This is a nice and clean park. We looked at each other when we first pulled into our site wondering if we had made a mistake, but it was just different than we are used to. The campground is quiet, and they will enforce that as a rowdy crowd well after quiet hours was bounced out the next day (off went 5 trailers!). I see this as a plus! The game room only has 5 games, but the playground is VERY nice. The snack shack is cheap, and the pool is heated and in good condition. Our dogs loved to be walked around here, and it is a very quick bike ride to the beach; you just need to get up the hill (but then coast down the other side). No kids activities that we saw but I was told things don't get going until July. Other campers/seasonal folks are very friendly, but most of the kids on the weekend we went spoke French as it was Quebec's long weekend. After being away from Canada for 20 years, my French didn't come close to cutting it. The bathrooms/showers are very clean, and the folks here take pride in the campground. They are a little over bearing with the dog rules, but who likes noisy dogs wrecking your stay, so I can understand. Thankfully we have well behaved dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'm a first year seasonal here and absolutely love it. The park bathrooms, laundry room, pool, and other public areas are always sparkling clean. I'm happy to be here and plan to stick around for some time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Overall the campground met my expectations. It is a no frills campground with no planned activities for kids. It rained one day and not have a rec hall or other type of activity as disappointing. What sells this place is the location. It is .9 miles from the beach. However, with four kids and all the beach gear that is required I did not attempt to walk it. We did however walk it one night and the kids were fine. I used the bathroom and showers once and I would describe them as primitive and reminds me of camp when I was a kid. They were however clean. The campsites are tight and the place was full of tents and popup trailers. The staff was friends and security was very important. Wi-Fi is terrible and I ended up using my own air card for my laptop. Did not like the 11am check out. All that said I would consider returning We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very family oriented campground, clean and well maintained. Most sites had decent shade, but a few like ours didn't. Overall most sites seem average in size for a beach area campground. Wi-Fi worked well. Water, electric, cable TV all fine. Staff professional and friendly. Though place was packed with campers the bathrooms and showers were kept very clean. Grocery stores are near by, but with over 250 sites campground should at least have some small resemblance of a camp store. Web advertised heated pool, but it was as cold as the water at Old Orchard Beach. We enjoyed this campground and would certainly return or recommend this place to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, large sites, good security and noise control. Excellent heated pool, a longer walk to the beach than some but still quite doable. Baths OK. One of the better options in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by-and-large, a very nice park. It is extremely family oriented, and located just minutes from the beach. The office staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the campground staff and security were present both day and night. There is a nice pool which seemed to be very popular with the other campers, and the Wi-Fi was good. We did not use the comfort station, nor laundry so I cannot comment on those. Our site was a back-in, and was easy to get into, and level. We camped at this park In-Season, and it was very crowded. Everyone around us seemed to be having a good time, and were in good spirit. The only things that I did not like about this park were that the campsites were somewhat close, and that there were so many campfires going that my Motorhome smelled like smoke inside. The park is dog-friendly, and they even gave us tags with our campsite number on them for the dogs. However, while we had ample places to walk the dogs, there was no designated dog run. A fenced doggie area would be a welcome addition for pet owners in a park of this size. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here the last week in August. This is considered "off season" so the rate was lower. A great time to go: no crowds, weather is wonderful! This is a beautiful campground: clean, landscaped, everything looks fresh. Site was roomy, level and every site is cleaned between visits. Staff is friendly and available if needed. Bathrooms and showers were always clean and spotless! No charge for showers: individual stalls with separate changing area that had a bench, shelf and hooks for your items, a very nice touch! Very clean laundry room with 8 washers and dryers that looked brand new. Security at night drives through campground multiple times. This campground is a real treat: we will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hid'n Pines Family Campground is a very well maintained campground. Every campsite is cleaned after the campers leave. Now for the bad new. 1) The Wi-Fi network is the worst I have encountered in my 6 years of full time camping. For example, I tried to download a 44.1kb file and 45 minutes later only 14.3 kb had downloaded. I experienced this same slow speed the entire 5 days I camped there. Here is the funny side of this, if there is one. When you log on to their network they display the following message: ‘Your log in was successful. Internet Access is now Enabled. The network is monitored for excessive bandwidth usage. Automatic speed limiting may be applied. 