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There’s nothing like camping Downeast, which is the Maine term for deep in the Maine woods. With towering old-growth forests, jewel-like ponds, and rocky shorelines, the quiet majesty of Maine can make you feel miles away from modern-day stresses.

1. Seawall Campground

rocks and trees by the water

Image from The Dyrt camper Laura L.

At a little over an hour to Bangor and 18 miles from Bar Harbor, this stunning campground juts out into the ocean for incomparable sea vistas.

Open from late-May until October, Seawall Campground boasts four loops with pull-through sites for RVs and walk-in tent sites as well. There are no first-come, first-served sites, so you have to make a reservation to stay here. The shower facility is located about a mile from the campground loops.





“Loved hearing the sounds of the ocean from our campsite. Campground was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.”Anna G.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $22-60
  • Number of sites: 218
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Bucksport/Fort Knox KOA

cabin #1 at the KOA

Image from The Dyrt camper Lisa L.

Centrally located only 20 miles from Bangor, and close to tons of coastal towns and adorable inland villages, Bucksport/Fort Knox KOA has amenities galore. With a dog park, a pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day, and fun activities like cribbage and S’mores gatherings, this is a great family campground, either for a night or for an extended stay.

“The owners are fabulous and friendly. Clean sites as well as facilities. Beautiful pool!! Tent site had a simple lean-to that helped tremendously.”Tammy H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $12-26
  • Number of sites: 70
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Parks Pond Campground

upside down canoes next to water with rainbow in the background

Image from The Dyrt camper Tiffany E.

Located in the quintessentially Maine town of Clifton 15 miles from Bangor, Parks Pond Campground is on 14 acres of gorgeous countryside. There are theme weekends like potluck suppers, ice cream socials, and karaoke. There’s a beach so you can get out on the water in a canoe or fish from the shore. This is a great family-run and family-oriented campground.

“We borrowed a friend’s motorhome and pulled in here and immediately wanted to stay an extra day.”Tiffany E.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $28-48
  • Number of sites: 80
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Patten Pond Camping Resort

view of islands from a mountain

Image from The Dyrt camper Donna A.

Although Patten Pond has “pond” in its name, it’s massive enough to be a lake. With a 749-acre lake at your disposal, you will have tons to do at Patten Pond Camping Resort. Fish, boat, swim, or admire the loons from the comforts of your campsite. There’s a lot of recreational activities besides nature, including horseshoes, volleyball, and a game room.

“Campground is set way back off the road so you get no road noise! Visit Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, and the Fort Knox Observatory.”Donna A.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 144
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Mount Desert Narrows Camping Resort

a bunch of cars parked at campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Kasey M.

Enjoy 360˚ views of the water when you stay at Mount Desert Narrows Camping Resort and play on-site or off. They have propane refill sites at the resort and wood available, and other essential camping amenities. The oceanfront sites don’t have sewer, but they come with gorgeous views.

“They have sites right on the water, a gift shop, pool, laundry, game room, and free showers. The times that I’ve been there, they’ve had weekly events like ice cream socials and an Elvis impersonator.”Christine L.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $41-70
  • Number of sites: 258
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Hadley’s Point Campground

pull-behind trailer at campground

Image from The Dyrt camper Shari G.

There are many camping options on Mount Desert Island, but Hadley’s Point is a gem among them. This campground is family-run and family-owned, with wooded and grassy sites only 4 miles from Acadia Park and an hour’s drive from Bangor.

A peaceful 5-minute walk takes you to a public saltwater beach. Different sub-areas help this campground feel much smaller and more personal. A honey wagon makes daily stops to those sites without sewer hookups.

“We had a wonderful spacious site that was well shaded. The staff was very friendly. The campground was kept clean and well-maintained.”Kelly F.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $29-90
  • Number of sites: 180
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Balsam Cove Campground

children playing in water

Image from The Dyrt camper Melissa N.

Tucked away in beautiful Orland, ME is Balsam Cove Campground, situated right on 10-mile-long Toddy Pond, 38 miles away from Bangor. Boat, fish, swim, or hop on a hayride with your kids (only on weekends). Firewood, laundry facilities, and a playground round out the amenities at the campground, and there are free movies and popcorn on seasonal weekends.

“We love the fresh water and BonFires. There is a playground and a common eating area. The kids feel like they are at summer camp while here.”Melissa N.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $21-40
  • Number of sites: 125
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Camping in Maine offers you gorgeous views of the ocean, mountains, and wooded deep ponds and lakes. Get lost in the Maine woods at these campgrounds; they’re only the beginning of the camping options available throughout this area. For hundreds more, check out The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping in Maine.

 


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