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About MECOA & Join Now

About is the official website of the Maine Camping Guide, both are products of the Maine Campground Owners Association (MECOA). MECOA represents over 180 of Maine’s licensed campgrounds. The office of MECOA is in Auburn Maine and Contact information is found on the contact page in this section.

MECOA’s mission statement is: “MECOA is the premier resource for supporting campground owners and promoting camping in Maine.” MECOA accomplishes their mission by providing Marketing, Advocacy and Educational tools to its members. Each program that MECOA provides to its members is extensive.

MECOA has built this website for the convenience of the camping public. All of MECOA’s Campground Members are represented here on the site, as well as in the printed version of the Maine Camping Guide which is available HERE in a digital format.

MECOA’s Advocacy work includes legislative and agency representation at the state and national level, as well as the participation in organizations such as the Maine Hospitality and Tourism Alliance. MECOA is the recognized representative of camping’s interest in the tourism industry.

MECOA’s Education program provides the informational and educational needs and resources members require through the knowledge base of the office staff, network opportunities at member events, and ARVC’sOutdoor Hospitality Education Program“. MECOA also hosts a Trade Show annually for its members to connect with business members on a personal level.

MECOA’s Marketing opportunities are vast. We produce the Maine Camping Guide each year and have the for all camping public to research and find the right campground member for their needs. is commonly the first stop for camping enthusiasts before they make their summer camping plans. For its campground members, MECOA also provides business resources for many different services and products.


northeast campground association logoPartnering Membership Program –  When you join MECOA as a Campground Member, you also receive the partnering memberships to the Northeast Campground Association (NCA) and the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC).
ARVC logoThe combined membership benefits of the three, is invaluable! If you would like to know more about these two memberships, please contact the MECOA office at 207-782-5874 or by email.

More information about membership and participation in MECOA events is available here on the site or by contacting the MECOA office.


Looking for Info on How You Can Join MECOA?

Are you a licensed Maine campground? OR Do you provide a service or product specifically for campgrounds?

Are you wondering what MECOA Membership can offer you?

Are you interested in being in the #1 requested camping resource, the Maine Camping Guide, and present on the popular with your very own listing page?

Email the MECOA office using the Contact Us form for more information to join us!
We would love to have you.

Maine Camping Guide

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