2) This a pretty pricey campground, and they have the nerve to charge you $2.00 per bicycle if you leave the campground with the bicycle. All you get for your $2 is a tie wrap with a tag on it with your campsite number. It must cost them about 1 penny for materials. They do this for security reasons, which is great, but why do you have to pay for it when you have already paid almost $60 per night camping? We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here over Labor Day weekend so we knew it would be crowded. I can't remember the site number but it was very tight. The road was narrow with a fence on one side and our site on the other. The only way we could maneuver into the site was with the help of neighbors giving direction and the people behind us had to move their tables until we could straighten out. On the plus side, we had really nice people around us. There were a lot of activities for even teens (I find that most CG cater only to small children) and the girls were not bored. They could even jump on the trolley at the front and go to the beach on their own. It is a bit of a walk to the beach but on a bike it was not bad. They had a hypnotist that weekend and that was a lot of fun! Campground was well taken care of and we did not have any problems walking our dogs anywhere we wanted to. Staff was friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects base rate plus per child fee, and per dog fee. This was a lovely campground. Very wooded--feels like real camping! Huge but does not feel huge. If you go for a long walk inside the park, take the map because the paths are very winding and we got lost walking our dogs! Pool looks crystal clean although we did not use it. We chose this park thinking we could walk to the beach, but it seemed too far once we got there and packed up the millions of accessories needed for the kids, so we drove. Big mistake--parking is at a premium at the beach area. Spots near the beach were going for $20. We found a spot for $5, but we joked it was a farther walk from our parking spot to the beach than had we just walked from the campground. Security and staff very visible. It is a well-run campground for sure. Clean bathrooms, plenty of showers. Fire rings were weird--I think they were drums from the insides of washing machines. Great cable. I would have gladly rated this campground a ten if they had had a shuttle to the beach, because the parking situation at the beach was really a hassle. Everything else was fabulous. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been camping here since I was a child. I am 33 years old now married with two children. Great atmosphere, sites are well maintained and spread out unlike some other campgrounds. Staff is friendly and always willing to help if you have questions. 15 min walk to the beach which is awesome. I can't wait to go back next year, and are looking forward to many memories with our children there as well. Thanks Hidnpines... your the best. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice park lots of shade. Most parking sites have some slope but ours was minimal. Parking is on dirt so be prepared for mud when it rains. Staff show signs of stress (obviously a busy season) - don't for Gods sake place your car sticker on the wrong side of your windshield you will receive a real dressing down if you do. Hid'n Pines is a large complex with many tents. Twenty minute walk to beach. Best restaurant is Anjons. Not on the beach, turn right at the camp entrance and travel to route one, turn right and Anjons is a few miles on the left (opposite Scarborough Marsh. We stopped for three nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The process of registering and vehicles in the driveway is a huge issue clogging up the driveway. The sites are not level for the size of the Rv's they are putting on them. The sites need to be graded to correct leveling issues. They need to enforce the biking after dark and skateboard rules. All in all it is a nice park, and the multiple pools is a plus. We would stay here again if we visit this area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here with 3 other families, each of us showing up on different days. The Good: We liked our site and saw many other sites that we would like, we were in the back section of the campground, not far from the back gate and the walk to the beach. We were near a bathhouse and they were able to put all 3 families next to each other so that was good. There is a train, close by, but it did not bother us, we actually enjoyed it. We were able to walk to Old Orchard center and the Pier from where we were which was nice. For the reasons above, we would stay here again, not so sure for the reasons below. The Bad: Like their title, this place is too busy and too big for their own good. NASCAR Resorts at Wild Acres... well add into this, Virginia RV and Tenting because they have now combines this them and have a connector road as well as one check in area for both resorts. Add into this Morgan Resorts as they are a part owner or owner of NASCAR or owned by NASCAR or something. In addition, Ideal Properties is also involved and owns part of or some sites or something so no one knows who is running what. They do not come out of their offices unless it is the check on the construction projects, luckily we could not hear them from our site but some poor campers had to listen to it all day long. The Ideal people are using the office help to push for you to attend a sales meeting to buy something whether it be a time share or camp membership or something. I actually agreed to this but was then turned away when I arrived because I was camping with my son and not my wife, what a waste of time. In addition, they are so busy trying to get you to go to the meeting that they do not give you half of what you need to check in. All 3 families were treated differently at check in, only 1 had to register pets, only on had to register bikes etc., some where told what was going on, others not on and on. If they can limit the number of companies that own them and streamline check in, it might work out for them, not sure though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Site was not level: took several inches of board to level our 40' rig. Sites are dirt/sandy with no rock or grass. However, my biggest complaint is why does a sewer hookup have to run uphill from a unit? Their pipe is up 14" from the ground before you even attach your hose and connector. