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Patten Pond RV Campground

Ellsworth, Maine


1470 Bucksport Rd
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
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Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.54907
Longitude: -68.56810

Elevation: 172' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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13 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Traveling in a 43ft Class A with 4 slides and tow vehicle. Rate reflects Trails Collection membership. Unlike Thousand Trails parks, sites are assigned here. The road to the campground is gravel but is maintained so there were only a few tiny potholes. The spaces near the office are open and easy to get into. We had a pull through site in the wooded area near the lake. Interior roads are a little narrow but manageable in a big rig and had a few low hanging branches that could not be avoided but nothing that caused any scratches. There are big rocks that line the sites and corners so need to be careful navigating. Neighbors moved their vehicle to make it easier for us to get into our site but was not necessary. The site across from us was empty when we left which made it easy for us to get out. Our space was a little skinny but big enough for all slides to be extended. All utilities were conveniently located and worked well. Could not get satellite reception due to the tree coverage but cable TV worked well. Big, pretty lake on site for swimming, boats, jet skis, paddle boards and kayaks. Kayaks can be rented from the office. Staff was friendly. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
439
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Park was extremely clean. Bathrooms and showers looked like new and were very well maintained. Playground equipment was a little dated and probably due for an update. Lake "Pond" is awesome for swimming and water/boating activities. Loved the fact that there wasn't a rope barrier restricting how far out you could swim. Only complaint I have about the entire park is the size of the "Premium" sites. Our site was just large enough for our 35' fiver. Not even enough room to park truck and wife's car on same lot. Luckily the park was pretty empty and there wasn't anyone in the lot on our curb side. So, we just kind of took over that spot for our canopy, games and vehicle parking. If the park was full we probably would have left the first day. Other than that the park was great. Wish there was more activities for the kids but we were there during the week and there wasn't a lot of people there. Fire rings were few and far between, I had to scavenge to build one out of scattered pieces. Can't complain too much though, this trip was free for us. Got a 1-year trial membership to Thousand Trails when we bought the camper. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
436
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Short drive to Bar Harbor and Arcadia Park.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $61.00
Overall Rating:

3 night stay way overpriced for so called resort, more like cheap campground and to far away from everything. 9 miles to get town of Ellsworth and 28 ?miles to get to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Water shoes needed for rocky beach area . Camp store closed at 4 pm much too early First site booked sounded great because showers and bathrooms were across from site and our small camper was not equipped with hot water or shower but site was way too small for truck and tent. They let us find another site that was adequate size for tent and small camper plus vehicle but had to charge us $40 more for three night stay because it had sewer hookups for a total of 190.00. . Could have booked a cabin in Ellsworth with ac for not much more . So called resort fee also charged for what I'm not sure . Definitely won't be back. Wish I could get some of my money back. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Too far from everything and long, rough, dusty road in

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

FIRST THE GOOD: Quiet at night in the upper level, a bit noiser in the lower level where there is a nice playground for the kids and lots of seasonals. Sites, at least in the upper level where we stayed, were roomy and pretty level. The "pond" which is really a lake, is beautiful, clear and warm enough for swimming. The sound of the loons at night is wonderful. Free showers. The shower rooms are cubicles that lock and are clean. Cable is OK. NOW THE NOT-SO-GOOD: Signage could be better; it's easy to miss from the highway and it's hard to find a place to turn around. Then you drive down a heavily wash boarded gravel road about a half mile that's guaranteed to shake your fillings loose. You're charged a $3 "resort fee" - why? This isn't a resort. "Resorts" have a pool - there isn't a pool. "Rec Room" is locked a lot during posted open hours. Office has short hours during the week. Not much in the store and personnel aren't particularly helpful. The pull through sites aren't very long and there are large boulders you have to be careful of when pulling in and out. The laundry room is small and hot and two of the five washers were out of order the entire time we were there: machines are expensive for their quality. Nothing is near - you have to go into Ellsworth to get anything, about eight miles. Poor water pressure. Wi-fi doesn't reach far from the office. We would probably try one of the resorts nearer Bar Harbor if we come back again. I don't think we'd stay here again. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a well-kept park with comfortable sites. We arrived after-hours and were escorted to the site by the resident manager. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Laundry room was clean and well kept. We did not use bath/shower-rooms. We weathered Hurricane Irene here with minimum inconvenience. We spent 3 weeks and would stay again. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Except it is "Patten" Pond. Wide open sites to wooded depending on what you want. We camped up top in an open site with room for slide outs and awnings. It can be noisy on weekends but during the week is quiet. Tries to do it all and reminds me of a KOA run campground: kids areas, tent areas, seasonal area, big RV area and even has cabins. I would stay here again if I ever get back this way. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We were during off season so was very quiet. The rate cited is for Coast to Coast members. Sites are tight for larger rigs. Huge boulders marking sites and some large trees make it difficult to back in and make swing on way out. We found the bathrooms to be reasonably clean but not spotless. Showers need some attention but were very usable, good hot water and water pressure. It seems that at the end of the season all places neglect showers a bit. There are many seasonals but the place appears to be well kept. We would stay here again. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Camped here for the last 5 years and enjoyed our stay. CG is around 40 minutes to Acadia NP, but was worth the commute, NOT ANYMORE!!! We had booked our site in April and asked for a specific site, they said it was booked and we moved on, but while there the site we requested was never full. When we arrived, pouring rain on Sunday afternoon, we were never told about a "Boil Water Order" that was in place. Went to use the restroom after waiting an hour for the rain to slow, noticed the order, went to the office which was closed (only open 8-5) and got the attention of the woman still in the office. After finally getting her to open the door, was greeted rudely with "I have been using it all week and my dog has been drinking it, everything is FINE!" We actually spoke to someone who had called earlier in the day to inquire about a site and they were never told about the notice as well. They checked in after 5pm and had a sheet of paper notifying them about the notice, but no verbal notice when calling that day. We decided we would still give it a chance until I decided to take a shower at the CG facilities and it wasn't terrible until the hot water ran out after approx 4 minutes of a shower. Had to finish in ice cold water. As stated earlier, we camped here the last five years and really enjoyed it but we will not be going back. Over this last off season it was bought out by a Corporation and is not worth the time. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are generally tight. We stayed on site 435 (a pull-thru) and not enough room to put our awning down. Campground is 9 miles West of Ellsworth and about 30 minutes+ from Bar Harborn. Very quiet. Beach is rocky. They have boats for rent and dockage. All gravel roads- many trees- small sites with grass. Cable TV is free. WiFi cost $4.95 a day. Would stay here again, but would need a larger site??? We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Nice quite park away from the noise and crowds of Bar Harbor yet still close. We camped at Patten Pond RV Campground in a Motorhome.

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