28 Parks near East Orland, Maine
Jul 2015 - $38.00
My rate reflects an "economy" site - other sites up to $52. Sewer pipe so high that it was Above my outlet height so did not drain. Extremely high water pressure so make sure you have a reducer. Good antenna tv and cell phone from Bangor. WiFi speed so limited as to be almost useless - to knock out the permanent residents using Netflex etc. I'm sure, but 2 min. to load a google map is extreme and a YouTube video would not load at all. Nothing really here to draw campers except the little lake is probably why it was 80% empty end of July. Strict "early arrival - late departure" policy for extra fee and the high cost of sites seem to be a real emphasis on $$ for this campground which, for me, seems to be mostly a parking area with hookups. I would not stay here again. - SailorGolf
Aug 2014 - $33.00
Nice campground with large level grass and gravel sites and good utilities. The pull-through sites do not have shade but this made it easy to acquire a satellite signal, they do not have cable. The Wi-Fi worked OK but was slow at times and our Verizon signal would drop out at times. The dirt road into the campground is a little tight but not a big problem. They have a huge bonfire at the pond on Saturday nights and activities sometimes during the weekend. The young lady at the office was very nice and helpful. Tip: site 75 has a large cement pad, the only one in the campground. We would stay here again. - dandg
Jul 2014 - $44.00
We made last-minute reservations to stay here over 4th of July weekend, and they were very accommodating and helpful in finding us a spot for our tent camper. The only "bad" thing that I can say about Balsam Cove CG is that when the power goes out, as it did when we were there, the toilets won't flush; the toilets backed up and they were slow to respond to the problem. Other than that, they do a good job, and Toddy Pond is a beautiful lake! Definitely a good Maine campground! - gardenbug
Jul 2012 - $25.00
I don't remember how much per night. I do know the sites, although very close together were pleasant, as were the camp owners. - Patunia
May 2012 - $1.00
This campground is no longer in operation - Trucker Lady
Aug 2010 - $45.00
This review is pretty useless at this point, because the owners are retiring after this season, which is almost already over. The campground is quaint and rustic, the grounds very clean and the owners pleasant enough. The campground sits on a lake (Toddy Pond) and the owners have some small canoes and a rowboat that you can use for free (no oars for the rowboat, though, and only one canoe paddle). If you bring your own boat you will need a special sticker from the town of Orland ($20), and the fishing licenses are expensive for out-of-towners. The location is convenient, about 50 minutes from Bangor and Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park, only a few miles to Bucksport, and about 15 minutes from Fort Knox and the Penobscot Bridge Observatory. We rode our motorcycle up Coastal Route 1 from here for a nice day trip including Machias and the lighthouse at Lubec, with many more sites to see along the way. Detracting from the campground is its proximity to Route 1 and the constant drone of traffic, no WiFi or CATV if you care about such things, and worst of all only 20 amp service, meaning no running of air conditioners in RVs. Maybe that's not normally a big deal in Maine, but we happened to visit when the temperatures set records for heat, making for some very uncomfortable nights. Also, the owner commented about me walking around with an open bottle of beer, mumbling something about state laws. I didn't know state laws applied to private property. The owners sell firewood, but no other camping supplies at all. Not even ice, although I was offered a handful for free. We don't have kids going with us, so it's hard for us to judge, but there seems to be absolutely nothing for kids to do, so I would think this is not a family oriented campground. In fact, most of the campers were older couples. They do allow dogs, however, even though we were yelled at for our dogs barking during one of our daily excursions (in noisy campgrounds with closely spaced sites such as this one we normally leave all our windows closed with the AC running so our dogs are isolated, but again, only 20amp service. Our dogs don't bark unless provoked and we returned to find people on our site.) In all of the years camping with our dogs, this is the FIRST time we ever had a problem. Several days there was a pronounced sewer smell in our fresh water, even though we always run our water through 2 filters. And finally, they only accept cash or checks, if that matters to you. So, the location was pretty good, the price was reasonable, even without Internet or cable, BUT not being able to use our AC was a deal breaker for us. We would not return (if they were to still exist after this season) unless they made some MAJOR upgrades. - gmanfan1966