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we arrived at the resort I had to do a double take becase apparently this campground has recently been acquired and the name is actually NASCAR RV Resorts at Wild Acres by Morgan RV Resorts, whew long name but we made it. Check in was a breeze and we were escorted to our site which was extremely small and located on a corner of the main road, I accept that because we booked last minute, there are dozens of wooded and private sites available which I noted for our next trip. Park is extremely clean, bathrooms and showers are clean and the showers are free. Has multiple pools all very well maintained. Also has 4 hot tubs: 2 are 18+, 1 is 5-12 and 1 is 12-18 and all are within site of the adult tub so you can keep an eye on the little ones. They also have a very nice gathering area with picnic tables and a large screen to project movies, sporting events etc. There's also a mini golf course on site. Campground is close to Old Orchard Beach however the 2/10 of a mile claim is from the back entrance which is not the entrance to the park, good news is they have a parking lot you can park at and walk saving you $$$$. My only complaint and it's not with the park, was we used the trolley service that services several of the local campgrounds for $1 each way to Old Orchard Beach, although it was convenient when we were returning to the campsite there was a group of about 6 teenagers from Canada that were total jerks, swearing and yelling out the open air sides of the trolley, the driver and his partner never said one word and I had to interven once it got real raunchy as I have two small kids. However I would highly recommend the campground and strongly advise people to avoid the trolley. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
When we arrived, we were greeted by very friendly staff. Check in was easy and simple and we were escorted to our sites. Our sites weren't the greatest. Very dusty and not very level. It was our first time there, we booked last minute and had slim pickings. Most of the other sites we saw were very nice. The campground including the bathrooms were very clean with free hot showers. Pool and hot tub area were fantastic. It was great having a kiddie pool. Be prepared to drive to the beach parking area which is 2/10's of a mile from the beach.There is only one dump station and it wasn't very easy to get to. All in all it was a goo stay and we would certainly come back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you are a beach person, Wild Acres is for you. It is about a 1/8-1/4 mile walk to the beach and a 1 mile walk to the pier in Old Orchard Beach. The help is OUTSTANDING, they go out their way to help. I sent an email requesting an extra picnic table and it was on our site when we arrived. We stayed here for their spring special (May 1st to June 25th) at site L16. Beware that the "L" sites are close to the railroad tracks. We got use to the train noise very quickly and didn't hear it after the first night. We will be going back next year for the spring special. Our site was pretty level with gravel and grass. Wi-Fi is available around the office. The only improvement I would suggest is that they provide Wi-Fi throughout the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My 2 daughters and I traveled the NEast this summer for six weeks in our new TT. We had a blast. We stayed at Wild Acres for the last week of our trip, and it was a great way to end our trip with such a great campground. This campground is worth every penny! Lucky for us, we got it on sale at the end of the season. Parking and check-in were a piece of cake. We were escorted by someone in a golf cart to our site (the first pull through of the summer: what a luxury!) and he made sure we were all set, then came back to check on us an hour later...how nice. Perhaps it was because I am a mom with 2 young girls on our own, but in any case, I thought this practice spoke volumes about the park, and no other park had done this, so I was impressed. Our site was large enough: no trees, but in Maine, that was just fine. Under our window were a few bushes of wild blueberries! We picked them in the morning and I made blueberry pancakes for us, not joking! The park is clean and obviously well cared for. My daughters loved it. They rode their bikes all over and everyone drove slowly and was very friendly. The paved roads were nice and we had a lot fewer bike falls at this park as a result. The pools are beautiful and the hot tubs were great. There are four hot tubs, separated by ages, which I think is a fantastic idea. There's one for kids, one for teens, and two for adults. The kid one was kept on the cool side, but still warm enough that the girls could warm up in it between rounds in the pool. They did not want to go to the beach at all: the pools were just too nice. Too bad they are right next to the main road: it was so loud! But the girls didn't even notice that. Other children were well-behaved at the pool. We were in some campgrounds this summer where the kids acted like imbeciles: but the crowd here was really nice. Perhaps the higher fees attract more middle class families. Fine with me. We took the trolley into the town one day and the girls loved it. I surprised them with the amusement park. I bought them arm-bands for the day, and since it was mid-week, there were no lines. The girls rode about 100 rides I think and I read a cheesy novel on the many benches located around the park. After having to walk all over a Six-Flags theme park earlier in the summer, the simplicity of this park was appreciated by all. We wished we could have stayed another week at this campground (we stayed seven nights) but had to go home and get ready for a new school year to begin. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would rate this CG higher, but I was put off by their claim: “2/10 miles to beach.” Literally that is correct: from the extreme rear point of the CG. But from the front of the CG to that rear point is 1 mile. When we arrived, we found our site very unlevel. When we complained, they offered a couple of other unlevel sites or some flat sites that were in the middle of lakes caused by the recent rain. The choice: a leveling problem or a mosquito problem. Hmmm. Another complaint: They sent staff with boards to help us level. We were able to get a passably level motorhome. I give them credit for doing what they could to correct a problem. Also there is a nearby railroad track with a few trains at all hours that is very close to some sites. Long ago, I bought earplugs. We were not offered a free newspaper. Would we be back? I don't know. