20 RV Parks near Damariscotta, Maine
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Lake Pemaquid CG is a huge place with many features: beaches, boathouses, a store, playgrounds, etc. It is very family-friendly and there were lots of kids riding around on bikes and playing various games,swimming, eating ice cream, and generally having a good time. The upkeep of the entire facility is so-so. The main paved road is hard to tell from the many dirt roads because the paving is in poor condition. There are lots of trees and some grass but it isn't particularly manicured. The water is lovely and because it isn't the ocean, it is not too cold to swim in.
There are many seasonal campers and they are scattered around in the CG. There are a variety of sites and there's probably one to suit anyone's taste.
There was one area (near us) where a noisy group of seasonal campers seemed to gather every night to have a fire and drink and make way too much noise. This is a beautiful location and probably ideal for families who like outdoor recreation. - virginianola
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Very family oriented park. If you don't have kids you won't want to stay here. Free WiFi is only in one building that is locked all the time. Poor AT&T signal. Pool and spa area overrun with kids. - AMM
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This is a huge park as RV parks go. The park is on a lake but the beach is not particularly nice, most campers use the pool for swimming. The playground is very good for the kids by offering unusual activities like a swing bridge and a small zip line. The camp store and snack bar operate well. Since the park is so large, it lacks the personal service that you receive in a smaller park. Weekends are hectic since the park is full, things quiet down some during the week.
The check out is somewhat awkward; you have to stop at the office to receive your deposit on the gate pass and there is no place to pull your rig over to the side. It can cause a bit of a bottle neck.
WI-FI is weak and only available at the rec hall, no cable TV. AT&T is very weak. We were able to obtain satellite TV from our site. We stayed for five days. - Nautilus
Sep 2011 - $28.00
On the plus side the one staff member we met was friendly. We asked for a pull-through and were placed in an area where they put overnighters. There was nobody else in the area and we were allowed to park sideways so we didn't have to unhook our toad. On the down side this area was muddy gravel that had not had the trash picked up in quite a while. None of the fire pits had been cleaned and all had cans and bottles or other trash in them. We saw a couple of dogs running free off leash. Our area had been frequented by them and their wastes had not been picked up. We had no desire to spend a second night. - arpijay
Jul 2011 - $31.00
Rate reflects PA discount during the week and full price on the weekend. Had choice of 3 sites and chose one on the hill. Very quiet up there. Lots of semi-permanent RVs. They are local and keep the RV there for the weekend etc.. FHU with 30amp power was OK until the heat wave hit and then the AC's pulled it down too low for me to run mine. Eventually all power was lost in the whole area. Not just the park. Very helpful and friendly staff. I didn't swim in the lake but the wife did and enjoyed it. They had activities on the weekends. There are signs on Hwy.1 on both ends of Winslow Hill Rd. Easy to find. We visited lots of towns, Acadia and Bar Harbor from there. Made a good base camp. - Fulltime 5er
Jul 2010 - $35.00
The people were very friendly. There were a lot of seasonal sites in the trees, but we saw few people; I assume they only come on the weekends. We were allowed to pick our own site. The set up was nice with many sites around a huge field that was being readied for a bon fire. The was no directional sign on Rt 1 to the campground (owner working with state to replace it). Paved road leading up to the park with gravel interior roads. Price was high, but expected in this part of the country. - RV-Fulltimer
Sep 2017 - $53.00
Like others confirm, this CG has a nice old time feel to it. Mostly because it is. We would stay here again, partly because it was nice and convenient and partly because there aren't many choices near Boothbay. We couldn't get our 43-foot MH level on site 124 but the owners moved us to 120 which was excellent and even had a new concrete patio. We did see several back in sites that were not level and occupants had to use wood or pads to level. The sites are fairly close together but have trashcans at each end. Water, electric and sewer were just fine. You can only pay by check or cash and when you call, you will be told to mail a deposit check of $50. We were told our reservation will be held until the check arrives. Once they received the check, they emailed us a confirmation. There is $10 deposit for gate card. Bath houses are old but clean. Didn't use but saw there was a fee for shower. Cable was excellent, the wifi was good and our AT&T service was too. A staff member continuously rides through the campground on a golf cart. Got the impression he is a "monitor" of activity, open spaces and any potential rule breakers. We did get a note on our MH for exceeding the 10 MPH speed limit one day, but that kind of added to the charm. The "upper sites" are pretty wide open from trees for good satellite reception, plenty long, but the sites closest to the road definitely have noise as it is the only direct route in and out of Boothbay. - McGarrert50
Sep 2017 - $52.00
We really enjoy staying here. It's quiet, the staff is friendly and helpful. The restrooms and showers are clean. No WiFi but our cell phone reception was good. This was our second visit here and we plan to visit again next year. We stayed in our motorhome. - docsouce
Aug 2017 - $53.00
