclosures will be authorized. This type of
enclosure could result in certain property taxes being levied against you by the Town of
F. RESPONSIBILTY FOR REMOVAL of decks, lattice, traps, appliances, and sheds, etc. lies on the current occupant of the site. (No disposal service is provided for these items by the campground.)
IX. HOSES AND SUPPLY LINES: Only one (1) hose is allowed to connect to the sites water spigot/faucet. These spigots/faucets do not support the weight of spitters and/or multiple hoses. Additional hoses may by connected to an in-line splitter.
NO Backflow Preventers will be attached to spigot/faucet. If you use the Camper Unit’s black water flush system you must attach a backflow preventer to the inlet to the flush system.
NO Water Filters will be attached to the spigot/faucet. These items are designed to connect to your trailer and to your trailer only.
X. LIGHTING: Outdoor lighting may be utilized within the constraints of your site. No lighting will be affixed to any tree. Lights are to be off during daylight hours and turned off prior to you turning in for the night. Absolutely, No outdoor lighting, interior lights or TVs will be left on if you are not present.
XI. GOLF CARTS and ATVs: Golf carts are permitted as stated in “Potter’s Place Rules and Regulations.” Golf carts and Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) appear similar. Laws vary between the two. LSVs require insurance and state registration as it may be operated on public roadways. Golf carts are made for golf courses and operate at a slower speed. Golf carts being operated in Maine on golf courses and spaces open to the public (campgrounds included) require you to have Proof of Liability Insurance.
A. Golf carts may not be used for joyriding within the campground.
B. May not be operated on any lawn or seeded area.
C. Golf carts are not allowed beyond the dam or on the fields and trails opposite the pond.
D. Current applicable fees for golf carts per month are $10.00 for gasoline powered carts and $20.00 for electric carts.
E. No Golf carts or ATV's will be operated during quite hours.
XII. TARPS: Tarps of neutral colors (forest green or brown only) may be used to help weatherproof your belongings. Blue tarps may be used for winterization only, may NOT BE INSTALLED prior to the end of the Columbus Day Weekend, and must be removed prior to opening day. These blue tarps are inexpensive for a reason. They are cheap and designed for one-time use. They deteriorate very quickly and the shreddings end up in the woods, tangled in lawnmower blades, and get wound up in the debris loader’s impeller.
XIII. END-OF-SEASON CLOSING: Prior to the end of your camping season all necessary measures must be taken by you to ensure items belonging to you are stowed properly prior to your departure for the off-season.
A. All outside furniture and decorations are stowed away in your trailer, shed, deck box, or secured on your deck.
B. All screen rooms will be dismantled down to the skeleton and fabric stowed away.
C. All tie downs and clotheslines will be removed.
D. All hoses and power cords will be disconnected and stowed away.
E. All yard ornaments and lighting will be stowed away.
F. Item addressed in Paragraph VII. F. (above) to be stored under your trailer are secured from any winds.
G. No pool items are to be left in the pool area.
H. Golf carts not removed from the grounds will be covered with a cover, or a green or brown tarp and stowed discretely on your site.
These steps are necessary to prevent loss of or damage to your property over the off-season as well as, protection of equipment used during the fall and spring cleanup efforts.
STORAGE: On-site storage is available at fees indicated below:
A. $50.00 for “off-season” storage of your primary trailer (Seasonal Campers only) ON your
site your site or in the storage lot.
B. $50.00 per month (in-season and off) for any trailer other than your primary camping unit
(boat, cargo, utility) or non-seasonal campers.
OFF-SEASON ACCESS: All seasonal campers are allowed and encouraged to visit the campground during the off season. Town ordinance requires that all seasonal campgrounds disconnect provided electric service by November 1st of each year. No overnight stays are allowed after closing on October 15th or prior the opening for Seasonal Campers. No vehicles are to proceed beyond the entrance parking lot after the official closing date or prior to April 24th without managers approval.
TRAILER SALES: Trailers owned by you may be sold by you at private sale as with any property belonging to you. You may not however, state or imply in any way the buyer is also purchasing the right to the site that the trailer is currently on, that a seasonal spot within the campground is available, or included in the sale. Any trailer that exceeds 10 years of model age or is in disrepair that has been grandfathered to you and sold by you will be removed from the grounds by you or the buyer. You must notify the Campground of any interested parties or prospective buyers entering the grounds. They must park as any Day Guest in the parking lot nearest the office building. No Children are to enter the Campground. You must be present to escort them to your sites and remain with them. If you are thinking of selling speak to management to ensure all parties are clear on what can and cannot be done.
VACATING: A “Site Vacating Checklist” is required of all vacating Seasonal Campers. This checklist will be provided to all vacating seasonal campers as to ensure complete understanding of what is required of the vacating party by campground management. The “Rubbish and Recycling Rules” apply and must be observed. All items not defined as “Household Rubbish” under this rule will be disposed of by the Camper elsewhere as stated in Paragraph VII: F above. No disposal of these items is provided by the campground.
Only once all necessary steps have been taken to ensure the site is ready for the next tenant the vacating tenants and campground management will walk the site together to ensure that the site is ready for the next Camper. The “Site Vacating Checklist” will be signed by both the tenant and a member of management, a copy will be provided to the tenant, and a copy retained on file.
Updated: 1 March 2022