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Lamoine State Park, Lamoine Island, Maine- 62 sites unserviced. You can make reservations here until Labor Day but not available or needed in the fall. Sites of different sizes and some with views of Frenchmen Bay looking out to Acadia. Many are not level. Located 8 miles south of Ellsworth with boating, swimming, hiking in a beautiful setting. Cost $32.70 for someone from another state. We have camped here many times and it was just a one night stay for us. Bathrooms are clean with hot showers. This is just a beautiful place to stay. Fishing boats leave the harbor every morning and you can watch them come back in with their catch. Sometimes you can buy a lobster or two right from the boats. Sunsets are beautiful and looking out you can even see Cadillac Mountain. 56 M is a beautiful site overlooking the bay!

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Kennebunkport, Maine - Red Apple Campground Cost $65 depending on site. 140 large grassy and paved sites, pull through and backin sites, showers, 24 hour Laundromat, recreation hall with large screen cable TV's, pool table. Free High Speed Wireless Internet throughout the park. Dump station in the park. This is a popular and award winning family campground with a heated in ground pool and spacious grounds with flower gardens. Recreation area with play set, basketball, horseshoe, bocce ball, shuffleboard, and an adult sized swing set. Bathhouse is clean with showers. So much to do in this area and at this campground going on their website is a must to see everything they offer. Camp store, high speed computer with fax, firewood and ice available. Cooked lobster ($) is delivered to your site after you order it in the morning. They even make reservations for you at your favorite restaurants, the local play house Pets are welcomed on a short leash and you must pick up after them. There is a a pet exercise area with fresh water and new toys to play with. Check in starts 1pm to 9pm and check out at 11 am. If you are there after 9 you must stay in their parking lot and move to your site at 8am in the morning. Nice stop in the Kennebunkport area of Maine. Reservations a must in the summer.

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Boothbay, Maine - Shore Hills Campground and RV Park - cost for just water and electricity $53. $50 deposit to hold your site and total of 149 sites Reservations recommended in the summer. This campground was recommended by a number of campers so we thought we would try it for one night. There are full hookups sites with 50 amp/ w & e sites on the waterfront/ tent sites/ 30 amp sites/ cable in some sites/cabin rental sites/ 131 in total. The campground overlooks the water in the Boothbay area. We had a w & e site in the Riverside area which was very nice overlooking the bay. We were here on a Tuesday night in late September so reservations not needed. Bathhouse was very clean with showers ($). Pets are allowed. Deposits are non-refundable. They have a shuttle bus to Boothbay Harbor. There is a camp store which has fire wood, ice, propane, supplies and gifts. Sites are close together depending on the loop you are in. Nice campground with easy checkin and if you want to tour the Boothbay area of Maine with its restaurants and island ferries it is a very convenient stopover.

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Acadia National Park - Schoodic Woods Campground, Winter Harbor, Maine Cost with w & e $40 Golden Age pass will be less but electricity is not part of the pass. There is a Acadia National Park entrance fee or Golden Age pass. This campground was built through donations and with NPS guidelines. It was then turned over to the NPS and opened just last fall for five weeks. This is the first full season for this beautiful park. Two loops - A Loop with about 50 sites, twelve of those have 30 amps and the rest 20 amps. A walk in tent area with 9 sites all carry in. The B Loop has 33 sites with w& 30/50 amps. The sites are huge with privacy and as these trees grow there will be even more shade in the next ten years. The bathrooms are clean, clean, clean and new. No showers and the rangers can tell you where to go for fee showers in the area. Everything is new here bike trails on gravel, roads, sites, dump station, and the lighted walks all around the park with trail signs. Pets are welcome and even on the free shuttles that go around the area to Schoodic Point and the villages in the area. The park has bags around the park to pick up after your pet. It would be nice for everyone to use them. Great drivers on the free shuttles, you wave them down anywhere and if you want to be dropped off in the villages at a restaurant they will take you to the door as long as its along the route. The check in lodge is beautiful with a big fireplace, seats and rangers to help you with places to see. Outside they have a waiting area with benches, bike and pet tie up poles and water bowls for your pets. This section of Acadia takes about an hour plus from the Bar Harbor area to get here 17 miles north of Ellsworth and it is beautiful. Sometimes you can see seal pups on the rocks as you ride around or hike. Bike trails go from the campground to the south and north loop as well as to Winter Harbor. There are three little villages along this route and the.

