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Camping in Camden Hills State Park – Complete Guide & Maps

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Since there is a lot to see and do around the area of Camden, Maine, then camping in Camden Hills State Park is a terrific option if you are in need of a place to stay that won’t break the bank and will also give you a great experience!

camping in camden hills state park

While camping in Camden Hills State Park isn’t overly complex, we thought that putting together this guide would help you to figure out all you need to know about your trip before you go, including where to stock up on supplies, how to get reservations and what to expect during your stay in the area!

CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK CAMPGROUND: OVERVIEW

There is one campground in Camden Hills State Park.  The park is pretty large, but the campground is integrated into the park and is pretty much right in the center to everything you would want to go to in the park! 

camping in camden hills state park

The campground doesn’t have some of the services that you might want to have at a private campground (sewer hookups or laundry, for instance), but there are partial hookups, showers and clean bathhouses, which is about all you need if you are staying for just a few days!

We highly recommend reservations ahead of your visit.  Camden, ME is very busy in the summertime and spots fill up quickly.  Weekday reservations for a single day can be found at the last minute usually, but getting them for multiple days in a row (or on the weekend) requires a bit more planning.

CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK CAMPING SUPPLIES

Other than firewood, there is no way to purchase supplies or groceries at the actual campground.  For groceries, you can head right into nearby Camden, ME (which is only a few minutes away).  Only 3 miles to the south there is a large grocery store (Hannaford) where you can find anything you need for food.  You do have to travel right through the center of town to get there, and traffic can be a bit busy so just try to go during the morning or evening to avoid the traffic.

For big box stores or camping supplies, travel about 12 miles to the south to Thomaston, ME.  Here you’ll be able to find what you need to help with quick repairs to your RV or camping setup.

CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK CAMPING: DETAILS AND CAMPGROUND MAP

Camden Hills State Park Campground

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Camden Hills Campground map in Camden Hills State Park, courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

  • Location: The Camden Hills State Park Campground is located mainly on the east side of Route 1 (a small portion is on the west side), just north of Camden, ME. Directions from Camden, ME to Camden Hills State Park Campground.
  • Accessible via: Car.
  • Reservations: Offered during the summer months. Camden Hills State Park Campground Reservations.
  • Capacity: 100 sites.
  • Electricity / Water Hookups / Dump Station: Yes / Yes / Yes.
  • Toilets / Showers: Flush toilets and no showers.
  • Additional details: The sites are mostly wooded and offer some privacy. Wifi is available at the campground, though count on it being slow.  Be sure to book well in advance.
  • Nearby: Close to the campground is the drive up to Mount Battie, which is a must-do during your visit. Up here you can get amazing views and have access to great hikes, like the Mount Megunticook Trail.  You can also go to the Shoreline Trail, which is a short hike down to the water from the campground area.  Check out our blog on Things to Do in Camden Hills State Park for more information.
camping in camden hills state park

CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK GROUP CAMPING

There is one group campsite at Camden Hills State Park, located across Route 1.  Be sure to reserve this well in advance!

FURTHER INFORMATION ON CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK FROM JUST GO TRAVEL STUDIOS

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