Camping at Reid State Park

Reid State Park

Are you hunger for camping in a place where unspoiled nature endures amid wildlife animals and cinders, a place that boasts wild scenery and glorious beaches? This Reid State Park bearing the distinct honor as being Maine’s first State-owned Saltwater Beach is definitely for you. This simple but mystical landscape was donated by a prosperous businessman with the aim of preserving and maintaining the whole area’s long-lasting beauty.

Glorious beaches at Reid State Park

Since officially being under the management, Reid State Park has been completely enjoying such a tourism boom thanks to its perfect geographical location. It is not only an ideal place for camping but a home of various source of recreational activities and wildlife animals.

1. Camping

The endless number of campsites here might make you amaze. The camping day is from 1:00 p.m until 11 a.m. Campsites vacancies will be filled either by the State Park Campsite Reservation System or on a first come, first served basis.

Whatever kinds of campsite you are interested in: primitive, water and electricity or full hookup sites, you would surely find at least one that will totally satisfy your need.

a. Primitive sites

It completely depends on your demand. If camping primitively with only available water can live up to your expectation, so just go for it. However, the fact that facilities at this site are rather limited requires you to take along some other needed stuff like flashlights or luminous items to light up and ornament your tent during the night.

Does it turn out that something missing turn into something you can experience wildly? What is more waiting for you? Have you ever caught the stunning scene of thousand fireflies? They are all here, showing their whole sparkling bodies during the night at Reid State Park.

b. Water and electric sites

If you still feel that water, plus electricity are two things that you cannot separate when camping, then you should go for water and electricity sites. Also, these sites have been complemented several items to support your outdoor cooking like fire ring/grill, a small table for eating and nearby restrooms.

Water and electric sites at Reid State Park

You can fully make use of available electricity by taking along with you some chains of blinkers; then you can decorate your tent and make it even more sparkling than fireflies.

c. Full hookup sites

These sites are fully furnished, for sure. The only thing you need to prepare is food. However, these sites are not as ideal as they are when you are trying to search for something wild enough.

Family camping at Reid State Park

That is all up to your need, but on the second thought, these sites are well-equipped. We suggest that you come here with your family (kids included), then these sites might be your best choice.

2. Activities

If you are expecting to see every form of natural landscape and cherish yourself with a wide range of recreational activities besides camping, then you would definitely get excited and inspired by such things at Reid State Park.

What is more amazing than enjoying the park’s long, wide sand beaches like Mile and Half Mile? Also, breathtakingly massive sand dunes there waiting for your watch.

Enjoying the park’s long, wide sand beaches at Reid State Park

What about bird-watching and wildlife animal observing? In fact, the park boasts its fame mainly for being home for endangered least terns and piping plovers to nest. Also, other shorebirds find this state park as an area for resting and feeding.

Bird-watching at Reid State Park

If time allows, you should not miss a chance to explore three miles of hiking trails, climb ledges of the park. If fishing is one of your favorite thing to do, then you ought to pay nearby Damascone – a thriving fishing community in Colonial times a visit.

Fishing while camping at Reid State Park

Last but not least is swimming. If you are a brave swimmer and you would like to show off your ability, then you cannot leave the nearby ocean unattended. Come in winter, and the park will turn into a massive spot for cross-country skiing, so you can give that sport a try if you wish to.

Swimming while camping at Reid State Park

3. Rules and regulations

In order for you and your friends to fully enjoy everything here when camping, we would like kindly to remind you to follow some of the park’s rules. Day use areas will be open from 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily, unless posted otherwise due to operational constraints.

pets on leash are welcomed at Reid State Park

All campers must register in person when arriving at a State Park campground. For tent campsites - as many tents as will comfortably fit within the designated site and no more than two motor vehicles including the visitor's vehicle are allowed. One more thing, one motor home, trailer, camper van, or slide-in camper is allowed per campsite.

Luckily, pets on leash are welcomed at designated sites, so you need to carefully check your site before taking your pet along with.

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