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Old 01-14-2014, 05:23 AM   #15
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I can recommend a few places in ME and NH, plus one in Canada if you are up for a little longer adventure.


Bar Harbor /Acadia
Blackwoods is the nicest campground, but no hookups and it is kinda tight
All other campgrounds are nothing to write home about.

Camden hills state park
In picturesque Camden, can hike righ up to Mt. Battie from the campground

Beaver Brook campground
1 Wilson Pond Road
North Monmouth, ME
Best site is 219 - right on the water with a nice little beach and some cool rocks
221 - on the water
218 - on the water
217 - on the water
213 - next to creek
122 - close to water

Mountain view campground
Sullivan, ME (Scoodic Peninsula)
Best site is #15
20amp, water, no sewer
Right at waters edge, killer view
Close neighbors

Recompense campground
Freeport, ME
We stayed at site 162
164 - 168 all very nice waterfronts
None of these have hookups

Grey homestead
We stayed at 9b very nice, private, awning to woods EWS
29a very nice, most private, woods probably best site. EW
26 very nice features, a little exposed, small camper, up to maybe 20, EW

Casey Spencer Bay Campground
On Moosehead lake
Best site is #4 Lakesite Electric Only (part of the day)
The ones close to #4 are nice too.

Lilly Bay State Park
On Moosehead Lake
13 Myrle's way
Greenville, ME 04441

Best sites are

Orr's island campground
Have not stayed there as it is mostly seasonal with very limited weekend availability, but we have visited.
Very very nice and private. Worth checking out.

New Hampshire

Cove camping area campground
Center Conway, NH
W/E No sewer
Site 49 has its own beach
Site 48 is on the water but overlooking public beach
We stayed at 28 and it was nice and quiet but a little crowded. But overall we think it was the best because of the area it was in.


Hole in the wall
Grand Manan
We stayed at site D incredible views
Site 21 in area B best for tent on a rock spit

Hope that helps.


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Old 01-18-2014, 11:49 AM   #16
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Wow! Thanks everyone for some great recommendations. I've added a bunch of campgrounds and parks to our list. This is awesome info.

Called to make reservations today for the Glamping Rally -- waiting for a call back to reserve a spot. Can't wait to actually get out there using our AS and meeting all of you great people.


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Old 01-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #17
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Checking campgrounds out

Sorry, but I can't help any with campground suggestions in your area. However, there is a web site that I put a lot of faith in to get user info on campgrounds no matter where we travel and that is : Reviews of RV Parks and Campgrounds - RV Park Reviews.

It is written and posted only by campers that have used the facilities and I believe is more factual than any other method. No one trying to advertise just to draw you in. I hope that you also find it useful.

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Old 01-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #18
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Thanks, Walter! I have been using RV Parks Reviews to find CGs. It's a great resource. Going between the reviews on RV Parks and jumping to the actual CG site has helped us find some for our list. Thanks for the info.

After we get some experience, I might be asking you for some recs down your way too. Have family down in GA (and lived there for many years too). Would love to get down there camping and visit family. And if you ever make it up here and need some personal recs (after we have experience, of course), I'll be happy to suggest some places.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:00 PM   #19
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GA Campgrounds

GA has plenty of great campgrounds from the coast to the mountains and I think you would enjoy a lot them. Near Helen, GA (in the mountains) there is an Airstream only campground which is just great named Top of Georgia. You have to be a WBCCI club member to use the facilities. Also some great rallies are held in the state. Springstream is coming up this spring in Hiawassee, GA on Lake Chatuge and it is always a lot of fun and well attended.

As for me coming up that way, the last time I was in Boston was when I was getting discharged from the Navy and that was back in another century. Who knows though, my wife has never been to that part of the country so maybe we might decide to give it a try sometime.

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #20
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David and Dave,

Two recommendations:

1. Winter Island - Salem, MA. This will meet none of your hiking needs, but it is about the coolest place to camp. It is actually a marina - Salem Harbor, and they only have a few sites - you want the ones right by the harbormaster. A couple of pics included.

2. Russell Pond - in NH National Forest (think Lincoln, NH). This is boon docking, so no power or water, but what an awesome place. TONS of hiking, you are right at the base of the Kancamagus Highway. Bring a canoe/kayak if you've got one - really pretty pond.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:44 PM   #21
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If you are in the Boston area, I recommend Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro for a quick weekend getaway. It's a really nice campground located next to Foxboro State Park where there are some nice hiking trails. They also have a frisbee disc course, 2 pools, a fishing pond etc. It's great for a weekend trip. Reservations ASAP are recommended; most of next season's "big" weekends are already booked.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:19 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ricks-vt View Post
Be sure to check out Watkins Glen State Park- southern tip of Seneca Lake.
Coordinate that with one of the races at the Glen, of course, and some Finger Lakes wine tasting too.
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:01 AM   #23
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In Northern Maine try Cobbs Cook Bay State Park - we pulled out 30' in there with a reservation in season and camped right on the water. Big tides, very private sites, NO hook ups. We stayed three nights with no issues on batteries, tanks or water, did not even hook up the generators. Love the place.

Also KOA at Bar Harbor, as stated previously will need reservations to be on the water and it's expensive, but very nice. KOA at Freeport, short drive to LL Bean and nice quite place.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:53 PM   #24
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We just got our Airstream last week and are really looking forward to this year's season.
This past summer we camped through ME NH and VT. In Maine we liked Hemlock Grove Campground in Kennybunk. Very wooded, quiet and facilities are clean. In VT we liked Dorsett RV Park in Dorsett, VT. Convenient, clean and great campground owners.

Enjoy your Airstream, I know we will.

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