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This Is Our Story

The first governor of Maine, William King, and his Head Lumberman, Bartlett, established King & Barlett in the 1800's. In 1992, Fred and Matt Thurston purchased K&B and pridefully created an Orvis Endorsed Sporting Camp of their dreams. In the early years, Buzz and Rose Cox were instrumental in implementing Fred and Matt's vision for the property and we are fortunate they returned to camp in 2021. Over the past 100 years, King and Bartlett has operated as a commercial sporting camp, a corporate retreat, a private fish and game club, and a place for friends and families to gather. 




We pride ourselves on exceptional fishing, plentiful wildlife and the simplicity of the traditional Maine outdoors. We have always been very proud that King & Bartlett has played an important role in our guests' family traditions. Year after year, generation after generation, families have returned to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect. We will now extend these exclusive opportunities, including, but not limited to, fishing, hunting, family gatherings, weddings, and corporate retreats, etc. 

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