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16 RV Parks near Appleton, Maine
Oct 2018 - $35.00
Tight turns and a steep hill lead into this tiny park. We were assigned a 30 amp back-in near the office which would have been a very tight fit for our rig. The one remaining staff member (they were closing for the season in a couple of days) suggested we just go down by the lake, take up two sites and enjoy the scenery. Only one other rig came in during our four-night stay. Most of the seasonal rigs were empty; the few remaining people were pulling boats out of the water and closing up for the winter. Water went off briefly due to a leak somewhere in the park. It was quickly restored. While most of the park could use a serious face lift and upgrade, it was peaceful, quiet and scenic. Steep, rutted gravel road and a tight turn made it difficult to get out of the park. - rfmscat
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Stayed for 4 days/nights. We had a water site, and it had an awesome view of the lake. No problems with power. No sewer at the lake front sites, but we knew that when we made the reservation. The owner came by and pumped out our holding tank when asked. The pump-out fee was very cheap!
They have an entertainment room that we never visited, but there was often a flurry of children activity during the day.
No problems, and clean facilities. Oh, if you mingle with your neighbors, you might get Lobster for $2.50 a pound.
We would DEFINITELY come back again! Very quiet! - Bob Mac
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Owners were really nice. Gave us a site close to the swimming beach and playground. Had our 6 year old granddaughter with us, it was very convenient for her to run over and play. My main complaint with the site is that it was grass, and wet/soggy from recent rains. This made it impossible to use our leveling jacks, even with boards placed underneath. Sites are small, but there was no one in the adjacent sites, so it was okay. - Michigal
Jul 2013 - $30.00
Advertised as big rig friendly, it is not. The entry road very rough with pot holes and tight turns with low overhanging trees make access undesirable. The dump station available is on a pull through with a sharp turn and a steep hill on exit. - Northern Star 3934
Aug 2018 - $44.00
Don't be fooled by the name "Resort". It barely deserves the term campground. Does anyone do maintenance at this place? Doesn't look like it. Trash and recycles overflowing, huge rotten holes in the picnic tables, bent and loose power posts. Besides, on the night we stayed there someone was loudly moving lots of glass bottles at 1am and having a loud conversation at the same time. Then some folks in and outside a nearby RV had a screaming fight that lasted from 1:30 until 3:30am. Never again. - John S 3
Jul 2018 - $50.00
Spent 3 nights at this resort. It is an older campground off route 90 in Rockport. Had a pull thru spot. Fairly level. Lots of trees. Nice pool. Rest rooms re very old. However they were clean. No cable tv, got 4 channels over the air. This campground is convenient to the area. It is off route 1 so it is much quieter. I would certainly stay again. - bigdomino
Jul 2018 - $48.00
Let me first state you get what you pay for so take that in consideration. Staff is very friendly and eager to help you. 50amp✔ We had site 35 no cable TV , but there was a cable. Upon entering the driveway and seeing a like new RV RESORT SIGN was encouraging. Arriving is 2 different things. One could stretch it and go as far as saying the sign is,= a MISREPRESENTATION. Little to no stone anywhere, drive to site 35 was riddled with potholes, rocks sticking up, mudholes. Site was grass covered, narrow, level where camper sat, but once steps were down it had slope which added a problem since my wife is handicapped with balance issues. Pool is nice but never saw anyone in it. Looks like this campground was frozen in time from the 70's and no one put any money in it. Stone is cheap. A nice coating on the roads and sites adds curb appeal. They nickle and dime you to death. WiFi is extra. Using the dump station is $10 and booking reservation fee $2. The bath houses were clean, however they more deserve the term 'shack', shower stalls are extremely small, water pressure low, stalls may be clean but are stained. I'm NOT sure if any 2 picnic tables matched throughout the camp, but ours was old didn't feel so sturdy. The wood has succumbed to the elements and should be replaced. - 18445Mountainman
Sep 2010 - $19.00
