10 Rustic Spots In Maine That Are Extraordinary For Camping

There’s nothing quite like pitching a tent for a night under the stars of the Pine Tree State, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite sites for backcountry camping in Maine. We’re not talking about glamping or resorts; no, these are wholly rustic and bare-bones spots for the camping purists of the Pine Tree State. But trust us when we say that the scenery surrounding these rustic spots make “roughing it” well worth it! Here are some good options for backcountry camping in Maine, but keep exploring and finding your own. Then, once you do, let us know where they are in the comments below; we’re always up for a camping adventure in Maine!

So what do you think about these remote sites for backcountry camping in Maine? Where is your favorite place to pitch a tent in the Pine Tree State?

If you’re more a glamper than a camper, not to fear, here are 10 spectacular campsites for people who *say* they don’t like camping! You might just change your tune!

Address: Lobster Buoy Campsite, 280 Waterman Beach Rd, South Thomaston, ME 04858, USA
Address: Somes Sound View Campground, 5 Spinnaker Way, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA
Address: Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 W Main St, Searsport, ME 04974, USA
Address: Hermit Island Campground, Hermit Island Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, USA
Address: Lake Pemaquid Camping, 100 Twin Cove Ln, Damariscotta, ME 04543, USA
Address: Duck Harbor Campground, Isle Au Haut, ME 04645, USA
Address: Cobscook Bay State Park, 40 S Edmunds Rd, Dennysville, ME 04628, USA
Address: Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME 04462, USA
Address: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine 04401, USA
Address: Gray Homestead Ocean Campground, 21 Homestead Rd, Southport, ME 04576, USA
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Backcountry camping in Maine

June 14, 2022

What are some other remote accommodations in Maine?

If your idea of “backcountry camping in Maine” involves a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere, you’ll most definitely want to check out Clifftop Cabin, an exceptional Airbnb offering guests an experience they simply can’t find anywhere else. The amenities are numerous — high-end appliances, beautifully decorated bedrooms, a cozy fireplace — yet what makes this luxury rental so unique is that it sits atop a 130-foot cliff. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Howards Cove, Jasper Beach, and the surrounding woodlands put guests at this cabin in the captain’s seat of the beautiful Pine Tree State. If you’ve ever wanted to escape to the ends of the world, do it here!

What’s another remote campground in Maine?

Maine is a state of rugged beauty and untamed wilds that’s truly wondrous, and best explored. And up in Kennebunkport, Sandy Pines Campground offers guests a camping experience that’s every bit as extraordinary as its surroundings. Sandy Pines has three separate luxury rental types: Camp Carriages, Hideaway Huts, and Glamp Tents — and each accommodation boasts its own bespoke amenities and features. The Glamp Tent is the most “classic camping” of the offerings; each of these tents offer 430 square feet of space, a king-sized bed, and decor hand-picked by New England designers. During your stay, guests have access to a clean and fully updated bathhouse, too; and as if that weren’t enough, all glamping rentals are situated in a wonderfully quiet “serenity zone,” ensuring total R&R in this little slice of Pine Tree State paradise.

Address: Lobster Buoy Campsite, 280 Waterman Beach Rd, South Thomaston, ME 04858, USA
Address: Somes Sound View Campground, 5 Spinnaker Way, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA
Address: Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 W Main St, Searsport, ME 04974, USA
Address: Hermit Island Campground, Hermit Island Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, USA
Address: Lake Pemaquid Camping, 100 Twin Cove Ln, Damariscotta, ME 04543, USA
Address: Duck Harbor Campground, Isle Au Haut, ME 04645, USA
Address: Cobscook Bay State Park, 40 S Edmunds Rd, Dennysville, ME 04628, USA
Address: Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME 04462, USA
Address: Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine 04401, USA
Address: Gray Homestead Ocean Campground, 21 Homestead Rd, Southport, ME 04576, USA