Saco / Old Orchard Beach KOA

814 Portland Road

Saco, ME 04072

Reserve: 800-562-1886

Info: 207-282-0502

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Local Area Attractions


Scarborough Marsh Nature Center

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center is only 3 miles from the campground. This is a great place to hike, canoe or kayak.

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Scarborough Downs

Live harness racing on New England's fastest half-mile track. Dine with a finish line view at the Downs Club Restaurant. Only 10-15 minutes from the campground.

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Seashore Trolley Museum Photo

Seashore Trolley Museum

Located in Kennebunkport, it's "History in Motion" and a wonderful way to spend an hour or two. See more than 25 restored streetcars, ride 3 ½ miles on one through some beautiful Maine country. View trolleys being restored, grounds available for picnicking.

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Super Duck Tours

Super Duck Tours offer an exciting 1 ¼ hour historical tour of Portland with a twist. This strange new vehicle is cleverly disguised as a Duck and travels on both land and sea! Experience the charm of Portland with its cobblestone streets, unique shops, historical buildings and its working waterfront, the Old Port. Then you'll be traveling on water, in Casco Bay, home to islands, forts and famous lighthouses. The tours operate from April through October.

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Old Port shopping district in Portland

Walk the working waterfront in Portland and shop the many diverse and interesting shops at the Old Port. You'll also find many fine restaurants along the way.

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Desert of Maine

Located in Freeport, it's Maine's famous natural phenomenon. See giant sand dunes, enjoy nature trails and narrated tours.

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Enjoy the many hiking trails in the Saco area. The Cascade Falls Trail begins behind Cascade Inn/Restaurant, only 1 mile from the KOA. Its only a half mile trail to a 30 foot waterfall. Or hike at the Scarborough Marsh (3 miles from KOA), at the Wolf Neck Woods State Park in Freeport, at Cape Arundel and Blowing Cave in Kennebunkport or at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells. Our front desk has info on other hikes as well.

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Lighthouse tours Photo

Lighthouse tours

First to see is the Portland Headlight, the second oldest lighthouse in America, surrounded by the Fort Williams State Park, a place to visit in itself. Two Lights (where there are actually two lighthouses in the same area) is close by. Travel south to York to see the Nubble Light. You will also have views of several other lighthouses from any of these most popular lighthouses.

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South Coast Tour

You may choose to do a south tour in one day, though you may find you'll need more time! Start with Kennebunkport, where you can enjoy quaint shops, nice walks, the summer home of President George Bush, whale watching trips, fishing charters and the Seashore Trolley Museum. Travel further south to Ogunquit for a walk on the "Marginal Way", or just to enjoy this beautiful, quaint fishing village. Can continue on south to York or to Kittery, where there are over 100 factory outlets for the shopping enthusiasts!

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Portland Tour

Portland is such a nice size and beautiful city, with an interesting and entertaining waterfront. In addition, you will find loads of historical and cultural attractions. Portland also has a thriving arts tradition, evidenced by it's many galleries, theaters, performance halls and museums, located on historic Congress Street. Consider taking the Duck Tour for an entertaining and informational tour on both land and sea!

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North Tour

As well as seeing the Portland Head Light and Two Lights, and the city of Portland, you will want to travel just a little more north and get your shopping in at the famous L.L. Bean store and the surrounding outlets. In addition, the Desert of Maine, located in Freeport, sports giant sand dunes, nature trails and narrated tours. Or travel west from Portland to the Shaker Village.

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Amtrak's Downeaster to Boston

Ride Amtrak's Downeaster to Boston. There are four round trips daily from Main Street in Saco to the Boston North Station.

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Funtown / Splashtown Photo

Funtown / Splashtown

New England's largest amusement and water park, located only ¼ mile from the campground. Discount tickets are available at our front desk.

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L.L. Bean Photo

L.L. Bean

Shop the famous L.L. Bean store in Freeport, approx. 30 miles north, plan time to hit some of the other, many outlet stores as well.