No services and you must carry your trash out. We stayed in Site 20 right on the lake. This state park is small but very nice. It is about 37 miles east of Augusta right on route 3. There are about ten sites right on the lake and if you have a boat you can tie it right up in front of your site. Restrooms are new like many of the Maine State Parks with individual bathrooms, showers and sink. Nicely done! The State of Maine got a grant to construct these washrooms a couple of years ago and most of their state parks now have really nice ones that are modern. No services here but for an overnight or a week most RV’s can live without it. There is a public picnic area that is very nice with a swimming area next to the campground. Since we were there in September the rates have dropped. We paid as an out of stater $19 but in season it must be close to $25 or higher. It is a good place to stop driving over to Acadia or to stops along the coast! - gsnakehill
Sep 2018 - $50.00
Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $50.00 Site 57 Overall Rating: This was an overnight stop for us heading up to Acadia National Park. Camden Hill State Park, Camden, Maine 63 water and electric sites and 40 unserviced sites Cost for out of state with w & e $50 This has always been one of our favorite campgrounds located on a hill one half mile east of the village of Camden. Bathrooms and showers are clean.. Driving up route 1 make sure you stop at the Maine State Prison Store in Thomaston before you get here Sites are in the woods and some are located in a field looking out to the coast. There is a nice drive up to Mt. Battie with beautiful views of the village plus looking out to the islands which is included in the fee. There was a wedding the morning we drove up on a beautiful day. Parking in the village is limited for RV's but the road across from the library heading north has parking on the side of the street. Camden is considered one of the best little villages in Maine and it is. You can reserve some sites during the summer season but after Labor Day the park become first serve. - gsnakehill
Aug 2018 - $54.00
This is a good location to exploring the Camden, Rockland area and all that coastal Maine has to offer. The campground is easily accessed right off HWY1 and there's a lot of hiking trails and scenic points throughout the park. The grounds are kept clean and the power / water was solid with no issues. We struggled here with 2 things. 1 was connectivity. Working from home requires me to have solid internet service. Even with a booster, ATT and Verizon were incredibly slow to the point of not being able to rely on for Skype conference calls etc (1mbU/1mbD). Without a booster, I had no ATT service and Verizon was barely 1 bar.The campground offers free wifi and when that wasn't bogged down with other users, it was fast. But during peak times in the morning or any time after early afternoon, everyone else got online and the wifi would at times be unusable. So for this reason, I would not camp here again. If you don't rely on solid internet service then you don't care about that. The 2nd issue we had was the sites are very un level. We stayed in the open field area where the sites are more big rig friendly and they were still quite un level. You need blocks here for sure even in those sites. The inner sites also looked to be very un level. OTA channels were also really bad with only 4 PBS stations coming in and out on occasion. The bathrooms are very clean and showers were strong and hot. Since this park doesn't have sewer, having plenty of good showers was a good perk. I never had to wait as there were plenty of showers for everyone. They are individual rooms (not in a shared bathroom) so I also appreciated that. The staff was also very friendly. - Jessie1975
Aug 2018 - $40.00
An excellent facility. Clean, staff is friendly. Well-wooded, parking our 30' Airstream took 5-10 minutes dealing with the trees. Been before, will come again. Will come again. - dhroberts
Sep 2018 - $40.00
This park is all about location. It is right on Route 1 which means you have some road noise, however it also means you are close to town. Rockport is a mile, Camden and Rockland, about five miles. We found everything very clean, park, bath house, laundry. Our site was long enough to back in the fifth wheel and park the truck across the end of the site. Nice stone rings at each site. The park fronts on the ocean and has a beautiful area with chairs, tables, and grills where you can relax and enjoy the view of Penobscot Bay. We had a 30 amp FHU site, all worked fine. The only negatives there is little or no ATT service here, no OTA, no cable, and the WiFi is something you can buy from the office. We elected not to. The pool looked clean, we did not use it. The staff here is super friendly and helpful and we would camp here again. - K5R
