Lake Vibes: Sebago Lake Camping

Sebago Lake in Maine is a special place. I've made a habit of visiting almost every year. The lush forests surrounding the lake, the wide open water, bald eagles, world-class lake kayaking, fishing, and pristine sandy beaches are all the things that make it worthwhile coming back to year after year.

This year Larisa and I visited with a few good friends, and had a blast. Communal dinners are the best. This time around, two nights, two tasty campfire meals. See recipes below. 

Our Campsite
Our cozy Sebago Lake State Park campsite
Sunset over Sebago Lake
Pine needles at moonrise over Lake Sebago
Campfire Potatoes with Mushrooms

Campfire Potatoes & Mushroom Medley


  • Fingerling potatoes, sliced into circles
  • Mushrooms (white or baby bellas), sliced
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Olive oil

Use a cast iron pan over a medium fire, combine all the ingredients, mix the olive oil in and stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Done in about 15-20 minutes. Salt & pepper if desired. 


Campfire Nachos

Campfire Nachos


  • Green & red peppers, chopped
  • Corn tortilla chips
  • Mexican mix cheese (pre-shredded)
  • Black beans
  • Onions, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Sliced black olives

Use a cast iron pan over low fire, add olive oil to the bottom, combine all the ingredients, cool on low fire for 10-15 minutes or until done. 

Dinner Time
Quiet Evening at Sebago Lake
I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains.
— Henry David Thoreau
Moonlit Lake