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Old 01-05-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
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Maine Mid-Coast Campground Recommendations?

We're planning a trip to Maine in June, and have been trying to choose a campground in the mid-coast region (Rockland, Camden, etc.). We need full hookup with 30 amp service for our new Jay Feather 23RLSW. Problem is, the reviews for most of the campgrounds are hard to evaluate. We've considered Megunticook, Camden Hills RV Resort (not the state park), Lake Pemaquid Campground, and a few others. The reviews for each of them range from "it's a dump" to "we love it". How to decide???

Our goal is to spend about a week in the region, and do several day trips from the campground, in addition to several days of just plain relaxing and enjoying Maine.

Can you offer any campground recommendations? Thanks!

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My family and I travel every year to Maine to visit family that lives in the Boothbay region. While not as far up the coast as Camden, we love the area and stay at Shore Hills on Wiscasset Rd. (Route 27). In the past when we had a regular Class C rig we would stay "on the hill" in one of the full hookup sites. Wooded and very nice. Now that we have a Super C we stay in the section known locally as "the Desert" because that is where they have full hookups with 50 amps. They also have waterfront (saltwater river) sites that have water and electric only. I've known the owners (through my local family) since I was a teenager. Nice people. But be advised they only accept cash and personal checks, no credit cards. No pool here, but for me that is not a deterrent.

I've always found the facilities to be clean and in good repair. Tons of activities in the Boothbay area and close enough to Acadia you can make it a (long) day trip.
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My family and I travel every year to Maine to visit family that lives in the Boothbay region. While not as far up the coast as Camden, we love the area and stay at Shore Hills on Wiscasset Rd.
Thanks! I was getting close to choosing Shore Hills anyway, you've pretty much confirmed it. And we love the Boothbay region. Been there twice, Acadia once.

Safe travels!

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Here is a shot from 2014 of one of the "Hill" spots as I call them with my former Class C unit.
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It may be a little too far south for you, but we stumbled across Chewonki Campground in Wiscasset last year and love it. It's super quiet, and a number of the sites have a water view. It's about a 45 minute ride to Boothbay from the campground.
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It may be a little too far south for you, but we stumbled across Chewonki Campground in Wiscasset last year and love it. It's super quiet, and a number of the sites have a water view. It's about a 45 minute ride to Boothbay from the campground.
You're right, it's a little too far south for the trip we're planning, but it sure does look like a good choice.

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I find it interesting what some people consider too far.

Living in Houston, it can take two hours just to get from one side of town to the other.

We stayed in Boston and did day trips to Kennebunkport, Newport, House of the Seven Gables, Marthas Vineyard, Woods Hole, etc. You can be in a different state just about every day. I like that.
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I find it interesting what some people consider too far.
There are sometimes issues that do not need to be discussed.

Suffice it to say that in this case we are planning to do day trips in different directions, and hope to be somewhat centered in the area we plan to explore. Also, the one that's a little farther south would require frequent trips through Wiscasset; unfortunately, during tourist season, traffic through Wiscasset can back up for miles in both directions. It's worth avoiding. But if you ever get there, be sure to stop by Red's Eats. Here's a picture (not mine):

andrew.tumblr.com — Red’s Eats.. Best lobster rolls ever!

Note the traffic on the right of the photo. That's US 1.

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I find it interesting what some people consider too far.

Living in Houston, it can take two hours just to get from one side of town to the other.

We stayed in Boston and did day trips to Kennebunkport, Newport, House of the Seven Gables, Marthas Vineyard, Woods Hole, etc. You can be in a different state just about every day. I like that.

We generally stay in a central location and make extended day trips from there too.

My comment was based on how difficult/time consuming Wiscasset can be to get through, especially based on the locations that were mentioned by the OP

We've been to the mid-west a couple of times and it always amazed us that it takes so long to get across a state

The beauty of camping is that you can take your "house" with you and move if you think a location you'd like to visit is "too far" for a day trip. That's part of why we love it so much
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We go to Maine every June. We started in Old Orchard Beach and have migrated a bit more to the south. I love the Sea Vu campground in Wells. It's close enough to the area sites. Ogunquit, kennebunkport, Portland are all close by.

Definitely not the central area of Maine, but we love it.
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