🌝 2024 Solar eclipse: Book now for 4/8

Camping near Sanford

The Sanford area offers everything from private outdoor hideaways to family-friendly campgrounds.

96% (3257 reviews)
96% (3257 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Sanford

Available this weekend

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top campgrounds near Sanford

100%
(1562)

Sacred Nectar Sanctuary

10 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · North Sandwich, NH
One of Sandwich's most treasured gems are the fields of the Intervale. This Historic Farm was purchased by Townsend Thorndike off the original McCrillis family that settled the land here. It was his place to get away from the busy life. As time went on and his money dwindled plans to sell off some of the land arose. Townsend's son, Nick, foresaw a devastating development of conventional homes diminishing the soul of this sacred land that held so much magic. So, Nick decided to move back to the homestead to create an example of what a healthy life for the land and its inhabitants looks like. Hip Camp is the first step towards sharing and opening up the land to create an ecofriendly, Intentional Community. Nick and his ever-growing tribe are creating a holistic, educational, retreat, workshop, and event center where people can come to learn how to co-exist in a harmonious relationship with nature and each other. Thank you for being a part of the healing <3 We hope to hear from you <3
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
$77
 / night
100%
(16)

Private site close to attractions

2 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · North Berwick, ME
Large camping spot on the edge of a 125-acre farm with sunny or shaded place to set up camp. Guests are welcome to walk or hike around the property. There are open fields and some rough hiking trails (wear good shoes!) Small stream runs through the property and there are wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife about. This is a rustic site with picnic table, fire ring and chemical toilet. Not glamping for sure, but pretty and peaceful. Plenty of room to pull in a pop-up or camper. Convenient to most locations in Southern Maine and NH. Located near the center of town, there are stores and restaurants within a 5-minute drive. Excellent location to be away from tourist areas but close enough to visit -Beaches 20-30 minutes, RT 95-15 mins, Portland 45; Portsmouth-45 mins, Kittery Outlets -30 mins. White Mountains 1 hour 30 mins.
Pets
Toilets
Campfires
Trash
from 
$49
 / night
100%
(208)

Hussey Mountain Tree Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Farmington, NH
ATFS Certified Tree Farm / Conservation Area Est. 2004 Camp with your group at our private Tree Farm/Conservation/Recreation Area. Established in 2004, we are an 87 acre ATFS certified Tree Farm located in the Blue Hills Range in the Foothills to NH’s White Mountains. Choose from one of three unique sites to best fit your camping needs, or book all three to reserve the entire property. We also host custom outdoor retreats/events, and reach out if you are interested in utilizing the mountain for your function. Our Farm spans the northerly side of Hussey Mountain from the base to the summit. Guests are provided with private access to several miles of multi-use nature trails, multiple scenic lookouts, a three acre PYO blueberry maze, a dock on our private eight acre pond with available boat rentals. On weekends, access to our abutting partner farm for educational tours, fresh organic produce, or plan an evening to have us host your group for private dinners/functions in our outdoor dining area surrounded by botanical gardens. At the common area located at the base of the mountain in (Parking A) guests are provided with a portable toilet, outdoor shower, garden hose for washing, a power strip for charging devices, spigot with potable water for filling containers, and mini basketballs/hoop for the kids. Things to do on the mountain SPRING-FALL include... Hiking on several miles of maintained nature trails marked with clear signage for easy day/night navigation. Relaxing/taking in the scenery from several scenic lookouts located on and around the mountain’s summit; combined they provide a 360-degree view spanning from the NH/ME Seacoast to the White Mountains of NH, to the Green Mountains of VT. Fishing, paddling, swimming, or relaxing on our dock. Bird/wildlife watching, berry picking, stargazing and leaf peeping. This is a place you can easily spend a few days and keep busy! That said, if you’re looking to venture off-mountain and explore we’re in a great area to do that. We’re located only 7 minutes off Exit 14, NH Route 16 N. Places to visit nearby include... Baxter lake (public access) 5 minutes south. Portsmouth 25 minutes south. Lake Winnipesaukee 20 minutes north. Gunstock mountain resort 25 minutes north. NH’s White Mountains 40 minutes north. Conway 1 hour north. Things to do on the mountain in WINTER include... We offer the only private ski area in New England accessed by either uphill travel or snowmobile lift service. With snow, our unique network of forestry trails and glades are transformed into downhill ski/snowboard runs, snowshoe routes, and fatbike trails. (Site 1 Base Camp) becomes ski-in, ski-out and is our only available site during ski season. Booking Base Camp provides our guests with exclusive private access to the mountain and all of the ski/snowboard/snowshoe/fatbike terrain via groomed uphill routes; one of which begins right out of the campsite.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
$69
 / night
98%
(187)

