camping Trips

Whether you choose to tent or arrive in RV style, camping offers an outdoor experience for every age. You’ll find campgrounds on lakes, at wilderness sites, or in state parks—like Sebago Lake, Rangeley Lake, and Mount Blue.

Most private campgrounds are family-owned, offering advice and service with a smile. Some offer glamping with cabin tents and on-site cottages, with lanterns and comfy furnishings: just bring your sense of adventure! Waterside campgrounds can help get your boat in the water or rent one for the day.

Authentic Maine Camping Experiences

As the sun rises, adventure might beckon, but first? Coffee. The tiny town of Norway is home to Cafe Nomad, one of the best stops for a deep woods cappuccino and breakfast burrito. Think stacks of blueberry pancakes dripping with locally sourced maple syrup or hearty granola bowls at Nezinscot Farm Cafe, Turner, Maine’s first-ever organic dairy.

If you’re heading straight into the woods with a camp stove and coffee maker, pick up a bag of freshly roasted beans from Carrabassett Coffee Company, which turns out small batches of single-origin coffees from around the world.

Start your search for the perfect campground for your style, budget, or equipment with the list of forty locations below.

Fun for all at campgrounds in Maine's Lakes and Mountains

Adventure Respectfully

Our lakes, mountains, and forests are worthy of respect. Whether you’re venturing out into our vast public or private lands or parks, here’s what you can do to conserve the area’s natural resources for all.

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Take Care of the Land

Tread lightly and leave no trace. Keep this place as pristine as you found it.

Where ya headed?

Check if you’ll be on public or private land and if there are any restrictions or fees. Always research your destination ahead of time.

Stick to established trails & roads.

Whether hiking, biking, angling, or ATVing, always stay on a designated trail.


To protect the forest, only build fires in approved sites, don’t leave them unattended, and extinguish them thoroughly.

Avoid spreading invasive species.

Don’t transport firewood, brush your boots, and wash and dry your boat before heading to your next adventure.

Avoid peak hours

Plan around peak hours midday to avoid crowds. Have a Plan B in case the parking lot is already full.

No litterbugs allowed

If you pack it in, pack it out, including food waste like apple cores. Bring bags for pet waste.

When nature calls

If you have to go, pick a spot at least 100′ off the trail or away from a body of water, and bury your poop 6″ deep.

Plan Your Trip

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains offers a variety of resources to help you plan your next visit, including an annual visitor’s guide, stand alone map, and the new Adventure Guide App.

Visitor's Guide

Our Free Visitor's Guide will help inspire your next adventure along our mountain trails, lakes, scenic byways, bustling towns and more.

Map of the Region

Companion to the Visitor Guide, our dual-sided planning map will help you find your way to adventure in every season throughout the region.

Adventure Guide App

The App will point the way to all kinds of adventures, experiences and destinations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with GPS location maps and alerts.

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