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Rate above is monthly rate divided by 30. Excellent value for Maine in the season. We rented a back-in 50A site for a month (August) for $600 plus electric. Site is gravel but does have a small concrete pad with picnic table. Access to the park is by security gate, we were given a remote upon check-in, deposit $20. Small laundry, wifi is available, as is cable, which we didn't use as we have satellite. Owners friendly and accomodating. Nice pool, rec room with some organized activities. There are several nice rental cabins tucked into the woods. No trash pickup, take it to the dumpster. Lots of seasonal campers, some who live close by. Campers range from motorcycle tenters to diesel pushers. - BridgeInRV
Jul 2015 - $43.00
Very neat and clean park. It was quiet and there was very little road noise. Watch out for the turn into the park from Rt.1 as you will turn onto Rt. 166 and not Rt. 175 as the State as renumbered the road. We would stay here again when visiting this part of Maine. - VtLee
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Lovely campground, spacious, wooded, clean, quiet, and well maintained. Very friendly and helpful owners. - pdee2
Aug 2013 - $52.00
Our rate reflects Good Sams discount. First, the good. The site was level. Second, the bad. The bill was wrong, someone was in our site, the cable would not work. We would not stay here again. - Pat and Rex
Aug 2013 - $37.00
We are retired full-time RVers from S. CA traveling the USA in a 24' travel trailer. We reserved our 4-night stay through our RPI membership which provided us a discount. Maine campgrounds are very pricey. We required satellite reception so it was recommended that we pick a site near to the office. The pond is very pretty. The staff is friendly. There is a nice gift store. While in the area, we visited Main Street in Ellsworth. Nice town. - daviescj
Jul 2013 - $41.00
Maine is beautiful this time of year. Campgrounds are really expensive, $600.00 for two weeks. We are at Patton Pond Encore Resort in Ellsworth, Maine. This park is advertised as a resort. A resort it is not. Resorts have things going on, entertainment, etc. This place even had outdoor toilets. More like a fish camp. It is an old KOA park. I should have known when we pulled in that when KOA gets out of a park, it is way outdated and not up to standards for today's parks. The problem was that they already had my money and a NO REFUND policy. The only good is that it is fairly quiet except on weekends when locals come in. It seems they bring in the whole family, and the place gets noisy. The dirt entrance road is about 3/4 mile long and full of potholes and wash boarding. You could damage your RV coming in. It is so dusty I had to wash our car before I opened the door. A posting on the internet said the road was this bad over a year ago. Nothing has been done to improve it. Our motorhome has a basement air conditioning unit. We had it running and it pulled in so much dust, we had to wash it out to make it work. I suggested to the office that Calcium Carbonate on the road would take care of the dusting problem after grading. The season rentals have all kinds of junk stored outside and under the units. The lots are small and really close together. Lots of large rock that makes it difficult to park. The place has ten showers, but five are out of order. The remainder were so dirty that I would not wash our dog in them. They have been out of order for over a three years. I confirmed the time line on the internet. The game room is locked most of the time. It is easy to tell that Thousand Trails/Encore is simply sucking all they can out of this park. - Santa P
Jul 2010 - $35.00
A nice small clean RV park. Sites and interior roads are gravel. Good 50 amp power, WiFi worked 99% of the time, and site T-6 was clear of trees so our satellite dish worked. The owners/managers were gone most of the time but that did not cause any problems for us. The location of the park is away from the noise and crowds. We camped here for a week in a big rig. The only complaint I have: there is a lot of road construction going on around Ellsworth and this caused some delays. That complaint doesn’t really have anything to do with the campground. We would camp here again. The $35/day rate included discounts. - pcguy
Oct 2008 - $21.00
We stayed two nights. It was near season's end, and the place was a shambles and very untidy. We used Passport rate and so received a 50% discount. Had there been another location close by, we would have moved. We would not stay there again. - rhontrevham
