Maine is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places to camp in the U.S. RVers have so many magnificent choices that it can be hard to decide where to go. Hopefully, this roundup of 5 of the best campgrounds in Maine can help you develop your bucket list.
Whether you want to camp in the White Mountains, near Acadia National Park, or along the Atlantic Coast, we have a recommendation for you! Plus, you are in for a visual treat.
To hear Kendra and Tyler from One Y One tell us more about each campground, click play on the media player above or look for The RV Atlas on your preferred podcast app. Thank you to Kendra and Tyler for providing the amazing photographs in this roundup! You really get a taste of Maine thanks to these great photos.
On the Saco Family Campground in Brownfield, ME
If you want a fun, small family campground experience in Maine, check out On the Saco Family Campground in Brownfield. This park is located near the White Mountain National Forest, just an hour from Mt. Washington, and features 1,700 feet of frontage along the Saco River.
On the Saco Family Campground offers:
- 28 full-hookup sites, 5 riverfront tent sites, and 11 general tent sites
- Large shared lawn in the RV sites with a sandpit and playground (a great feature for parents who can keep an eye on the kids from their site)
- Swim area on the river
- River rental company, offering kayaks, canoes, and tubing (transportation is available if you want to go up river and float back to the park)
- A Welcoming environment, thanks to owners Tori and Jason
- Online reservations bookable through Campspot
While the amenities are all great, the homey environment is what truly makes On the Saco Family Campground one of the best campgrounds in Maine!
Bass Harbor Campground in Bass Harbor, Maine
You can’t go to Maine without getting an iconic lighthouse photo, and Bass Harbor Campground in Bass Harbor is a perfect spot. This is right across the street from the Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park. Being able to walk over from the campground is such a bonus since the parking lot fills quickly. Be sure to go for a sunset!
Bass Harbor Campground features:
- 120 sites, including tent and RV sites, yurts, and cabins. You’ll find full hookup and water/electric options.
- Easy access to Acadia National Park (just a couple of miles from Seawall, which is the quiet side of the park)
- Great location for exploring Bar Harbor. Make sure to EAT while you are in town—you’ll find so many great restaurants! Don’t miss the lobster rolls and crab chowder.
- Perfect for getting in all of the “quintessential” Maine experiences, like visiting lobster piers and harbors
Here’s one more gorgeous photo of Bass Harbor Campground!
Wild Fox Cabins & Campground in Lakeville, Maine
“Downeast” Maine is the area close to the border with New Brunswick, Canada, and Wildfox Cabins & Campground in Lakeville gives you a great taste of the Downeast region. The campground is located on Junior Lake, which has 11 other interconnected lakes in a chain.
This place is amazingly beautiful in fall. It is especially remote and offers a good chance for spotting wildlife, including moose.
Here are just a few of the features that make Wild Fox one of the best campgrounds in Maine:
- 10 campsites for tents or RVs (4 with water and electric, with more being added, possibly). There is no campground shower, though it does offer a bathroom, so go prepared!
- 8 modern, lakeside log cabins with heat, electric, hot water, and sleeping space for up to seven people. Some have AC.
- Private and remote
- Open year-round!
- Onsite ebike and boat rentals
- Guided fishing trips available for purchase (in fact, the campground has the only boat dock on Junior Lake, a premier spot for anglers!)
- Ice shack rentals for winter fishing
- Great owners
- Online reservations bookable through Campspot
If you want to give boondocking a try without going too far off the beaten path, this is a great place to try it out!
Moose Creek RV Resort in Greenville, ME
Moose Creek RV Resort in Greenville is brand-new campground that opened in July of 2022. It is located one mile from Moosehead Lake in Maine’s highlands in the Appalachian Mountains. Unlike many of the other selections in this roundup of the best campgrounds in Maine, this one is a little more of a resort. While the campground is more manicured, you’ll find many magnificent views, hikes, and wilderness to explore in the area.
Moose Creek RV Resort offers:
- Over 100 RV sites with full hookups, pull-thrus, and back-ins
- Premium tent campsites with electricity
- Great proximity to some of Maine’s most beautiful lakes (like Moosehead Lake) for fishing, swimming, and whitewater rafting
- Close to Baxter State Park, which is home to Mount Katahdin and some great trails (including some notable for moose watching)
- Stocked trout pond (for fishing in the park)
- Playground, dog run, camp store, bathhouse, reliable wifi, pool, scheduled activities, rentable pavilion, and more (we told you it was a resort!)
- Easy access to nearby ATV trails
- Bookable through Campspot
Boothbay Craft Brewery, Taphouse & RV in Boothbay, ME
Boothbay Craft Brewery, Taphouse & RV is such a fun, unique option, as you can tell by the name! The brewery and taphouse came first, and the owners noticed a ton of RVers were visting, so they added some RV sites. Located by one of inlets along the Gulf of Maine, this campground is just about an hour up the coast from Portland. It’s close to Freeport, which is a great place for shopping (don’t miss the LL Bean–this place is huge!).
Boothbay Craft Brewery, Taphouse & RV offers:
- 13 RV sites (11 with full hookups and two that are water/electric); a mix of pull-thru and back-in sites
- Close to Boothbay Harbor. There’s so much to see and do in this beautiful region.
- Onsite brewery and taphouse with a farm-to-table menu featuring brick-oven pizza, fresh vegetables, barbecue, and more (both the food and the beer earn rave reviews!)
- You can even take a brewery tour!
- Bocce ball courts
- More great owners
- Reservations bookable online through Campspot
Doesn’t this food look amazing?! Can you even imagine how fun it would be to camp here? It goes to show that thinking outside of the box can offer a really memorable experience.
A Few Bonus Picks!
We can’t talk about the best campgrounds in Maine without mentioning a few more favorites:
- Schoodic Woods Campground in Acadia National Park, Maine
- Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine
- Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA in Bar Harbor, Maine
Thanks for taking this tour of the great state of Maine with us! We hope you feel inspired to get out and explore all that this state offers. Right now, a lot of well-known travel destinations can be a little crowded, so don’t be afraid to look beyond the obvious locales. Just pick a state and begin exploring! Even in the off-the-beaten-path state of Maine, you can find so many amazing campgrounds and diverse experiences!
Click play on the media player to hear the full details about each park and to find out which region Tyler and Kendra love most in Maine! And, be sure to check out One y One. Look for @HistoricalCamping on Instagram, too, to see some curated photos of campsites from yesteryear!
Podcast: Play in new window | Download