Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

RV Park Review – Sunset Point RV Park (Lubec, Maine)

Sunset Point RV Park website

Overall, this is a nice park that we would return to if in the area.  The park is off the beaten path as it lies in the far eastern most portion of coastal Maine and probably not on many RV’ers top destination lists.  But if you want to visit a unique and beautiful part of Maine and/or are on your way to the Canadian Maritimes, this is a great stop for a few days.  One big draw to the area is Roosevelt Campobello International Park located just a few miles from Lubec across the border in New Brunswick, Canada.  While in Lubec for four days we found lots to do from hiking, lighthouse touring, shopping, restaurants, etc.  In addition to those things, we visited the oldest stone ground mustard mill in the country, the largest lobster pound in the country, the easternmost point in the country, and the most decadent hot chocolate in the country.  So how is that for a list?
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The park is small with some 30-odd RV sites and a half dozen tent spaces.  There is no sewer but a dump station is available and honey wagon service (for a fee).  The RV sites are close together but with the great views and plenty of green space to roam we didn’t seem to mind.  There is lots of space behind or in front of most sites which is a great place to park your chairs and not feel crowded.  The cost was $35/night with 50 amp, water, cable and wifi. 

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Amenities are few but there is a clean laundry and bath/shower house, a pond, and boat launch for canoes/kayaks.  The sites are grass but all appeared level and well-drained.  Roads are gravel and the lack of trees makes for easy driving in the park (although the road coming into the park is very narrow and would be tough for two big rigs to pass each other).  Each site has a picnic table and fire pit.  Utilities are well-placed.  Our waterfront site was ideal for pulling in forward to enjoy the view . . . but our electric cord was not long enough as we do not have an extension.  One thing to be aware of is if your neighbors pull-in and you back-in you have adjoining patios and the sites are very close.

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The park is located within a mile to downtown Lubec where you will find shopping, restaurants, fuel, attractions, etc.  Our Verizon phone and hotspot worked well and the parks wifi was very good.

There are many bonuses of this park.  First, they will loan you a lobster pot, burner, and propane to cook your fresh seafood.  So if you are hungry for lobster and forgot to pack the pot, just call the office.  Next, across the street is a Peruvian chocolatier who has been hand making chocolates for years.  Pray for a rainy day when you are craving something steaming hot so you can venture over to get a hot chocolate that will knock your socks off.

What we really liked about this park was many things, especially the close proximity to town (just a mile to downtown Lubec and a mile and a half to Campobello Island.  The woman who checked us in was extremely friendly and thoroughly went over maps with us and pointed out the attractions in Lubec and Campobello.  The setting is idyllic coastal Maine and we loved sitting outside by the fire pit and watching the boats and fog go by. 

The not so good things about this park are that the sites are very close together and there is no sewer.  The 50 amp sites are limited so you may need to book ahead or opt for 30 amp.

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Spirit’s two cents:  as always, if there is water for swimming Spirit is happy.  Between the pond and the boat launch, she found ways to get her paws wet.  The park is small so you really can’t get a great walk in but a state park with hiking trails is just four miles down the road and the International Park on Campobello Island has miles and miles of hiking trails.  There is lots of common area for you to walk dogs and plenty of grass for walking your pooch. 

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A somewhat tired dog enjoying the cool grass.



1 comment:

  1. awww. . .we just loved Sunset Point when we stayed there last summer. . .had the very nicest folks for our next door neighbors. They had purchased some land directly across the little bay there, if you were looking out your front windshield. . .and were in the process of having the utilities installed.

    This summer, they are building their house. . .so if you could see some building going on, I'm sure it was them!

    We enjoyed the entire area immensely. . .did you see the stained glass window in one of the restaurants downtown that was made from Sea Glass collected on the local beaches? Really spectacular. . .

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