Best Camping in Maine

Looking for the best camping in Maine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Maine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Catch the Sunset at Jordan Pond

    If you ever find yourself in Acadia National Park, be sure to check out Jordan Pond. Jordan Pond is a 3.6 mile long pond sitting in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. The shoreline of the pond has amazing views of the The Bubbles, which are two simil...

    3.3 miles

  • Camp at Blackwoods Campground in Bar Harbor

    Blackwoods Campground is one of two campgrounds located within Acadia National Park. Since the park does not permit backcountry camping, options to stay outdoors in the actual park are limited to this campground and the Seawall Campground further ...

  • Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime ...

  • Camp at Acadia National Park's Duck Harbor

    Introduction Didn't think there was backpacking to be done in Acadia National Park?  Think again!  Isle au Haut (pronounced "isle ah ho") is a little island off of Stonington, Maine.  Half of the island is a quiet and quaint New England island com...

    3 miles 150 ft gain

  • Backpack to Russell Pond, Davis Pond, Baxter Peak, and the Knife Edge

    Day #1 This Backpacking trip starts at the Roaring Brook campground on the east side of Baxter SP. Immediately after entering the park through the Togue Gate, take the first right towards Roaring Brook CG. Register with the Ranger there and begin...

    20 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Backpack Cutler Coast

    This is a great hike for beginner backpackers! We were able to successfully complete it with our 4month old puppy! At the trailhead, there is plenty of parking and an outhouse. We took the coastal trail to the ocean and continued along the Fairy H...

    9.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Off-season Camp at Blackwoods Campground

    When we saw that the weather in Acadia was going to be mid 40's and sunny in March, we decided we had to go. However, when you go in March there are a lot of different things about Acadia National Park that are helpful to know.First of all, it is ...

    0.75 miles

  • Hike the Grand Canyon of Maine (Gulf Hagas)

    Find the trailhead by turning left at the Brownville junction and then turning left onto Katahdin Ironworks Rd. This is a well maintained dirt road (had no trouble getting down it with a Corolla). There is a checkpoint where you need to pay a day ...

    8.6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Katahdin Lake

    This hike is located in Baxter. Maine residents gain free admission into the park; non-residents must purchase a day pass ($14 per vehicle) or season pass ($39 per vehicle). After entering the park at Togue Pond Gate of Baxter State Park, bear rig...

    6.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Avery Peak and West Bigelow

    Begin on East Flagstaff Rd and follow the Safford Brook Trail until you reach the junction with the Appalachian Trail. Turning left or north bound will bring you, shortly to the side trail for the Safford Brook Campsite; turning right (or southbou...

    9 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike Tumbledown Mountain

    To keep the hike as short as possible, the hike can be an out and back at 5.6 miles, but if you wanted to make it a loop that is possible and adds only an additional 2 miles or so. We took the Brook Trail up to the summit (which passes by the alpi...

    5.6 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Summit Mt. Katahdin via the Knife Edge Trail

    Started the hike at Roaring Brook Campground and followed the Chimney Pond Trail for 3.3 miles one-way (Elevation gain 1,425 ft). Upon reaching the Chimney Pond Campground, we re-watered and started up Dudley Trail for a short, but steep 1.3 miles...

    11.2 miles 5267 ft gain