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17 RV Parks near Hope, Maine
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Hope. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Hope in the left hand column.
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
Oct 2019 - $50.00
We stayed on site 61U for 3 nights. Nice campground. Our site was large, grassy, and level. Water and electric, but no sewer. Showers were free and clean, but you can't control the water temperature and they were WAY too hot the night that I used them. Don't get me wrong, I love a hot shower, but this was literally scalding. When I said something to the park ranger she didn't seem all that concerned. - Bonnie66
Sep 2019 - $47.00
Great park with lots of trails. Rating of trails is a little off. Harder than the rating says. All trails go up in elevation. Had a level campsite with WiFi!!!!! - Rjhiker
Sep 2019 - $60.00
We have camped at Camden Hills State Park often over the years and the only thing that has changed is the cost. There really is no low season anymore and out of staters who want electric & water pay a hefty fee. We still love it and park in the open field for better reception. Your fee also lets you drive up the mountain for beautiful views of the village of Camden and the harbor. It is better to drive up in the morning before you leave because if you don't tow there is not as many cars parking on the top and you have more choices for parking an RV. The campground has clean bathhouses and family showers. Camden is a fishing village with quaint shops and restaurants. We always stop at the Maine State Prison Store before we get to Camden in Thomaston on route 1. The woodworking and items for sale made by the prisoners is outstanding. This is a good place to camp heading along the coast of Maine. - gsnakehill
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
Jul 2019 - $45.00
We had been at the Oceanside Bar Harbor KOA for a week before coming here. We loved the peacefulness of the campground. We stayed in site 18 and then 14 because we extended one night. Verizon hotspot works wonderful. They do offer a Good Sam discount, but you have to ask, which unfortunately I didn't. If you put in the address, there is no problem getting there, but it is busy on Rt 1 thru Camden and tight if you have a big RV. There is cable that you can purchase if you do seasonal camping. It isn't cost effective for the owners to do it otherwise. Sites are spacious albeit with roots from trees. Bath house is small, but clean. Will definitely stay again. - Junia
Jul 2019 - $44.00
This is our second time to this park. There is nothing yucky or unsightly about this park. You don't drive in and get the feeling you're in jeopardy of having anything stolen or your worrying about your safety because the park is in the trees, grass is mowed and it is neat and clean. However, they have some issues. IMHO, in today's world, a RV park should have 2 things - WIFI (that you don't have to pay extra for) and some way to watch TV. Because of the trees you can't get satellite reception, there are no OTA stations that you can tune in to clearly so they should offer cable. They do not offer cable. We are TV people and would have left if didn't have shows recorded on our DVR that could last us the week we were there. They offer WIFI, but it is a pay-for service. Luckily the Verizon signal was good. These 2 issues mean a lot to us so they loose a lot of appeal because of those omissions. We found our site very pretty and comfortable and easy to get in to (#42) except it was unlevel. Had to put blocks under the tires on one side. The utilities are placed well and worked good. There is good spacing between the sites, which was comfortable. We didn't have any problems negotiation the interior roads except a couple of low branches around our site. As we were backing in to our site a pine tree branch was scraping our roof but there was no way to avoid it. After getting settled I went to the office and told them about 2 branches that needed to be removed before we left (in 5 more days). I then reminded them each day. Finally at 9:30 on the day of our departure they showed up to cut the branches making us an hour late in leaving on a somewhat long day. At least they took care of the problem, but waiting until the drop dead hour was a little disconcerting. They are too pricey - no discounts. Love the Rockport area very much, but we will try a different park next time. - jomark
Jun 2019 - $60.00
First Impression: Entrance sign crowded by weeds. In a deep forest just off the main road. Safety: No concerns but no night lighting. Access: Avoid US-1 through Rockland (south of Rockport) as US-1 cuts through historic downtown with very narrow streets. Use ME-90 (in good condition). CG access road poorly marked, in fair condition and is hard to spot, Garmin GPS got lost. Office: Informative camp host, token store with snacks and some camping necessities. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. No price discounts. Facilities: Pool. No spa or fitness room. Small, aging rec center with a ping-pong table. Aging restrooms/showers but clean, no mold, useable (score "A"). No propane sales. No playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter available. Heavily wooded. Interior roads are narrow dirt/gravel in fair condition with sharp turns. Tree branches are maintained. Maneuvering all RVs is a challenge. Multiple tent areas. No yurts or cabins. Sites are all generous, sufficiently level, grass/dirt, pull-through and back-in, no site landscaping. You're parking on the forest floor; watch for trees, tree stumps, and roots. No site demarcation. Pedestals at middle of site with electric 30 or 50 depending on site; no meters. Very low water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, about 4" above ground level. No patios. Useable picnic tables. Fires permitted in fire rings. Very poor satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found channels but they faded in-and-out. Pay Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 3 bars. Recycle bins. Noise: None, very quiet. Bug Report (late June): small and some very large black ants. Runners: CG roads not suitable for running. Yoga: no good place for your mat. Conclusion: Score 4-Weak but your local camping options are limited. - StephenK
Sep 2019 - $50.00
Not a park for big rigs due to the trees lining the sites and roadways as well as the hilly, uneven terrain/roads. Leveling and entry/exit were difficult. - grandflic
Aug 2019 - $45.00
No WiFI unless you are willing to pay an outrageous amount. Campground is old and tired looking. Shower house needs updating. Even though it is clean it seems dirty. Nice view of the bay from a viewing deck in the campground. Good location, close to Camden and Rockport. - Fran_Dawn
Jul 2019 - $52.00
This was a very nice RV resort right on the ocean and was just a short walk from our sight where there were plenty of chairs and table to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Spaces were good and there were plenty of pull throughs. The host was very helpful and friendly when we arrived and throughout our four night stay. The new owners (for three years now) have been working hard to improve the previous bad reputation this park had and they are doing a great job. There are plenty of things to do in the area and free information literature was offered that was very helpful . We just missed it, but every Saturday night (weather permitting) a lobster cookout is offered for a nominal fee. Our neighbors told us it was great. We would highly recommend this campground and would return if we were planning to be in the area again. The only two negatives for some (not for us) is that a few of the sights are quite close to the road and at times the traffic noise was noticeable. Also, WiFi is offered, but at a cost. Just something to consider when making your plans. - Me-rvers
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
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 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 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