AOW is an okay campground for the price, but you could probably find better. Camped last in July 2019 here (skipped 2020 due to the pandemic) and it was okay. ISSUES -Had to call security on guests shooting firecrackers and fireworks at midnight, and could not reach security very well. -Golf carts go way too fast on the roads and it's hard to walk on the roads due to this. -Campground could use renovations. Broken kiddie rides by the beach that haven't worked for years and often steal coins. Playgrounds are very lazily built and often with very little fun equipment. The blue playground by the beach does not have any regular-sized swings, despite the playground being the biggest. The playground by the restaurant is the only one to have swings, and they're tucked in the back by the woods. -Moody Stage and bathroom house removed for no reason in the field, leaving a sad-looking platform that is now used as a stage. -Rundown old vehicles by Chub Pond. -Neglected mini-golf course. -Arcade nearly empty, with like 6 or 7 arcade games left (and most are broken). Former bumper cars area left abandoned. Modern jukebox that could play any song removed for no reason, leaving the arcade empty and quiet. -Rude older lady in the store, always seems like you're bothering her when you shop in the camp store. -Very slow WiFi throughout the campground, despite upgraded modems in the last couple years. -No more paper activity schedules, forcing you to use an app on your smartphone to view their activity list. If you don't own a smartphone, you're kinda out of luck. -Blocking people on their Facebook for no reason. POSITIVES -Rainbow Lake is beautiful and a cool place to swim on a hot summer day. -Showers get nice and hot and are very private, each having its own stall and full door, although some are weak in water pressure. -Scenic location and only two miles from Sebago Lake. -3 miles down into the woods for a nice private spot. -Store is well-stocked and the baked goods are delicious! -Chub Pub Restaurant has delicious, if expensive, food. Did not open 2020 season. I would give the campground a try and see if you like it.…
Our extended family (4 sites rented) have spent a long October weekend there for 23 years now and we have enjoyed them all. We have never had a major issue with this campground. It is clearly not a resort style campground but it is truly a great spot for family camping. Our only complaint is the golf cart rental situation. It gets very irritating when you have them buzzing by your site from early morning into late at night. Walking around is quite a challenge as the people driving them feel like they "own the roads". It is sad to find golf carts prevalent at almost all the campgrounds now so AOW is not an exception. What ever happened to getting some exercise? We will continue going here.
We’ve been before, but probably not coming back. Got out at a campsite next to the employees campers. Wouldn’t have been a problem, expect the employees staying at the sites were extremely inconsiderate about quiet hours. Quiet hours ‘start’ at 10:30pm, but they were blasting music and yelling until about 2am on Friday and Saturday night. Nothing against a party, but for a family campground, it wasn’t appropriate. Made it very hard to relax and then try and sleep in the evening. Unfortunately, no one attempted to quiet them down or enforce quiet hours. We tried calling the office, but no one answered and when we checked out no one even asked how the stay was. Very frustrating weekend... Other than this situation, our time would’ve been nice.
The staff here is absolutely horrible- go somewhere else! They’re rude, the spots overlook a dirty little pond. I overheard the owner yelling at some innocent young kids and another old grumpy employee yelling At patrons over something silly. There are so many other options in the area; seriously DO not waste your money here!!!
We have visited many campgrounds in our years of travel and none compare to this one! It’s the best!! Even during the COVID 19 era, they still found ways to let campers enjoy their stay while keeping everyone safe. While there are those who complain about anything, given the current atmosphere with public gatherings, we are outdoors enjoying nature and this campground strives to be the best!