Camden Hills State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maine

Camden Hills State Park in Maine is known especially for the scenic view from the top of Mt. Battie. Lookout and see views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and the surrounding islands. You may even be able to see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook is the highest of the Camden Hills, and is only a small climb. There are lots of other hiking trails throughout the park as well.

Weather at the park is cool, getting down into the teens in the winter, and only getting up to an average in the high 70s in summer. It rains for about a week out of each month of the year. 

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Weather
Spring 23-63 F
Summer 54-77 F
Fall 32-69 F
Winter 12-37 F
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Nearby Cities
Camden, ME
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RV Resorts & Campsites in  Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park has campsites available right in the park, so you can spend the day exploring and then sleep in comfort just a short ways away. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Megunticook Campgrounds

Megunticook Campgrounds on the rugged Maine Coast has beautiful views of Penobscot Bay, and you can see playful porpoises frolick at Porpoise Point. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, playground, volleyball court, lobster bake

Northport Campground

Camping at Northport Campground in Midcoast Maine is just a few miles from fresh and salt water beaches, shops, and restaurants. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: gift shop/grocery store, showers, hiking trails, laundry, frog pond

RV Rentals Near  Camden Hills State Park

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What to Do at
 Camden Hills State Park

Inside  Camden Hills State Park

There are lots of things to do inside the park. Definitely see the view from Mt. Battie, and take a scenic drive. Here are a few other activities to investigate: 

Hiking: There are over 30 miles of trails in the park. The trailheads are a little hard to see and you’ll definitely want a map to be sure you know where you’re going. The Maiden’s Cliff trail takes hikers to beautiful views of Megunticook Lake and the surrounding forest.  

Birding: There are many birds that flock to Camden Hills that aren’t seen in other areas of Maine. Bring binoculars and keep an eye out for them. 

Mountain biking: There are also plenty of trails for mountain and off-road biking. Pick up a  map and decide whether to go!

Outside  Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park is near the picturesque, seaside town of Camden, ME. From activities along the waterfront, to eating lobster rolls in arguably the best place on earth to have them, there’s something for everyone! 

Restaurants

Waterfront

This restaurant right on the water buys their seafood from area fishermen, and other ingredients from local farmers. They’re known for their lobster rolls and local beers, but also enjoy putting a twist on traditional seafood dishes.

Type: Seafood

Location: Camden, ME

Peter Ott’s on the Water

Peter Ott’s is a Camden staple, known for its steaks, pastas, and local seafood. The restaurant has a panoramic view of Camden Harbor and is a wonderful place for crab cakes or lobster rolls.

Type: Seafood

Location: Camden, ME

Natalie’s Restaurant

Natalie’s is an upscale restaurant in a Victorian inn, overlooking the harbor. The eatery serves up French cuisine, made with locally sourced ingredients and seafood.

Type: French

Location: Camden, ME

Shopping

The Smiling Cow

The Smiling Cow offers souvenirs and keepsakes including T-shirts, accessories, pajamas, collectibles, seasonal items, and locally made items like soap, artwork, and books. Snag a gift for a friend, or pick something up for yourself to remember your trip.

Location: Camden, ME

Sightseeing

Camden & Camden Harbor

historic Victorian inns, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and a harbor. Spend a day just meandering the streets and sitting by the harbor watching the boats and activity on the wharf.

Location: Camden, ME

Penobscot Bay Cruise

The Penobscot Bay is known as one of the top cruising bays in the world. The bay is populated with some larger islands, as well as hundreds of smaller, uninhabited islands. You’ll find quaint fishing villages, working harbors, summer resort destinations, and secluded anchorages on empty islands. The bay hosts lobster boats, cruise ships, and smaller watercraft as well. You can also get a better vantage on some of Maine’s rugged coast that can be better seen from the water

Location: Camden, ME

Fort Knox Historic Site

Fort Knox State Historic Site is Maine’s largest historic fort, and most visited historic site. Although it was never involved in any battles, it has a rich history and is known for the amazing architecture of the structure.

Location: Prospect, ME

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How to Get to
 Camden Hills State Park

The park is two miles north of Camden, Maine, on Route 1.

It’s located at 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843

Entering  Camden Hills State Park

There’s nothing quite like a road trip to create memories with friends or family! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free, especially since they have people to help you with any questions or problems you might encounter on your trip. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly closer to your destination and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have a wonderful time! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!