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July 1, 2010

Camping the 50 States: Tent Camping in Maine

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: , — Simos @ 1:04 am
The enchanting Maine coastline

The enchanting Maine coastline
Photo by: yellowssub (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds!

In today’s post we’ll drop by New England to look at camp grounds in the beautiful state of Maine, which borders Canada in the northeast corner of the United States.

With easy access to the state of New Hampshire and two Canadian provinces, Quebec and New Brunswick, this is a great area to serve as base for camping adventures in both countries.

This time, we will discover some tent camping sites, with RV parks and campgrounds coming right up in our next visit.

There are some fantastic resources on the ‘net to learn more about Maine. The Maine Campground Owners’ Association has built an entire Maine Camping Guide for your viewing pleasure, which has information divided by region and activity. You can also opt in to the MCOA’s rewards card and find out all about participating campgrounds. Kampgrounds of America also maintains a useful list of all campsites from KOA in Maine. From their handy map interface, you can also scope out KOA properties in New Hampshire and in adjacent Canadian territories. Also, visit the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for facts on public lands, including reservations.

Lakefront camping in the norm in Maine, with all the waterfront enjoyment you’d expect.

Top Tent Camping Grounds in Maine

Acadia National Park: The Acadia area is the most popular destination for camping in the state, and the crossroads of a huge variety of public and private campgrounds within reach of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park, the first national park established east of the mighty Mississippi, encompasses several local islands and offers two camp grounds that welcome tent campers: Blackwoods and Seawall. There is no backcountry camping; all sites are wooded and within a short walk from the water. Note that a strict quarantine is in place for firewood from outside the park!

Honey Run Campground and Beach: Located on 93 acres around the picturesque Worthley Pond, you can choose from meadow or wooded sites for your tent camping expedition. Visitors spend a leisurely time on the private beach, and those of a more rugged disposition are encouraged to enjoy primitive camping out on the nearby mountain, offering a terrific view of crystal clear Worthley. Naturally, swimming and boating are available to all. Just be aware of the rather extensive list of rules and regulations provided by the management of this private park.

Stetson Shores Campgrounds: Found in central Maine, Stetson Shores runs alongside the three-mile Pleasant Lake. With 32 acres total, there is an especially diverse array of sites to meet your fancy: you can choose from wooded or open sites, on the lake or in more secluded areas at will. Every site includes fireplace, picnic table, artesian well and electrical hookup. Anglers can expect “bass fishing you won’t believe!” and there is ample equipment rental for kayaks, paddleboats, and canoes.

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