On our way home from Northern parts of Maine, we decided to stop at Poland Spring Campground for a couple nights to just “kick back” and get ready for the long ride home.
We pulled in with no reservations as usual and found a cute little paradise. There were a lot of seasonal renters, and all were maintained to the max. The grounds are very wooded, bringing back a sense of the old days of camping. Some big rigs would have trouble in many sites, so a call ahead would be very smart.
Even in late season the store was stocked to the top with groceries, toys, gadgets, knick knacks, etc. Nearby the Poland Spring Water Company maintains a day park with interactive trails, but we chose to go to the wildlife park. If you think of the facility as a zoo, you will be deeply disappointed.
The Wildlife Park specializes in saving and rehabilitating animals for eventual return to the wild. For us this was a great end to our Maine vacation. The Black Bears and the Moose are the highlights, but the Big cats a impressive.
As for the campground, we loved it. During midweek, the place was quiet, clean, and scenic. The boat launching area is perfect for small craft with canoes, kayaks, and a small sailboat for rent. The Range Ponds are beautiful bodies of water, especially for small boats. We canoed to the nearby State Park with no other vessels on the water. A young Bald Eagle was adjusting to life without parents and we spent several hours just watching his antics.
Bring the kids and enjoy the nearby attractions and the beach area. This Campground is a destination you will remember for many years.