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed July 4th weekend in 2008 and had a great time! The staff was friendly. The grounds and facilities were very clean. The 2 pools and 4 hot tubs near our site were a welcome change from the beach. I will definitely go back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was a very clean campground. We camped off season so it was quiet. The pool was very clean and our son really enjoyed the hot tub. You can walk to Old Orchard Beach from the campground. There were a lot of seasonals, but they were very well kept. A good location to see the local sites. The one downfall was that you could hear the traffic from the campground. Daily newspaper was free. We would return, but probably off season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Wild Acres in late August '07. We found the sites (premium site) to be very spacious. This park was very clean, and the staff was helpful. The pool appeared to be well maintained. The rear entrance is 2/10 mile from the beach. We walked to the beach, and found it to be a very convenient location for beach access. We did notice several different times that teenagers were driving golf carts at a high rate of speed. This was quite common. The campground store was advertised as "well stocked". We found it to be "nearly depleted". This could be due to the end of the season. Overall we enjoyed our stay, and would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground was clean - roads narrow but no real issue navigating - pull thru sites were fairly level. We were there post labor day so mainly had the park to ourselves. More than half park appears to be seasonal non movable trailers. All seasonal trailers were extremely well maintained and nice to looks at. Pools were closed - rest room / showers were closed - laundry was open tho. Seasonal people we met were friendly, they were locking down for the winter. Location was great for campground to be used as a base site for travel which is what we used it for. Back gate to campground is like 1/4 mile to old orchard beach - which was nice and must be very popular during summer months for tourists. Recommend ocean pizza for the pizza and asking for recommendations of the women working in the kitchen for other restaurants to visit in the area. Would consider staying there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the second time we camped at Wild Acres. We will not return to this campsite. It was extremely noisy. The train ran all night behind our site. The children screamed all day in the pools and the playgrounds. No adults were present with them. It seems that the park caters to seasonals. They do not clean up after their pets. I am a witness. I watched a seasonal family bring their three barking dogs out to do their thing many times during the day and not once did they pick up after them. They allowed the dogs to defecate in the playground and left it there. There were a lot of noisy motorcycles, electric golf carts, etc with teenagers who did not have any respect for the people around them. There was a block party going on one night and we couldn't even drive our car down the street because we were in their way (seasonals). Needless to say we will never return here. Very expensive for no reason, bugs, dirt, noise, and no respect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to ride bikes. Paved and flat. Nice pools including a kids pool that was only 3 ft deep. Lots of mosquitoes. Playgrounds were ok. People were nice. Easy to ride bike to beach or walk from their back enterance. I liked the area - cute. I would camp there again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice clean park. Most sites are pull thru and shaded. Multiple pools, hot tubs, game room, adult lounge, store, etc. Best cg in the area, would stay again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 4 / 10 ]
At first we thought this camp would be great and after the first 2 days we were loving it. After 2 days the kids became very bored with the place, there was very little for the kids to do. This is a 50% plus seasonal campground and the events that they did have were for seasonal campers only. The final straw for us was when we went to the pool and sat in "seasonal seats", how were we to know. We will not be back here which is to
bad, but it is not for kids. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
They didn't open until Memorial Day but we arrived about 10 days early. They found a site for us and the charge was nominal compared to their normal rate. Nice pull thru sites, level and wide, easily handling 36' 5th and truck. It appeared as though they were in the process of adding a new section of sites. Many many seasonals. Despite their ad indicating the ocean as "near by", there was no vehicular direct route to it and therefore it was several miles away. Town is quite tacky tourist trap town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What this campground has going for it is that's it's about 10 minutes from Old Orchard Beach. And that's really the only reason to stay here. The sites are un-level, packed close together, and a bit run down. We didn't swim at the pool, but it looked well kept. Everyone was friendly and it was fairly quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an older park in need of some upgrades, but it is 3 blocks from the ocean and is a quick 5 minute walk to downtown Old Orchard Beach and the Palace Playland on the beach. Sites are pretty basic and not very wide, but have trees along the back of each site and gravel drive-in with some grass between sites. The bathhouse/office is an older block building and could definitely use an update, but that being said, the bathrooms are clean, though very out of date with peeling paint, 1950s hardware and rubber mats on the floors. There is a good pool for the kids, and the area is nice. The firerings at each site are, I think, old washing machine tubs. Whatever they are, they do the job. We would stay here again, but we need only a place with services to park the RV and don't need all the frills. The price of the sites does go along with the lack of services. Most sites at the other campgrounds are $20-$30 more per night than here at Ne're Family Campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
