Well - we have been at the Lake Pemaquid Campground for the past week. This is a very large campground - about 768 sites - a mixture of RV sites - small trailer sites - pop up campers and quite a few tent sites.
The campground for the most part is located in what we consider pretty thick woods and not a heck of a lot of sunshine filters through. The campground is what I would describe as a fun/filled family camping experience. Lots to do for kids of all ages:
fishing derby - rainy day cartoons and movies - kid dances every Thursday 7:30 - 10:30 - Karaoke with a live DJ every Wed 7:30 - 10:30 - train rides - hay rides - mini golf -skateboard area - Saturday night dance fever with a live band - this past Sat night the Patio Cowboys played everything from country to rock & roll - really great music-Saturday night at the movies - sing along on Mon or Tues nights -paddle boats - aqua bikes - kayaks - rowboats - canoe - WOW to be a kid again!!!!!
This past weekend - Father's Day, it was quite crowed - with most sites from what we could see being occupied - at least in the area of the campground we were in. Quiet time starts at 11PM and by golly come 11PM all got quiet!!!
We are not big fans of the "THICK FOREST" type campgrounds. However that said - being in Maine I'd be surprised if one could find a campground not in the forest!!! :>) There is in our mind a distinction between camping and RV-ing. This campground is just that, a FAMILY CAMPGROUND where families go with their kids and have great fun doing all the things kids like to do as well as what grown ups like to do with their kids and without their kids.
In that light, I would recommend this campground for those families with kids who enjoy the CAMPING EXPERIENCE - with 20 different things to keep the kids busy and sitting around the campfire at night.
We picked this location as it provided us with quick access to those areas of Maine that we wanted to visit friends from when we lived in East Boothbay, as well as coastal towns we love - Camden, Rockport, Damariscotta, Bristol, S. Bristol and a few others. We were for the most part gone all day doing our visiting and our sightseeing and walking down memory lane - so it served a purpose - that being location.
We leave tomorrow morning for Trenton Maine - about 3+ hours north of here - in the Acadia - Bar Harbor area of Maine. The location we are staying in seems to be more of an RV Park as compared to a campground and it does not appear to be in a heavily wood location - WOO-HOO!!!!