Camping

Special Firewood Emergency Legislation

June, 2010:  The Maine Legislature has banned all out-of-state firewood.  It is now illegal to transport out-of-state trees, logs and firewood into Maine.   If you brought firewood with you, burn it safely and immediately.

Destructive invasive insects are threatening northeastern forests.  These foreign insects have made their way into the United States and Canada and have negatively impacted forested areas as nearby as Massachusetts.  Without your help, they could quickly become a widespread pandemic.  These insects have the ability to quickly destroy entire stands of woodlands and devastate syrup and wood harvesting industries.

Do your part.  DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD FROM YOUR HOME.  Doing so risks transportation of these dangerous insects even without your knowledge.  And don’t transport firewood back to your home from your vacation stay.

BUY WHERE YOU BURN.  Buy from local roadside firewood suppliers.

For detailed alert information, visit  http://www.maine.gov/firewood

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Camping Policy

Courtesy overnight camping is permitted for “race weekend camping” only. Occasional special-event fees may apply. Fans are welcome to camp the night before and the night of an event. The policy is extended a few days earlier in the week when Touring Series events are scheduled to arrive.

The Speedway is not permitted by the municipality to act as a campground. Therefore cars or RVs of any kind are not permitted to remain on Speedway grounds longer than the race weekend. Vehicles also cannot be placed and left unattended in advance of events.

  • Departure time is by 12 noon the day after the final race weekend event.
  • Only self-contained units are permitted. Tents are only allowed when accompanied by a companion self-contained camper unit.
  • Hook-ups and service facilities are not available.
  • Small, contained camp fires only are permitted when local and state fire department authorities allow. Excessive bon fires are not permitted.
  • Only quiet camping is allowed in respect of neighbors and to preserve camping privileges.
  • Carry-in, carry-out and neaten camping area before departing.

 

Local Campgrounds

There are plenty of top quality local campgrounds nearby for extended stay guests.

Campground areas with full amenities in Scarborough, located within 10 minutes of the Speedway:

  • Bayley’s Campground – 207-883-6043
  • Wassamki Springs Campground – 207-839-4276

Campgrounds with amenities in or near Old Orchard Beach, within 20 minutes of the Speedway:

  • Hid’n Pines – 207-934-2352
  • Paradise Park – 207-934-4633
  • Powder Horn – 207-934-4733
  • Saco/Old Orchard KOA – 207-282-0502
  • Wild Acres – 207-934-2535