13 RV Parks near Appleton, Maine
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Stayed for 4 days/nights. We had a water site, and it had an awesome view of the lake. No problems with power. No sewer at the lake front sites, but we knew that when we made the reservation. The owner came by and pumped out our holding tank when asked. The pump-out fee was very cheap!
They have an entertainment room that we never visited, but there was often a flurry of children activity during the day.
No problems, and clean facilities. Oh, if you mingle with your neighbors, you might get Lobster for $2.50 a pound.
We would DEFINITELY come back again! Very quiet! - Bob Mac
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Owners were really nice. Gave us a site close to the swimming beach and playground. Had our 6 year old granddaughter with us, it was very convenient for her to run over and play. My main complaint with the site is that it was grass, and wet/soggy from recent rains. This made it impossible to use our leveling jacks, even with boards placed underneath. Sites are small, but there was no one in the adjacent sites, so it was okay. - Michigal
Aug 2014 - $48.00
This campground has some of the best on-the-lake sites in Maine and a nice beach. But that's where the good features end. Biggest negative were the showers and bathrooms. Stayed one week and bathrooms/showers were too few and very poorly maintained. Clogged toilets, no TP. On a very busy weekend, nothing was cleaned. Access roads would be difficult for larger rigs. Overall poorly maintained and not attractive. Most sites are seasonal with personable campers. I would go again for the lake and sites, provided I had my own shower and toilet, but the lake sites do not have sewer connections. The owner is pleasant and hard working, but appears overwhelmed based upon the conditions of roads, sites and lack of organization and landscaping. The desk person needs training on serving customers and making them feel welcome. Generally would not recommend, compared to many nice CG in Maine. However, in a pinch and without plans to use toilet/shower it can be acceptable. - Robic
Sep 2017 - $36.00
Park was okay; site level and everything worked. In trees and the cable is very limited, satellite not possible in most sites. Quiet. Friendly hosts. If I stay in the area again I will try to get in Camden HIlls State Park. Sites are spacious and some are satellite friendly. - z32k12
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We enjoyed our stay at Camden Hills very much. It's a nice, neat and clean park. There was plenty of room between our RV and the one on the utility side and just a little less room on the social side. I didn't feel closed in. Our site was grassy without areas of dirt or mud. Utilities were very close to the woods (got chigger bites setting up and getting our bikes off the back of the RV). We didn't use cable even though it was available. We couldn't get satellite due to too many trees (nice and shady). Cell service (Verizon) was good so we hot spotted because there wasn't Wifi. It was quiet and comfortable but lacked some of what you'd expect for $45 per night. The park is within a couple miles of Rockport and Camden. Beautiful ports! The epitome of Maine! - jomark
Jul 2017 - $49.00
Nicely shaded. Easy access. Helpful staff. Bathrooms clean, but "shack like". Shower head perfect for a 4 ft 8 inch person. If you use the laundry get detergent at front desk first. Machine (washer and dryer) usage price a bit extreme at $2.50. My experience has been $1.50. Overall, it's a nice place conveniently located. - Zork
Sep 2010 - $19.00
No services and you must carry your trash out. We stayed in Site 20 right on the lake. This state park is small but very nice. It is about 37 miles east of Augusta right on route 3. There are about ten sites right on the lake and if you have a boat you can tie it right up in front of your site. Restrooms are new like many of the Maine State Parks with individual bathrooms, showers and sink. Nicely done! The State of Maine got a grant to construct these washrooms a couple of years ago and most of their state parks now have really nice ones that are modern. No services here but for an overnight or a week most RV’s can live without it. There is a public picnic area that is very nice with a swimming area next to the campground. Since we were there in September the rates have dropped. We paid as an out of stater $19 but in season it must be close to $25 or higher. It is a good place to stop driving over to Acadia or to stops along the coast! - gsnakehill
Aug 2017 - $42.00
Very nice, spacious and somewhat secluded camp sites. Our site was not level which was a bit problematic and OK for us but a larger RV would have had issues fitting in the space. Bathrooms were a 3 to 4 minute walk. The Rangers at the front were very nice & friendly. - Cinzia
Aug 2017 - $43.00
Rate includes $5 processing fee for making reservations. Had called park directly and was told to use website. A portion of the sites are 1st come. Sites are selected by size and we found ours generous over the length specified. Some sites have electricity for added cost. Camping fee includes access to auto road to Mt. Battie summit. Most are back-in sites in the woods that are on a fair slope and some may have trouble getting level. Some are in an open meadow. Staff at the gate were excellent, View from the summit over Camden Harbor is stunning. Firewood was $7/bundle and supports the free albeit very slow WiFi. Exiting the State Park headed north can be a challenge with the considerable traffic on Rt 1. Our only negative was the cost for a state park site with no services. - Trailbuddy
Jul 2017 - $38.00
