There’s nothing quite like spending some good time outdoors in The Pine Tree State, and camping in Maine is a great way to do it! There are so many fantastic Maine campgrounds to choose from, whether you’re looking for lakeside camping, coastal camping, deep woods camping, or even glamping, you can find it in Maine!
So gather your camping gear– including the s’mores ingredients, this is absolutely essential camping gear– it’s time to go camping in Maine!
Bayley’s Camping Resort in Scarborough
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly campground in Maine, check out Bayley’s Camping Resort in Scarborough! Each campsite boasts its own firepit and picnic table, and you’ll find all the amenities a camper could want around the park, like modern restrooms, showers, and even a laundry room; the convenience at Bayley’s is a part of what makes this a great Maine campsite for families with kids.
Heated pools, hot tubs, regular live entertainment, an arcade, and even an onsite cafe are a part of what makes Bayley’s a “campground resort;” if you’d prefer even more glamp in your camp, there are campers and RVs available for rent as well. There’s so much to do onsite but don’t forget to take advantage of the Beach Trolley that runs daily during the warm weather season!
Old Orchard Beach Campground in Old Orchard Beach
Perfectly located just a mile from beautiful Old Orchard beach, the Old Orchard Beach Campground is a great spot to set up shop for some lovely coastal camping in Maine! Old Orchard Beach Campground has modern restrooms, showers, onsite laundry, a swimming pool, hot tub, playground area, basketball court, community fire pit, and so much more!
Plus, you can hop on the trolley from the trolley stop to easily get to Old Orchard beach, where fun things to see and do like Palace Playland and the spectacular pier await you! Oh, and there’s the 7 miles of soft sand by the Atlantic to spread out and enjoy, too, of course!
Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport
Sandy Pines Campground offers all kinds of different camping options, whether you’re looking for a safe spot to set up the tent, driving in with the RV, or even if you prefer more glamorous options, well, Sandy Pines Campground has that too with its adorable airstreams and glamp tents available for rent! Check out our experience glamping at Sandy Pines here.
The amenities at Sandy Pines are really where it’s at, with each campsite having its own fire pit and picnic table, and restrooms, showers, a general store, heated pool, and more onsite; another bonus? Sandy Pines is pet friendly, with two pups per site allowed (except in the glamping tents, but that should probably be a “duh” type of thing!) Kennebunkport is a great place to visit with so many fun things to do, and a stay at Sandy Pines even puts you within walking distance to Goose Rocks Beach!
Sebago Lake State Park in Casco
One of Maine’s original state parks, Sebago Lake State Park is 1400 acres of beaches, ponds, woodlands, and more with a 250-site campground! You’ll have everything you need with onsite restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and a playground, so pop your tent and then head out to enjoy the swimming, fishing, and hiking that this area is so well known for.
Take a little time to head out and enjoy some more of the Sebago Lake area by heading to nearby Carousel Horse Farm, where you can take part in guided horseback rides for any and all skill levels; for an extra special treat, consider booking a Sunset Guided Trail Ride.
Paul Bunyan Campground in Bangor
For a great family-friendly campground in Maine, check out Paul Bunyan Campground in Bangor! You’ll find campsites that offer fire rings, picnic tables, and lovely Maine scenery! There are also all the amenities a camper could want, including restrooms, showers, a camp store, a playground, pool, and some fun extras like hayrides and a free pancake breakfast on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day!
Plus, Bangor is full of all kinds of fun things to see and do, like exploring the beautiful Bangor City Forest, taking a Steven King tour (this is the King of Horror’s home, after all!), and of course, scoping out the huge Paul Bunyan statue that watches over downtown Bangor!
Mount Desert Campground on Mount Desert Island
If you’re looking for a campground in Maine that puts you in the perfect spot for Acadia adventures, check out Mount Desert Campground! Whether you decide to pitch your tent by the water or in the woods, you’ll have your own firepit and picnic table, and easy access to all kinds of Acadia fun, including hiking, kayaking, swimming, and more! Amenities include restrooms, showers, and a small shop with coffee and baked goods on offering every morning!
There are plenty of options for where to stay in Acadia and Bar Harbor, including cool cabins and vacation rentals, but camping in Acadia is a great option for anyone looking for full immersion into this fantastic national park! Plus, when you’ve packed in your campsite and are ready to head back into civilization, you’ve got Bar Harbor there with all kinds of cute small town things to see and do!
Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping in Freeport
A part of Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy coastal Maine in all its beauty, with all the important amenities a Maine camper could want, like restrooms, showers, a playground, camp store, farm cafe, and more!
Choose one of the Tent Only spots in Middle Bay for a stay that’s both nestled into the tall trees of the forest and also has an ocean view, so you can be sung to sleep each night by the sounds of the ocean just yards away! In addition to a gorgeous campground and nature center, Freeport is also home to all kinds of other fun things to see and do, like shop at the outlets and visit the L.L. Bean Boot!
Lily Bay State Park in Beaver Cove
If you’re looking for a nice feels-remote-but-really-isn’t Maine camping experience, then Lily Bay State Park in Beaver Cove might be just what you’re after. Located on Moosehead Lake, you’ll find that this area offers great campsite options, including deep woods sites and those that are right near the offer, giving campers their own little beach! Restrooms and showers are on-site, but most campsites are equipped with an outhouse close by, and there is a playground for the kiddos to enjoy, too.
Of course, Lily Bay State Park is right on Moosehead Lake, where there is just so much outdoor fun to be had! Bring your own or rent stand up paddleboards or kayaks, but there’s really no better way to take in the beauty of this massive Maine lake than to get out on it! Lily Bay State Park offers a fantastic camping in Maine experience!
Whether you’re planning a fun Maine weekend getaway for the whole family or you’d pick the perfect Maine campground for some much-deserved solitude, we’re hoping you’ll find the perfect place to camp in Maine for you on the list above!
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