I only wondered because they all seemed to be down South. There is a nice simple municipal campground in the town in which I grew up, no hookups but cheap prices, surrounded by ocean, with a beach and a boat ramp...
Winslow Park, in Freeport, Me. It's a quiet, 100-site campground on a 90-acre peninsula between Casco Bay and the salt Harraseeket River, with no hookups as I said, but water throughout (just not at every site), good bathrooms and a dump station. Tidal sandy beach, pets allowed, playground. www.freeportmaine.com/department.detail.php?page_id=98#262
This is me taking a walk there in the fall, I'm standing on the boat launching ramp by the gate. The campsites are past the other end of the beach, pretty much directly behind the flagpole you can just see. It's a great place for kayaking and small boats. Freeport also is the home of L.L. Bean, and is a shopping mecca for Maine because of all the outlets. Freeport also holds the 40-acre Desert of Maine.
Here's an aerial shot, the campground is inside the ellipse, it spans from the river in the foreground across the point to Casco Bay, so you can get to the water on both sides. The beach and boat ramp are off-screen to the right, facing the same way the camera is. Wolf Neck State Park is on the peninsula to the left, with both seaside and harborside hiking trails. It's about 20 minutes North of Portland, 2 hrs North of Boston.
I love loading up my little aluminum vintage Grumman and camping on the islands.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2012 22:53:56 GMT -5 by cowcharge