3 Parks near Ellsworth, Maine
Ellsworth, Maine (map) | (207) 664-7070
Sites: 62 | Latest Rate: $37.00 | 20 Reviews
Sep 2015 - $37.00
The park was easy to get to and maneuver through. Sites were well spaced. The staff was great, friendly, helpful, could not ask for better people! Wifi, cable and laundry worked well. The park was quite and well maintained. We will stay here again when back in the area. - virginia camper
Aug 2015 - $52.00
The park is located on the Bucksport hwy, but well enough off I do not recall hearing much traffic...only a mile from Ellsworth...gravel road coming in and around the park...site ( gravel ) was large, level and surrounded by grass...park was clean and well kept.
Privately owned and helpful, cheerful staff.
We were first disappointed not to stay closer to Acadia park ( 20 miles) but the Forest Ridge Campground turned out to be perfect for seeing all the other sights in the area...a superb central location. There are both sunny and shady sites. We chose a pull through with no shade, since we wanted satellite reception. The campground does have cable and wifi at no additional charge.
The property is very large and the seasonal folks were clean and organized.
Used their wi-fi the whole time there and had perfect satellite reception.
We are not campers, per se...but on a tour of our beautiful country in our motorhome.
Would stay again, no problem. - Ratman
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Very level drive-thru site with easy utility connections. Park wifi was good, excellent Verizon 4G, but water pressure was poor. Quiet woodland park that backs up to trails through the Woodlawn Museum land. Outgoing and friendly staff. - jbrucemagon
Aug 2010 - $25.00
We stayed at Lamoine two nights as we were visiting Acadia NP for 1 day and couldn't get advance Summer bookings for Acadia's campgrounds. This campground was lovely: big, grassy, clean sites. Excellent clean toilets and showers (a bit busy, but there was a pleasant area to wait our turn). Some sites are literally on the ocean: but we easily walked from our site to numerous picnic tables on the water's edge. Very quiet and dark at night, perfect for stargazing: but don't forget your flashlight! About 25 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP visitor center (w/roadworks). No dump station, and none available on Mount Desert Island (at least so we were told), so dump before coming or for $$ fee in Ellsworth area. - Eli Israel
Aug 2009 - $15.00
Most important: site 50 is no longer an XL site. Evidently they changed numbers but it is not reflected on the Maine State Park reservation system. We stayed in site #33 which was nice and open with plenty of room between any other sites. Overall it is a nice park but there isn't much to do here unless you have a kayak or fish off the dock. There is no "town" (Ellsworth is about 10 minutes away) but you could make trips into Acadia from here, and it's probably 40 minute drive to Bar Harbor. If you are looking for freshwater to fill your tanks: you will need at least a 30-foot hose as the bathrooms (where the fresh water spigot is located) are about that far away from the road. Everything was really clean, although they always seemed to be mowing during the day. Otherwise, it is a very quiet park with lots of open lawn, picnic areas and a playground. - jayco32bhds2009
Jul 2008 - $25.00
Stayed overnight on site #46, which seemed to be the only one with a sandbox area for the tent. This was a medium sized site about a car width from the road. The tree coverage is moderate, so you can't see the other sites around you. It is a short walk to the bathhouse, which was pretty nice for facilities. Bundles of wood were 5$ and was a generous bundle. They provide a small wagon to carry it to your site. I reserved beforehand, and check in was 2 min. Most sites are level, but not all, but last row of sites facing the water seemed to be the best of the bunch. I would give this park a return visit. - thecyr
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