13 Parks near Liberty, Maine
Sep 2010 - $19.00
No services and you must carry your trash out. We stayed in Site 20 right on the lake. This state park is small but very nice. It is about 37 miles east of Augusta right on route 3. There are about ten sites right on the lake and if you have a boat you can tie it right up in front of your site. Restrooms are new like many of the Maine State Parks with individual bathrooms, showers and sink. Nicely done! The State of Maine got a grant to construct these washrooms a couple of years ago and most of their state parks now have really nice ones that are modern. No services here but for an overnight or a week most RV’s can live without it. There is a public picnic area that is very nice with a swimming area next to the campground. Since we were there in September the rates have dropped. We paid as an out of stater $19 but in season it must be close to $25 or higher. It is a good place to stop driving over to Acadia or to stops along the coast! - gsnakehill
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Stayed for 4 days/nights. We had a water site, and it had an awesome view of the lake. No problems with power. No sewer at the lake front sites, but we knew that when we made the reservation. The owner came by and pumped out our holding tank when asked. The pump-out fee was very cheap!
They have an entertainment room that we never visited, but there was often a flurry of children activity during the day.
No problems, and clean facilities. Oh, if you mingle with your neighbors, you might get Lobster for $2.50 a pound.
We would DEFINITELY come back again! Very quiet! - Bob Mac
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Owners were really nice. Gave us a site close to the swimming beach and playground. Had our 6 year old granddaughter with us, it was very convenient for her to run over and play. My main complaint with the site is that it was grass, and wet/soggy from recent rains. This made it impossible to use our leveling jacks, even with boards placed underneath. Sites are small, but there was no one in the adjacent sites, so it was okay. - Michigal
Aug 2014 - $48.00
This campground has some of the best on-the-lake sites in Maine and a nice beach. But that's where the good features end. Biggest negative were the showers and bathrooms. Stayed one week and bathrooms/showers were too few and very poorly maintained. Clogged toilets, no TP. On a very busy weekend, nothing was cleaned. Access roads would be difficult for larger rigs. Overall poorly maintained and not attractive. Most sites are seasonal with personable campers. I would go again for the lake and sites, provided I had my own shower and toilet, but the lake sites do not have sewer connections. The owner is pleasant and hard working, but appears overwhelmed based upon the conditions of roads, sites and lack of organization and landscaping. The desk person needs training on serving customers and making them feel welcome. Generally would not recommend, compared to many nice CG in Maine. However, in a pinch and without plans to use toilet/shower it can be acceptable. - Robic
Jun 2016 - $35.00
All hookups worked fine. We were thankful for the cable since our satellite tv didn't work. The park could use a little extra TLC as it has a run down tired look. The bathrooms needed cleaning. There were cob webs that needed to be brushed away from last year and a coat of paint wouldn't hurt. Our GPS registered a 42% downgrade coming into the park. For some reason, they kept blocking the road as you entered (probably to stop people coming in too fast). A fox then a skunk lived (or died?) under the office making it smell so bad the managers couldn't even work there. The laundry room had two of four dryers broken and only two washers. They worked well but were also housed in the stinky office building. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Stayed here just one night on our way from Massachusetts to Bar Harbor. Challenging, steep roads to the park led to fairly flat camping. Nice lake, nice playground, mostly seasonal campers - nice folks. Our golden retriever enjoyed a swim while we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. - Upstater
Aug 2014 - $38.00
This is a great campground. I didn't give it the max because of the ancient and somewhat dilapidated state of restrooms and showers. Would definitely stay again. We called an hour away and arrived at about 6:30 PM. They gave us a choice of waterfront and other sites (waterfront sites do not have septic). Lots of local/seasonal folks, all very friendly. Overlooked beautiful Webber Pond (good-sized lake). Lots of kids, local people in small groups , but everything was dead quiet by 10 PM. Rental boats, marked swimming area. $5.00 got us a load of firewood delivered that we almost couldn't use up by 11 PM. Looked like they had a bonfire set up for Saturday night (we were there on Friday). - Casper2011
