RV in Maine- Part Of Our On The Road Series- East Coast
When we were headed to Acadia National Park in our RV, we needed an RV park that could accommodate our Newmar Mountain Aire Big Rig Class A RV. Here is what we learned about where to RV In Maine.
We also wanted an RV park that was close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. That’s how we found Timberland Acres RV Park whose motto is “No Rig TOO Big” and decided to investigate and book a site.
RV in Maine- Where is Timberland Acres RV Park Located?
The park is in Trenton Maine on Route 3, only 14 miles from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Mount Desert Island. This clean and well-maintained RV park is locally owned by Colton and Morgan Sanborn.
How Big Are The RV Sites At Timberland Acres?
The park has over 50 sites that are over 100 feet long! As our video below shows, we had plenty of room for our 44’ foot RV and tow vehicle. The sites are also wide enough to open awnings and set up picnic areas.
Are The RV Sites Level?
Yes, the gravel sites are wide, and level, and have picnic tables and fire rings. They don’t have concrete pads at the sites, but the sites are clean and not muddy or dirty. Campfire wood is available for purchase at the office.
Are The RV Sites Easy To Pull An RV Into?
Many RV parks have tight turns that are difficult to maneuver with big rigs or have overhanging trees that can scratch RV paint. We were pleased to find that Timberland has wide, paved roads with easy turns and no hanging trees.
How Many RV Sites Are There?
There are 200 sites on 35 acres. Some of the smaller sites are tucked into wooded areas, but the big rig sites are in wide-open areas.
RV in Maine- What types of RVs does Timberland Acres Allow?
Timberland Acres allows all types of RVs including Class A, B, C, Super C, and towables. This park is so popular that there are seasonal rental sites including transient sites.
Are Pets Allowed At Timberland Acres?
Yes, well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed but make sure you pick up after your pets and don’t leave them unattended. There isn’t a dog park at Timberland Acres, but I saw this really cute reminder sign in the office that I had to share!
What Amenities Does Timberland Acres Have For Campers?
- Swimming Pool
- Propane sold on-site
- RV Supplies sold in office
- Kids Playground
- Planned Activities Throughout the season
Timberland Acres is Respecting Coronavirus With Safe Social Distancing and Sanitizing
The park limits the number of people entering the office to one at a time and asks that you wear mask when you do so. There are park staff cleaning and sanitizing the facilities throughout the day.
Close to Lots of Shopping
Timberland is in the town of Ellsworth and there is lots of major stores there including grocery stores and large chain stores.
One of the staff told us about Acadia Provisions which is less than a mile from the park. This locally owned butcher shop and deli has fresh produce and specialty items. We picked up some great steaks there!
Would We Recommend Timberland Acres RV Park?
Yes, we would highly recommend Timberland Acres! Their tagline is “Where Friendly People Meet!” and we found that to be true of the owners, staff, and guests at the park.
Morgan (the owner) even shared a tip to help us avoid the lines to purchase tickets at Acadia. Go to the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce right down the street from the park and purchase entry passes there! They are the same price as at the gate ($30 per vehicle for a 7-day pass) and we just drove through the gate rather than wait in the lines at the park entrance!
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People Also Ask – RV in Maine
Can You Take Your RV Into Acadia National Park?
It depends on the size of your RV. We saw several Cruise America rentals there in the 24’-26’ range, but our RV would not be allowed in the park. There were several bridges with only an 11’ clearance! Plus, even though the roads are in great shape in the park, there are areas where there are switchbacks and it’s hard to maneuver anything much bigger than a passenger vehicle.
FAQ About Acadia National Park
Known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park is one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. There are 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.
TIP: Because the park is so popular, beginning October 1, 2020 vehicle reservations are going to be required for two sections of the park, Cadillac Summit Road and the Sand Beach Entrance. Here’s a video courtesy of the National Park Service explaining:
Best Things To Do While Visiting Timberland Acres RV Park
- Visit Bar Harbor on the Northeast Coast for some beautiful views and great shopping
- Eat Fresh Lobster and Seafood at the famous Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
- Visit the Quiet Side of the Island- Mount Desert Island (MDI) and Southwest Harbor