Camping in Maine -- Where To Pitch Your Tent


I like camping in Maine.

The smell of the pines (Maine state nickname – Pine Tree State!), smell of the Atlantic ocean and campfires, or the feel of a fresh breeze off a lake.

You wake up and you're outside in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

I'm married, however, to a man who thinks “camping in Maine” should only be done in a place with four walls, a roof, comfy beds and people who knock on the door in the morning, then come in and make the beds for you. Room service, too!

Consequently, I don't get to do a lot of camping in Maine.

But I see and visit all of our York Maine campgrounds, check out what they've got and what they haven't got, and note where they are.

This page is designed to help you decide where to go tent camping in Maine, so I've tried to include everything that you'd want to know: can I walk to the beach from there, do they have a playground, a pool, etc.

Just don't forget to pack the hammock, 'cause all happy York campers need a hammock!

girls-in-hammock Burnette's Trailer and Tent Area – Burnette's is in York Beach, and I mean IN York Beach. Short walking distance to Short Sands beach (or hop on the trolley and go to Long Sands beach), the amusement park and zoo, restaurants, live entertainment, shops, and the beachfront arcade. 21 Railroad Avenue, York Beach, ME 03910. Open mid-May to mid-October. Phone: 1-207-363-4756.

York Beach Camper Park - Close to Short Sands beach. Sites for RV’s with slideouts, trailers, pop-ups and tents. Camp store, picnic tables, fire rings, play area, laundromat, wheelchair accessible bathrooms with free hot showers, quiet pets welcome on leash. 11 Cappy's Lane, York Beach, ME 03910. Phone: 1-207-363-1343.

Dixon's Campground - Tents and RVs. Situated on twenty-six acres of natural Maine woods. Two miles south of Ogunquit center. Campsites are located among four wooded and open areas, each with its' own restroom and shower facility. Large heated in-ground pool and a small playground for younger children. Campground store offers groceries and camping necessities. Pets are to be on a short leash at all times. Dixon’s is also the home base of Excursions Sea Kayaking, offering guided tours, instruction and rentals on a daily basis. Open mid-May to mid-September. 1740 U.S. Route 1, Cape Neddick, ME 03902. Phone: 1-207-363-3626. Email:

Harborview Oceanside Campground - Direct Maine oceanfront campground. Located adjacent to Cape Neddick beach. Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902. Phone: 1-207-363-4366.

Libby's Oceanside Camp - Direct Maine oceanfront campground. Located adjacent to Long Sands beach. Views of Nubble lighthouse from the campground. Modern restrooms, hot showers. Facilities are handicapped accessible. Open mid-May to mid-October. U.S. Route 1A, York Harbor, ME 03911. Phone: 1-207-363-4171.


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