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Camden Hill State Park, Camden, Maine 63 water and electric sites and 40 unserviced sites Cost for out of state with w & e $50 This has always been one of our favorite campgrounds located on a hill one half mile east of the village of Camden. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Sites are in the woods and some are located in a field looking out to the coast. There is a nice drive up to Mt. Battie with beautiful views of the village plus looking out to the islands which is included in the fee. Parking in the village is limited for RV's but the road across from the library heading north has parking on the side of the street. Camden is considered one of the best little villages in Maine and it is. Maine State Parks were always reasonable for camping but in the last three years the cost increase have made them expensive. You can reserve some sites during the summer season but after Labor Day most of the parks become first serve and they use to drop the price of staying there. We were quite shocked when we checked in for a night that the price did not go down after labor day but with w & e and an out of state fee the fee was $50 a night. This is a lot for a state park and now is in the range of the state parks on the west coast. Over the years we have camped here many times heading north to Acadia and Canada and have always enjoyed it but we might have to start looking at some private campgrounds in the area. - gsnakehill
Sep 2016 - $50.00
We stayed in the open field at the front of the campground. Sites there are level and sunny in the morning which is nice on September mornings. Park is close to many attractions and excellent restaurants. Camden was having their Windjammer Festival on Labor Day Weekend and there were 18 ships taking part in the festivities. The wifi worked ok and AT&T service is marginal. - VtLee
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is a beautifully wooded park just outside of Camden. Sites have W&E, no sewage, but dump station near by. The sites located among the trees are far from level, in fact we had to use our hydraulic jack to lower the blocks from our tongue jack to lower the tongue enough to level the trailer fore and aft. The larger rigs are located along the sites out of the trees near the ranger station which are more level. Water pressure is high, about 75 psi so a pressure reducer is required. Wi-FI is good but limited to only one appliance so you have to decide which to use: tablet or computer. You are allowed two WI-FI cards per campsite. AT&T is weak. Roads are dirt and are rough. Rangers are friendly and helpful.
We stayed for one week. - Nautilus
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Staff was helpful in making arrival date changes with no penalty. Unfortunately, cable TV very poor in sites to rear of park, and no OTA signal available, also not satellite TV friendly. Staffer was able to move us to a site near the office, cable TV much better. No recreation in park, but within 15 minutes of Rockport and Camden waterfront. Quiet park, rundown, but location is decent. Easy in and out. - User3238
Aug 2016 - $43.00
As others have stated, this is not a resort. Even with the park 75% full, it was very quiet. Very few children. I count 3 at one seasonal site and never saw any others. The pool looks nice, but I never saw anyone in it. Since the prior reviews, they have upgraded the electricity and have a number of 50 amp sites. The water lines look new and the pressure and flow were good. My site was about 52 feet deep and 40 feet wide with some gravel.
There were 4 in our group and when we made reservations last year we requested sites together. That did not happen.
The laundry appears to have new machines and was very clean. The cable tv does have the network stations in HD and a few other stations. No CNN, HLN, CNBC, The Weather Channel, etc. Satellite service is not available on most or maybe all sites due to the trees. Same for AT&T cell phone service. Verizon was ok. Verizon 4G data card service was only 2.5 Mbps. The free wifi was about .5 Mbps and very slow to get connected to.
As for service:
No one on call after the office closes. One person was on the old electric service at his site and he lost power. All he had was an outlet and no pedestal or circuit. He wandered around and found a garage with an open door. Inside he found a bank of circuit breakers.
Forget after hours check in unless you have reservations and an assigned site number and probably a map. One older couple, with a small Motorhome, knocked on my door after dark to see if there was a host somewhere. It was starting to rain and since I knew where several empty pull through sites were, I got them set up on one.
