WINTER HARBOR, Maine (Portland Press Herald/J. Craig Anderson) — Conservationist and Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby has purchased the scenic Ocean Woods campground on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County and intends to continue operating it.


Portland-based real estate auction house Tranzon LLC disclosed on Sept. 9 that the 113-acre property had been placed under contract, and that a previously scheduled Tranzon auction had been canceled. On Thursday, Tranzon acknowledged that the sale had been completed and that the buyer was Quimby. It did not disclose the sale price.

Quimby has been a controversial figure in Maine. Her foundation, Elliotsville Plantation Inc., donated more than 87,500 acres in the Katahdin region to the federal government in August in a critical step toward the creation of a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. In August, President Obama designated the area a national monument.