During the summer tourist season, Maine swells with visitors from all over New England looking for their piece of nature and to leave behind the chaotic noise of the city and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the wilderness. However, with so many people wanting that same idyllic vacation, Maine can get a little crowded – just ask anyone who’s tried visiting Acadia National Park on the Fourth of July weekend.But Maine still has a few places that are quiet and untouched, ready to be embraced by the RV camping visitors motivated enough to reach them. Cobscook Bay Campground is an excellent example of that kind of off-the-beaten-path destination, far from any population center in the state’s southeastern tip. Close to the Canadian border, it’s not a place that anyone would come upon accidentally – ideal for those who prefer solitude when camping with an RV.A few miles outside of Dennysville, on the shores of the Cobscook Bay, the campground has dozens of beautiful sites, many of them right on the water. There are no hookups for your RV rental, but a dump station in the campground permits you to empty your sewage tank if needed. There is a boat ramp available if you’re bringing any kind of watercraft, but with the powerful tides in the bay, it should only be used by those experienced enough with such conditions. The RV campground’s long shoreline has plenty of great fishing spots though, and during the summer months, you might even catch a glimpse of one of the bay’s resident whale pods.
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While Acadia National Park gets all the credit when it comes to hiking along the beautiful Maine coastline, you don’t need to brave the park’s crowds to enjoy such scenery; the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Lands is just a short drive away when you’re camping at Cobscook Bay Campground. This slice of coastal paradise sees very few visitors, and the ten-mile-long loop trail that skirts its shoreline is claimed to be one of the most beautiful hikes in America.Book an RV in Washington County, and you’ll also be well-positioned to explore Campobello Island and the Roosevelt Campobello International Park just across the Canadian border (bring your passport). The island was once a favored summer retreat for President FDR, and with such beautiful scenery, it’s not hard to see why. Hike the trails along its picturesque coastline before stopping in at the Roosevelt Cottage, a museum dedicated to the Roosevelt family and their vacations spent on the island.It wouldn’t be a Maine vacation though if you didn’t see a few lighthouses while you rent a camper near Cobscook Bay Campground. West Quoddy lighthouse is just down the road in Lubec. There’s tons of maritime history in the little inlets surrounding the bay, so it’s not hard to find a few lighthouses and it’s a great way to see the countryside in your campervan rental.
It’s not an exaggeration to say there isn’t really a town near Cobscook Bay State Park. The closest noteworthy community is probably Lubec, the easternmost city in the United States. It’s just a small grouping of houses around a fishing pier though. As far as isolated fishing towns go, Lubec is pretty interesting, with an art gallery, antique shop, a couple of museums, and a few places where you can get a bite to eat. Obviously, try the fresh seafood, but if you want to experience the pinnacle of Maine cuisine, grab a lobster roll during the height of summer. The cold claw meat and creamy mayo on a toasted bun are sure to delight your taste buds.Another fun destination to hit up when you’re getting a rental motorhome at Cobscook Bay Campground is the town of Eastport on Moose Island. While only ten miles away as the crow flies, getting there in your rental RV requires a circuitous route around the bay and over some bridges to reach the seaside town. Thanks to its incredibly deep harbor, Eastport has historical routes as a fishing and trading center stretching back centuries. It’s a much quieter town now, populated with quirky art galleries, cute shops, a mustard mill, and a museum dedicated to the tradition of smoking fish.If you need some urban experiences away from Cobscook Bay Campground, your best bet is going to be Calais, a border town less than an hour's drive to the north. As a port of entry, you’ll find more amenities there, particularly when it comes to restaurant selection. It’s also home to the Wabanaki Cultural Center too, which has some fascinating exhibits regarding the indigenous tribes of eastern Maine along with a section of the ecology of the nearby Bay of Fundy (home to the largest tides in the world).