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Acadia National Park - Blackwoods Campground Two Loops A with 152 sites and B with 138. Cost $30 and with the Golden Age Pass half that fee. No services, clean bathrooms available which are old and showers can be found right outside the campground entrance for a fee. There is a small grocery store right outside the entrance as well with wood and a lobster pit. The free LLBean shuttles pick you up at the campground from the last week in June until Columbus Day to take you all around the island. I have reviewed this campground as well as Seawall in Southwest Harbor many times over the years and not much has changed. Make reservations because at Blackwoods they have limited RV sites and do not seem to be putting even small units in some tent sites in which they would fit. We love this campground, it's beauty, the ranger talks, the walk down to the cliffs on Loop Road and hiking. So much to do in the area with Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, Sand Beach, Ranger walks and talks, tours to the islands from Bar Harbor, Northeast and Southwest Harbors. This is just a great National Park. This fall though it was the most crowded that we have seen it in almost 30-40 years of camping here. The Loop Road had cars parked and backed up on the side of the road and there were many traffic jams. Jordan Pond parking lot was full before noon and many hiking trails parking lots were full before 8 am. Acadia now has three great campgrounds - Blackwoods, Seawall and the new one Schoodic Woods. Blackwoods is the closest to Bar Harbor and the Loop Road so we always stay here at least three nights and many times visit the others for two or more nights. Reservations are needed for all three especially for RV's. Yes, you can get in sometimes just showing up but you have to keep going down the next morning to check if any sites are available and if you have to move. Everyone should camp in Acadia National Park and enjoy it as much as we do.

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Camden Hill State Park, Camden, Maine 63 water and electric sites and 40 unserviced sites Cost for out of state with w & e $50 This has always been one of our favorite campgrounds located on a hill one half mile east of the village of Camden. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Sites are in the woods and some are located in a field looking out to the coast. There is a nice drive up to Mt. Battie with beautiful views of the village plus looking out to the islands which is included in the fee. Parking in the village is limited for RV's but the road across from the library heading north has parking on the side of the street. Camden is considered one of the best little villages in Maine and it is. Maine State Parks were always reasonable for camping but in the last three years the cost increase have made them expensive. You can reserve some sites during the summer season but after Labor Day most of the parks become first serve and they use to drop the price of staying there. We were quite shocked when we checked in for a night that the price did not go down after labor day but with w & e and an out of state fee the fee was $50 a night. This is a lot for a state park and now is in the range of the state parks on the west coast. Over the years we have camped here many times heading north to Acadia and Canada and have always enjoyed it but we might have to start looking at some private campgrounds in the area.

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NY Site 55 Sunday June 5, 2016 Cost: $28.75 This park has about 10 sites with electricity and 60 sites all located in the woods. Our site was huge with a picnic table and fire pit and an easy walk to the bath house. There are hiking trails along the gorge viewing five waterfalls and geological formations. Fishing is allowed and in the winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Other activities are baseball, basketball, bird watching, picnic tables, playground and recreation programs. There is a spring fed old fashion swimming hole during the summer. The bath houses are clean and it is a quiet campground during the week. The hiking trail to the main waterfall is a easy half mile walk. Very easy and definitely worth it. One can continue on the two rim trails or the gorge trail which goes across the river a number of times. I would make reservations for the weekends and in the summer. We would return to this campground! North on route 38A to 20 west in Seneca Falls is the National Women's Rights Historic Museum which is free but worth a stop! Very well done!

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Monday to Sunday June 6-12 Site 611 There are seven loops Activities offered playground, Bocceball,Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Pool, and Volleyball. Free shuttles over to the Casino with its Golf Dome and 5 golf courses as well as restaurants, shows and gambling. The campground has a store, arcade, laundromat, propane sales, and a multi-Purpose Room. There are four ponds in the campground and fishing is allowed. I have to rate this campground a 10 even though some of the ends of sites are not level. This is a very attractive campground with ponds, grass, trees providing shaded. One can ride their bikes around the campground and over to the Casino if they wanted to. It's a very relaxing campground. Bathhouses are clean and well laid out. We will definitely return with its easy on and off the NY Turnpike.

