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Thomaston, Maine

Saltwater Farms Campground

Thomaston, Maine



Thomaston, Maine
Phone: (207) 354-6735

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $50 9/2016

Latitude: 44.06086904178
Longitude: -69.195156097412

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Research the area before coming and do not expect campground activities and so forth. This is not that kind of place. If you like quiet beauty this is for you

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Neat clean park with a water view. Most sites are in the open. There are several more shaded sites along a tree line. Navigating around the park is easy on well maintained dirt roads. The road from US 1 to the park has a narrow bridge. Two cars can pass easily but with an RV you might want to wait for a vehicle crossing. The bridge clearance is 13'6". We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

See note on bridge clearance above.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Highlands Coffee Shop in nearby Thomaston is a must if you need fast WiFi, and the coffee and food are really good, as is the ambience. A fairly-new Walmart is nearby, and a theater (not so new, not so good) is across the street. Check out Dorman's Dairy Dream for great ice cream in huge portions! In Rockland, we loved the Atlantic Baking Company - great baked goods and coffee!

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We had full hookups with 50 amp electricity. We had a site that we backed into in the front row that faced the water. We had the most beautiful view of the St. George River. Dish Satellite was excellent, and our Verizon cell service was great. Our only negative is that the WIFI was not always stable, and we had to use our personal hotspot during those times. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There are no trees at the campsites, but the entire park is surrounded by them. There is a path leading to the river that is cut and though it is not a smooth walk, once at the water's edge, it is peaceful to sit on the rocks and view the scenery. We had a very enjoyable stay here and would recommend this park to others. It is not large; there are some seasonal trailers set up, but for the most part, it was not crowded when we were there. A great place to stay! We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We try to get here once a year. Really would like to say something bad so nobody else would come but this really is a gem. Great place to use as to browse the midcoast of maine. We got to know the area pretty well and still feel like we need 2 weeks to re-visit our favorite haunts. Power, water and roads good. Wifi usually very good. No cable and limited local TV stations. Do not follow GPS to get here. Use US route 1 to prison store (visit later) and turn "east". We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 21

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

This small park is fairly convenient to Camden, and a good stopover for folks moving up or down the coast of Maine. The entry road is gravel with a lot of potholes, but they were making an effort to fill the holes during our stay. Sites in the "premium" areas were narrow gravel back-ins, and the front row of the premium section had a nice view of the water. We found a level site, but several others were not even close to level and many of the grass sites would not be usable for a large RV. Spacing between sites was decent, 50 amp power and water pressure were good, and premium sites had sewer. Most sites had tables and fire pits. Wi-Fi was provided, but very slow. The staff was friendly, once we located someone. We chose a site and parked, but it took quite a while before we found someone at the office to check us in. The laundry room was old and consisted of 2 washers, 2 dryers and no folding table - not user friendly. The bathrooms and showers were very old and the shower stalls were in bad shape. I would not use them unless I had to. Grocery stores and other services were approximately 15 minutes away. Although this was a quiet place off the main highway, we think it was overpriced for a place with such old facilities. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Great water views. Strange site buildups attempting to make level. Good location to explore the coast from Thomaston to Lincolnville. Difficult roads to get to the campground. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting overlooking St. George River. Level sites. Small laundry. Cold restrooms and showers. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is in a good location for visiting mid-coast Maine. However, I paid $154 including tax for a 3 night stay and one would expect more than a place to park. It looks like they have not done any improvements in thirty years. The interior roads are in bad shape and only about eight feet wide. All sites are back-in and you have to swing off the road to back your trailer in which puts your truck (or car) into a swale of grass and mud. I had to use 4 wheel drive in order to back uphill onto my site. I witnessed another 5th wheel that was larger than mine not being able to be placed on the site after about 30 minutes of spinning in the muddy grass. The park is on the water but the stairs leading down a steep bank to the water have rotted away and have not been replaced. Don't bother bringing your kayak like I did. Also, there is nothing here for kids to do except for the pool. The seasonal residents think that they own the place and two of them asked me to move my camper as it was blocking their view and I was on a site assigned by the owner. I would only stay here again off season for half price. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has some pros and cons. The pro is that it has large sites in general. There are a lot of cons: The first is that it is full of unfriendly old people. Every year it is more filled with seasonals of retirees who are not friendly and do not like dogs or kids. There is not one thing for a child to do there. The owners are not friendly at all. The second thing is that most of the "sites" are in a field that is a mud pit most of the time except for August and September. They refuse to put any money into building up the sites. Then, you are on your own if you get stuck in the mud mire. They claim to have wi-fi, but it is a home system which doesn't extend to the sites. Lastly, the electricity is sub par at best. We used an auto-former to try to bring the electricity up to par, but it blew out our auto former. Could be a nice park, but the owner's won't put in the improvements needed. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground, sites overlooked St. George River, nice sites, close to many beautiful places and sightseeing. Staff were very friendly and helpful suggesting places to visit which were great. Would loved to have stayed longer. This one one of my favorite areas of the Maine coast, not as touristy and congested. One of my favorite places during our five month trip across the U.S. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Just spent a week at this campground and it was great. Quiet, scenic and clean. Its a great place to stay if you want to visit mid coast Maine. Will definitely go back again. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We really like this park. Beautiful view of the bay. Facilities are so clean. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Quiet and peaceful in a rural setting and yet so convenient to everything you want to visit. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

You must drive into Thomaston to get to this campground and over a one-lane bridge. Rate is Passport America; regular rate is $45/night. Good park with friendly management. Fairly level gravel sites; bathhouse clean but old; men’s side had a definite list to it. Full hookup was convenient; a motorhome with slides might have problems with the sites dug into the hill because they are narrow. The Wi-Fi was very poor; almost worse than no WiFi at all. Access to the water was a long walk down from your site, but you have a great view of the river from most of the sites. Sites have metal rings for fires and very lush grass. Fair gravel access road that is muddy in the rain. We camped at Saltwater Farms Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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