Barker Cabin

MCHT Staff photo
MCHT Staff photo

In the heart of the Washington County, on Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Rocky Lake Preserve in Whiting, the Barker Cabin offers unparalleled peace and quiet.

This simple two room cabin with a loft sleeps 4 and is equipped with the basic amenities listed below. The cabin was recently renovated in 2021 and its porch features a sweeping view down to Rocky Lake’s forested shoreline. The cabin is surrounded by over 3,000 acres of conserved lands and provides access to Rocky Lake’s expansive shoreline.

The Barker Cabin sits a couple hundred feet from the eastern shore of Rocky Lake. It is rented weekly to paddle-in guests or accessible by a gravel camp road, but reservations fill up quickly.

The cabin is equipped for simple cooking and eating, and features a a picnic table and a porch with a view of the sunset over the lake.

Barker Cabin Details

  • A small two-burner camp stove for cooking.
  • A sink with an engineered grey water system for washing dishes, water must be brought in or carried up from the lake. Guests will need to bring their own water for cooking and drinking.
  • Oil lamps and some candles for light. Headlamps and flashlights are not provided however it is recommended that guests bring them. Replenishing candles and lamp oil for the next guest is encouraged.
  • Three double mattresses, two in the loft and one in the bedroom. Guests will need to bring their own bedding.
  • Wood stove with a small firebox. Please note: the cabin is not insulated and guests will need to provide their own wood. Do not cut wood on the property or transport wood from out of state (this is illegal). Please only use the wood stove if you have experience with wood stoves.
  • An outhouse is located behind the cabin. Some toilet paper may be provided however guests should come prepared with their own.


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