Discover the top 5 campgrounds in Maine, as reviewed by campers on The Dyrt. PLUS, five undiscovered campgrounds that have yet to be reviewed. Be the first reviewer and you’ll earn points towards a Pioneer Badge.
Known as Vacationland, Maine is a popular summer destination for millions of people from around the world every year. From its rugged coastline and dense pine forests to its foodie city of Portland, Maine is a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers. Acadia National Park in Southeast Maine offers the best of Maine in one place – dramatic rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and granite peaks. But the adventures don’t stop there.
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Located in the heart of America’s second oldest National Park, Acadia National Park, Seawall Campground is one of Maine’s most popular campgrounds. Often sold out, this campground is just a 10-minute walk to Maine’s rugged Atlantic coastline. The campground offers family-friendly tent and RV sites that can accommodate everything from a small tent to a 35 ft. RV. There are flush toilets, running water, and a dump station available. The Acadia Island Explorer shuttle bus provides a free service between park features, Bar Harbor, and the campground making it easy to explore the park.
“It was so pleasant to camp in relative seclusion after a day of exploring the scenic beauty and the many trails that twist around this fantastic national treasure. The night was clear, the stars out, and the sounds of the Atlantic nearby made a superb camping experience. With coastal hikes so close, sunrise hikes and exploring the tide pools were outstanding!” – The Dyrt Camper Steve M.
2. Blackwoods Campground – Acadia National Park
Located five miles south of charming Bar Harbor, Blackwoods Campground is open year-round for camping in Acadia National Park. Often full from mid-June to mid-October, it’s recommended that you make a reservation in advance.
With many shaded campsites, clean restrooms, and nearby hiking trails, there is a reason that Blackwoods is one of the most popular campgrounds in Maine. The campground is primitive so don’t expect any RV hookups, but you’ll love falling asleep to the sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.
“Acadia is a fantastic national park and really not that large. Although these are some huge campgrounds and the sites are huge allowing you to be pretty spaced out from your “neighbors”. We stayed on one of the non-electric tent sites (B134) on the back end of one the “loops” and were nestled right into the woods with no one right by us. I really can’t believe that more people don’t come and camp in the fall. Yes it’s a little cooler, but that’s nothing a good sleeping bag and a nice fire can’t fix.” – The Dyrt Camper Elliott B.
Stay at Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Campground, where the forest meets the bay.
Freeport, home to L.L. Bean, is a quintessential Maine town with lots to offer from shopping to food. Located a short drive away from town, Wolfe’s Neck is home to over 626 acres and three miles of shoreline. With three distinct camping areas to choose from, you’ll find the perfect campsite.
East Bay is inland with electric and water hookups for both tents and RVs. The Middle Bay is forested and shady and for tents only. West Bay has trees and open pastures and is perfect for young kids to run around and play. While there are no hookups, both tents and RVs are welcome. A new section of sites called Quiet Cove is just for campers looking to escape the crowds. These walk-in sites are car-free and close to nature. Each site includes a hammock.
“Overall, this campground is located in an idyllic Maine setting and offers the feel you would expect to find in a state park – hiking trails, water for kayaking/fishing, and some sites with lots of space between them. You have expansive water views of the bay that provide a great backdrop for some of the campsites. But best of all, the campground is located on a working farm, so you are free to tour the barns, pet a goat, visit the community garden or buy fresh chicken eggs.” – The Dyrt Camper Nancy W.
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Managed by the town of Freeport, Winslow City Park is a family-friendly campground on the shores of the Casco Bay. The campground has 100 campsites and many wooded walking paths with incredible views of the Harbor and Casco Bay.
There are plenty of picnic tables, grills, and a fun playground complete with a pirate ship for young children. During the summer months, you can swim at the tidal beach and enjoy a summer concert series with local bands.
“We have camped here in early June for the past 2 years. The campground is small and in June it is relatively quiet. The oceanside sites are great, right on Casco Bay!! Some sites are under trees while some of the sites are open. There is also a playground and small beach.” – The Dyrt Camper Heather J.
Opened in 1938 as one of Maine’s original state parks, Sebago Lake State Park continues to be one of Maine’s most popular state parks. Nestled on Maine’s second largest lake, Sebago Lake State Park has 250 campsites available during the summer months. Popular with families, the campground has hiking trails, fishing holes, swimming beaches, and plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun.
“Sandy beach with lots of trees, wetlands, bogs, a neat juxtaposition. Some of the campsites are near the water, most are now. There are some walk-up sites that we enjoyed—not too far from the car but far enough to give a bit more of a wilderness feel. They have showers and water, not much else. Make reservations throughout summer. They had a nice astronomy program by the local telescope club while we visited and the rangers spoke of other programs.” – The Dyrt Camper Harry H.
BONUS: 5 Undiscovered Campgrounds in Maine
We don’t know much about these campgrounds… yet. There might be some undiscovered treasures in here. Be the first to review one of these unreviewed campgrounds in Maine, and you’ll earn points towards a Pioneer Badge on The Dyrt!
- Moose Falls Campsite
- Beaver Dam Campground
- Sandy Pines Campground
- Pejepscook Campground
- Quietside Campground
- Sebago Lake State Park, Casco, ME
- Adult Campground, Scarborough, ME
- Frost Mountain Yurts, Brownfield, ME