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10 Popular Maine RV Camping Spots

Maine is all about the pine tree. Known as the Pine Tree State, Maine goes all out when they celebrate something. The state flag, official seal, and the state quarter all sport the mighty pine. Not stopping there, the white pine is the official state tree with the cones and tassels from it also adorning the state’s floral emblem. Maine is known for not doing anything halfway. This dedication is a great reason to check out one or more of our picks for the 10 popular Maine RV camping spots.

Bar Harbor Lighthouse by Frank Winkler for NextRV.co 10 Popular Maine RV Camping Spots
Bar Harbor Lighthouse by Frank Winkler

10 Popular Maine RV Camping Spots

Bar Harbor Campground – Bar Harbor

If you want to stay as close as possible to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other interesting sites, Bar Harbor Campground is the perfect choice. the area is full of fun as well as relaxing activity spots. Find a hidden fishing hole, hike or bike the nearby trails, or enjoy the numerous water activities to be had. Lobster and other delicious seafood are available and plentiful. Many museums, aquariums and other sightseeing destinations are just minutes from the campground.

The first thing to be aware of regarding this campground is that they do NOT take reservations. With over 300 sites, it isn’t impossible to get a spot even during the busy season. They also don’t accept credit or debit cards – cash and checks only (the office does have an ATM). That being said, the amenities are plentiful at Bar Harbor Campground. Full hookups, pull-through entry/exit and big rig access are all standard. Park includes full-service restrooms and nice laundry facilities. Pets and kids welcome and a camp store stocks the necessities.

Chewonki Campground – Wiscasset

This oceanside midcoast Maine campground offers 50 acres to enjoy and wander around. Situated right on the Coast of Maine, the spacious sites overlook the water and offer a peaceful retreat. There is plenty to do whether you are exploring the natural beauty that surrounds you or just hanging out and relaxing. A rec room is on-site along with volleyball, tennis and swimming in one of the two saltwater pools.

Pull-through sites are offered, but you should check on length restrictions before trying to bring some of the larger rigs in this campground. Full hookups are available with both 30 and 50 amp electricity. Clean restrooms with spacious showers on site. A small camp store is available with necessities and canoe or kayak rentals. Pets and kids are welcome and encouraged to visit. Camp staff is one of its best assets.

Homestead By the River Campground – Biddeford

Enjoy camping right on the Saco River just a mere ten minutes away from the popular Old Orchard Beach. This quiet and peaceful campground is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are all popular water activities that can be enjoyed right from camp. Try your hand at fishing and see if you can catch your dinner. There is no shortage of other things to do within a half-hour of the campground – Scarborough Downs, Kennebunkport, and Beach Ridge Speedway are just a few.

The pull-through sites offer easy entry and exit for big rigs. Full hookups include water, power (30 & 50 amp) and sewer. Kids and pets are welcome with a playground available for the 2-legged kids. A coin-operated laundry facility is available 24 hours a day as are the showers (also coin-operated). A convenient camp store offers canoe rentals, RV supplies and other camping necessities.

My Brother’s Place Campground – Houlton

Just a few miles from New Brunswick, Canada off of I-95, this beautiful park is a welcome spot to spend some time. The campground hosts organize many activities for guests including dinners, dances and movies. There is always something going on every weekend during the busy season. Downtown Houlton is only 10 minutes from the campground. It offers shopping, dining and entertainment. Check out the many events including the Potato Blossom Festival.

Paved roads lead you to your spacious and level site. Most of the sites are pull-through access for the largest of rigs. Fire rings and picnic tables are located at each pad for your convenience. Full hookups include power choices of 20, 30 or 50 amps. Kids and pets are welcome at this Maine RV camping destination. Many extra amenities are available to guests including a kitchen, rec room and public phone service. Hot showers and laundry facilities are also on-site.

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Old Orchard Beach by NT Franklin

Paradise Park Resort Campground – Old Orchard Beach

Just a moment’s walk from camp, explore the famous pier at Old Orchard Beach. Full of great food, many activities and amusements, and excellent shopping. The campground is located in a calm, country setting that has access to over seven miles of sandy beaches. The 40 wooded acres of the park also boasts a 5-acre bass pond for the anglers. There are many other water activities available on site with heated swimming pools, hot tubs and paddling in the fish pond. Walking the trails through the woods will relax and invigorate you.