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Thurs/Friday, Saturday June 3-5. Site 708 This park was rated the number one park in the nation last year and it deserves it rating. The campground with 270 electric sites has five non pet loops and 3 pet loops - need to show rabies certification. There are some big sites and a number of un-level sites and it is hard to tell from the description on Reserve America. The campground sites with pets were booked the weekend we were there. Bath houses were very clean and they are individual rooms with 4 toilets and showers in each loop. There is a fitness trail along the campground road and when we were there wild flowers were in bloom. The park itself is huge with 14,350 acres along the Genesee River. The Gorge with its huge walls and the river winding its way is beautiful and there are three major waterfalls - Upper, Middle (which is lit at night) and Lower. Many more small waterfalls, 75 trails, Museum, Inn, Nature Center, restaurants, restrooms and gift shops. The Gorge is ten miles away from the campground. The drive down to the Visitor Center from the campground is beautiful with pullouts, picnic areas and trails to overlooks. The Visitor Center parking lot is not big so parking for RV's can be difficult unless you go in the morning. Middle Falls does have more parking and Lower Falls has a big lot. Everyone should camp at least once at this great NY State Park.

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Memorial Day May 30, 2016 Site 99 Tuesday/Wed May 31 and June 1 Watkins Glen is located on Seneca Lake with the State Park right in town on the west side. Cute town and on the Finger Lakes Seneca Wine Trail. The international race way was just west of the park and you could hear them warming up on some mornings but it was not a problem. This campground was rated one of the top five in the Nation last year and I could see why. There are six camping loops with only one Mohawk Village having electric. Bath houses were clean and there were two showers in each one. There is a dump station, water fill, playgrounds, picnic tables, fire pits and trails from the Onondaga Village loop to the Gorge itself. If you are camping your pass is good for parking in town at the Gorge entrance and for the swimming pool within the campground which is huge. There is an Inn in the park as well. There are trails and they are very hilly. Pets are allowed in the camping loops (with proof of rabies) and on many trails but not on the Gorge Trail. The two trails on the rim are allowed for walking pets and there are two small bridges that connect to the Gorge Trail. We were in the electric loop and there were many huge sites which a large RV could fit. Our loop was very quiet during the day and most nights. Walking from the entrance to the loops is all up hill. The park itself is beautiful and everyone should see part of the Gorge. In the summer for a fee shuttles from the main entrance in the village will take you to the top so that you only have to walk down. There are many waterfalls (19-24) along the Gorge Trail. In the village there are shops, restaurants and a beautiful park for picnicking, parking, boating and there might be some swimming . Seneca Lake has a wine trail with about 19 wineries on the east side and over 29 on the west side. The Finger Lake region is beautiful with rolling hills and t.

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This campground is very nice located 18 miles southwest of Albany with 121 sites located in three loops. No services but many of the campsites are a good size located in a forest with a few having lake views. The bottom loops seem to be quieter than the beach loop sites 1 -52. Our site was a good size located in the beach loop with a picnic table and a huge fire pit. Nice site. Since we came in on Memorial Day and it seemed to have been full for the weekend there was a long line for the dump station and a lot of campers in the park. The beach is not always open during the week. The restrooms were clean considering this was Memorial Weekend. The park has the beach, nature center, basketball court, horseshoe pit , playground, volleyball and picnic sites. The check-in girl was very nice especially since she was overwhelmed with all the campers trying to leave, day trippers coming in for the beach and campers looking for sites. The problem at this state park is that it is full on weekends and not many during the week but then they let a number of people or groups come for the day. There are a number of picnic tables for these groups or families to use but some try to come in the beach loop and use the campsites. I will say the workers did patrol frequently and very nicely tried to move some of these groups out. There is a shortage of parking for the number that they allow in so the beach loop had cars parked along the campsite road which can cause a problem. We would have had a problem getting our RV out of our site. Many of the groups were loud and they are allowed to stay to 10 at night. I know this was Memorial Day, so I have to make an exception but my rating of the beauty of the park, facilities, sites, and staff would have been a 8 with no services. Since they let to many people in for the daily beach pass with not enough parking, I will rate the park lower. Monday night there were only a few of us in the park overnight.

