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Old 08-10-2018, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hi all;
not as many fiberglass campers out east, but for those of you who have, any suggestions for any "pristine" more natural campgrounds in new hampshire, vermont or Maine?
either dry camping or electric/water, no need for anything else like play grounds, community swimming pools, game rooms, club houses, etc. we're looking for smaller campgrounds that focus on nature, trails, woods, lakes/ponds/streams, etc. ideally very low density sites.
I have there are some campgrounds in the under 50 site range, that might be nice too.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:31 AM   #3
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Only ones we have done in Maine are Sebago Lake SP, Camden Hills SP, and Lobster Buoy. Have been to Emerald Lake SP in Vermont many times but it seems to be in a steady decline in recent years as far as maintenance and amenities goes.
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I guess most NP or SP campgrounds will please you, but looking for campgrounds in the Acadia Park (Maine) area lately I came across this one that you might like. I've never been there myself:
http://www.quietsidecampground.com
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Just back from 4 nights in the great North woods. Sunday we followed route 3 north of Pittsburg, NH to a state park called Deer Mountain. Just 5 miles south of the border. Watch out for ATV's and moose crossing the road. These days to cross the border requires a passport.

Next we backtracked down to route 26 and then up to Coleman state park. Very nice paddling pond.

Next day we travelled east passing into Maine and through Grafton notch. Along the way there's an outfitters in Errol that's worth a stop. Route 26 junctions with route 2. We travelled west on route 2 then south on route 113 to a NFS campground called Hastings.

Next day we followed route 113 through Evans notch to Fryeburg then over to Conway NH. Route 112, the Kancamagus highway has numerous FCFS campgrounds. We stayed at Big Rock. As this was mid week, the first three nights no reservations were needed but weekends would be a whole other story. Also, only Coleman has showers and a dump station.

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[QUOTE=Raz;711407] These days to cross the border requires a passport.

Our NY Enhanced drivers license allows us into Canada or Mexico without a passport. Not sure if Mass has an equivalent to that. They are now pushing the "Star" license that will be required to get into a Federal building or to board a domestic flight, starting (I think) in 2020.
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These days to cross the border requires a passport.
Our NY Enhanced drivers license allows us into Canada or Mexico without a passport. Not sure if Mass has an equivalent to that. They are now pushing the "Star" license that will be required to get into a Federal building or to board a domestic flight, starting (I think) in 2020.
The enhanced is only border states I think. We have passport cards which are less expensive than either a passport or the enhanced license.
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Sunset Point Campground in Harrington Maine. This is about a 30 site campground, most sites are relatively small. The owners are great. It is situated on the water. Virtually no seasonal sites, mostly people passing through or there for a few days. Rarely any children. When you arrive, the owner will ask you if you want a cooked lobster delivered to your site. He provides the tools, plate; you provide the sides.

We're leaving for there this Monday to attend the Maine Wild Blueberry festival in nearby Machias.

Reservation suggested for the campground. Interestingly he charges by the length of your rig.

We stop going to and fro to Newfoundland every year and he allows us to come even before the campground is open. The owner, Kurt, is a great guy.

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While I am technically "from away", I have been living and tent camping in Maine since the early 90's. While I have still much to learn about RV camping here because our Scamp is currently being built, I can recommend a few parks.


Cobscook Bay State Park is located near Lubec, which is on the ocean, along with Quoddy Head State Park. Cobscook is my favorite in the state because the tent sites are almost all very private and are near or on the tidal water. The RV section is well situated with pull-through sites and water views. Quoddy Head and Campobello Island are the main attractions (lighthouse and Roosevelt Cottage), but, as a birder, the August shorebird migration is breathtaking on the Lubec Flats. Also, Quoddy Head boasts one of the few raised coastal bogs with a boardwalk - a treasure to be sure (I'm serious!). Finally, to complete the area's charms, very few people bother to visit, so, compared to Acadia NP, you'll feel like you own the place. As a tent camper, I never needed reservations, but there are fewer RV sites, and I would recommend making reservations.



I've stayed at Lamoine and Peaks-Kenny State Parks, but they are your standard state parks - the attraction is what is around them.


Once we get our trailer, we'll be heading up to the North Maine Woods. This is the land of the AT, waterfalls, views of Katahdin, trails, and logging. We've scoped out some of the campsites near Katahdin Iron Works, and quite a few look suitable for a small fiberglass camper. There are no hook-ups, but the outhouses are clean and fresh. What Is Ki-Jo Mary


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Thank you all! great references and trip accounts.
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If you're looking for an RV Resort there's lots of information and google is your friend. If you're looking for an older more rustic campground I suggest http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/
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One of our last trips in New England before we moved out west to Colorado was Schoodic Peninsula Campground. It is just east of Acadia NP. It is actually part of it. The campground is new, it is not as crowded as Mt. Desert Island, and it is beautiful.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #14
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Sun River campground in Barnstead is a well-kept secret... many sites right on the river... no frills... quiet & beautiful... dogs allowed... we paid $30/night for a site with water & electric. Phone # is 603-269-3333. We were thinking it would be fun to have a gathering of fiberglass trailers there... we have a 1980 Trillium Jubilee.

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