Fort Kent RV& Tenting Park at Riverside Park
Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2019

Affordable RV sites near Canadian Border

This is an 8-site city-owned/operated campground best suited for self-contained RVs because the bathrooms are in a different area of the park. Call the Fire Department to make reservations, though on a summer weekend there were still vacancies. Sites are open and grassy with picnic tables and fire pits. There's an additional small parking lot nearby. There are steps down to a picnic area and boat launch on the St John River.

Riverside Park also serves as the eastern terminus of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, running 740 miles between Fort Kent, ME and Old Forge, NH. On land there are miles of walking and ski trails. Fort Kent is home to an original blockhouse from the 1830s-40s Aroostock war over the border of Maine.

  • view from back of campground toward town. Hookups are on posts between two sites
  • Overview
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  • St John River - border with Canada; eastern terminus Northern Forest Canoe Trail
  • Head down some stairs toward the back of the grassy area behind the campsites and you'll reach a picnic area, boat launch, and access to trails.
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  • boat launch on St John River. That's Canada on the other side.
  • Bathroom by the picnic pavilion
  • Picnic pavilion and bathroom is the small building on the right. RV Park is toward the left
  • The Fort Kent Blockhouse, from the Aroostock War.
  • Near the boat launch, sign about Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740 mile river trail to New York.
  • Public rest rooms
  • Overview of facilities in the park and town
  • Nice paved loop runs through the park, past the campsites and up to the fire station, where you'll pay your fees. Dumpster and recycling before you reach the fire station.
Month of VisitSeptember