I wish I could give this CG a higher rating but the slope of many of their sites prevents me. We were treated so well by the park staff (they should get a "10" rating) and they worked out the uneven site issue with moving us to another site that fortunately had no last minute reservations, but be careful when booking a site here--the slope may make it incapable of leveling your motorhome (we have a 30' Class A). - webtrainer
Jul 2017 - $50.00
This was the second year we had stayed here during the North Atlantic Blues Festival. We had reserved pull thru site #5 after walking around to pick a site last year before we left. In general the sites are a bit small and close for larger trailers and coaches. Site #5 offered a small plot of greenery on the front side of our camper giving us a bit of extra space. Length of the sites was adequate but not spacious for our 35 foot 5'er. The location is terrific. They are right on the ocean with cabins and tent sites that nearly overlook the water. Pull thru sites were on the front side and close to Route 1. There was a lot of traffic noise. My wife showered in the rest room. They were free and clean and this had been a busy weekend (near capacity). I noted that the roads in the campground were tight. We had challenges a couple times getting in and out due to parked cars. We were there for a festival weekend so this probably is not typical. - BluesmanG
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Wonderful campground made even better by the welcoming and helpful owners. Very pretty and wooded. A highlight is the deck overlooking Penobscot Bay and the ocean which is perfect for evening cocktails, reading or just sitting and enjoying the view. It is perfectly located to enjoy Rockland, Camden and the surrounding area. The owners are putting a great deal of work into the campground and it shows. We look forward to staying again when we're back in the area. - sailingandrving
Jun 2017 - $38.00
The park is under new ownership for the past seven months. They seem to be very motivated to correcting many of the shortcomings mentioned in previous posts. We stayed in a 35 foot class A at Site M9 and we had plenty of room. 50 amps and very good water pressure. Our site also was equiped with a new dunp fixture. WiFi was about $2 per day and was so fast that streaming was not a problem. Forget satellite reception if you are located in the woods. We could not pick up any over the air TV signals. Very quiet, and wonderful views of the ocean and lighthouse from the campground overlook. Being empty nesters we very much appreciated that the majority of campers were "mature" adults. No music. No children running around. Real quiet. Very conveniently located to Camden, Rockport, Rockand, and Owls Head. At this time I would not recommend rigs longer than 35 feet. There were areas for tenters as well, but, not too close to the RVers. We did see class B-C , 5th wheels, and towables. Interestingly we encountered no flys and mosquitoes were almost non existent. For RVers and campers desiring a nice quiet place to stay and take in the local places to visit I recommend Megunticook campground. Can the ambience be improved? Yes - and that is what the owners are working on daily. Note: this is a campground and not a resort. It fulfilled my criteria for a campground. Disclaimer: I have no financial incentive directly or indirectly with the owners. - AeroDoc
May 2016 - $14.00
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about writing this review, because Sandy Shores is a hidden gem that very few people know about and because I don't want to tell anyone it's here so I can keep it to myself. Let me begin by saying that this is a private Co-op park but some of the individual site owners have opened it to seasonal and monthly renters. The rate shown is the seasonal rate divided by 180 days. The park operates from the beginning of May through the end of October. It's located on South Pond which is an approximate 600 acre fresh water lake. There is a boat ramp and dock. The roads in the park are crushed stone and the sites are large and grassy with plenty of shade trees. There are two bath houses with restrooms that are lightly used and very clean. There are also two clean laundry rooms with very reasonably priced machines. The swimming pool opens as soon as the cool Maine spring permits. You can also play horseshoes, shuffleboard or tennis. There is a clubhouse that contains a full kitchen, a game room and library exchange. Yes, the park abuts a railroad spur. The train comes by about once each week during the day to drop off and pickup 2-3 bulk cars at the concrete plant. It is very quiet here. This is Mid-Coast Maine where there is plenty to see and do. There are a minimum of 6 lighthouses to visit within 1 hour of the park. Any number of state parks close by, 4 miles to groceries and gas, 1.5 miles to a farm stand and fresh fish is everywhere. There is a reason they call this vacation land. Shh, try not to tell anyone... please. - freckles1219
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Our all time favorite campground. Perfect if you like quiet and the most beautiful sunrises and night sky ever. Counted 9 satellites in one hour last night. Not really a place for kids although there is a pool and there is no store. WiFi is ok but no tv. Weekly stays minimum but lots to do in the area and plenty of resources nearby in Rockland. - Alan S
Aug 2016 - $55.00
My wife and I have been camping for 20 years, starting with tent to pop-up to hybrid and finally graduating to large travel trailer, and most of the joys we have experienced have been in the friendly people we have encountered. However, the Saltwater Farms Campground was, without a doubt, the most unwelcoming and unfriendly campground that we have ever visited. The staff went far beyond being unfriendly -- they were downright rude. In addition, the seasonal campers there acted as though we were intruders. We spent more money to stay at this campground than we have ever spent anywhere, yet we had the most unpleasant experience we've ever had at any campground anywhere.