This park is ok for one night or several, as long as you know what you are getting into. But, if you desire to stay near Rockport and Rockland, there does not appear to be much else to pick from. - johnwadams
Aug 2011 - $41.00
Its a stretch to call this an RV Resort. The sites were clean, the campground was well maintained and the teenager in the office when we checked in was cheerful and helpful. Those were the good points. The bad news became obvious the moment we checked in. We reserved a full week for 2 adjacent sites a year in advance and paid in full. Prior to our arrival, one of our sites was reassigned as a seasonal site and we were assigned another non-adjacent site without notification. The move was to a campsite that was not appropriate for the motor home in our party. The teenager in the office was not authorized to make site reassignments but gave us a corporate number to phone which we did. We ended up with a more appropriate site but still not adjacent. Next problem was no camp store to speak of. There was a cooler with some ice cream novelties but that was about it. Not exactly what I expect at an 'RV Resort'. I would stay here again for one night, or maybe a weekend, but I would not book a whole week here again. - JayRidge
Jul 2016 - $65.00
Sites are pretty tight, roads are narrow and if someone parks a big vehicle across from your site, you might not get it, Roads are dirt, uneven with a few nice pot holes. The road is one way so you have to drive through the whole park if you are parked in the smaller number spaces. The spaces are not long enough for your tow vehicle and the rv so we had to park next door. - Mooney 201 Pilot
Jul 2016 - $65.00
Most of the review of this campground are accurate. Nothing fancy. Gravel roads and campsites. Only a few sites with full hook ups. While not what we would call a resort, it is what I expected. Had we not needed to stay near Belfast to visit my daughter, we never would have stayed here to begin with. If you are looking for a campground near Belfast, this is the best one. The price is simply too expensive for what they offer. - moleary18
Oct 2015 - $65.00
This campground was showing some end of season wear. Interior road was gravel and big rig access was fair. Our gravel level site was adequate, we pulled in to the back in site to get a wonderful view of the ocean and beach, this meant that the utilities 30amp plus water were on the wrong side, but no big deal. If you have a motor home choose the back in water front sites as the pull throughs will not afford you a view of the water through your windshield. The campground was very quiet with no road noise at all, no privacy between sites, there were a few shade trees but it did not interfere with satellite reception. We had space for our towed, a picnic table and fire ring. The bathrooms were clean and the laundry had a couple of washers and dryers. As other reviewers have mentioned it was not overly pet friendly, however there were doggie bags and a disposal station. WiFi and cell were good. Food stores, restaurants are close by in Belfast, and plenty of wonderful sightseeing up and down the coast. It's all about the view and we would stay here again. - tobyjug
Sep 2016 - $65.00
We stayed over Labor Day weekend. It was crowded but quiet. Entrance isn't well lit and sign doesn't show in the dark. Easy to miss. Had to unhook towed vehicle because of tight roads getting to site. Heavily wooded and a nice change from other pull throughs where you are stacked on top of each other. Nice wooded trail leading to an overlook for a fantastic view of Maine's rugged coast and outlying islands. Lots well manicured. Lots of cool secluded tent sites. Full timers are removed to another part of the park. We traveled with 3 RVs and we were all together. Checked in to find out that we owed an additional $8 for some sort of miscalculation. Never did figure it out but we had made reservations 6 months earlier because of the Camden Windjammer festival. We did have an issue with a full timer who appears to have a reputation for causing problems with the transients. Mgmt took care of it immediately. He again caused issues with others in our group upon leaving and appears he has worn out his welcome with mgmt and was being removed. Whatever his issue was we didn't let it deter us from enjoying the campground and the local areas like Camden and Rockport. - DeeA
Jul 2016 - $58.00
This campground is loacted right on Route 1 and they have an average size sign at the entrance, but it is unlit at night and difficult to see on this fast moving highway.
The campsites are small and uneven and the dump station is right in front of the main office and you could easily end up in a long line to dump and exit. If you are waiting to dump you most definitely will be blocking the only road through the campground.
The picnic tables are all old and in poor shape. They also charge $12.00 per person for guests. Avoid this place. - Mike DiRenzo
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Located right on busy US Rt. 1. Decent sites in mostly heavy woods. Right after Labor Day not corwded so feels pretty spacious. Not a lot of50A sites. Some right on the highway, others pretty tight well back in the wood. Best sites are 30A. Could be longer to allow better parking for toads and p/u. Roads are better than many we have been on. Tight but passable for sure. Yes, we would stay here again. Wish they had wi-fi out in the campground. TV good. - johns3
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
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We stayed in early October and got the off season rate 1 row back of the beach. Very quiet and pleasant. Spent a few nice moments sitting talking with the owner as she worked on her loom. Camp wifi OK good ATT reception and 6 channels of OTA tv. We first camped here 12 years ago and wanted to return for the great atmosphere. If you stay and like lobster try Young's Lobster Pound in Belfast, excellent. - Brian n Barbara
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Friendly, helpful staff. On the water. Gravel Beach. Great place to explore. Artist in residence. Many children's activities. Vegetable/flower gardens. Petting zoo. - GailMOH
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