When you ask a Maine local and someone from out of state what camping is, you’ll get quite variant answers. While campgrounds in Southern Maine are fun places to meet fellow campers while staying close to coastal towns, any Mainer will tell you it’s not real camping til you go North. Maine’s Kennebec River region is where you can have a real camping experience satiating your adventurous outdoorsy side.
A white water rafting adventure is one of the most exciting outdoor vacations that Maine has to offer. Campgrounds in the Kennebec River region are often rafting outfitters offering group rafting tours, as well as river equipment, kayak or funyak rentals as well as transportation. Most campground resorts also have ATV and snowmobile tours and rentals in winter, some even have moose safaris as an added incentive to get the most out of the outdoors.
Campers can set up a tent on their campsite or rent a cabin, and escape into the wilderness for hiking, rock climbing or fishing. Many campgrounds on the Kennebec and Moose River region, in Bingham and the Forks, are resort-like with recreation centers, game rooms, onsite restaurants, swimming, and pubs to round out a camping trip in Maine’s backwoods while retaining signs of civilization.
Maine Experience Guide Service l 207-215-3828
North Country Rivers l 207-672-4814
The Forks Area
Adventure River Expeditions l 207-663-2249
C. Moxie Gore Outfitters – Moxie Gore Township l 207-663-2121
Magic Falls Rafting Company l 207-663-2220
Moxie Outdoor Adventures Campground and Rafting Co.
North American Whitewater Outpost Bed and Breakfast l 207-663-4430
Northern Outdoors l 207-663-4466
Professional River Runners of Maine l 207-663-2229
Adventure Bound l 207-672-4300
Augusta/Gardiner KOA – Richmond l 207-582-5086
John’s Four Season Accommodations l 207-668-7683
Loon Echo Family Campground l 207-668-4829
Moose River Campground l 207-668-3341
Red Buck Sporting Camps l 207-668-5361
Unicorn Expeditions l 207-668-7629
Mount Vernon Area
Five Seasons Family Resort l 207-685-9141
North Monmouth Area
Beaver Brook Campground – N Monmouth/Androscoggin Lake l 207-933-2108
Palmyra Golf Course and RV Resort l 207-938-4947/5677
Skowhegan-Canaan KOA – Canaan l 207-474-2858
Two Rivers Campground l 207-474-6482
Wyman Lake Area
Silver Cove Campground