Maine’s MidCoast Offers Oceanside Camping at its Best

Summertime giggles, lounging in the sun, ocean breezes caressing your skin...these are the makings of a great Maine camping adventure and this is what awaits in the MidCoast region. There are thousands of campsites (both privately-owned and state maintained) ready to help you experience nature at its finest.

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Sagadahoc BayPredominantly coastal, and proud of it, Maine’s MidCoast area is recognized for some of the best oceanside camping in the world. The many state parks situated near ocean inlets are the perfect setting for a safe, organized outdoor adventure! You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the region, and access to a variety of “amenities” such as shower facilities, Wi-Fi, laundry centers, and more. The Damariscotta-Newcastle area is home to four parks including Damariscotta Lake State ParkPemaquid Lighthouse ParkPemaquid Beach Park, and Dodge Point State Park. The sprawling 5,000-acre Camden Hills State Park can be found in Camden.

Privately-owned sites, both on and off the water, can be found throughout the region. Most are RV and Big Rig friendly and offer short-term and extended rentals. Enjoy sites for quiet family camping or extreme outdoor adventure, where nature provides the entertainment.

Sagadahoc BayYou can help your children appreciate the natural world through one of many day and extended children’s camps located throughout Maine’s MidCoast region. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to explore, learn and play (and sometimes get a little dirty). Many camps are near the coast and feature the finest in arts and outdoor programs for children. Special interest programs include llama and animal care, communication arts, English horse riding and activities designed just for teens. Visit Maine Summer Camps and Maine Camp Experience for to find children’s camps in Maine’s MidCoast region.

Although not as common as traditional campsites, there are an array of sporting lodges and camps in the Maine’s MidCoast that allow you to sleep in a rustic environment, while taking on nature. Most camps cater to fishers, hikers, hunters, and family vacationers offering shower facilities and three hearty meals daily. There are also several that specialize in sea duck and upland bird hunting. Maine registered guides frequently head up these expeditions, safely introducing families and enthusiasts to the legendary woods and waters of Maine.

Cabins and cottages are available for rent year-round, offering yet another popular alternative to traditional camping. Stay cozy when it’s cold outside, as most come furnished with fireplaces. Or relax on a porch swing on a lazy summer day.

Whether you’re spending a day, a weekend or weeks in Maine, enjoy waking to a peaceful, welcoming environment. Maine’s MidCoast welcomes you.

Start planning your camping adventure in Maine’s MidCoast today!