RV Park Review – Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec ME
A basic & tight, but super cute private RV park with great water and sunset views at the very northern tip of the east coast (right by Canada) in Lubec, Maine.
Link to park here: Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec, ME
Link to map location here: Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec, ME
- Site quality = 2.5/5
Very basic sites here. This is a tiny RV park with only 29 sites, all of which are arranged in a small, open loop on a peninsula by Johnson Bay. Sites are are long, flat, grassy pads in side-by-side arrangement with tight spacing & zero shade or privacy. They are either back-in/face-in (on outer edges) or pull-throughs (in middle section) and most are big enough to accommodate large-sized rig. Hookups are either 50A/water (sites #1-#15) or 50A/water/cable TV (sites #16-#29). Biggest bonus? The water views are fabulous! Except for three sites in the back row (sites #13,#14,#15) and four sites in the middle row (sites #1-#4) all remaining sites have a lovely, fully open water view out the front. Also each site has a very large, green, grassy area (located directly in front of the parking pad) with picnic table & fire-pit to hang out and enjoy said view. The view was the #1 thing we liked about the park and absolutely what “made” the campground for us. Biggest ding? Voltage level was borderline low the whole time we were here. It was fine for day-to-day stuff, but was too low for our liking to run the A/Cs (it dropped to 103V with load). Thankfully it was not really hot while we were here, but on hot summer days with a full park-load of RVs, I could imagine this might become a problem. Also site spacing was really quite tight. There is minimal separation here and and since the park allows you to park either face-in or back-in (your choice) you may well end up with your door directly facing your neighbor. We parked with our front window facing the water and we were next to a 5th wheel (so we shared our door space), but because of the water view and large “sitting area” out front we didn’t feel cramped. So despite the minimal separation we felt very comfortable in our site.
- NOTE1 – CASH/CHECK only. This campground only takes cash or check (no cards).
- NOTE2 – TENT sites. There are 8 tent sites (6 primitive, 2 with water/electric), which are slightly separate from the main loop (at the end of the peninsula). They have good separation and lovely water views as well.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Flush toilets and showers here. Showers were walk-in stalls with pegs and small chair (for your stuff). Main ding is that they were somewhat dated and rather small (not much space to move around in there), but the water temp & pressure was decent and they were impeccably clean while we were here. On-site dump station.
- Amenities = 3/5
This is a pretty basic park so there’s a very limited set of amenities here. There is a small check-in/camp store, a nice on-site laundromat ($0.75 or $1.25 wash, $1.00 dry), Also FREE on-site WiFi which worked mostly well while we were here (park was only partially full). Biggest unusual amenity? If you want to cook a lobster the campground will provide a lobster pot, propane, eating utensils and cooking instructions right at your site (you can buy your fresh lobster down the road). Pretty fun little perk for those who like lobster. Oh and they do have a small replica on-site lighthouse (a super cute touch).
- Location = 5/5
This is the perfect location to explore Lubec and Campobello Park (in Canada). You are only ~5 miles from West Quoddy Lighthouse, ~5 miles from downtown Lubec (grocery store, restaurants) and ~5 miles from the bridge to Canada. There’s places to buy fresh fish nearby, a chocolate shop (just across the road), a great seafood shack (just ~1 mile away) and a very decent brewery downtown. Plus it’s superbly quiet and very relaxed in camp.
- Pet friendliness = 5/5
Excellent place for paws. Decent space around camp (lots of grass), plus there’s a fabulous little beach (by site 12) for doggie to play on the sand and dip/swim in the water at low tide. Large, grassy hill behind the sites is also a good place to walk/play with dogs. No on-site poo bags however.
Overall Rating = 3.8
BONUS ALERT: Camp in the easternmost RV park in the US with water views galore!