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This park is located in the southern region of NH about 30 min from UNH, 45 minutes away from Manchester and the same from Hampton Beach. It is a beautiful park with the 195 campsites in three sections - a tent section, Big Island area and then Horse Island. There is also primitive camping on other lakes in this huge park. Horse Island and part of Big Island are reservable - 180 total. There are some great sites on Horse Island overlooking the lake and many have direct access for their kayaks from their site. Our site 7 was beautiful but tough to turn around in with a 25ft sprinter, so I would not pick it again. One needs to really read the write up about the sites. We loved site 43! There are bathhouses with flush toilets and coin operated showers throughout the park. All sites are wooded with open fireplaces, picnic tables and there is water available around the loops. There is a beach with playground, store and picnic tables all in walking distance from most sites but parking there is also available. Pets are not allowed in the park and there is no dump station. There are boat ramps for boating on Pawtuckaway Lake that surrounds the campsites. Many sites have lake views. We definitely will be back. I just wish they allowed pets and had a dump station.

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This State Park is located on the southern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in central NH. It is the largest lake (one person told me it is 26 miles) in the state and it is beautiful. There are 38 sites for RVs on gravel and grass in four lines with full hookups. A bathhouse is located near the water with four showers for a $1. A short walk along the shore in the campground brings you to a picnic area, beach and great views for the campers. The 600ft sandy beach looks out over the lake to the Sandwich and Ossipee Mountains. One can see sailboats, boats and a big ferry sailing along the water. We stayed one night and would stay again but it is expensive. There is a brook that runs through the park and separates the camping area with the public beach. There were only about ten campers here the night we stayed but with the holiday this weekend and the leaf peepers coming this area will be congested again. Nice ride to Weirs Beach, Laconia, Meredith and up to North Conway or up 93 to Franconia Notch State Park. Check in was easy!

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The Fryeburg Fair runs for eight days and RV's can come in the Saturday before Columbus Day Weekend and stay for eight days until the Sunday of the holiday weekend. There are two big areas for camping Fairview and Trackside which are parking lots on gravel with some grass with lines for your space. Slide outs cost $5 more. We were Trackside this year and I liked it better than Fairview. They widened the sites and put the lines in so those with big units and cars need to move their cars if they don't fit into the specific site. RV's are very close together and they hookup to a post for eight campers for their electricity and water. You might want to bring a y attachment for your hose in case no one else has one. There is a dump station. The fair is one of the best in New England running for over 165 years and it is so nice to be able to walk over to the fair. Rides, kiddie rides, petting farm, shows every night, performers all around the park, crafts, animals, horse racing, competitions for everything with permanent stages, buildings and barns. Tuesday is senior citizen day and those over 65 get in free. Many of the campers come for the week but there are a lot that come for two or three days. You need to go to the website for the fair and fill out paper that you mail in before a certain date sometime in the spring. They will send you an acceptance in the summer when you then mail your money in - the price has gone up. We camped in Fairview about four years ago and there was a waiting list but this time they have added some rows in both spots and there were a few available slots. Great fair and a good time for all.

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This is a beautiful state park near Gorham, NH There are no services but there is water and pay showers in the park. It is wooded and the entrance road is narrow but we did not have problems with it. Not all the sites are level but sites 10,16,31 and 33 are good for RV's but we are 25.2 and I would not want to put an RV over 30ft into some of these sites. They do allow campers of all sizes in the picnic area across the street and there were two trailers there - same price, water near with pit toilets and it is closer to the swimming area. This park does not get many RV's because of no hookups but we enjoyed our one night here facing a field on a beautiful fall day in New England. There are 43 sites here and it is across the Moose River from the office which is on the right driving up. Near the office is the picnic area, warming pool, swimming pool filled with cool, clear mountain water which is open to the public. Walking distance from the main camping loops. Hiking trails in the park and fishing in the Peabody and Moose Rivers. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, water within walking distance, pit toilets and a bathhouse with flush toilets and pay showers. Check in was easy and the girl at the office (nice roaring fire in the fireplace, store and reading area with a lending library) was very nice and allowed us to change sites. Not many camping at this time of year on a Sunday night about 11 sites were taken, but the girl in the office told us that Columbus Day weekend they were already booked. We did get cell service which was great after not having it at another state park way up north in New Hampshire for three days. If we were in the area again we would stop to stay here.