This all goes beyond the fact that the "amenities" (and I do use this term loosely) were minimal to non-existent. For example, the campground advertises that they have WIFI, however, you'll need some luck on your side to get it to work since it didn't work about 90% of the time. Try not to use your microwave and AC at the same time. Also, we were told that we would probably be able to get 2 over-the-air TV stations, however, again, no such luck. So, notwithstanding having no internet and no television (yet spending $378 to stay here for a week), this still would have been acceptable in a campground that made us feel even a little bit welcome. However, this campground did not.
This is the first campground review we have given, however, we felt compelled to give it this time as this campground was such a major disappointment to say the least. We would not recommend it to anyone who enjoys a friendly atmosphere in a campground. - Washington Hogwallop
Jul 2015 - $52.00
We stayed here to attend the nearby Rockland Lobster Festival. Our spot was closest to the river, so our views were great - unobstructed, wide-open views of the river in the distance. WiFi was pretty much unusable. Our AT&T cell service also was marginal (1 or 2 bars of 3G), but that's nothing that the RV park can do anything about. There is a long gravel & dirt access road in and out of the park, which means that our car was always coated in a layer of dust, and the park won't let you wash your rig or car, so you've been warned. No cable TV to my recollection, but we could pull in a couple of stations over-the-air. It was a peaceful setting, just nothing special. - coffeetime
Sep 2017 - $34.00
My rating isn't higher just because the shorefront sites are kinda close together. But this was a great place to stay, very quiet, nice people, great fire ring and table with a view (from our site 12). Sites vary a lot of look at Google Earth and the site map to choose. The sites along the water have a great vista over the water. The price was good compared to many other campgrounds in Maine (which to us were expensive compared to the western U.S.) - chinookgeo
Jul 2017 - $34.00
We stayed at Lobster Buoy Campgrounds in July 2017 and I can say to us this was a hidden gem. It was by far the quietest campground we have stated in. We were just steps from them ocean. It is a smaller family owned and operated. There are some rules that someone going there would need to know. 1st is they do not allow you to run air conditioning or generators, but with the ocean breeze we found that we didn't need it at all. We had 15 amp electric and water. We needed the extension cord to reach the pedestal. The sites were not the most level that have seen but we were able to get level. They believe in old time camping where people need to entertain themselves. They do have their own beach that you can fish or kayak from. The other campers were mostly people that come back year after year but everyone is so friendly they made us feel like we knew them for a long time. - GaryMaryanne
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The only thing I can rave about is the ocean view. Spectacular.
The sites are only 30 amps.
In the brochure you get when you check in, it tells you about all the things they will throw you out of the park for, such as, no a/c, electric heater, generator, what types of cords you must use, no more than one dog (we saw several people with two)' and that's not the complete list.
Although they tell you they try to keep rates low, they could weed whack around all of the ramshackle trailers in the park and around the buildings to make the place look more appealing.
$25 charge if you dump when you arrive and then a free dump every three days even if it's your blue tank. They reserve the right to inspect your drain hoses too.
The straw that broke the camel's back was when you got to the shower, then and only then you find you have to pay for them too and there is nothing that says how much they cost or how long they run.
I don't believe we will be returning. - User3255
Aug 2017 - $79.00
The staff is excellent, the park is clean and well kept in all area's and I was truly amazed at how friendly and helpful they were. We were escorted to our site, helped with the positioning of our trailer on site. Very Pet Friendly, which was nice as we were traveling with our dog for the first time and did not know what to expect. The pets were allowed on the beach which is quite large at low tide and you can find sea glass and other treasures. The views even from our site were just amazing and can't wait to go back again for it was a quiet, friendly campground with a staff that made you feel right at home. They had a list for wood delivery to be delivered the next day to your site if needed. They had a fire ring at every site, cable, a horseshoe pit, swings for the children and a separate pet area. Just can't say enough good things about the Moorings, you just need to go there. - Lorraine Kovarovic
Jun 2017 - $91.00
The premium sites ($91.56/day) overlooking the water are set up to favor fifth wheels and trailers. When you drive your motorhome into the site to face the water, the power post and water outlet are positioned at the front of your rig and on the wrong side. Fifth wheels and trailers backing in on your right side means you'll be sharing the campsite between the two units and it's possible that you may have less than half. Your booking deposit and balance MUST be paid prior to arrival with NO refunds. The office staff are very pleasant and accommodating and the grounds are well maintained. Beautiful area, lots to see along Rt.1 - Weisenheimer
May 2017 - $95.00
Would have been a very nice stay-adequate sites, beautiful views, helpful staff-but the manager was terrible. She made us feel so unwelcome that we left a day early and will never go back. - Bill mckay