Spacious sites offer pull-through entry/exit access for big rigs. Full hookups include water, sewer and power with both 30 & 50 amp service. Kids and pets are welcome with each having their own play areas. Camp has a rec room and other activities for guests including movie nights in the giant tent. Nice, well-maintained bathrooms include hot showers with great water pressure. Laundry facilities are clean and convenient. Camp store stocks the necessities plus extras.

Pleasant River Campground – West Bethel

Enjoy the Western Maine Mountains while staying at the Pleasant River Campground in West Bethel. This family-owned park is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and offers many outdoor activities. Easy river access with the campground offering canoe and kayak rentals. They will also pick you up with their convenient shuttle. Lots of biking, hiking and walking trails right out of your rig’s front door.

You choose if you want a site that’s shaded or sunny and open. Plenty of room for big rigs with easy access pull-through entry and exit. Full hookups include water, sewer and power with either 30 or 50 amp service. Nice restrooms with spacious shower stalls. Camp store is well stocked and has many extra goodies available. Kids and pets are welcome with plenty of room to roam.

Schoodic Woods Campgrounds – Winter Harbor

Located about 3 miles southeast of Winter Harbor, this Schoodic Peninsula campground opens the week before Memorial Day and closes in mid-October. It is a part of the Acadia National Park and is situated just over an hour from Bar Harbor which is near the popular areas of the park. The Peninsula offers well-groomed walking, hiking, and biking trails. Nature lovers will enjoy the quiet beauty of the area. This campground is a popular choice for Maine RV camping.

Sites range from primitive to electric-only to electric and water service hookups. The sites offer 20/30/50 amp power. No shower facilities on-site, but some local vendors do offer the service just outside the campgrounds. Reservations are required during the busy season and must be made online or by phone. Pull-through entry/exit offered for big rigs. Pets and kids welcome.

Smuggler’s Den Campground – Southwest Harbor

Tucked into the woods off of Route 102, this family park just north of Southwest Harbor is full of traditions. First established in the 1960s, it has been owned and operated by the same family for three generations. There is a lot to do at Smuggler’s Den as well as in the surrounding area. Nearby Echo Lake has great sandy beaches but if you prefer to stay in camp, the heated pool onsite will provide some swim time. There are plenty of opportunities for water activities as well as great walking or hiking paths in the adjacent Acadia National Park.

Pets and kids are all welcome with separate play areas for both. Big rigs can be accommodated but the sites are back-in so plan accordingly. Full hookups include water, sewer and power (30 & 50 amp). The fully stocked camp store even sells lobster! They’ll also loan you the pot to cook them in! Nice restrooms and laundry facilities. A rec room is available along with the large playground for the kids.

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Fall in Maine by David Mark

Sunset Point Campground – Harrington

With easy access just three miles off of Route 1, this lovely relaxed campground offers RVers a chance to take it easy. Tucked into a hidden cove halfway between Bar Harbor and Eastport, this gem is off the beaten path but well worth it. All within an hour’s drive, you can find Rogue Bluffs State Park, Petit Manan Wildlife Preserve, and dozens of other local interest sites. If you choose to stay in camp, you can enjoy the coastal breezes and spend time watching the local fishermen at work.

Large pull-through sites offer easy entrance and exit for large rigs. The spacious sites have sheltered picnic tables, fire rings and level parking. Full hookups include water, sewer and power (20/30/50 amp). Nice bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. Laundry facilities are on-site. Well-stocked borrowing library includes DVDs as well as many books. Shopping nearby but ice and firewood are available at the campground. Pets are welcome. Kids are allowed, but the park is more suitable for adults.

Wassamki Springs Campground – Scarborough

Originally known as the Hillock Family Farm, this piece of land has been in the family since the early 1900s. The campground has been in operation since the late 1960s and is still operated by members of the Hillock family. The tradition of taking great care of guests in this Southern Maine campground is still going strong. The park’s large pond is surrounded by tree-filled woods and a sandy beach. Just minutes from Portland all that it has to offer.

Pull-through sites offer easy entry and exit for big rigs. Sites offer full hookups with water, sewer and both 30 & 50 amp power. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Your choice of shaded or sunny sites. Kids and pets are welcome with plenty of areas to stretch their legs and explore. Rec room boasts an arcade for indoor entertainment. The camp store offers many necessities as well as wood and ice. Check out this popular Maine RV camping spot for yourself.

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