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15 RV Parks near South Thomaston, Maine
Jul 2018 - $37.00
I saw one other review that would almost match my feelings. The view and weather are extremely nice. The showers and bathrooms are clean, but no hand drying and no soap and the showers are pay .50 or more and extremely small and the toilets are too small too, but everything is clean. What made our stay worthwhile was the view and the tides. We camped here one week and always used the facilities. As one other camper said, the rules are many, but the owners are nice. Some people come back every year to the same spot. Can only stay two weeks at a time. Probably cheaper then most places on the ocean, but it should be as I've mentioned. No place to ride a bicycle as the beaches are all rocky and I didn't even get my FAT tire bike out of the truck. - WPJenkins
Sep 2017 - $34.00
My rating isn't higher just because the shorefront sites are kinda close together. But this was a great place to stay, very quiet, nice people, great fire ring and table with a view (from our site 12). Sites vary a lot of look at Google Earth and the site map to choose. The sites along the water have a great vista over the water. The price was good compared to many other campgrounds in Maine (which to us were expensive compared to the western U.S.) - chinookgeo
Jul 2017 - $34.00
We stayed at Lobster Buoy Campgrounds in July 2017 and I can say to us this was a hidden gem. It was by far the quietest campground we have stated in. We were just steps from them ocean. It is a smaller family owned and operated. There are some rules that someone going there would need to know. 1st is they do not allow you to run air conditioning or generators, but with the ocean breeze we found that we didn't need it at all. We had 15 amp electric and water. We needed the extension cord to reach the pedestal. The sites were not the most level that have seen but we were able to get level. They believe in old time camping where people need to entertain themselves. They do have their own beach that you can fish or kayak from. The other campers were mostly people that come back year after year but everyone is so friendly they made us feel like we knew them for a long time. - GaryMaryanne
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
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
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 2019 - $55.00
Great location! Great friendly service!! New cedar showers in the wash room building. The sites are close together, no real buffer between them. No complementary WIFI. There is a $10.00 dumping fee for registered campers. - JohnANDLinda
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
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 2019 - $55.00
Beautiful state park campground just about a mile from downtown Camden. We had a nice large wooded site (#1) with water and electricity for a reasonable $55/night. There are no full hookup sites and only half the sites have water and electric. You have to book months in advance to get one of these, but we really enjoyed the area and will do it again.
The park also includes many hiking trails and at the top a beautiful view of the ocean and Camden. - nancyfromnorthshore
Jul 2019 - $45.00
Loved it here. Nice wooded spots and good hikes. Very friendly rangers. Only negative was finding a level enough spot for a 36ft motorhome. Rangers were good at working with us to find a different slot. - EricNJ
Jun 2019 - $29.00
Terrible experience at this park. Arrived with a reservation for a wooded site and when we checked in we were told our site had been moved. The staff was absolutely no help at getting us another site and where they wanted to put us was in a wide-open, grassy field that was flooded! Would not recommend this park. We left and drove up to Searsport and found a MUCH better park. - a688218
Aug 2019 - $52.00
30 amp, FHU, back-in site. CG is very hilly, roads are very rough and rutted, would hate to see it after a heavy rainfall. CG was about half full of seasonal sites mainly near the lake which seems to be the main attraction here. A few OTA TV signals were available, no WIFI except at the office. At these prices I doubt we would return. - Bob & Stephanie
Jun 2019 - $52.00
First Impression: Entrance road in deplorable condition - potholes, ruts, ridges. Max speed "Crawl". Safety: No wildlife. No night lighting. Access: Off US-1 just on north side of Nobleboro, municipal road in good condition, poor signage, Garmin GPS is accurate. Office: Token store with snacks, sodas, beer, children's toys. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations not available. No price discounts. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room or rec center. Small, clean, usable laundry room. Restrooms/showers aging, clean, no mold, pay showers (score "B"). Propane sales. Small playground. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. No storm shelter available. Moderately wooded. Interior roads are narrow dirt/gravel in fair condition with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach challenging. Tent area but no yurts. A few cabins for rent. Sites are all generous, sufficiently level, grass/dirt, all back-in, grass between. Pedestals at rear of site with electric 30A; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, about 6" above ground level. No patios. Seriously aged picnic tables. Fire rings. Marginal satellite views (trees). No cable TV. OTA TV found 21 channels. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at 3 bars; 4G at 2 bars. No recycle bins. Noise: None. Beautiful silence. Bug Report (late): small black ants invaded trailer. Runners: Roads not suitable for running. Yoga: Use grass if so inclined. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable. IMO over-priced. - StephenK
May 2019 - $40.00
My site was grass, not too bad as far as side to side level. Up hill sewer run was a challenge. Roads were pretty bad but they were trying to fill in the pot holes. Power was good until they got busy on memorial day weekend. Voltage dropped to 105. Beautiful area. - MissingLinc
Sep 2018 - $30.00
Lake Pemaquid Campground $30./ no discounts We were quite surprised when we pulled into here. The road into the very woodsy Park is narrow, and signage is poor. We disconnected at what used to be the office and I drove car into the park to the store/check-in office to find directions to our site - a lake front site where we hoped my husband could fish. We found a site that was barely long enough for our 32' RV, and a lake that had so many lilies that fishing was next to impossible, especially with such a shallow depth. The sewer connection was a PVC pipe coming out of the ground at an angle, and above ground level. The electric and water connections were conveniently located at the back of the site. It appears that this campground has a lot going on during the summer season, parties, activities, etc. There seemed to be quite a few seasonal camps set up, with wooden patios, planting's, etc. Our site was in a culdesac and had some shrubbery between us and adjacent sites. As I started thinking about this place, the movie "Dirty Dancing" came to mind. The deeply wooded terrain, rustic wooden buildings and camp-like activities portrayed in the movie. This place was convenient for touring this area of Maine, but it was not an up-to-date, modern environment I was expecting. Lobster can be purchased from a dock at Owl Point Lobster, just before you get to the Owl Point Lighthouse, and my husband said the oysters from Scully's on River Road in Edgecomb were some of the best he's tasted. $1.50 each, but he said it was worth it. - TN Gator
Jul 2018 - $47.00
.nice campground on fresh water lake. Only 30 amp service at site. - Gohawks
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Lake Pemaquid CG is a huge place with many features: beaches, boathouses, a store, playgrounds, etc. It is very family-friendly and there were lots of kids riding around on bikes and playing various games,swimming, eating ice cream, and generally having a good time. The upkeep of the entire facility is so-so. The main paved road is hard to tell from the many dirt roads because the paving is in poor condition. There are lots of trees and some grass but it isn't particularly manicured. The water is lovely and because it isn't the ocean, it is not too cold to swim in.
There are many seasonal campers and they are scattered around in the CG. There are a variety of sites and there's probably one to suit anyone's taste.
There was one area (near us) where a noisy group of seasonal campers seemed to gather every night to have a fire and drink and make way too much noise. This is a beautiful location and probably ideal for families who like outdoor recreation. - virginianola