Camping is practically synonymous with Maine – those who love the idea of sleeping out under the stars, the sound of the wind in the trees to lull you asleep – know that Maine is where it’s at for camping.
With Maine's 12 state park campgrounds, Acadia National Park and nearly 200 licensed campgrounds, you have excellent camping options across the state, from Aroostook County to southern Maine and from tent camping to RV camping. At most campgrounds, both public and private, activities like hiking, biking and even rock climbing are close by.
At some campgrounds, you can truly rough it – no Wi-Fi (or even cell service) – such as Baxter State Park, a true wilderness area, where you hike in with all your supplies, or you can try glamping, like at Sandy Pines Campground, and choose from a variety of glamping options including Conestoga wagons and safari tents. For a list of private campgrounds in Maine, visit CampMaine.com.
At many state parks, there are sites for tents, small trailers and large motor homes. Amenities include hot showers and wheelchair-accessible washrooms, dumping stations, drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings, group campsites, boat launches and firewood for sale. Camping reservations can be made online, by calling the Bureau of Parks and Lands campground reservations call center, or by postal mail.
Sebago Lake State Park and Bradbury Mountain State Park offer camping in southern Maine. In the western lakes and mountains region, visitors can camp at Rangeley Lake State Park and Mount Blue State Park. Lake St. George State Park is in the central part of the state, while Camden Hills State Park and Warren Island State Park are in the midcoast region. The downeast coast is home to Lamoine State Park and Cobscook Bay State Park, while northern Maine has camping at Lily Bay, Peaks-Kenny and Aroostook State Parks.