Camping can be a fun and rewarding experience for people of all ages – from young couples enjoying a weekend getaway to old friends meeting up for a few days of relaxation. As we see first hand here at Saco River Camping Area, the majority of casual campers are families. Spending time with your kids in the great outdoors is an excellent chance to bond and to share experiences that will create lifelong memories.

It is important to find activities that you will all enjoy which can sometimes be challenging, especially for families that have children with large age differences. Finding activities that will entertain a five year old, a fifteen year old, and a forty five year old can be a little tough! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of classic camping activities for the whole family:

Pickup Sports.

Wiffle ball, touch football, basketball, and other pickup sports are all excellent ways to enjoy exercise and friendly competition with the whole family. Saco River Camping Area offers ample space for all these sports and more.

Water fun.

From the simplicity of swimming and wading to the excitement of kayaking, there’s nothing better than fun in the water- especially in summer. That’s one reason why our campground, located on the banks of the Saco River, is especially popular in the heat of summer.


Hiking through beautiful nature trails is probably the most quintessential camping activity there is. Our extensive network of hiking paths at Saco River will allow you to do exactly that.


Building a campfire, roasting marshmallows, telling stories, playing cards…it’s a camping must! Our wide selection of camping sites (including dozens of waterfront sites) offer the perfect environment to share these activities.

Bonus Activity: Laser Tag!

Saco River Camping Area offers Laser Tag: visit us online to learn more!