Camping in Maine
Campsites Along the Coast of Maine
The Maine coast offers more than 100 campgrounds to enjoy the summertime. It stretches 228 miles and features diverse landforms like amazing beaches and coves, peninsula and headland, and bay and islands. If you prefer isolated and wild places, go to one of the serene islands near the coast. It will be a magical experience and affordable if you decide to camp.
Here are some campsite recommendations. Just grab your camping equipment, invite your friends and family, and make the journey.
Cape Neddick Oceanside Campground
Campers can set up a tent on ocean front sites and enjoy the salty air and sea view right from the camp chair. You can go to Short Sands and Long Sands beaches to feel the sunshine and see the waves, or drive to the top of Mount Agamenticus for panoramic views. You can also hike or mountain bike along the trail network. Plenty of activities to do!
Hermit Island Campground at Small Point
Separated from the mainland by a causeway and Head Beach, the campground features 299 campsites, many of which have pool tables, picnic tables, and a snack bar.
Lake Pemaquid Campground
Tents and camper trailers are welcome on the beautiful seven-mile long lake of the same name in Damariscotta, where 200 campsites, as well as cabins and cottages, await. Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on the lake. Walk along the hiking trails, visit the famous Pemaquid Lighthouse, and take a stroll to the State Historic Site: Colonial Pemaquid.
Lobster Buoy Campsites
Offering old-fashioned camping with simple amenities, this spot is popular with saltwater anglers, sea kayakers, and bikers. Go kayaking on a tour of the islands.
More than 50 sites cater to tents, campers, and RVs. Canoe and kayak rentals are available as are paddle boats for putting around the old granite quarry.
Cobscook Bay State Park
Pitch your tent next to the fragrant spruces lining Whiting Bay and watch the amazing twice-daily ebb and flow of the 24-foot tides. Bird and animal life abounds in this rich environment as do opportunities for hiking, boating, and biking right in the park.
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