8.5 Excellent
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Homestead by the River

Biddeford, Maine


303 New County Rd
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.54377
Longitude: -70.51575

Elevation: 76' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our time at this campground. The campground is on the Saco River and has a variety of campsites including many seasonal sites, grassy water/electric sites, FHU back-in sites, and a number of tent sites near the river. We opted for a 30 amp, FHU spot and really liked it. Our site was spacious and bordered by evergreens on both sides, providing a nice level of privacy. The campground has several farm animals, including horses, and a large children's play area. There's a nice swimming area on the river that got a lot of use over the weekend. The campground wasn't cheap, but compared to many in the area it was as good or better than most. We think Homestead is a nice campground and we recommend it to those looking for a spot in the area. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the lighthouses south of Portland.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Once again, a wonderful experience. Friendly, welcoming staff. Grandchild loved the play area and the farm animals. We even tried fishing on the Saco River. Too bad there are not more reasonably priced and well managed facilities like Homestead! We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
c6
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

1/2 hour to Portland. 10 minutes to Old Orchard beach.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed for 2 nights, than came back a week later for 2 more. Beautiful farm setting with acres of field view from site, horses, sheep, lama, goats, & fresh eggs available from their chickens. Quiet with great privacy & full hook ups. Great place for kids! Surrounded by the Saco river. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Portland only about 17 miles away with plenty of great restaurants, nightlife, harbor views. Parking is difficult. $10 ~15 for the evening.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We had pull through site in a shaded mowed grass area. The site had water and power but only a dump station. I would have rated this higher had it had FHU. Local TV worked well as did the Wi-Fi. The lady who checked us in was very pleasant and helpful. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Relaxing, convenient, friendly campground. Horses, llamas, ducks and goats to entertain and amuse. Far enough from tourist areas to provide peace and quiet but near enough to allow easy access to Portland, Wells, Kennebunkport, and more. Owners are very friendly and helpful and sites are level, spacious and private. One of the best places we stayed on our trip. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Ask the owners for recommendations on restaurants and attractions.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

What a great campground! Very small and quiet place, quite unlike the busy places in nearby Old Orchard Beach. Sites are large, shady, and grassy. Campground is on the beautiful Saco River. Wifi was nonexistent at our site, but I saw people on laptops sitting on benches outside the office. Extra $4/day if you want to use your AC. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C6
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

A nice park with a lot of permanent residents. But it kept up very well. When we first arrived we only had water & electricity. At this site we had excellent phone & wifi. We moved to a new site the next day that we loved because we had full hookups. But, our phone service was sketchy & we had no wifi at all. So, we'd go down by the office to use our computers. When we had service it was excellent. I've seen much better laundrys but got it done. We would stay here again if ever in the area again. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We really loved this campground. It was just as the name states, homestead. The owners were very friendly and helped us with directions and local eating establishments. The only reason I didn't give the a 10 is that we could not get internet except right in front of the office. Campground was very nice and neat. We stayed 6 nights and it was very peaceful. I would return again. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

It is a very nice, average size, neat campground. It appears to have a lot of seasonals, but most looked taken care of. No one was there during the week. We stayed around the back and to the right. Our site was large, full hook up, quiet and very scenic. We faced a huge open field bordered by pines, and to our right was a barn and several horses grazing behind the fences. There were other animals and just pleasant to walk around and see everything. Appeared to have a nice play area for the kids. The woman owner was very pleasant and helpful. Not sure about cable. Our internet worked perfect on our ipads. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is another “family” campground with lots of stuff for kids including a very extensive playground and lots of barnyard animals. Many seasonal sites that are apparently only used on weekends. The seasonals were all neat and well kept. We were here during the week so we missed what was probably a zoo on weekends. It is a very nice campground and way lower priced than most others in the area. You have a choice of FHU with 30 amp elect or W&E only with 50 amp. No difference in price. We took the FHU since we were there for 5 days. It turned out to be good voltage and satellite friendly. Not sure if you could get sat from the 50 amp sites. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 484
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 63

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Wow, what a nice find. The name really describes this place to a T. We co-hosted a small Rally of 8 Bounders here and everyone was impressed with the place. Very quiet and peaceful here. Most of us were in the huge pull through grass sites with 50 amps and water. Even with heavy downpours on two days we had no trouble with getting out. Might be an issue after really intense rain. Hookups are side by side, but we all had so much room between us that it was a non issue. TV via batwing and Verizon cell and broadband were both very good. This is a very good value compared to what the parks closer to the ocean charge. We paid $30 plus tax for our sites. We will definitely be back again. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Homestead by the River stresses that they are a family campground. I have been to many campground where it is loud all night with people drinking, laughing, yelling and yes fighting and swearing. You will not find that here. One of my daughters hates camping and she loved it and wanted to stay another night and asked to come back next year. We were thrilled. She learned to ride her bike at this campground. I saw one person who drove above the speed limit and noticeably a bit reckless and she was a young girl. The team of husband, wife and father run a tight ship which for the camper who wants to get away and have peace and quiet this place is a 10. The sites are spacious, clean (no cigarette butts, and yes my husband is a smoker) and you won't find dog waste everywhere or trash. People respect the natural surroundings. The farm is wonderful for the kids and the employees could not be any more helpful and accommodating. My family will be going back next year. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Park is owned by a very nice couple who are working hard to clean it up from the previous owner. There are horses, llamas, sheep, ducks and chickens. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again. It is a family oriented park. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very quaint, quiet campground. The staff was very helpful and friendly. What we liked most was that our dog could swim all day in the river and no one bothered us. We camped there with friends and we were able to pull up next to each other awning to awning. All in all it was a great place for us. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2004 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Has a small arm gate for "security" operated from the office/camp store that, if someone wanted to, could be bypassed by driving around the barn before the gate. We got a kick out of the British flag flying under the American Flag on a pole next to the office. Alot of seasonals. No discounts of any kind on rates. A dumpster along the entrance road where they dump the animal waste with many flies buzzing about. We paid the 31.75 and set up. Since the coach was hot from travel and we had 4 dogs with us I asked if I could run the air for an hour to cool it down. I could, but it cost me another 3 dollars extra. I paid the 3 and went to the RV to get changed. I left the door open to get cooler air until the ac had a chance to start working, then changed into a pair of shorts. I had just finished pulling on my shorts when there was a knock at the door. The lady that owned the campground was upset that the door was open and the AC was on and we were wasting electricity (That I had paid extra for). After that fiasco, things went smoothly and we had a quiet pleasnt night. Loads of goats, chickens and horses around. It was a clean and neat campground but I would not go back. We camped at Homestead by the River in a Motorhome.

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