Old Orchard Beach KOA is the nicest park we’ve stayed at in the KOA network, and also, by far, the most expensive.
We Paid: $70 per night for 2 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 814 Portland Road Saco, Maine 4072
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Pool, Jacuzzi, Playground, Field Games, Wireless, Cable TV, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Restaurant on site, Dog Run, Splash Pad
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Pretty grounds
- Great amenities
- Amazingly friendly staff
- Super Expensive
We both really liked Old Orchard Beach KOA. Like many in the network, it has very pretty grounds, thick with beautiful trees. They really know how to create a feeling of camping in a manicured parkland. Unlike a lot of other KOAs, everything at Old Orchard is incredibly well maintained giving the park a very professional and welcoming atmosphere. The owners clearly care very much about making every inch of their park as good as it can be. I have a lot of respect for that.
While we were here, the park was packed with kids having a great time with all the cool stuff the park has for them to amuse themselves. The pool isn’t big, but the kids were making full use of both it, and the “splash pad” which is sort of a water-sculpture park for running around in. They were also riding around on trikes and bikes and romping on the playground equipment.
We have never encountered more friendly staff than those at this KOA. We were greeted with great enthusiasm and guided to our site immediately. Every other interaction left me feeling upbeat and cheerful because their enthusiasm and friendliness was so genuine and infectious. The store had a nice selection of the usual treats and fun stuff as well as locally produced goods from Maine.
Our site was of ample size and had well-ordered hook ups. Wifi and Cable TV were free of charge. All the facilities were in good order and very clean, especially considering all the kids in the park. We decided to take advantage of their in-camp restaurant, The Merry Moose. They serve both breakfast, lunch, and dinner items including Maine Blueberry Pancakes, which are really a treat.
Really, just about everything is great at Old Orchard except the hefty price tag. Our peak season site set us back $70 a night, after our membership discount! Aside from an RV park on the beach at the Florida Keys, it’s the most we ever paid for parking. This is the only reason I didn’t give them five stars. Maine is pretty steep all around but it is a hefty price tag. Despite that, I give it a solid recommendation for a short stay, vacation park, or if you don’t mind paying extra for a premium park. We would not stay here more than a few nights, but I would stay again if I was in the area.