This campground boasts very nice waterfront sites. They have a rotating artist in residence that give classes. Clean, quiet campground. Clean well kept facilities. Sites are not large, but not tight either. Owners are very personable. Would be 5 stars if the had full hookups. For 7 day stays they do offer 1 free honey cart pickup.
Called ahead for site w sat service. Assured us they had several sites. When we got there, all the sites they offered had trees obstructing sat signal. Man argued with me and said their sat was pointed at trees and worked. Maybe it did but ours would not. Sounds petty but my husband has health issues that dont allow him to do much else but enjoy tv. Also sites not level and ratty. Left and went to campground close by that was wonderful.
We just spent 5 days at the Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground, and came away as happy campers. Searsport is a charming town, amongst other similar towns. It is a good base for Acadia NP, Mt Desert Island, and Bangor. You re not far from small groceries, and larger chains, a number of independent eateries, and lots of antique sellers. We were lucky to be in one of their premium sites with a deck. Of those sites, maybe a third would allow for a 30 or larger rig. Our 25 class C fit fine, with our chase car angled in at the front. So when you book, be honest about the size of your rig. The waterfront sites are fairly close together, but we had friendly and quiet neighbors. Sites further back had more room. Our entertainment was watching tankers head up Penobscot Bay to a fuel depot; seals, shorebirds, high & low tides. OTA TV was limited to 4 PBS channels; Verizon cell signal was a strong 4G. We like to keep up with news and weather (especially with Hurricane Florence remnants headed north), and I could stream via my phone to the TV. Satellite reception would likely be difficult with the tree cover. This is a large property far more expansive than the not-to-scale map on their website leads you to believe. There are several types of sites ranging from rustic tenting reached via a footpath, several cute cabins, to their premium waterfront w/private deck RV sites. There are several structures for live music, big feeds and events, gardens, goat pasture, dog area, kayak rentals, trails, etc. There is a dual dump station near the entrance; as well as a mobile sewer service available for those staying beyond their tank capacity, so you don t have to unhook & move just to dump. Astrig & Steve obviously work very hard here, and take pride in the property. Some reviewers have complained about the rules. They are in place to protect against the few who apparently find being courteous campers a burden. Case in point our first night there, someone a few sites from us started setting off some fairly large fireworks. Not only did we not want to hear it, but we have an older dog who is loud-noise phobic, and she was immediately in a panic. Within a few minutes, Steve firmly addressed the issue. No more fireworks. I grew up in a campground-owning family in the 60s/early 70s. I know how hard we all worked, especially my Dad. The work never ended the need for maintenance is constant. Winter prep and spring work is brutal. The public is often not easy to deal with, and that was long before the era of entitled, easily offended, brave social media warriors. The premium sites were a bit pricey, but there are other options within the campground. For us, it was location, location, location thus we were willing to spend a bit more for a pretty cool site, and would do it again.