First the good. The newer Black Forest upper area was roomy and relatively level. Small trees with forest all around and a heavily-wooded tenting area. Cable and water pressure OK. Gravel pads with some grass. You can take a trolley to the beach for $1 each way, which is good because parking at the beach is brutal and expensive. Free showers in clean bathhouses. There is an extremely nice playground and a large grassy area for dog play. And thereby ends the good. The bad: open air laundry room is expensive and machines only operate with cold water. Their brochure states that "Wi-Fi available in most areas of the park". Wrong. When it's working -- and that's not very often (I was only able to get on once in 7 days) - you can only get it near the office. Park is overpriced - at $55 you should get reliable internet and not have to drive up the road to McDonalds. No one in the office seems to be at all concerned about this. There are only a few pull throughs and they are up in the Black Forest area. The packed-in lower level looks like a low-rent trailer park with some rigs that don't look like they've been moved for years. The nicer pool is only for the park model owners in the area between the lower level and the upper Black Forest. The main pool is down on the road and it's extremely crowded at times. It appears that people come from outside to use the pool and they don't seem to police that. You can hear trains at night but they're not too bad. One of the biggest problems is the traffic on the road the park is on. It is very difficult to turn left out of the park or left into the park because there is almost constant traffic. It's extremely difficult to get out when pulling a large rig. Quiet hours start at 10:00 but aren't enforced. Some campers seemed to be having a "rebel-yell" competition at 12:05 a.m. one night and it took a while before someone came to enforce the quiet hours rule. We would definitely look into another park if we were back in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here after Labor Day and the "Big Rig" area was completely empty except for us. This section is relatively new and the owners appear to take pride in keeping it landscaped and neat. The sites are packed gravel and level. The Wi-Fi is limited to the office and laundry area. This area of Maine is great for exploring the various beaches nearby. Prices dropped in September. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for about 1 week and it was okay. The people behind us played their music loud but was made to turn it down at quiet time. My complaint was with the swimming pool, on the weekends anyone was allowed to come use the pool making it very crowded. People were making drinks and had beer on the outside of the fence. I don't believe we would stay here again. Also the office is not organized. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok so like most everyone else, I tried to get in to a campground I have been to before, no such luck. So I searched around and did not do my homework. We found OOB Campground on the net and booked it for the weekend in Mid August. I was very surprised to get a site in prime season. Everything was all set. Arrived on Friday did all my registration and as I am about to leave the office the attendant informs me that my 30' travel trailer might not fit! So we drive in and make the loop around. Lot of seasonal sites: odd glares and bad vibes from the campers we drove by. Make it to our site and just had enough room to back in to the fence to make it off the road. Stayed 2 nights total. Spent a total of 6 hours in the campground itself, sleeping and showering only. Very unfriendly to "outsiders." From the 2 or 3 people who did talk to us, the pool is a free for all. No monitoring of who is using it. People from off the street park in the front and just walk right in to the pool area and free load. Another issue about this place is the street access. The driveway is located at the end of I-195 and a merging traffic from Route 1. Was very difficult to get in and out with the volume of cars and the speed that they are traveling. I would NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, an OK camping experience. Claim to be a "family" campground, but very unfriendly people working there. Also, very expensive as the rate applies to only two people, so all children are charged for. The pool is right next to the road and sites very close together, so there is definitely a lack of privacy. The bathrooms were very clean and always well taken care of. I have camped in another Old Orchard Beach campground, and we were not able to get a reservation, so ended up here. We will definitely try to get into the other campground next year. We don't want to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in a full hookup spot in the back of the park, and it was nice. Plenty of swing room to back in and the sight was large and level. This place is really nice, but you are crammed in with hundreds of other mostly seasonal campers. We heard French being spoken more than English. The facilities are great and the staff was nice. The park is an easy walk to the mayhem at Old Orchard Beach, but that took about an hour to get our fill of. We used our one free day in Maine to go to Five Island Lobster and have lunch on the dock. We'd stay here again with such easy access, but the nightly rate is about as much as we've spent anywhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground moderately wooded, mostly level. Roads are paved. Older sites especially in the front part of the campground are small and look difficult to get into with the larger RVs. Would recommend the larger deluxe full hook up sites in the back part of the campground. Place was well landscaped and maintained. Staff was professional and friendly. Campground store was small but had all the essentials. Campground has three jacuzzi's, two heated pools, shuffle board and lots of other amenities. Our site was above average in size and mostly level, our hookups were in good working order. Wi-Fi was poor, cell phone worked well. We enjoyed this campground and would certainly return or recommend this place to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. The park was clean and well maintained. This park is located very conveniently to Old Orchard Beach. The only downside was that we could not receive very many TV channels, we had approximately 10 Channels. