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Maine RV Parks: The RV parks in Maine You Want to Visit!

RV parks in Maine are quite numerous, apparently reflecting this state’s reputation as a first-class vacation destination. We found Maine RV parks abundant enough to give us a good selection of camping options.

My wife and I came through here about midway on a 30,000-mile road trip that we undertook in search of America and of ourselves. The adventure, which we had started the year before from our home in the Pacific Northwest, is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

The Maine RV park we stayed in on our first night in the state, after rolling in from Massachusetts, was:

Sea-Vu Campground in Wells. This RV park provided paved interior roads, 57 sites for travelers, 20 of them gravel and the rest grass, all with full hookups, wireless Internet access, cable TV, laundry room, LP gas, pool, game room, planned activities.

This RV park is a beautiful spot from which to explore Maine’s beautiful southern coast, which is peppered with picturesque seaside towns such as York Harbor and Kennebunkport, not to mention New Hampshire’s brief coastline, which is nearby.

Deeper into Maine, we stayed for a week at:

Patten Pond Camping Resort near Ellsworth. This interesting RV park provided gravel interior roads, 130 gravel sites, 67 of them pull-throughs, 107 with full hookups and the rest with water and electric. It provided cable TV, laundry room, groceries, RV supplies, LP gas sales, recreation hall, fishing and swimming in season in Patten Pond, planned activities. This RV park is tucked way back in the woods in country that looks the way much of Alaska does. We expected to see a bear step out of the trees at any moment, but did not. What we did see was an RV park worker readying campsites for summer while dressed head-to-toe in insect-repellant gear that included gloves and head net. Mosquitoes were fierce here in May, and a campground hostess told us the black flies can be bad, too.

This campground is well situated for use as a base for exploring Maine’s fascinating down-East shore, including beautiful Penobscot Bay, Blue Hill Bay and Frenchman Bay as well as Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

If you’re considering exploring any Maine RV parks, I hope you’ve found these observations helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in Maine that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks of New England and the Northeast, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.