Shore Hills is a very nice campground with good big rig access. This is the second time we have stayed in the Booth Bay area and we found this campground well situated for points east of Wiscasset. If you go west on a regular basis you can get caught up in traffic going into Wiscasset. We stayed in the section closer to the road but found very little noise from the highway at night. There are a number of sites with a raised deck and picnic table. We parked a little too close to the deck as I thought it would be convenient to step out right onto the deck. What I did not allow for was the slide, which ended up taking close to a third of the deck space. The utilities are well located and there is a garbage bin on each site. Our site was a pull through with plenty of room for a tow. Did not really use the wifi as we use an ATT hot spot which worked well. This area is satellite friendly but we ended up using the cable which is very good. Had an initial problem with the cable connection as it was missing the male end. A visit to the office immediately rectified the problem. - Our V World
Jul 2017 - $30.00
This campground is very much like a good state campground. Lots of trees (well trimmed),and generous size sites. There are several full hookup sites, but most are water and electric. It was about half full when we were here. Can't understand why, its a good location and nice restful campground. Many of the Maine state highways in this area are in poor repair. - mroswell
Jun 2017 - $1.00
Note: We did not stay here, but would have liked to. We are offering a warning to those who are considering staying here. The issue is that the power pedestals are at the front of the site. We have a 34' travel trailer with a 25' power cord that plugs into the rear of the trailer. Most of the available sites would not have worked for us because our power cord would not have reached from the pedestal to the rear of the trailer. There was one available site that may have worked for us, but we decided to look elsewhere. The woman we met was very nice and helpful, and we felt bad for leaving. - Merlinmurph
May 2017 - $40.00
I arrived 2 days after the season opening and the office was closed but was left a map to find my reserved site. Unfortunately the site number markers were not out yet so I had a difficult time finding my site. They were put out the next morning :-). Very quiet campground, Manager/Owner Emily was very nice, Not all sites have 50 amp and only one site has a sewer connection, so if you are there for an extended period, you will have to use their dump station or honey wagon on Wednesday or Sunday; many sites have trees surrounding the area so if you have a roof satellite you will have a hard time getting reception. I found a site where I didn't have trouble getting reception. There wasn't wifi while I was there but was told it was being connected in the next week. This campground is within 10 miles to many local specialities, shops, outstanding lobster shacks, etc. I definitely would stay here again as long as it isn't over 4 days or so. - nyrngrz
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 2017 - $57.00
One of the most beautiful campground views we have seen. The property is very well kept with adirondack chairs placed throughout the property to take advantage of gorgeous views. Most sites have a spectacular view of the inlet on Montsweag Bay. Would have rated this CG a 10 based on view alone, and for smaller units, this CG is a true gem. That being said, only a few sites can really accommodate a 5th wheel or large unit. Our "pull through" site 2B was really a pull-in and back-out site, so awkward to get out. The site next to us (1B) was long enough for a larger unit but very challenging to pull in or back out because of tennis court. Our site was full hookup but no 50amp and no breaker on power post. No cable but several channels through our antenna. No internet/wifi. We stayed for 5 nights. The ladies bathroom never had paper towels or a way to dry your hands. The showers were $0.25 for 8 minutes. There was a nice saltwater pool. The CG was very peaceful and quiet except for occasional sound for small airplanes taking off from nearby small airport. - Smashcamp
Jun 2017 - $75.00
Yes, it's expensive, so it's up to you whether it's worth it or not. We paid $75 for our site and loved it. The women that run the place are very friendly and helpful. Great to deal with, and their dogs are really nice pooches. The campground is geared mostly for tents, pop-ups and small trailers. Our 34' TT was on the large side, but there were a few sites that could accommodate us. Most of the sites are very spacious, especially compared to other private parks, which is why you're paying more. There are some really nice tent sites that are all by themselves. The campground is built on a small hill that rolls down to the marsh and the bay. Most of the sites have spectacular views of the marsh/bay, where you'll see deer, eagles, osprey, etc. What we really like about the campground is that they have kept it rustic, and keep it very well-maintained. There is a dirt road all around that is perfectly smooth. The bathroom/shower building is very simple, yet spotless. There is a saltwater pool (very nice), tennis courts, rec building, canoes and kayaks to rent (watch the tide). Some sites have no power, some 15A, and a few have 30A. Wi-fi at the office only is good, and Verizon service was good. There's a supermarket right around the corner along with other shopping. We hit the Montsweag Roadhouse for drinks - great place. Dogs are allowed. We were in site 17 once (shady). Easy getting in. Getting out took a few twists and pulling into site NN. Good thing there was a small MH there that was pulled up enough to give me some maneuvering room. We were in site RB, too (sunny). Again, getting in was easy, getting out required pulling into a site across from us. One thing that rubbed us was the guest fees. We had friends stay with us one night with their daughter, so that was another $30. We understand the need for guest fees, but $10 apiece was a bit much. There is a great campground to hang out all day in and never leave. - Merlinmurph
Aug 2016 - $80.00
We have been staying here for approx 9yrs. You are always greeted like family by the owners. They are truly happy to see you and want you to enjoy every minute of your stay. It's quiet, clean and the views are breathtaking. Pet friendly and serene. Chewonki is our "happy place" and we choose not to go anywhere else when we camp. Once you try it, you'll want to come back, I promise! - Erinne Brown
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
Jul 2013 - $30.00
Advertised as big rig friendly, it is not. The entry road very rough with pot holes and tight turns with low overhanging trees make access undesirable. The dump station available is on a pull through with a sharp turn and a steep hill on exit. - Northern Star 3934