Sep 2007 - $20.00
We spent three nights here using as a base camp to visit the Bar Harbor/Acadia area. It sits back in the woods and because of the unpaved roads it was dusty. You could say it has two levels; the top is kind of an open field with little of no shade and the bottom part is shaded with lots of trees and quiet. We stayed on the bottom level and it was somewhat tight for my 34 ft 5th wheel but not a challenge. Not sure how old the campground is but it seemed new rather new because it had fresh cut trees and some of the lower sites had more than usual brush between them.. The site I had was nice and I had no problems with my hook ups. The restrooms were very clean and it had nice laundry facilities. Didn't seem to have much for kids to do. For the price $20 (Passport Campground) it was nice and close to the area's attractions and met our needs as a base camp. - pappytx
40 Flockamoosen Way Ellsworth, Maine 04605 (map) | (207) 664-7070
Sites: 62 | Latest Rate: $45.00 | 24 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We had a very level pullthru site....Owner had to change our reserved site but gave us a free night for the inconvenience. Nice clean and quiet campground. Would stay here again if ever in the area. - Trucker 2
Jul 2016 - $60.00
This park is very clean. The interior roads are gravel and a bit dusty. The sites are gravel with excellent wifi and cable. My adjustable water regulator registered less than 40 psi and had to use the house pump to take a shower. The staff was excellent and offered great directions on where to eat and what to see. The nightly rate was a bit steep for its lack of amenities (only had an above ground pool) and the distance to the Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor area. - Michael47
Jun 2016 - $50.00
This was a clean, friendly campground with excellent WIFI and good cable reception. The staff was friendly and helpful and the seasonal campers were welcoming. My wife and I have been camping for 20 years and this was one of the better camping experiences that we have had. - Washington Hogwallop
602 Main Rd Holden, Maine 04429 (map) | (207) 843-6011
Sites: 120 | Latest Rate: $42.00 | 12 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Stayed 6 nights and enjoyed our stay. Owners were very nice. It was off season so it was somewhat quiet although busier than we expected. Our site worked fine but was tight, had to leave the truck on the very edge of the street. Had to move it a couple times to let campers out from across the street. If you are in the area for Bar Harbor, you are about an hour away. There are a few things to do in the area but not much. We were there for 6 nights. Will return if we are in the area. - Happy Camper X2
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Stayed for 1 night on way back into USA. Like many New England RV parks there is a large percentage of sites for seasonal folks. Well kept up and spaced sites. Dump station a little awkward to get to. Located near entrance vs. exit.
Have pizza and ice cream available on site. Well stocked gift and camping supply store. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Very strong wifi. Bathrooms very clean and modern. Pool. - RV Having Fun
May 2016 - $49.00
Host was very friendly and accommodating. We had an "opposing" pull through that can take 2 RV's, 180 degrees opposite. There's a nice store where you can order pizza and buy necessities. At least 2 RV repair places within a mile or so. Very convenient to Bangor and plenty of shopping. A little over 1 hour to Bar Harbor. WIFI was excellent and free cable provided about 70 channels. We were here early in May so no pool and park was sparsely populated. I think there are more activities, etc., going on further into the season. - HomeOnWheels_US
Jul 2015 - $40.00
We stayed at this park due to its proximity to where our generator was being repaired. We called in advance and left a voicemail regarding availability and requested someone return our call, but no one ever did. So we just showed up around 3:30 to find that the office was closed and a sign on the door listed sites that were available and advised to put cash in the box or if you had a credit card to go next door to the RV sales and pay. After going next door to pay with a credit card the person there had no clue about taking payments for the RV park. So we just had to pay in the morning. The park is nice and accessible to big rigs. Electric is 50 amps or less, water and sewage also. The Wi-Fi was free and was very fast, and it is a good thing that the person at the RV sales department knew the password. Overall not a bad park to stay for a night or two as a necessity but not where I would consider taking a vacation for a season. - MPD334
