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Maine National Parks

and Maine State Parks

This Maine National Parks and Maine State Parks list will help you decide which of these adventures will be right for your family camping vacations. Come see what the Pine Tree State has to offer!

There is a lot to explore in Maine's national and state parks. Find comfortable, safe places to park the RV and hit the trails or just kick back and relax by the water.

You can find it all right here in these easily accessible Maine national parks and Maine state parks. This guide will tell you where to go and when the best time may be to go!

Maine National Parks

Acadia National Park
maine-national-parks-01;acadia May through October is the best season to visit this park.

You can go on a variety of tours led by park rangers both on the water and dry land.

Get out for some hiking or enjoy a boat cruise with the family.

There are even schedule activities for kids during these peak months of the year.

You can find this park in Bar Harbor.

Acadia National Park

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian national trail is all about adventure, hiking, and history. Cutting through multiple states, this trail offers excitement, challenge and of course education for your entire family. Try to hit the trails in different states to get the full experience of the trail and to learn more about its history.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Maine Acadian Culture
While on your family camping vacations this is a very unique national park because it gives you access to a culture most people know nothing about. The Acadian people living in this area speak Valley French and have a very different lifestyle than most other Americans. Drop by to learn more about the river they depend on and the land they love. Head north to the Canadian border to find this unusual and inspiring park.

Maine Acadian Culture

Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Head out to Campobello Island to celebrate the roots of Franklin Roosevelt before he contracted polio while on your family camping vacations. This can serve as a great day trip or short stop off along the way to bigger destinations in Maine.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
This park has a great story about how the country we love today was initially inhabited. It sits on an island without permanent residents and there are no camping facilities or bathrooms to be seen. During certain months you can talk with a ranger on duty though at other times it is rough, beautiful terrain without modernization.

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site


Maine State Parks

Aroostook State Park
Take Route 1 down to Presque Isle to find a quiet swimming hole with changing facilities and tables for picnicking. This park places you within close proximity to Haystack Mountain, a fully restored schoolhouse, and other sites to complete your day trip. Maine national parks and Maine state parks like this are just perfect for a relaxing day outdoors with the family. Children of all ages will be safe and entertained.

Aroostook State Park

Birch Point State Park
Grab your compass and be prepared to explore one of the more unique Maine state parks. None of the Maine national parks or state parks can compete with the amazing views to be found in this super remote peninsula park allows you to look out to the islands and take in scenery to be bragged about for years to come.

This is located south of Ash Point...and the compass is no joke. You need one!

Birch Point State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park
What makes this state park unique is the trail system. These trails are shared between horses, hikers, and snowmobile riders, so get ready to move over and make way. This is a great place to pull over and camp for the night if you are traveling between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn.

Bradbury Mountain State Park

maine-national-parks-02;bradbury mountain Cobscook Bay State Park
Stop the RV and stay by the water in this park full of interesting waves and beautiful natural surroundings.

Watching the tide is a favorite pastime for visitors here, so don't look for a lot of amenities like trails and playgrounds.

This is more of a place for advanced boaters and nature lovers who want some peace and quiet.

Cobscook Bay State Park

Crescent Beach State Park
This is the park to seek out if you want to spend some time on the beach while on your family camping vacations. Take the family for some fun in the sun and perhaps enjoy a variety of water sports for some extra fun. You can reach this park from Portland.

Crescent Beach State Park

Ferry Beach State Park
You can enjoy this beach all year round. If it's too cold to put on the string bikini and lather on the lotion you can hold the hand of someone you love and take a moonlit walk along the water. Or, just go during the day and let the kids jump around in the sand in their coats and boots. This beach sits between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis.

Ferry Beach State Park

Fort Point State Park
This is a good place to stop off for a day trip or perhaps just a few hours before you head on down the road to larger Maine amusements. The biggest attraction here is the For Point Lighthouse. The park sits near Penobscot River and Penobscot Bay.

Fort Point State Park

Lamoine State Park
This is one of the smaller Maine state parks where you can relax with your family without crowds of tourists surrounding you. You can fish and swim here and there are some facilities for comfort and care of your family. Find it near Mount Desert Island, which is one of the more crowded Maine state parks.

Lamoine State Park

Mount Blue State Park
When you've had enough of the beaches from the other Maine national parks and Maine state parks presented here, head out to the mountains at Mount Blue. This is the largest of all Maine national parks and state parks. It is located in Weld.

Mount Blue State Park

Owls Head State Park
If you're looking for a small, quiet place to escape with the family and relax, this is the park to look up. It is popular with locals but be careful because there are no lifeguards, park rangers, or other workers to help you.

Owls Head State Park
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