This state is the eastern and northern most points of New England and resides in the far stretches of the United States. Known for its coastal charm and excellent seafood, Maine has many great sights for RVers. Let’s look at my top five RV parks, grounds and sites for The Pine Tree State.
Mount Blue State Park: Weld
Mount Blue State Park is the largest state park in Maine at roughly 8000 acres and will definitely provide some great adventure. No luxuries when it comes to Mount Blue State Park, there are no water or electric hookups but all sites are spacious and private. The park does have clean and modern shower and bathrooms as well as a dump site for you to offload your goods.
But you don’t go to Mount Blue for creature comforts, you go for the picturesque beauty of western Maine. Mount Blue hosts miles of trails that are open to hikers, runners, bikers, even ATVs and horses. Mount Blue is very close to Webb Lake, with fishing, boating and all sorts of on the water fun. Walk the kids to the park’s nature center to learn all about the land’s flora and fauna. Make sure you go for hike near Tumbledown Mountain, a local favorite.
Wells Beach Resort: Wells
This highly rated campground placed in the top 300 campgrounds in North America by Trailer Life Magazine. You can see easily see why with some of Wells Beach Resort's accommodations and amenities. They provide electric, water and sewer hookups as well as cable TV. Spend a couple extra bucks for a premium site with a carpeted patio. Other facilities and amenities at Wells Beach include heated restrooms, hot showers, general store, laundry and a fitness center.
Recreational opportunities are provided in park boundaries with bocce ball, volleyball, mini golf, playgrounds, rec room and more. Nearby attractions include the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, deep sea and offshore fishing charters and the Maine Lighthouse Museum just to name a few. Don’t forget to grab some seafood in town as well.
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort: Belfast
When you think of classic New England charm, you’re probably thinking of Belfast.
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort is a good bet on enjoying this coastal town. You have your choice of premium or standard ocean front sites with 30/50 electrical and water hookups as well as cable, Wi-Fi and a fire ring. You also have clean showers, bathrooms and laundry facilities, complimentary coffee and a private beach. If you got a bit of spare time and don’t feel like paying full price for your site, Moorings offers a workcamping program.
Belfast itself has been named one of top ten culturally cool towns by USA Today. There’s plenty to do including exploring the coastal islands, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, golfing, hiking, biking or lighthouse tours. Bottom line, Belfast has plenty to offer.
Wilderness Edge Campground: Millinocket
Wilderness Edge Campground is the perfect home base for exploring all the gorgeous scenery that central Maine has to offer. Despite the name, Wilderness Edge does have the amenities to give you a break from the wilderness. 32 RV spots offer water and 30 amp electric. You also have laundry and shower facilities to go along with their general store, swimming pool, horseshoe pits and volleyball court.
The real reason for staying at Wilderness Edge is to get into the wilderness. Baxter State Park, the tallest mountain in the state and the Katahdin Region are a mere 30 minutes or less driving time from Wilderness Edge campground. Between all of these you have several hundred miles of hiking and biking trails and plenty of rapids, peaks and views to keep even the veteran adventurer entertained.
Hadley’s Point Campground: Bar Harbor
You can’t get a good RV campground within the boundaries of Acadia National Park, but Hadley’s Point is very close. Hadley’s Point Campground provides the utility hookups that Acadia National can’t such as 20/30/50 amp electrical, water and sewer as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Hadley’s provides you with laundry and shower facilities to stay clean along with a general store and propane fill up. Kill some time with shuffleboard, basketball or the heated pool.
Hadley’s is just a stone’s throw from the beauty of Acadia National Park, home to excellent birdwatching and serene coastal views. You also have many close options for hiking, biking, kayaking, and much more. Take a charter out to tap into your inner sea salt. Downtown Bar Harbor has excellent dining options as well.