Jul 2013 - $23.00
We stayed 2 months and have made return reservations for 3 months next year. Site rate reflects long term stay (but not seasonal). We've looked at every other campground for about 30 miles around and this is the best value for the money. Clean, neat, quiet, friendly, great customer service, nice pool. Roads are spacious and both back-in and pull-through sites are up to 80 feet long, easy in and out. We parked a 33' class A, a tow dolly and our car with room to spare. Easy access, close to Bangor and within easy reach of Acadia National Park. Wi-Fi strong and reliable. Not much in camp store but less than 2 miles to Wal*Mart and there are 2 RV parts/repairs/supply stores next door (one on each side). If in the area--strongly recommend. - Lonnie Clark
Jun 2013 - $35.00
Stopped for an overnight. No one in office (Sunday afternoon) left payment in payment slot at office. This place has some long term campers. All were friendly. This campground was very quiet day and night. All utilities worked site was level. Would stay again if in area. Would recommend for short or long stay. - maineman
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here a week. Site was very nice, a lot of seasonals but everything is well kept. Our toad had a dead battery when we went to unhook and immediately someone showed up to give us a jump. We needed propane, which they have, but the hose wasn't long enough to reach to the driver side(have encountered this in numerous cgs), will give the office a call when we leave and someone will meet us at the propane tank.
CG hosted a Harvest Dinner at the pavilion, nice central location and covered. This was a complete meal, we just pulled in so we weren't prepared to bring anything.
Wifi is poor generally. Even in the off hours. - Wandering
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Friendly staff made check in easy. They furnished area maps and information as a part of the process. Lots are spacious with sunny/open exposures. Site surface is gravel and features a picnic table. Power was stable during our stay.
Easy access to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and other tourist sites.
This is mostly a seasonal park with a limited number of spaces for short term parking. - Lakewood90
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Fairly large park, about 15-20 miles from Bar Harbor. Be aware that the free shuttle to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park, does not come out as far as this park; Narrows Too & the remainder of parks closer in all offer free shuttle service to all the points of interest that you will want to go & see. The only advantage to this park is that you are fairly close to a Walmart in Trenton just north of the park on hwy. 3. The park is laid out alright & utilities are good, just wish the shuttle came out that far (parking in Bar Harbor is a premium in the summer & the shuttle is a nice deal). - Smooth Running
Aug 2016 - $90.00
Positives: Family friendly. Beautiful location with private "beach". In-house free craft classes. Private garden. Spacious and eco-friendly playground for children. Lobsterbake was AMAZING! Rec Room for adults and children to gather. Friendly and caring staff. Nature walks and hiking trails.
Negatives: Price, but was worth it!
Overall: Cannot wait to go back. We are traveling the country with our children and this has been our favorite campground. The owners truly care that you have a fabulous experience. Many of the campers have been coming for years. Excellent location on the Bay, but close to Belfast for restaurants/grocery shopping. About one hour from Acadia National Park! - RVThatFamily
Oct 2015 - $88.00
This is a lovely oceanfront campground. If you want the best spaces try to get 1-15, as these are merely feet away from the high tide mark.
AT&T & Verizon both worked well from here.
There are few sights with a clear satellite path. The northern latitude puts the angle of the satellites low in the southern sky. I even had problems getting signal on my XM/Sirius radio while driving around. - Thorfinn
Jul 2014 - $80.00
Oceanfront camping was amazing. Site 3, our site was the best available. No one to our one side an we were able to leave blinds open all the time due to our elevation. The shade and ocean views were perfect. Beach is rocky and water a little chilly for our Southern tastes. Kids had a blast searching for shells while we sat in our beachchairs with our toes in the stones. Only desire was a pool. Bring your largest pot for lobster boils. Lots of local seafood close to camp. Ice was 3 dollars for a small bag, my only complaint. - boardnbound