Wild Acres Old Orchard Beach Maine – Crazy Camping!

Wild Acres, located along the Southern Maine Coast in Old Orchard Beach has a slogan – that you see throughout the campground – “75 Acres of Camping Serenity”.  Now, I don’t know how people from Maine define “serenity,” but Wild Acres lives up to it’s name.


Wild Acres is one of the largest campgrounds we have visited.  Sun & Fun in Sarasota Florida is BIG.  Fort Stevens, Oregon is also BIG;  Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara as well.  But this was probably the largest campground we have visited.  Over 600 sites – and a mix of site types.

Park Models

All dressed up and no place to go…

Many, Many RV Sites



Lots of Activities for the Kids…..




Zip lines & Adventure Climbs

When we arrived, I was overwhelmed by the number of sites, people, kids.  Many of these campers have been coming here for YEARS.  20, 30, 40 years.  So what did they love – and keep returning to – that I was missing?  After all, OOB was named one of the coolest small towns in the US by CNN.

It took a few days to figure out, but we finally worked through it.

First, A close walk to the  beach.  


Second:  Good Kayaking minutes away.  with good company!






A great beach bar – the Brunswick – known to locals and long-timers as the “Swick.”  Live music, no cover, cold beers and great people watching!  Our new favorite beach bar (sorry, Jimmy B’s).



All wrapped up in a funky little beach townIMG_4664


And finally amazing lobster!  we were lucky to share a great lobster dinner with Linda, David, Mark, Lisa and Linda & Lisa’s Mom who has been visiting OOB for over 30 years!  and finally that same night we hung with the Wild Acres Doyenne, Sandy.  Miss Sandy checked us in and has been working on site for over forty years.  She runs the show – nobody messes with Sandy!

We loved our stay at Wild Acres and hope to return……


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