Stagecoach Falls

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Tamworth, NH
Welcome to Stagecoach Falls! Your very own private spot on the river. Bring your chairs and some firewood. A perfect spot to get away and relax with the sound of the river. A couple sites have new wooden decks for tents, Yoga or setup some chairs and just relax! These are new sites so we're still working on them. Enjoy your stay! 20 min to Conway  Lots of shopping, restaurants, things to do 20 min to Winnipesaukee Lake 10 min to Ossipee Lake Tamworth Distilling is a few miles away Franconia Notch is just under an hour away 20 min to Rattlesnake mountain Mt Chocorua is minutes away Tamworth Farmers Market every Saturday 9a-12p New Hampshire Mushroom Company has tours every Sunday Looking for a hike checkout this facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikenh4k
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
from 
$65
 / night
100%
(16)

Dancing Lawn

1 site · Lodging7 acres · West Kennebunk, ME
When we first purchased our property, we were made aware of a young fella needing a spot to set up his yurt. He lived with us for two years before moving along. We had enjoyed having him and his yurt on our land so when he left, It left a virtual and metaphorical hole. A couple years later we had an opportunity to purchase a yurt from an outdoor adventure company and so it began. We improved upon our tenant's idea by adding a proper outhouse and outdoor shower area. The space offered us a quiet haven during hectic times and now we are ready to share that opportunity. Our yurt sits on a quiet and private nook on our 7 acre property. We are right in between Kennebunk and Biddeford so there are quite a number of areas to explore if you make us your home base. It is a lovely 6 mile ride to Goose Rocks Beach or you can spend an afternoon walking around Dock's Square in Kennebunkport. Biddeford is a rapidly rebuilding mill town that has made several high profile food and travel publications for its great dining spots. If you are visiting to get away from the city, we are less than a mile away from the Eastern Trail which connects South Portland to Kittery, ME. Bring a bike or plan a quiet walk. We have a little fire pit so feel free to spend the day here and enjoy the birds. We hope to see you soon Kelly and Jason
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
$90
 / night
99%
(76)

Legacy Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Wells, ME
(As of 7/27/2023 Legacy Ranch Camp Ground is closed due to issues with permits. I will be working with the Wells town planning board to to get the campground reopen as soon as possible. My apologies to the campers I had to cancel at last minute. Hope to see you all before the end of season which is October 31st, If not see you April 1st.) Legacy Ranch Camp Ground has approximately 20 to 35 acres for self contained tent camping and RV camping at this time "Please check the size campers accepted." There are plenty of State hiking trial in the area, and the Tatnic Brook runs thought the property, weather permitting, and of course Beaver construction. We have chickens and fresh eggs year round. In the summer we may have a few cows, and possibly sheep and goats in the coming seasons. We are eleven mins, or 5.1 miles from the beach and Rout 1 that will get you to shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, and entertainment, such as mini golf, movies, Fun Town USA just to mention a few. "If Rout 1 is not your thing ask me about the back roads":) Legacy Ranch is a generational farm/ranch land passed down from 5 generations and will be passed to a 6th generation; my 3 grandchildren and then their children and many more generations to come. Each generation has made a sustainable living here. My father and beautiful stepmother who have both passed made their life living here as Horsemen full time and a Cattlemen part time. I share their love for the land and will work to keep it as rural and beautiful as they had. My grandmother worked outside of the home while working hard at home to keep things going and at that time my great grandmother hooked rugs. My great grandparents worked the land had pigs, chickens, cows, made wine from wild grapes, and had a small apple orchard. To be honest I am not quite sure what the first generation did to for a living to sustain them selves, but I can tell you it was to work and live off the land. Now its my turn for my dream, and how I can make a sustainable living from the land. Legacy Ranch Camp Ground is a self contained wild experience what you bring in you take out and leave nothing behind. We have stared updating with picnic tables and firer pits, and in time all sites will have these items. If you like the quiet country, wild turkey, duck, geese, deer, coyote this is the place for you! I have so much love for this place and I KNOW how much work it is to live here and the hard work my ancestors had to do to live here as well. Now I have a family who have helped me keep it. I have three beautiful grandchildren and we are working hard for their legacy. Enjoy your stay, we can't wait to see you!
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
from 
$50
 / night
94%
(155)

F.a.C Campout

13 sites · Tents30 acres · Exeter, NH
A shared space for the animals and the artist. We are working on becoming sustainable into the future where we can gather to work on our art in a loving natural and healthy environment. We welcome you to come relax and rejuvinate on this sacred ground. We ask you respectfully carry in carry out any trash. The farm can accommodate and accept your empty recyclables and compostable material (meat is NOT an allowed compost item). 3 bay commercial sink w/hot cold water access(n/a winter).Our family practices kindness and encourages community. #NFA ⚡
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
from 
$20
 / night
98%
(29)

