Bradbury Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maine

A breathtaking park offering trails and other recreational activities, Bradbury Mountain State Park is a lovely place to get outdoors and steep yourself in nature. The hike up Bradbury Mountain and the view from the top are absolutely gorgeous, and the trees that fill the park are especially beautiful in the fall when the colors begin to change. 

This area has an interesting and rich history beginning with the Wabanakis, who camped on the mountain along their route to the east coast. The first Europeans arrived in the area in the early 1800s and used the land for a variety of purposes including grape farming, catching cattle, and mining. Finally, in 1939, the mountain became one of Maine’s first state parks.

Since then, it has grown and visitors still continue to thoroughly enjoy the park year after year. 

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Weather
Spring 25-64 F
Summer 54-79 F
Fall 31-71 F
Winter 14-35 F
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Nearby Cities
Portland, ME
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bradbury Mountain State Park

Camping is the obvious thing to do when visiting such a beautiful area. Unfortunately, not everyone can get comfortable in a tent. These people should turn to RVshare

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With your rental in place, the next step is finding a place to park it. Bradbury Mountain State Park actually offers onsite camping that is the perfect solution. The campsites in the park are primitive, meaning there are no water, sewer, or electric hook ups. However, there is a shower building and restroom available to campers.

These campsites do close for the colder months and do sometimes fill up, so be sure to check whether you can camp before you arrive. 

Prefer to camp with hookups? Try one of the local campgrounds listed below.

Blueberry Pond Campground

Situated in a fabulous location, Blueberry Pond Campground is a wonderful and welcoming park. While it could be considered a no-frills place, full hookup sites are available. Additionally, rates are reasonable, especially if you are able to use a Passport America discount. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; swimming pool; laundry facilities; dump station; play area for kids; recreational activities 

Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping

There’s nothing quite like camping right by the sea. Why not give it a try at Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping? This place has all of the comforts you want and need, as well as a wonderful view of the ocean. Make time to take advantage of their events and recreational opportunities, and get ready to have a blast!

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; playground; recreational opportunities; camp store; laundry facilities

Cedar Haven Family Campground

Want to be close to downtown Freeport? Cedar Haven Family Campground might be the place for you. This park is the closest option to downtown and offers a variety of wonderful amenities that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to relax or get active, there is something for everyone at this RV park. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses; playgrounds; recreation opportunities; camp store; laundry facilities

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What to Do at
Bradbury Mountain State Park

Inside Bradbury Mountain State Park

Of course, you’re going to need some things to do during your visit to this beautiful park. Luckily, finding ways to fill your time isn’t difficult at all. Here are some guest favorites:

Walking and Hiking — One of the very best things to do in Bradbury Mountain State Park is go on a hike and really take in all the beauty of the nature that surrounds you. During your hike, you’re likely to see plenty of local wildlife, and the shade offered by the many trees will keep you nice and cool. Best of all, you’ll finish off your walk feeling refreshed and more connected to nature than ever. 

Horseback Riding and Mountain Biking — Want to check out all the park has to offer, but prefer not to hike? You might consider horseback riding or mountain biking. Both are options in the park, and the trails offered to horseback riders and mountain bikers are absolutely wonderful. 

Birding — As mentioned before, you will almost certainly see some local wildlife during your visit to this park. Some of the most common wildlife sightings are of birds. In fact, this particular park is one of the very best for birding. For an extra special bird watching experience, visit during the spring to see the awe-inspiring hawk migration. 

Winter Sports — Most people don’t think to visit the park during winter. However, provided you bundle up enough, this is actually a great time to check it out. From cross country skiing to snowmobiling to snowshoeing, there are a wide variety of winter sports to enjoy in the park, and the winter stillness has a unique beauty that everyone should see at least once. 

Outside Bradbury Mountain State Park

Time to explore outside of the park? There are lots of things to see and do. Below are some of our favorite attractions and restaurants in the area. 

Restaurants

Time to eat? You could do some cooking in your RV, but if that doesn’t sound appealing, there is also the option of trying one of the many local eateries. The following are delicious options that we know you’ll love:

Buck’s Naked BBQ

In the mood for barbecue? Buck’s Naked BBQ is some of the best around. People love the smoky flavor of their meats, as well as their blueberry sauce. Another major bonus for parents is the fact that the restaurant boasts a “kid corner” where little ones can play while parents take the time to fully enjoy their meal.

Type: BBQ

Location: Freeport, ME

Antonia’s Pizzeria

Nearly everyone loves pizza, and Antonia’s Pizza is a great place to grab a slice while in Freeport. The cheese they use is top-notch, and they even have a vegan cheese for those who prefer to go dairy-free. One of the few who don’t adore pizza? That’s okay because this place has tons of other amazing options.

Type: Pizza

Location: Freeport, ME

Wicked Whoopies

If you’ve ever been to Maine you’re likely already aware that whoopie pies are a huge deal there. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that there is an entire bakery dedicated to making these special treats, and boy do they do it well. No matter which flavor you choose, you’re sure to adore a pie from Wicked Whoopies.

Type: Treats

Location: Freeport, ME

Sightseeing

Cumberland County, ME is full of awesome things to check out. The sights below are great options for filling a few days with fun and adventures. Give one a try, or add them all to your vacation to-do list!

Portland Head Lighthouse and Museum

A gorgeous historic lighthouse with an informative and interesting museum next door, Portland Head Lighthouse and Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Here you can enjoy the adjacent park and learn all about the history of this lovely historic landmark. 

Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME

Maine Wildlife Park

Care to observe and learn about local Maine wildlife? If so, Maine Wildlife Park is the place for you. With the exception of the peacocks, every animal in this park is native to the state of Maine. This attraction hosts a number of special events throughout the warm months, but is a great place to visit on any nice sunny day.

Location: Gray, ME

Allagash Brewery

Beer fans will adore Allagash Brewery. This super fun place allows visitors to tour their facility, helping them get a better understanding of how beer is made. Of course, tasting the various beers at the end of the tour is also incredibly fun.

Location: Portland, ME

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How to Get to
Bradbury Mountain State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park is located on State Rte 9, just northeast of Elmwood Rd. 

The address of the park is:

528 Hallowell Rd

Pownal, ME 04069

Entering Bradbury Mountain State Park

The park is open from 9am until sunset daily. If you visit during the off season, you can still enjoy the park, but will need to park outside the gate and use the self-pay station. 

Maine residents : $4

Non-residents : $6

Children : $1

Ages 6 to 11

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