Video Overview: Want to see it in living color? Check out our ~10 min video overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1B7zpa70FY
Summary: This is the only RV park in Lubec so we chose to stay here purely because of location and the fact that we wanted to visit West Quoddy Lighthouse and Campobello Park (in Canada). But we ended up really liking it! It’s a super small park with only 29 sites on a small peninsula overlooking the bay. It’s really basic (not much in terms of extras and amenities) and sites are just flat, grassy pads in side-by-side arrangement with water/electric (no FHU), but it’s just so cute and well-run. The hosts are SUPER friendly (seriously the nicest & most helpful camp hosts we’ve ever encountered), everything is kept really nice & clean, and the water (and sunset) views from the sites are just fabulous. Plus it’s superbly quiet and relaxed. Biggest dings were that the sites are quite close together (no shade or privacy) and since you can park either face-in or back-in (your choice) you may end up sharing your door space with your neighbor. Also the park voltage runs borderline low. This is not a problem in cooler temps, but may become a problem in summer with a full park of RVs running A/C loads (keep a watch on your voltages here). Lastly amenities are rather limited (this is a pretty basic park). But the views & large, grassy “sitting areas” make up for it IMO. We had a wonderful site facing the water (site #18) with a huge, grassy “sitting area” out front where we enjoyed the sunset over the bay every night. So despite being close to our neighbor, we didn’t really feel cramped at all. Also we just loved the area! Lubec is a sleepy little town, but the local lighthouse (West Quoddy) is iconic and the town has everything you could want including a grocery store (IGA), several eateries and even a (very decent) brewery. Plus you are just 5 miles from the border to Canada and Campobello Park. Lots of hiking & nature (both at the lighthouse and across the border) and just a wonderfully relaxed and peaceful area to visit. We really enjoyed our short stay and would certainly return.
Extra Info: Decent cell signal (Verizon was strongest with 4 bars LTE, ATT was 2nd with 1-2 bars LTE. Zero T Mobile), however beware of roaming onto Canadian cell towers! We found our ATT-based phones would switch between ATT & Canadian providers intermittently while in camp, but we were able to solidify and stabilize our ATT signal using a simple directional antenna. Free on-site WiFi, which worked mostly well during the time we were here (park half-full). Total 29 RV sites, 8 tent sites. Sites #1-#15 cost $35/night (50A/water), sites #16-#29 cost $40/night (50A/water/cable TV) and tent sites cost $30/night. CASH or CHECK only. On-site dump station.SPONSORED LINK:
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Mark Gehring says
We stayed there five years ago. We were in a scary thunderstorm , one of the loudest of our trip around the US and Canada. Also, I haven’t read all your recent posts, but the tide there was pretty incredible as well. Just after this we went to the Bay of Fundy, and saw 50ft tides. I think Lubec is at least 25, like Acadia.
You really blew it if you didn’t go to Monica’s Chocolates, almost across the street from this campground – expensive but very high quality!
Of course we went to Monica’s chocolates! I have several pics of her place in my last post. Plus we ended up with several bags of her creations. Just too delicious to miss.
SunRambler Jack says
Always enjoy following along, but the tip on how to avoid getting caught on the wrong cell towers by using a directional antenna is awesome. We have our yagi for gain with a distant tower, but of course yagi antennas are very directional as well, they have peaks and nulls. Great idea. I just turned my cell off a few years at Niagara Falls. Great US and Canadian signals all around the falls and along the gorge, but using a directional antenna in a fixed location like you were at in Maine with too many good signals (and we’ve been at near the border of Manitoba & Minnesota) to solve the problem, what a great idea!
Glad the tip was helpful! Niagara Falls (earlier this summer) was actually the first time we encountered those switching towers, and it really was tough to stabilize the signal until we figured out the directional antenna thing. We don’t use that antenna much, but it does come in handy for niche things like this.
exploRVistas - Diana and Jim says
Wow…being able to sit out front makes up for the narrow sites, Nina! Good tip on the cell towers. We actually were dinged with Canadian roaming once in the parking lot at Thunder Hole in Acadia. Evidently, Beehive Mountain blocked all the US towers and we caught a signal from Yarmouth, NS.
That view and green area out front definitely made all the difference for us. It was a real treat to see the sunset every evening from there.
I’m amazed you roamed on Canadian towers all the way down in Acadia! We didn’t experience that when we were down there, but it’s good to know.
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