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Maine Wildlife Park Photo

Maine Wildlife Park

The wildlife park is located near the Shaker Village, in Gray on Rt. 26. See moose, lynx, mountain lions, black bear, bald eagles, hawks, owls and white tailed deer. Nature trails, picnic facilities, educational programs.

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Lobsters, lobsters, lobsters! Photo

Lobsters, lobsters, lobsters!

We have information on many restaurantsyour trip won't be complete without some Maine lobster. Even buy some to take home!

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Ogunquit and Perkins Cove Photo

Ogunquit and Perkins Cove

South of Kennebunkport, still a very easy drive from the KOA. Walk the "Marginal Way", a paved trail bordering beautiful rocky coastline; enjoy the quaint cove and artist retreat with beautiful views. Consider taking in a play at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

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Boat cruises and deep sea fishing Photo

Boat cruises and deep sea fishing

We can help set you up with a Scenic Tour or Deep Fishing out of Kennebunkport. Or take one of the many boat trips out to Casco Bay offered from the Casco Bay Cruise Line.

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Aquaboggan Water Park Photo

Aquaboggan Water Park

Just 1 ½ miles from the KOA, this water park includes many water rides, as well as a Lazy River, bumper boats and more.

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Beech Ridge Raceway Photo

Beech Ridge Raceway

Stock car racing, located in Scarborough, a short distance from the campground.

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Kennebunkport Photo


Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum on the way, see George Bush's home, and enjoy the quaint shops and good restaurants in this classic Maine village.

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Drive in theater Photo

Drive in theater

Not all areas of the country are lucky enough to still have drive-ins! And ours is less than 2 miles from the campground with two nightly showings in the season.

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York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park Photo

York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park

Spend the day at York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park.

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The Wells Auto Museum Photo

The Wells Auto Museum

The Wells Auto Museum houses New England's largest display of "Brass Era" antique cars. There are over 70 cars, along with other antique items like nickelodeons and coin games, bicycles, pictures and signs. The museum is inexpensive and very enjoyable.

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Beaches Photo


We are located only three miles from the longest stretch of sandy beach in Maine, Old Orchard Beach. In addition, you can enjoy smaller and quieter beaches, such as Ferry Beach State Park, Camp Ellis, Biddeford Pool, Higgins Beach and Pine Point Beach.

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Trolley from the KOA to Old Orchard Beach - In season

Don't worry about parking and enjoy the scenery by taking the trolley from the campground to Old Orchard Beach.

It generally runs from mid to late June until mid to late August, plus Labor Day and picks you up right at the front of the campground. Costs in 2011 were $1 per person, 2 years and under free. Sorry, no pets or bicycles allowed.

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Maine Indoor Karting Photo

Maine Indoor Karting

This is a fabulous and unique opportunity to have some real fun! Maine Indoor Karting is an indoor kart racing facility that is designed specifically to provide adult, licensed drivers with a genuine racing experience. You'll race against other drivers in expertly engineered karts on a professionally designed track. They also have junior racing programs designed to help train young drivers, ages 8 to 15, on how to handle our junior-size karts. Visit Maine Indoor Karting online to learn more.

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Old Orchard Beach Photo

Old Orchard Beach

We are located at Maine's largest stretch of sandy beaches (7 miles), with Old Orchard Beach and it's boardwalk being the hub. Kids will also enjoy the Palace Playground, Old Orchard Beach's Amusement Park. Old Orchard Beach is just a short drive from the campground, parking information is available from our staff.

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Lighthouses Photo


First to see is the Portland Headlight, the second oldest lighthouse in America, surrounded by the Fort Williams State Park, a place to visit in itself. Two Lights (where there are actually two lighthouses in the same area) is close by. Travel south to York to see the Nubble Light. You will also have views of several other lighthouses from any of these most popular lighthouses.

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Living Shaker Village Photo

Living Shaker Village

Located about 45 minutes from the campground, west of Portland, this is a live, working Shaker Village.

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Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Photo

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball

Minor League Baseball team, tickets start at just $3.00!

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Whale watching Photo

Whale watching

Whale watching is one of the most popular activities in southern coastal Maine. Let us set up a trip for you. If you'd like a shorter trip, you can consider a Scenic Tour of the waters as well.

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