Aug 2018 - $50.00
Nice campground on the ocean. Sites are pretty close to each other, and it was pretty dreary on a rainy day. The pool was just so-so, it may have been a plastic in-ground pool with some plastic chairs around it. The staff is friendly and hardworking. And yes, there is a $10 charge at the pump out station! - Atnt Life Grand
Jul 2018 - $50.00
Sites were a little narrow, but the walk to the bay viewing area worth it. The hosts offer a lobster bake on Saturday night @ the area and it is wonderful - cooked there @ the site while you meet your fellow rv'ers and enjoy the views! Only disappointment was having to pay $10 to dump even if you stay @ the Park. - Mommajeet
May 2016 - $14.00
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about writing this review, because Sandy Shores is a hidden gem that very few people know about and because I don't want to tell anyone it's here so I can keep it to myself. Let me begin by saying that this is a private Co-op park but some of the individual site owners have opened it to seasonal and monthly renters. The rate shown is the seasonal rate divided by 180 days. The park operates from the beginning of May through the end of October. It's located on South Pond which is an approximate 600 acre fresh water lake. There is a boat ramp and dock. The roads in the park are crushed stone and the sites are large and grassy with plenty of shade trees. There are two bath houses with restrooms that are lightly used and very clean. There are also two clean laundry rooms with very reasonably priced machines. The swimming pool opens as soon as the cool Maine spring permits. You can also play horseshoes, shuffleboard or tennis. There is a clubhouse that contains a full kitchen, a game room and library exchange. Yes, the park abuts a railroad spur. The train comes by about once each week during the day to drop off and pickup 2-3 bulk cars at the concrete plant. It is very quiet here. This is Mid-Coast Maine where there is plenty to see and do. There are a minimum of 6 lighthouses to visit within 1 hour of the park. Any number of state parks close by, 4 miles to groceries and gas, 1.5 miles to a farm stand and fresh fish is everywhere. There is a reason they call this vacation land. Shh, try not to tell anyone... please. - freckles1219
Sep 2016 - $50.00
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. - Alan S
Aug 2016 - $55.00
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. - Washington Hogwallop
Jul 2015 - $52.00
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. - coffeetime
Jul 2018 - $29.00
Traveling in a 38 foot coach we stayed 2 nights in a site for big rigs. Our site and all other sites in the area where we stayed were level, but most pads lacked gravel. If it had rained our grass pad would have been a mud pit and we would not have been able to get out. Is it that hard to put a little gravel down on the dirt? Our site was in the very center of the park (big open grassy area with no trees) however our satellite would not pick up a signal. If you look at the Google aerial map, it will show trees all along the outside of the park but what you cannot see is the height of those trees. When we made reservations the office told us we would be able to get satellite reception in the center. Wish that had been true! They must know from past guests what areas do, and do not, get satellite reception. If you're looking for a quiet and clean park where you can sit outside and relax... go here. But don't expect to have satellite reception. - JDC10
Jun 2018 - $40.00
We did not have reservations on this Saturday night and managed to get a pull through shaded, grass site, gravel roads. Park was not near full. They did play music in the evening further in the back by the pool area which we enjoyed listening to because it was a nice variety. The staff was cordial. This managed us well for an overnight and got to walk pups around the campground. Cash only. Our site appeared to be spacious because the sites on both sides were vacant. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Sep 2017 - $24.00
The owners are very pleasant & accommodating. We were delayed on our arrival date by 2 weeks due to mechanical problems, but they held our site for our late arrival without any fees or penalties. The rate we paid was based on 1 month stay. Lots are large. We were in a 40' motor home with 4 slides. Water, sewer, & 50 amp electric all worked well. Over all the park itself needs some updating & modernization. Laundry is plumbed for cold water only & machines should be replaced. After 1 month they still has not cashed our check! - Biker2