My husband grew up on a lake in Maine, and we enjoy going back and camping in Maine every chance we get. Maine offers a variety of campground settings and a wide range of amenities and activities for those who enjoy the outdoors.
Just 25 miles from South Portland, Sebago Lake Family Campground is a smaller family oriented campground. With its access to Sebago and Long Lakes, it is especially appealing for those who enjoy the water and water sports, including swimming and boating. RV hookups, cable TV, pontoon boat rentals, and laundry facilities are all available here. It is located less than an hour from the L.L. Bean store and outlets in Freeport, ME, as well as lighthouses, marinas, and whale watching along the Maine coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also just an hour’s drive of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
For those who enjoy the mountains, there’s Grafton Notch Campground near Bear River in Newry. Grafton Loop Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and Grafton Notch State Park are all just minutes away. It features a bath house with hot showers, and 14 wooded sites that each include fire ring and picnic table. Note: no RV hookups are available.
There’s nothing like ocean camping in the summer time, and Maine is a great place for it. Gray Homestead Oceanfront Campground, located in the Boothbay Harbor region, has 40 RV and tent sites, a private beach, lobsters, ocean kayaking, and other amenities.
In the far north of Maine in Island Falls, ME, there’s Birch Point Campground, located on Pleasant Lake. Here you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, golf, horseshoes, and, in the wintertime, snowmobiling on more than 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.