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed for 3 day holiday weekend. Positives, sites are very near the beach and pier, two pools, several play areas for kids. Bathrooms have been renovated with expensive materials, tile, etc. Sprays for bugs (I think) as mosquitoes were minimal and no ticks found. Beach shuttle handy for some. Negatives: Pools are too small for the size of the campground, overwhelmed. So too appeared the staff, baths were typically overrun and while nicely furnished were often trashed, place needs to have more frequent bath cleanings. Staff was a mixed bag, some friendly and some quite surly. The new beach shuttle is nice but they seem to get you for every little expense. But our primary complaint would be the failure to police quiet hours. We were in tent area where it really matters and it was ridiculous, car radios thumping until the wee hours, and then again too early in the AM. Appeared to be several large parties so if you are going tenting or pop up make sure you understand your neighborhood or look elsewhere. Also agree with the issues others have had with the road layouts, too much through traffic through too many areas. They should have laid it out differently. Also, they really pack in some of the sites in the RV section. Finally, they threw down a nice truckload of sand on each tent site, or many, which sounds nice but was ill advised. The sand is soft and camper jacks settle way down, move around, and the sand sticks to everything and gets everywhere. Were way better off with what looks like had been small stone, which is more firm and does not track around. Still cleaning the sand from our trailer. Overall not too bad in a pinch but I would look elsewhere next time. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This campground is in the middle of Old Orchard Beach, ME. When you first turn down the street to the campground, you start thinking your GPS led you wrong again. Fear not, the street dead ends into the park. The park is controlled by gate access. The roads in the park are paved, but narrow. Our site was in the back of the park, and we had to guess at what road to take as there was not an escort to the site. We did notice that campers arriving during the weekend had escorts. The site was a pull through "super site" and fairly level, but the person that registered us had given us wrong directions to get to it. I had my wife go first in our car to make sure we knew where we were going. The park is about 75% seasonal residents and is well maintained. Our site was next to the pool and hot tube (which was heated and still open) and included restrooms and laundry. The sites are wide and have picnic tables and fire rings. The cable TV and Wi-Fi both worked good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is gorgeous and peaceful. We go there 2 times a summer for a week at a time and I wish we could go more.The staff is very friendly. The park is kept very clean and all the seasonals are well kept. For being so close to the pier you would never know it because it is so quiet. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a big campground but is nice and didn't feel as tight as some. We had a site backing up to their small lake and it was nice to look at the lake. Noise was never a problem - I think the owners must do a good job managing that. Campground is a half mile walk to the beach with lots to do in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is absolutely, hands-down, the best campground for vacationing at Old Orchard Beach. It isn't perfect by any means, but it is very nice for what you get. The new "deluxe" sites in the back of the campground are great. Level sites, close to the pool and the bathroom and a laundry room. When camping for a week (like we were) it was lovely to not have to drive all over creation to do your laundry. The staff is VERY attentive here. They drive around during the day and at night. They are diligent on cleaning the pool and the restrooms, and cleaning the sites. Everything was very, very clean. And they are pet-friendly here as well, which is always nice. We saw a lot of "site hopping" - not sure what that was about, but the staff was always cleaning the site (again, they are very diligent about that here) and then 5 minutes later, a camper would show up - one that was parked elsewhere. I think this is how they manage folks who stay multiple days when a site is already reserved (say for Fri-Sun). People are friendly, but you'd better speak French (or Quebec-type French) as over half of the folks camping there are from Quebec and do NOT speak English well at all. (Tough to communicate with your fellow camper when you don't speak his language). The staff? Bilingual. :) There were a few negatives. Negative #1: WiFi. Either every camper in the campground is surfing the web at the same time or they need more WiFi stations. I did get WiFi, but it was sporadic at best. Rather inconvenient. Negative #2: Cable. If you have a satellite dish, BRING IT. The cable is spotty at best, and you only get 12 or so channels. Negative #3: Mosquitos. The state bird of Maine or something. Can't they spray or regrade some of the land? There are a LOT of standing water areas in this campground (some in the campsites - there were sites closer to the lake that had little rivers flowing thru them when it rained!) I understand this is the coast but efforts CAN be taken to manage the standing water and water drainage issues. Other than that, this really is a lovely campground. We will probably be back next year and I am looking forward to it. I will just be sure to bring our satellite dish this time, and maybe a screen to keep the mosquitoes from sucking the life outta me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would recommend this campground very highly. The location to the beach and boardwalk are a 5 minute walk. Most sites are very spacious except for the ones right at the entrance. Campground is kept exceptionally clean. