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RV Rental Maine: Motorhome, Camper, & Trailer Rentals ME

When you think of Maine, you probably think of lobsters and lighthouses. But there is so much more to this northeastern state. Renting an RV in Maine lets you see the natural beauty it has to offer. We recommend booking your trip during the summer so that you can participate in the variety of events and festivals that take place in the warmer weather. 

First, make your way down the coast and see the rich history of the lighthouses and Old Orchard Beach. Then make your way inland to see the impressive beauty of the forests.  Reserve your RV rental in Maine now, and experience why people call this state Vacationland. 

Popular RV Destinations in Maine 

Old Orchard Beach

Visitors can’t help but embrace the unashamed tacky honky-tonk nostalgic atmosphere of this pier and beach resort. It’s the last remaining full-scale amusement park on a beach in New England. Established in 1863, Old Orchard Beach and the Palace Playland have delighted families for over 150 years.

Head to the water and enjoy seven miles of wide sandy beach, or try out a variety of different activities. These include shopping, mini-golf, parasailing, indoor karting, biking, fishing, sailing, and a ropes course. There are also unique dining experiences and a casino. 

Palace Playland has all the retro rides you’d expect. There’s an old-fashioned carousel, bumper cars, Ferris wheel, and roller coaster. When you’re hungry, there are plenty of street-side stands that sell all of your favorites: ice cream, saltwater taffy, fried dough, and fries. 

Staying right in the middle of the action is easy, as there are plenty of campgrounds at Old Orchard Beach. There are several affordable options with plenty of amenities. 

West Quoddy Head

Maine is famous for its lighthouses, so a trip to this northeastern state won’t be complete unless you visit at least one. The West Quoddy Head lighthouse has a dramatic red and white stripe paint job. It also happens to be the easternmost point for the entire United States. 

While there has been a lighthouse in this spot since 1808, the brick structure you see today was built in 1858. The lighthouse is 49-feet tall and shines its light 83 feet above the sea level. You can learn about its history, tour the tower, and see the former keeper’s cottage. 

Surrounding the lighthouse are five miles of trails. They’re perfect for bird and sea life watching. Be sure to take the easy one-mile path to the coastal plateau bog because it’s your one chance to see subarctic and arctic plants growing so far south. 

Acadia National Park

This park provides a unique point of view of Maine’s rocky coastline. There are also countless lakes, streams, and forests, so there is plenty of terrain to explore. We recommend taking the Park Loop Road and winding your way through the park. This is the best way to see all of the main attractions and tour the park by vehicle. 

There are also several park buses that take visitors from one scenic attraction to another. If you’re looking to get some exercise, there are several unpaved paths for walking and bicycling. 

In total, there are over 100 miles of hiking trails of all levels of accessibility, making their way through the park. There are even some that make their way up the Cadillac Mountain to the park’s highest summit at 1,530 feet. 

Other notable attractions are the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Thunder Hole, and Schoodic Peninsula. You can also stay right on the grounds at one of the park’s two large campgrounds. 

Events and Entertainment in Maine

Maine Lobster Festival

No trip to Maine can be complete without a lobster dinner. What better place to eat this delicious sea creature than at the Maine Lobster Festival? Head to the gorgeous Rockland Harbor for this summer lobster blowout. 

For five days, visitors feast on 20,000 to 25,000 pounds of lobster. It’s all freshly caught by local fishermen. You can cheer on the lobster crate races, check out maritime displays, watch demonstrations, and see live entertainment.

When it comes to the lobster itself, you can be traditional and order the platter. There are also plenty of creative and innovative dishes, such as lobster-stuffed risotto balls, lobster mac and cheese, and lobster won-tons. Finish your meal with some delicious homemade Maine blueberry cobbler. 

Also, don’t miss the parade and crowning of the Maine Sea Goddess. 

Yarmouth Clam Festival

Maine’s fishermen do more than catch lobsters. Another large industry in the state is clams, and the Yarmouth Clam Festival celebrates this mollusc. Each year, over 100,000 people make the pilgrimage to Yarmouth for this delicious festival. 

By the end, over 6,000 pounds of clams are consumed by festival goers. This is in addition to the 400 homemade pies, 2,200 pancake breakfasts, and 6,000 lobster rolls. 

In addition to the food, there’s live music on four stages, a parade, fireworks, street dancing, and a firefighter’s muster. There’s also a professional bike race that takes place during the event. For some real entertainment, don’t miss the clam shucking contest. 

