Recent 6 day stay in August 2012. What stood out?. The GAC chemical plant ship terminal accross the Bay runs 24/7 unloading ships with cranes visibly seen and heard unloading during our entire stay. Relatively new sign or paint at the roadside is nice but the campground is old and run down. Cramped and tight sites especially along the Bay "ocean" for $70/day, The owners (mercedes drivers) are in the pre retirement stretch and investing little. They are pushing a hippy theme but really its just about their profit margins. The old run down bathrooms and showers receive minimal if any attention from the owners, dead bugs and cob webs, slime and mushrooms never cleaned during our stay. The bath house, is a raised wood frame building with pathetic linoneum and spongy floors. Its definetaly a keep the sandals on and bring little to the showers (at least it is not coin pay). And never bring the sandals into your RV. The septic system for the bathhouse is located below the new childrens playground, and there is constant effluent overflow from the overburdunded mantle flowing through the playground, this is more than yuck. Cold water only laundry is useless for the fishy ocean smells. Dump station poorly designed/maintained to prevent full emptying of tanks, and you can guess that people just make a mess (on their way out) . Overall, not the worst i've been too, but bottom 20% percentile. pehaps many in Maine are this bad. Pity, some nice stuff to do or see. This place has potential meaning trees and waterfront versus a field , and probably 20 years it was okay, but nostalgia doesn't cut it. Unbelieveable a few neighbours were a few time returning guests, others shared the yuck opinion. All in all, stay away. Searsport is not really a good jump off for visiting Acadia and other places. Just Barb's, going North up the road 10 minutes has really good food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground is our home, passion and livelihood. We enjoy 40 acres of ocean gardens with 1/4 mile private beach. There are 125 sites...Some just for huge RVs, others for backpacking tents and most for else...Lobsters too. The campground also offers another 120 acres of wooded area with trails for hiking or mountain biking. Fishing and kayaking are also available from the campground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground Hotel Searsport
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground Maine