Renting an RV in Maine enables you to explore the state's bountiful natural attractions. In addition to enjoying the state's abundance of lobster and blueberries, you can explore over 5,000 miles of coastline, over 6,000 lakes and ponds, and 14 mountains that are over 4,000-feet tall. In addition, Maine boasts 524,629 acres of state and national parks, including Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
Since Maine is such a popular year-round attraction for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of RV accommodations sprinkled throughout the state. Before you browse the Maine RV rental options on RVshare, it's useful to know exactly what you're looking for in a vehicle.
Some of the camper rentals Maine offers include accommodations for the whole family. If you are looking for the best pop-up camper rental Maine has to offer, RVshare is the place to find it. Other options include everything from travel trailers to large bus-shaped rigs called Class A motorhomes.
Towable trailers are ideal for couples and families who own a towing vehicle. If you have a truck or SUV, consider renting an inexpensive tow-behind pop-up camper, a fifth wheel or even a toy hauler. If you don't have a suitable towing vehicle, the most economical alternative is a Class C RV.
Class C RVs have a limited number of amenities, but they’re usually fuel-efficient and easy to drive. Class B motorhomes, or campervans, are even smaller on the inside. Still, they are road warriors that most drivers can adjust to with ease. Class A motorhomes offer roomy sleeping, cooking and bathing spaces. While fueling one of these larger motorhomes can be expensive, they can easily accommodate up to eight adults.
Whether you opt for a Class A, B or C motorhome, RVshare has the best motorhome rentals Maine has to offer. Whether you are looking to spend most of your time outside or want a more hotel-like experience in your RV, check out RVshare for comfortable wheels.
One of the key elements of an enjoyable RV trip is staying in quality parks. Fortunately, there is no shortage of seasonal RV campgrounds in Maine.
Paradise Park Resort Campground offers wooded sites and lots of amenities a short distance from Old Orchard Beach. Another option, located between Bar Harbor and Campden, is Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. It offers picturesque views of the Penobscot Bay.
Yet another RV friendly campground is the Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA. It’s set along 3,500 feet of rugged Atlantic Coastline. There's also Smuggler's Den Campground, which offers access to over 25 miles of Acadia National Park trails.
There are hundreds of other coastal, lakeside and mountainside RV campgrounds that you can stay at throughout the Pine Tree State. These campgrounds offer amenities like swimming pools, hot tubs, laundry facilities, playgrounds and Wi-Fi. Whether you are looking to escape for the weekend or set up for an extended stay, Maine has got RVers covered.
A must-see Maine attraction is Acadia National Park. This splendid national treasure is home to the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coastline. Cadillac Mountain has seven peaks that offer breathtaking views of Maine's rocky shores. There are also thousands of miles of hiking trails, stone bridges and beaches to explore there. The nearby villages of Bar Harbor and Somesville are wonderful places for indulging in some quality food and entertainment.
In Southern Maine, Two Lights State Park and Crescent Beach offer stunning ocean views and nautical delights. They're just a few minutes from Portland, which is the city with the most breweries per capita in the country.
Maine has a variety of RV storage facilities that can safely house any type of RV. These facilities offer affordable, clean spots to store your RVs and trailers when they are not in use. ABC Storage in Bangor offers reasonable seasonal pricing for RVs, campers and more. Indoor and outdoor storage options are available here.
One Stop Mini Storage in Biddeford offers affordable, secure storage for RVs. Another great choice is Freeport Self Storage, which offers outdoor RV storage for RVs and trailers.
You can find plenty of convenient RV dump stations in Maine. If you are in Southern Maine, you may use the Augusta Sanitary District's wastewater treatment plant for free. Or, for a low fee, you can unload your waste at Dysart’s Truck Stop in Bangor. Cabela's, a chain outdoor store in the southern part of the state, offers its customers a paid dump station. Also, many of the RV parks in Maine enable visitors to dump for free.
Cadillac Mountain, the Bay of Fundy and the historic Portland Headlight lighthouse are just a few of the many tourist attractions that are perfect for RV rentals in Maine. Summer is the main tourist season, which is the time when visitors enjoy sunbathing at its beaches, hiking to its scenic peaks, or searching for wildlife. If you're not a nature enthusiast, the state's many seaside cities offer a splendid assortment of food, beer and festivities.
The inspiration behind David Foster Wallace’s famed essay, “Consider the Lobster,” the Maine Lobster Festival has been going on for well over half a century. Starting back in 1947, this seaside celebration of Maine’s most famous food item has done much more than please visitors’ palates -- although you’ll certainly eat your fill.
If you are visiting Maine between May and September, be sure to grab a ticket to one of the Portland Sea Dogs games. It’s common for Boston's top baseball players to make an appearance there. The Maine Mariners are an ECHL hockey team that is based in Portland. You can catch them in action at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Maine also offers fun water sports like paddle boarding, river rafting, and kayaking, so there's plenty to do.
Interstate 95 is Maine's primary highway. It's a toll road that runs from the state's southern border all the way to New Brunswick, Canada. Coastal Route 1 is a scenic highway that runs along the eastern side of the state.
If you are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Maine, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Maine are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.