Open Lighthouse Day

The American Lighthouse Foundation, Maine Office of Tourism, and US Coast Guard sponsor this yearly event. About 15,000 to 18,000 people visit more than two dozen historic Maine lighthouses, and each of them opens its doors to the public for exploration. 

You can climb the lighthouses all the way to the top or simply spend your time learning about the history of each one. 

Some of the highlights are the Monhegan Island Lighthouse, which has a museum and art exhibit inside of the keeper’s house, and the Owls Head Lighthouse, which has a special exhibit of Author Angeli Perro and his children’s book. 

Campgrounds and Parks in Maine

Paradise Park Resort Campground

This campground is in a perfect location if you’re planning to visit Old Orchard Beach. It’s located just 800 feet away from the famous amusement park and pier. The campground sits on 40 lush acres, so there’s plenty to explore. 

There are several world-class amenities that make staying at this campground a pleasant one. These include two heated pools, three jacuzzis, volleyball, cornhole, shuffleboard, and two playgrounds. There are also paddle boats available for rent. 

There are over 200 sites that range from tent to full RV hookups. Check out the deluxe sites that come with full hookups and 2,000 square feet or more of space. 

Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOA

This campground provides peace and seclusion as it’s located on Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor. It also happens to be at the entrance of Acadia National Park. This means there’s easy access to kayaking, hiking, and biking at the park. 

There are some luxury amenities that come with this park. There’s a heated pool, convenience store, snack bar, dog park, tour shuttle, propane, firewood, and a bike rental. This campground is family-friendly and plans plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. 

There are over 100 sites, both back-in and pull-through. They come with full hookups and Wi-Fi. 

Red Apple Campground

This campground has a picturesque setting with 15 acres of perfect landscaping of lush greenery, flower gardens, and pruned shrubbery. Accenting the grounds are hand-painted birdhouses. It’s also a few minutes’ drive from some of Maine’s popular attractions, including the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Seashore Trolley Museum, and whale watching cruises at Kennebunkport 

This campground feels more like a five-star resort. Take a dip in the heated swimming pool and enjoy some of the free treats provided at the special events and activities. There are also plenty of other activities, including a rec hall with games, books, and air hockey.

RV Storage and Dumpstations in Maine

As you travel around Maine, you will eventually need a dump station. The majority of the dump stations are located at private parks or inside state campgrounds. Some offer deals such as a discount or free dumping if you’re a guest. 

  • Cabela's, Scarborough
  • Birch Haven Campground, Eagle Lake
  • Brewer Car Wash and Gas Station, Brewer

There comes a time when every traveler needs to get off the road for a bit. When this happens, you need to find a place to store your RV. There are plenty of places in Maine that offer secure storage facilities for your RV, such as the following: 

  • Holden Family RV, Holden
  • Leisure Maine Storage, Rockland
  • Apple Tree Self Storage, Windham

FAQs:

1. What are RV rentals?

An RV rental in Maine is an easy way to explore the state at your own pace. You can pick up your RV in the area in which you plan to explore. Then when you’re done, you can drop it off and not have to deal with maintenance or ownership responsibilities. 

2. How much are RV rentals?

You can find camper and trailer rentals in Maine for $75 to $150 per night. Vehicles that are larger, such as a motorhome, will cost about $150 to $250 per night. You can get a discount on the nightly rate by extending your total rental length for longer. 

3. Do I need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Maine?

You need to be at least 25 to rent an RV. There are some owners that may be willing to rent to people that are younger, but it will be more expensive. 

4. Do I need insurance when I rent an RV?

You should always have insurance when renting an RV. This coverage will protect you if you’re involved in an accident. Some owners offer insurance as a part of the rental; others will require you to obtain your own insurance. 

5. Do I need to return my rental RV with a full tank?

It’s best to ask the owner what their policy is. Most want you to return the RV with a full tank. Some will fill the tank for you but then charge you for the cost of the gas. 

6. Are RVs pet-friendly in Maine?

You should have no problem finding an RV rental in Maine that allows pets. You may find that some have size and weight restrictions. You’ll probably need to pay a pet deposit too. 

7. Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Some owners will rent their RVs with no mileage restrictions. Others will agree to a limited number of miles and then charge on a per-mile basis after the allotment is exhausted. 

8. Are there RV rentals near me?

There are RV rentals available across the country. You should have no problem finding camper rentals in Maine. To narrow down your search, try looking near the parks or attractions that you want to visit.