Maine

State Park Campground Guide

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The state of Maine brings to mind iconic images of lighthouses, lobster rolls, and rugged, rocky, forested coastline. Visitors gravitate to popular destinations like Acadia National Park and the vibrant capital city of Portland. Yet this is only a small portion of the state, which comprises nearly half the total area of New England. Inland Maine boasts an abundance of forests, pristine lakes, rivers, and mountains where hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and winter sports are all popular activities. Maine’s cities, universities, and charming small towns dot the wilderness throughout the state. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the great outdoors while staying close to creature comforts.

With more than 30 parks, 11 of which can accommodate RV camping, the state park system provides a gateway to the lesser-known landscapes and highlights of the state, as well as the must-see Atlantic Coast and attractions of Downeast Maine. Campgrounds are rustic but well maintained, with a focus on the natural surroundings and outdoor recreation. Some sites can fit RVs around 40 feet, but there are more options available for smaller rigs. Given the harsh winter weather, almost all campgrounds are seasonal only. Maine state park campgrounds are an economical way to experience the best of this rugged New England state. 

Lamoine State Park

Reservations

To make a reservation, visit maine.gov/public/index or call 207-624-9950.

Both online and through the call center, reservations are available only on a seasonal basis. Reservations open in February each year for the upcoming summer season. Check the state parks’ website for details and specific dates. 

Reservations can be made up to 1 day in advance for the summer season. Starting in mid-September, all campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping is generally available through mid-October; verify the official closing date with the park directly. 

Over summer weekends, the minimum stay is 2 nights, except for reservations booked after June 30.

Campsite sizes

Site sizes vary greatly among campgrounds, with limited options for larger RVs. Size restrictions are designated on each campground map as follows:

S = Small, pop-up or tent up to 20 feet

M = Medium, camper up to 25 feet

L = Large, camper up to 30 feet

X = Extra Large, camper up to 35 feet

U = Campers larger than 35 feet

Accessibility

ADA-accessible sites are offered at mainland Family Campgrounds. For specific details, contact the specific park in advance.

Hookups

Water and electric hookups are available at some of the state park campgrounds. Details can be found on each park’s website and in the reservation system.

Connectivity

WiFi is not offered. If connectivity is a priority, contact the park directly to ask about WiFi and cell service.

Maximum stay

The maximum stay is 14 consecutive nights, or 14 cumulative nights at any one campground during the summer season.

Additional facilities

Campgrounds are rustic. Sites include a picnic table and fireplace. Most campgrounds have toilets, potable water, and a dump station. Additional facilities may include a ranger station, nature center, playground, showers, sports fields, and access to outdoor activities like marked hiking trails and boat launches.

Cost

Fees range from $25 to $45 for a site with hookups. Rates are discounted $10 per night for Maine residents.

Additional Fees:

Nonrefundable processing fee: $5.00

Cancellations prior to the arrival date incur no fee.

Pet policies

Pets are allowed at all campgrounds except for Sebago Lake State Park, and must be kept on a leash. Of course, campers should always clean up after their pet.

Additional regulations

  • Maximum occupancy per site: 2 vehicles, 6 people or immediate family.
  • Check-in time: 1 p.m. Check-out time: 11 a.m.
  • Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Prohibited in common areas.
  • Generator use: Permitted between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Some campgrounds have additional generator restrictions.
  • Fires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
  • Drone use: Prohibited.
Lily Bay State Park

Featured Campgrounds

Lamoine State Park

23 State Park Road, Lamoine, ME 04605

This oceanfront state park is located in the heart of Downeast Maine, one of the most popular destinations in the state. Lamoine’s peaceful setting with easy access to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor is an ideal base to tour the area’s iconic rocky shoreline, islands, and lighthouses. Boating, fishing, and trail walking are popular activities, but the park’s main draw is its beautiful views of Frenchman’s Bay.

The campground offers just under 50 sites for RVs. Many can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet, with a limited number for larger rigs. There are no hookups, but facilities include potable water, an easy-access dump station, and well-maintained bathrooms and showers. A ranger station, playground, and loop trail are also available to campers. Lamoine State Park Campground provides a restful stay with beautiful views after a day of hiking or exploring the sites in this spectacular region of Maine.

Lily Bay State Park

13 Myrle’s Way, Greenville, ME 04441

In a state with an abundance of breathtaking landscapes, Lily Bay State Park stands out. Located practically in the middle of the state, away from the more popular Atlantic coastline, this lesser-known park rewards visitors with spectacular water, forest, and mountain views. Visitors can traverse the miles of forested shoreline and coves on sprawling Moosehead Lake by foot, bike, kayak, or canoe. Wildlife viewing is a highlight, since moose are a common sight in the park. An easy hike up Mount Kineo offers panoramic vistas from a repurposed fire-watch tower. Nearby, you can also tour the stunning Gulf Hagas area’s gorges and waterfalls.

Lily Bay’s campground has over 50 RV sites tucked among the trees. A few sites can fit RVs up to 35 feet, but the majority are for RVs under 30 feet. The campground has no hookups. Facilities include restrooms, potable water, a central bathhouse with separate shower rooms and a dishwashing sink, a dump station, and a playground. The town of Greenville is a few minutes’ drive away for shopping. If you have time to travel away from the coast, you won’t be disappointed to include Lily Bay State Park in your itinerary.

Sebago Lake State Park

11 Park Access Road, Casco, ME 04015

This popular Maine vacation spot was one of the five original state parks in the country. Opened in 1938, Sebago Lake State Park’s 1,400 acres at the base of the White Mountains encompass expansive woodlands, sandy beaches, ponds, bogs, and rivers. This diverse landscape creates habitats for a variety of plants and wildlife, and outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, fishing, and boating. Sebago is the deepest and second-largest lake in Maine.

More than 200 campsites are available, some with electric and water hookups. Many sites can accommodate RVs between 30 and 40 feet. Facilities include restrooms, showers, potable water, a dump station, and a playground. The park offers boat rentals, outdoor movies, and a wide variety of ranger programs throughout the summer for kids of all ages. The park can get crowded with day-trippers in the summer, but it’s a fun family destination beloved by many year after year. Campsites are in high demand and get fully booked as soon as the reservation season opens. Note that for camping between May 24 and September 12, a minimum of four nights applies if you book your reservation during the month of February.

Maine state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping

Aroostook State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park

Camden Hills State Park

Cobscook Bay State Park

Lake St. George State Park

Lamoine State Park

Lily Bay State Park

Mount Blue State Park

Peaks-Kenny State Park

Rangeley Lake

Sebago Lake

For more information on Maine state park campgrounds, visit maine.gov/dacf/parks/.

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