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We usually camp here at least once per season. We have a large Class A motorhome and often have guests. We love the close access to the beach area. We generally do not tow and walk to local attractions. Over the years our stays have included weekends for our teenage son and his friends to a birthday celebration over Memorial Day weekend for my 80 year old mother to a trip down to the pier in August 2008 for the Pete and Wayne show. There is something for everyone here at Old Orchard and especially at Paradise Park. The staff is always attentive and the grounds are clean. They do their best to deal with what Mother Nature hands out. That's all part of camping! They often accommodate us on short notice when we call from the southbound Turnpike while heading back home from visiting relatives in the Bethel area. This is a place we will visit every year, God willing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground located .7 of mile from Old Orchard Beach. Full hook-up sites were close but nice and w/e nicely shaded. Everyone at the campground were friendly and helpful. Had a heated pool and hot tub. Can not wait to go back We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not an RV Resort, it is a trailer park that has just a few sites that they use for RV's. Actually the sites are set up for a permanent and you have to adapt your RV to it. Roads are paved but narrow and the sites are very close together. Listened to music from the trailer next to us all night. Out of the 550 plus sites they probably only have 10 or so open RV sites that obviously have had a permanent on them at one time or another. Had it not been for an appointment we had the next day, we would have left. We felt like we were in a summer daycare center with all the kids that were out and about and screaming. Gas powered golf carts going by constantly and a lot of loud motorcycles. Wi-Fi for $ (never ask) and only works at the rec. hall. Good water pressure is about all that was good here. The staff that was around were not friendly and didn't acknowledge we were even there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this resort as it was C2C and close to the beach. This campsite appeared to be mostly seasonal folks, friendly and all, but the sites were very cramped and roads quite narrow. I feel I am being generous with the above rating. The drinking water was disgusting and smelled like "poo" literally. We'd booked in for 2 nights and wished we'd known the area a little better, as we would have moved on after the first night. Staff were indifferent, had no record of our reservation even though we provided the reservation number. Their clubhouse/weight room/activity area was dilapitated and unkempt. The pool area was nice. Another good thing was the trolley and closeness to excellent family restaurants. I wouldn't recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is amazing. I am not positive on the nightly rate, but it is a tremendous resort. They have two or three pools, the views are awesome. My family had a great time in Maine at this place. They have seasonal rates! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean CG. Very nice pools and activities were very up to par, lots for the younger set. Would have given a 10 but Wi-Fi was slow at times, the site we had was next to Cascade road and traffic noise was a bit loud. We had site 55T. Cable was very good and sites in our area were easy in and out and good size. Water pressure was good. A lot of seasonal sites but very well kept as was the whole are. Store was well equipped and served light lunches and well as VERY good ice cream. People are very friendly (staff) lots going on all day. The trolley is regular every 30 minutes, depending on the traffic: $1.00 each way. Well worth it as parking at the beach is $20 on weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stay and would have given a ten except for the Wi-Fi service. Slow and had to keep logging onto the service with a password. This was not handy when trying to do business on the net. Other than that the place was clean, the workers very friendly and courteous. The pools were huge and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family has gone to this campground for three years now. We go every July 4th and at least one other time in the summer. This year we brought two other families. As always we had a wonderful time. The bathrooms are clean (except when RUDE people do things they would never do in there own bathrooms). The pools are wonderful and they are opening a new pool in the Pine Grove area, which is our favorite. My kids love the kids' club and riding their bikes to the store. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. It is a very family friendly location, and we always meet the nicest people. Old Orchard Beach is right down the road, and they have the most wonderful fireworks every Thursday night. The only thing I would change is a few more kids activities. Maybe a craft barn where they can make a craft for a fee or tie die tee shirts. We love Powderhorn, and anyone who says differently is crazy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is very much a family oriented RV park with some tent sites. It is a crowded campground in summer but quiets down at night. Lots of activities and people all over the place. Not a place for people seeking privacy. Great for kids. Lots of pools, mini golf, basketball, shuffleboard, rec center, two playgrounds for toddlers and older children, etc. It is expensive but a very fun atmosphere. Approximately half of the campground is frequented by French Canadians. Our neighbor let their sewer drain next to the site on the grass, though only gray water, but still.. If this is what you're looking for, you'll love it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We make our reservations every year for the 4th of July Week. We camp with 6 other families and stay in the same sites. We love the option of going to the pool or walking down to the beach. There is trolley service for $1/way. Beach and downtown area less than 1 mile. Lots to do in campground, love the 50/50 raffles, horseshoe tournaments and relaxing environment. We are allowed to have our fires later at night as long as we aren't too loud. We are always sorry to leave at the end of the week. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place was large with a lot of activities. Easy access to sights, easy to find and spacious. It was extremely buggy, even with spraying Off, using bamboo torches and the candles we were still bitten up pretty good. They have three pools, which is fine if you just want to sit in the water, they don't like the kids playing or jumping or much of anything. After my kids were spoken to by the owner about 6 times for being kids we left and went to the beach. I take my kids camping to have fun, not be a statue. We will not be returning here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed on site 72 which had a very slow flowing stream and made for a very buggy week. The campground was very quiet and appeared to be at about 30% capacity. The kids enjoyed the pool and playground areas. We would have liked to see more planned activities for the children but that may have been due to the time of year we visited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice an clean campground. Called ahead to get a site and was told I could not reserve by phone for only one night. Huh? Stayed two nights and looked around Old Orchard Beach. Wife got her nails done. Not much there besides an amusement park and a big pier. Since we are not interested in that sort of thing, it wasn't much to us. Campground had MANY seasonals. Their lots were very well kept so it was not unsightly. Again could not get satellite to work even though campground said I would. Easy access off I-95. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at Powderhorn for 3 years beginning in 2002. The first two years were okay. In 2003 we became seasonal. In 2004 new seasonal's came into the section we were staying. The noise level was unbearable as the kids were screaming, having tantrums and leaving toys and clutter all over the road, in addition to kicking rubber playground balls 20 ft into the air striking people, sailing by gas grills and slamming into our vehicles. Playground play was not directed to the playgrounds. There was swearing going on as well as one man chasing a car down the road yelling vulgarities at him. We complained to the office several times about the noise and problems going on in the area to no avail. Every time we issued a complaint the people were told who complained and the situation escalated more each time. The last time we were assured the situation would be dealt with and we paid our deposit toward the next season. We returned 2 weeks later for our last long stay of the season and found it had not changed We removed our camper and told the office we would not return and requested our $500.00 deposit back. They refused. They told us the deposit was non-refundable, it didn't matter we informed them prior to the end of the current season and removed our camper. It seems they will refund regular camper's deposits up to 7 days before reservation dates but not a seasonal deposit 7 months prior to the season start. In the past the owners have increased the rates $200 annually for seasonal's each year along with the nightly rates. The overall cost for a seasonal site there now is $2400-$3200 plus sales tax ($200-300) AND property tax on your camper each year. The Meadows Tent Area is now seasonal for Park Models only. They have not expanded any amenities such as the pool, jacuzzi, etc. They are overcrowded and overused. The jacuzzi had major problems most of the season this year and water temperature was luke warm. They recently purchased Hid'n Pines Campground and the owner's son left the place in charge with some girl who was rude and not very helpful in resolving issues. Your property ends up damaged (in which the campground conveniently will not be responsible for) and they do nothing. The patrols are non-existent and the rules are routinely broken. The only rules enforced are the ones that Powderhorn might miss out on $$$$. We will not recommend this campground to anyone, and our family and friends who were frequently camping with us will not return. This place is definitely not worth the rates they charge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We have camped at Powderhorn some ten years. Our family spends a couple of weeks camping scheduled around the fourth of July each year. This season was our last with Powderhorn. In my opinion the owners have exploited this park and the people camping in it beyond fairness. Over the years the owner has added or improved a number of sites without upgrading the amenities. The store and the office space have expanded but the pool, laundry, parking, roads, restrooms and playgrounds have remained the same size. The result is to many people trying to use to little space. The overcrowding also strains the staff. It has been my experience that the customer is always wrong at Powderhorn. Rather than settle small issues, the crew seems to take pleasure in asking campers to leave the campground even for the most minor reasons. The fellow managing this Campground is much too young and immature for the job. Owners son I am told. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Nice campground with many seasonals. Good laundry room. The pull thru that we were assigned to was on a hill (level site though) with a large field in front of it. Easy site to use but not a $40+ site. A real irritation was that they advertise central modem h/u but instead have an email machine which takes bills or credit card. Of course you can't download emails to your laptop for later reading nor upload email composed on your laptop. Asked about the advertised h/u - they said, maybe it's ready for use. Showed it to me - to be in a locked box - no phone line even installed, not even a hole for a line to come in. Since the ad was in the 2001 Directory (and perhaps in earlier editions) which was available in late 2000 I expressed the thought that perhaps 18 months or more without even drilling an access hole was not quite living up to their billing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.