18 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
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
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Price goes with the territory. As with many businesses, this is also cash or check only. Sites at the top accommodate large rigs. the reminder are along a road down the hill to the shore where there are some premium waterfront sites. A dedicated tent area is close to the water. There are 2 coin-op washer dryer buildings, but cold water only. The sites are well spaced and easy to access. A couple are set up for small groups. All services worked well and the cable TV was better than most. Most appeared to need only minimal leveling. Each had a trash can and the trash was picked up daily. You will need a gate card to come and go ($10 refundable deposit). - Trailbuddy
Aug 2017 - $52.00
Enjoyed our stay here. Some paved roads kept dust down. . Excellent cable and WiFi at our site. Bathrooms a bit rustic. Would stay here again. Pay by check. - AvalonDF41
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
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
Aug 2016 - $68.00
After a horrible experience at a nearby campground we where lucky to find Chewonki Campground. It is a little more expensive and worth every penny. The owners 2 sisters could not have been nicer and made us feel like we were home, they even offered us leftovers for dinner.
The sites are huge and private with amazing views, we had a hard time picking a site. It was quiet and very relaxing. We have already booked another stay next month. Our favorite part was the salt water fed pool. Very clean well maintained, the nicest and most private camp ground we have ever stayed in. Its a must you will not be disappointed. - B Crossman
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
Jun 2014 - $36.00
This is a rural campground on Southport Island just south of Boothbay Harbor. It does stretch the limits of "big rig friendly" and they don't have sites for anything larger than our 40' MH. The roads and sites are gravel and some people may find them challenging. The views from some of the sites are exquisite but those are rented on a seasonal basis. The overnight sites have no views but the beach is just a short walk. There are picnic tables and chairs at the beach as well as rental kayaks. Verizon 4G service is excellent. The owner is friendly as are the office staff. - docj
Aug 2011 - $45.00
I had read reviews about the owner that concerned me. but he was very pleasant and helpful. We were supposed to be stay for 2 weeks but left early because of Irene. It is a beautiful and clean campground. The coast of Maine is spectacular. - mzc
Aug 2011 - $57.00
This is a great campground if you are looking to purely camp. There aren't any activities, no pool. But the views from down at the beach can't be priced. And being able to get lobster right at the campground was the best. My husband and I would certainly return the next time we get to Maine. - Hummings102
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