Woods, Pasture and Lots of Sun

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Strafford, NH
Come camp in the foothills of Blue Job mountain, just a mile and a half down the road. 🏔 I have a 5 acre property with small cabins set in the woods. Cabins have basic cots, and compost toilets will be available for campers’ use. Access to garden and lots of sun You can have a fire 🔥 in the fire pit, there is also access to drinking water and plenty of sun to hang your solar water bags for a shower. I have an organic garden which you may also pick greens 🥬 for a meal. We look forward to hosting you! One dog per site is allowed, provided they are leashed.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
from 
$50
 / night
100%
(38)

TreeYurt

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Cumberland, ME
It started years ago my sister and I stayed in a yurt at a campground in Oregon. That was it. I was hooked so I got one. There is something magical about staying in a round structure in the trees. My love of nature and comfort drove me to create this special place to be able to share it with others. My TreeYurt is a platform built high in the trees so it essentially like a treehouse but with a yurt instead. It is located in the back part of my property surrounded by woods. In the spring there is a small stream running nearby and soon to come a bridge over to the fairy village. The land is somewhat sloped yet comfortable. There are apple orchards nearby and many hiking trails a short distance away as well as Portland a mere 15 minutes. The kitchenette has a small fridge a coffee maker a cook top with two burners pots pans utensils and kitchen towels as well a propane grill outside. There is a wood stove for heating in the winter as well as a monitor heater that makes it very cozy for chilly nights. The yurt is insulated so it is a great year round glamping adventure. I provide fire wood for the wood stove inside but the camp fire wood for the outdoor fire pit is $5 per bundle. The outhouse has a dry flush toilet and instructions at located in the yurt and out house. There is no running water although recently added an outdoor sink for the warmer months is available for use for dishwashing and a bit of cleaning up. I provide gallons of drinking water and dishwashing water for the colder months inside the yurt with dish tubs sponges and soap.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Trash
from 
$96
 / night
99%
(253)

Tir na nOg Farm

5 sites · Lodging, Tents30 acres · Pownal, ME
Highland cattle graze at the forest's edge on our Celtic-heritage farm: a gentle retreat with options for farm-fresh breakfasts, woodland wandering, and campfires complete with Gaelic songs and bagpipes! Our 40-acre farm includes heritage-breed animals, honeybees, organic gardens, and over 30 acres of conservation woodlands. We favor scythes over tractors--your stay will be quiet and fume-free! Bradbury Mountain and several trail networks are nearby, along with rivers, ocean beaches, and an excellent locavore food scene. Since the early 1800s, this land on the edge of Chandler Brook has nourished bodies and spirits alike. Sloping pastures meet well-managed woodlands, making this a haven for both humans and wildlife. Since the 1980s, we have worked to restore the soil and make a "hand-built" life as farmers using pre-industrial organic methods. We keep bees, maintain pollinator habitats, tend an orchard of heirloom-variety fruit trees, and conserve rare heritage-breed animals, including Tamworth and Mangalitsa pigs and Scottish Highland Cattle. Our shared love for Celtic folk culture has blended naturally with our love of sustainable agriculture to create Tir na nOg Farm. Today, the work of restoration continues with the help of farm partners, family, friends, WWOOFers, and other volunteers. This land is already better than we found it, but we hope it will remain a gathering-ground of culture and agriculture, tradition and innovation for generations to come.
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
$50
 / night
100%
(4)

Limington Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent70 acres · Limington, ME
Far enough off the main road and enclosed by a gate this 70 acre piece of land is a relaxing retreat space offering water, electric, sewer, a stone fire pit, and Adirondack chairs. We are located in Limington, Maine, just 5 minutes from the quaint town of Cornish, which is full of cute eclectic stores and restaurants. 10 minutes away is Saco river's "Limington Rapids" where you can enjoy kayaking, swimming, and rafting. There is parking and a bathroom on site there. The spot itself sits atop a hill overlooking a meadow, forest, and mountains.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Trash
from 
$20
 / night

Forest & farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · Acton, ME
Learn more about this land:Lakes & ocean within 10 to 20 min Trails for hiking & horses Fishing lakes streams or ocean historical sights Many local businesses sharing the taste of Maine
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Trash
from 
$40
 / night

Star Hosts in Sanford

Under $50

Value Prop
Value Prop

Camping near Sanford guide

Overview

Looking for the best camping near Sanford? The area features dozens of top-rated campgrounds and places to park your RV for the night, many within a short distance of Maine hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Whether you want a pet-friendly campsite or a family cabin rental with wifi, check out campsite photos, tips, and reviews from other outdoor enthusiasts to plan your next camping trip near Sanford.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.