This is the first time we have stayed here. I read the reviews and was a little skeptical. While the whole park is wooded, the sites are all very open. The weekend we stayed they were not busy at all, and we could easily see 2/3 of the entire campground from our site. The river access was nice, and the kids loved playing in the water. The playground is in need up repair/upgrading. Everything there needed maintenance & repair. The shuffleboard courts were in complete disrepair. The game room is completely abandoned, locked shut with a pool table flipped on its side. The bathrooms & showers could use more cleaning. I will stop short of calling them dirty, but they could definitely be better. The rain came down for a day and a half while we were there. Our site was fine, but you could see that many other sites flooded. if there were folks camping in those sites they would not be happy. All in all I liked the particular site we were on, and would camp on that site again.
This was the first time staying at Friendly Beaver. The facilities are great, tons for kids to do, dinners, big tractor drawn wagon rides, antique firetruck rides, horses & goats....the list goes on. The bathrooms were all clean & relatively easy to get to. The not so great was the "200 section" we stayed in. It is a large oval camping area just packed with sites. The back-in sites (along the outside) are tight. I have a 23' RV with one slide-out. I was lucky to not have any adjoining neighbors during the weekend, otherwise I would have been staring at their rig (or they at mine). I mean, with my slide-out extended, my awning touched the next site when it was out. I practically didn't fit. We asked about a more private/wooded site and was told those are mostly reserved for "monthly/Seasonal" folks. There are a huge amount of "full timers". They say they are strict with speed limits, but not with the brigades of golf carts. Those people flew around like they owned the place. A bit of a pun because I had a feeling a large amount of family/family friends actually do stay there. All in all it was a nice place. Lots for kids to do, 4 pools, one of which is an indoor heated pool. If we could camp in a nice wooded site we would go back.
We opened the park (literally, we watched the ranger open he chain gate). For that reason there were things that were not quite ready. Cleanup was still happening, not all sites were open. Not a big deal. The nice part was having the whole park to ourselves. One other camper came in just as it got dark. The bathrooms were clean. The showers were not very good. The shower heads were 90% clogged up and sprayed everywhere other than where you needed them to spray. The trails & views were great, and it was very quiet. I plan on coming back during the middle of the Summer to see how it is during the busy part of the season. There is only one bathhouse open for the 2014 season, so it might get a little dicey for those who visit during the busy times. We plan on staying here again next year on opening weekend.
A nice campground. Sites are arranged so there is plenty of privacy on each site. Some are close together though. Our site had a nice grass surface for the kids to play on. The indoor pool was nice! Bathrooms & Showers were clean, but in need of updating for sure. Outdoor games & activities are nice, but out of the way for some folks staying on the other side of the campground. We will definitely stay here again!
This is the first time we have stayed here. At first glance it looks like a parking lot style campground. Right up front by the store/office is the pull through sites. if you are into the parking lot style camping then you will like those. Me, I like the woods, so we got a site towards the back of the campground, one of the wooded sites. The sites were ok, a little close together with little/no vegetation between sites. Utilities worked well. Bathrooms were basic, but functional and kept clean! One of the best features of the Crows Nest is the family friendly activities. They had "Halloween in August" while we were here. The rec hall filled up with kids who can make their own masks and have snacks, then a hayride followed by trick or treating around the whole campground. Unfortunately we were not prepared with candy, so we could not participate but it was fun to see the kids having a good time. All in all it was a nice place. We will likely be back again.
This was our first camping trip into Maine. The folks at Hemlock Grove were very nice & helpful. The owners are always there and are pleasant. The bathrooms were always exceptionally clean, as we're the showers. As far as the sites go, they are a little too close together. This is a newer campground and I understand the desire to get as many sites in as possible. Our site was a bit tight (we knew this coming into the weekend). Power & water was great. Not even a flicker when the place was full. They have a small playground for the kids. It is small but nice. The road noise (close to Rte 1) was a bit loud at times, especially when a bike would go by. We really would have liked a pool to cool off in. All in all we enjoyed our stay. We will likely stay again but in a different site further from the road.
We have stayed at Umbagog Lake State Park many times over the last 12 years. It is a very nice campground. On site amenities are limited, but the natural beauty and wonderful beach more than make up for it. Bathrooms & showers were kept reasonably clean (we had lots of rain during our stay). The surrounding area is very rural, not much to do close by. We enjoyed taking trips out on the lake (highly suggest bringing a boat, or renting a canoe) and packing the truck up for an afternoon of "moose crawling" down the dirt roads. This time we stayed at the main campground. In years past I have stayed at one of the remote sites, a very special experience. I highly suggest it!! Bring your own boat if you do...
We have stayed at Terrace Pines in the past. It is a nice campground with good facilities. We stayed on two sites due to our party size (6 adults, 4 kids). We had the only 2 waterfront campsites. The rest had "water views". The beach was nice, but crowded. The campground has a heavy population of seasonal campers. Not many sites open to mobile campers. As such, the beach filled up with a large number of "regulars/residents". The disc golf they have is a great game! Bathrooms and showers were nice (and free hot showers!). While we had a good time and enjoyed our stay, we would only stay again if we get the two sites we had this time. Most of the "non seasonal" sites we saw were too small and crowded to enjoy.
Lost River is a nice Campground. Some of the sites are close together, some are not. Roads are on the small side, and our site (177) was on the small side for our trailer. Bathrooms were exceptionally clean (quoted from my wife, the official judge of bathrooms). They close the bathrooms for an hour every day for thorough cleaning (times are clearly posted). Nearby amenities and plentiful and fun! Onsite amenities, not so much. To access the kids playground you have to cross a pretty fast road (Rt 118). Also across the road is the swimming pond. During our stay it was stagnant and disgusting. I would not let the kids swim in it. The campground was nice and quiet, it also was not very busy during our stay. However, if you camp in one of the sites along the road (Rt 118) be prepared to hear cars as they drive by. We stayed during the last weekend of Bike Week, what a mistake. We constantly heard loud bikes roaring by all day (and most of the night). All in all, we liked the campground. It was clean, and close to a lot of fun things to do. We will be staying again (just not in a site that is along the road).