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6 Amazing Advantages of Camping Near Portland, ME

Taking a visit to Portland, ME is a must when traveling through Maine. From Portland's lighthouse and bike tours, to museums, lobster rolls, and shopping in Old Port - Portland, ME has endless attractions that are fun for all ages! You may be researching what the best camping near Portland, ME would be for you and your family - and with so many great campgrounds, it can be difficult to choose. Keep reading for 6 advantages of camping near Portland, ME and why you should stay at Jellystone Park™ Augusta!

Jellystone Park™ Augusta is the best for camping near Portland, Maine!

48 Miles From Portland, ME

Being just over an hour away from Portland, ME, our Camp-Resort is the prime home-base destination. By staying at Jellystone Park™ Augusta, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the largest city in Maine and enjoy peace and quiet on 150 lush, wooded acres. Plus, staying at our Camp-Resort makes it easy to visit both the city of Portland and notorious waterfront district, Old Port.

Portland, ME

There is so much to do in Portland, ME that's fun for the whole family. If you're looking to learn more about art or view your favorite pieces from artists like Andy Warhol or Vincent Van Gogh, we recommend the Portland Art Museum. For lunch or dinner, stop by Eventide Oyster Co. for fresh, local oysters and lobster. Plus, make sure to check out Rough & Tumble or Folly 101 to do some shopping!

Old Port

This charming district is the heart and center of Portland, Maine! Taking a stroll down Old Port, you'll always find something to do! You can expect to see cobblestone roads, historical impact and architecture, cafés, breweries, boutiques, galleries, and more! This area provides families with plenty of options for entertainment and has tourist opportunities for tours, and ferry or boat rides! 

When you walk to the end of Old Port, you'll begin to enter the Arts District, where you can enjoy plenty of notorious attractions such as the Portland Museum of Art, Theatre of Maine, Portland Children's Museum, and other local art galleries and theatres.

Enjoy Portland, Maine RV camping in a peaceful, wooded area at Jellystone Park™ Augusta.


With over 5 different campsites, Jellystone Park™ Augusta has the best variety of campsites near Portland, ME and is a great option for RV camping! Enjoy full hook-ups, a picnic table, fire ring, and more when you book one of our 4 RV site types. Or, if you're looking to sleep under the stars, book a Rustic Tent Site for the ultimate tent camping getaway. By booking a campsite near Portland, ME, you'll be able to enjoy the perks of staying at our wooded Camp-Resort alongside Androscoggin Lake, while also being just a short drive away from the city!

Enjoy our Mini Cozy Cabin looking for Portland, Maine cabin rentals!

Cabin Rentals

In addition to our campsites, our Camp-Resort also has three cabin options! Our cabins are perfect for campers who want the camping experience, but prefer the luxuries of home. Our Portland, ME camping cabins come with AC/heating, a charcoal grill, fire ring, and more! Cabin camping at Jellystone Park™ Augusta will soon become your home away from home.

Splash around in our Water Zone when you choosing camping in Portland Maine at Jellystone Park™ Augusta!

Water Zone, Pool, Beaches, & Hot Tub On-Site

Water Zone? Check. Swimming pool? Check. Hot tub? Check. Here at Jellystone Park™ Augusta, we have it all! Splash the day away at Yogi Bear's Water Zone, which features two slides, spray features, and more fun! If you're wanting to kick back and relax, soak in our seated warming area with jets for some quality "me" time. If you prefer swimming in a lake, our sandy beach is the spot for you! Did we mention that all of our water attractions are included in your stay? This way, there's no need to leave our Camp-Resort for water fun unless you want to. Check out opening dates for our water attractions here.

We have over 12 attractions to make your stay at Jellystone Park™ Augusta full of fun when camping in Portland, Maine!

Other Endless Attractions

In addition to the numerous water attractions our Camp-Resort offers, we also have 12+ additional attractions for you and your family to take advantage of! Play a round of mini golf, slide down our inflatable water slide, soar high on our jumping pillows, find gems in our Gem Mining sluice, cast your fishing line in Androscoggin Lake, or get competitive with a game of horse on our basketball court. View all of our attractions here.

Get in the campground spirit with our themed events and activities when Portland, ME camping!

Themed Events & Activities

Camping near Portland, ME just got better. At Jellystone Park™ Augusta, you can expect themed events and activities during your stay! We have a variety of themes lined-up for the year including Mess Fest, Under the Sea, Luau Weeks, and more. book between May 12 - June 16 & August 28 - October 15 for weekend activities, or June 16 - August 27 for daily activities scheduled all week long.


Finding a campground near Portland, ME with a variety of attractions, amenities, and activities can be time-consuming. We hope that these 6 advantages of camping near Portland has made the decision a little easier. At Jellystone Park™ Augusta, you're guaranteed to find the perfect campsite or cabin rental near Old Port, as well as enjoy a variety of attractions and events on-site while being a short distance away from Portland, ME. It's time to have the best vacation ever - book online today!