Moody Beach is among the worst parks we’ve stayed at during our travels. It’s not outright terrible, but I would not recommend it.
We Paid: Thousand Trails Membership 3 nights ($39 advertised)
Discounts Used: Thousand Trails
Address (GPS Link): 266 Post Road Wells, ME 04090
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Pool, Jacuzzi, Playground, Field Games, Wireless (pay), Cable TV (pay), Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
- Nice Location
- Plenty of Amenities
- Dirty bathrooms and showers
- No reserved spots
- Uneven sites
So far, nearly every Thousand Trails site has been a disappointment. Moody Beach is pretty typical of the TT parks we have been in so far. Good enough not to be outright bad, but only just barely. For every good thing you can say about Moody Beach, there is something bad to say about it. I’ll start with the good things.
Moody Beach RV is located near the Maine coastline where there is lots of natural beauty to see and tourist accommodations to take advantage of. The site is set into the woods so it is relatively quiet and has plenty of shade. The staff was friendly. The pool was pretty nice. And they have a full slate of amenities and then some.
Where things go down hill is the maintenance of the park and the parking itself. The bathrooms and showers were not very clean or well maintained. They worked, and they were not outright filthy, but they reflected a “minimum effort required” approach to the park’s maintenance all around. The sites themselves were also on the sketchy side. Most were wildly uneven and showed bothersome problems like sewer ports raised well above the level of the pad. This makes draining the tanks a real hassle. The roads were also extremely narrow with vehicles sticking out into the road at all angles due to the small sites.
Like all Thousand Trails camps we have been to, they don’t actually reserve sites when you book. You have to hunt around the park to find an available one once you get there. It makes for a somewhat chaotic experience and seems to stem from a really poor booking and tracking system managed by the central organization rather than the individual campgrounds. Moody Beach at least had a pretty good idea of where we’d find available spots in the park.
All in all, it’s not a bad park, but it’s not a good one either so I’d say try another if you are staying in this area. As Thousand Trails members we’ve been booking them trying to get value from our membership, but I’m quickly regretting it. It’s decent, but I can’t give them my recommendation.