New RV LIFE Network Login is enabled. Click Here to learn more.
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
Oct 2017 - $34.00
Stayed October 2017 The fall season in the north is always a spectacular time of year, and this was a pretty spectacular place to stay and enjoy it. The park is located lakeside and over a large farm property, it is an ideal setting away from traffic and other noise. We had the park to ourselves at this time of year, but the site we stayed in seemed roomy enough that having neighbours wouldn't be a problem. Services all worked without a problem and were located handy to the spot we pulled into. Since the park was empty the owners gave us the option of pulling lateral to our site so we would not have to unhook a tow vehicle. We opted to back in after unhooking so we could enjoy the sunset sitting outside. The spot we stayed was away from the lake, but no less enjoyable as it was an easy walk to get lakeside. The park has a fantastic barn social facility that must be perfect for weddings and events. There are two sizable fire pits that must be used in the prime season for parkwide gatherings. There is also a stage where live entertainment can be hosted, complete with a grass hill facing it making for the perfect venue. There are a number of permanent rv's in spots by the lake, all appeared to be well kept and cared for. The owners definitely care for the facility, and they were extremely hospitable too. - Riptorn
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
Aug 2018 - $47.00
Our site was in the wooded section. The fully wooded spaces are wider there and afforded more privacy than the big rig area. Paved roads. Very nice. Good dog walking CG even has a trail onto a very small island. Showers cost a quarter per five minutes. Trash cans conveniently located at every site. We would return. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Jul 2018 - $60.00
This is a surprisingly nice campground. The campground is older but the owners keep it spotless! My kids enjoyed playing on the small older playground. We had a pull through, full hookup site which was out in the open and the sites were very close to the next. It was all large motor homes in these sites except for us! There are much nicer, shaded sites under trees but they are only water and electric. I used the laundry room here and it was very clean. No change machine, so you will have to get quarters from the camp store. They offer good Sam and AAA discount. Only a handful of seasonal sand they were removed from the rest of the campground. - Minniewinniefor4
Jul 2018 - $57.00
Camped in Big Rig section in pull-thru site. Very long sites with plenty of space for any size motorhome and car. Our site had a really nice raised wooden patio with table which was great for sitting out. Roads were very nicely paved and sites were mostly level. Only problem was the WiFi. Never worked well the entire week at any time of day. The water pressure was weak, but was fine with the water pump turned on to supplement it in the coach. The roads inside the Big Rig section were wide and easy to navigate, but the exit from the park was very tight. Overall the park was great and would definitely return. - jevans0005
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
Jul 2018 - $85.00
Our first time here and the experience was great. This is one of the cleanest, most attractive RV parks we've ever been in. Instead of being crowded into a line of campsites a mere few feet apart, our campsite was roomy and our closest neighbor 40 or so yards away. The sites are tastefully sited so that one can have a view of the tidal basin, shade, open sun or whatever one wants. We had full hookups. The staff is friendly as well as our fellow campers. Some were in RVs, some in tents, some in motor homes. Pricy but worth it. - gcd28
Jul 2018 - $90.00
If you're after rustic sites and a beautiful view this park is for you. There are not a lot of sites for big 5th wheels or motor homes. It's mainly for tent and small trailer camping. We camped in a 32' 5th wheel and, to get to our site, we had to maneuver past some bushes and low hanging limbs. Our site was on grass. The facilities were located on the left side so we had to pull in and then back out when we left - but it wasn't bad. The view was spectacular. The campground is up on a hill so the river and tributaries were beautiful. They have a very nice large salt water pool so it was good for kids. My only issue was how inconsistent the power was. We knew going in that they only had 30A so we were prepared to only run one air conditioner at a time. However, I don't believe the service was a full 30A as the air conditioner compressor kept cycling off when demand was high in the park. We hit the heat wave that was in the NE so a couple of days it was near 90 with 80% humidity. Definitely needed A/C to work properly! With nothing else on the microwave took 6-7 minutes to boil a cup of water. We survived but at $90/day with no cable, WiFi and inconsistent power I don't think the value was very high. There were beautifully shaded sites for tents and small trailers so if that's what you're using it may be worth it to you. - AZ Retired Traveler
Jun 2018 - $55.00
BEWARE!! Infested with ticks!!! Sewer sites have less privacy than a WalMart parking lot. We took the dogs for one walk around the property and both dogs were covered! They were dog ticks, but still - totally disgusting. If you know you have a tick problem, be responsible and post signs or spray. A tick once in a while is nature, but this was a bit much. Needless to say, my wife and I couldn't sleep cause we had the "heebee geebee's" all night. My wife actually found a tick hanging out in my beard on the way home. We picked this campground based off of reviews and recommendations from others, and I have to say I am REALLY surprised. Our site was in a field, 10' away from our neighbors- in hindsight we should have asked for a non-sewer site, those sites looked a lot more private and wooded. Additionally our neighbors had a dog, (you know the little cat-ish rat dogs with "small man's syndrome), who was off leash the entire time (against the rules we were told no less than three times when checking in. We are responsible dog owners, we play by the rules and make sure our dogs behave. We were nervous the entire time that this little rat dog would provoke one of our dogs who are much bigger, and we would have a situation. Additionally the dog across the way, also a little Napoleon was a yapper! The owners just let him yap!! Needless to say, after one evening we had enough, packed up and went home without even checking out. $55 down the drain.... you win some, you lose some. I hope this post helps others out... this is an otherwise really nice campground with nice facilities and views. Field sites are like camping in a parking lot! Only camp on those sites if you spend the whole tim inside your camper, or if you like your neighbors- like family. Sites are almost close enough to read your neighbors paper over their shoulder from your site. - dewnut
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