Campgrounds / Camping
Acadia Campgrounds - Maine communities such as Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Somesville, Trenton, Sullivan, and others, offer diverse camping options for your visit to Acadia National Park. There currently are two campgrounds within the park on Mount Desert Island. However, there are several other excellent choices that are close that should be considered as well, some that are next to the ocean. The following information and links will aid you in your selection.
You'll love the view at our three Bar Harbor Camping Resorts. Visit MT. Desert Narrows or Narrows Too - and enjoy the ocean view. Or,... park your RV or pitch your tent at Patten Pond - a 740-acre lake with a beautiful, private beach. You'll find all the amenities and lots to do at nearby Acadia National Park and historic Bar Harbor. Cabin, RV, and cottage rentals available.
20 Main St., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
877-244-9033 or email
Family Camping! We are uniquely located to explore many hiking trails in Acadia National Park - No need to even get in your car! Walk from your campsite through the woods to Echo Lake Beach in Acadia or have fun in our Heated Pool (heated through September!!) and Kiddy Pool. Be it hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, playing or just a quiet place to relax Smuggler's Den is a great place to vacation!
33 Hadley Point Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-4808 • Call for Reservations
Family owned and operated for over 40 years • We cater to families who want the fun of camping with proximity to Acadia Nat’l Park and Bar Harbor. Tent camping, 20-30-50 amp service, and NEW CABINS provide options for all adventurers. Amenities include heated pool, modern bathrooms, hot showers, camp store, laundry facility, FREE wifi, Island Explorer shuttle service, Sunday Services and more • Five minute walk to a public beach. Open May 15-Oct. 15.
86 Hall Quarry Road, Mount Desert, ME 04660
207-244-3890 or email
Oceanfront campground near Acadia National Park on beautiful Mount Desert Island • Small, peaceful, well-maintained campground with spectacular ocean and mountain views • Heated swimming pool, kayak and paddle boat rentals • A short drive from Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor.
East Orland, ME
Located right on 10 mile long Toddy Pond • Free hot showers, laundromat, swimming beach, horseshoes, volleyball, boat dock, fishing, canoe & row boat rentals, paddle boat rentals, and more
Bass Harbor, ME
Located about 10 minute walk from Bass Harbor Lighthouse • 130 Shady or wooded sites, fireplaces, free hot showers, heated swimming pool, hot tub (for adults), playground, laundromat, and more
Acadia National Park
Open year round in forested setting with about 306 sites • Showers are nearby but no hookups or utilities provided in campground. Reservations required mid-June through mid-September of each year.
Mount Desert Island
207-244-3747 (6/20 - 9/1)
Located between Southwest Harbor and Somesville on Mount Desert Island, Echo Lake Camp has been helping families, couples and individuals experience the beauty of Acadia ever since 1925.
Bar Harbor, ME
Located near Route 3 on Mount Desert Island, Hadleys Point Campground is family camping at its best. We have a heated pool plus a public saltwater beach is only a 5 minute walk away.
Stueben in Down East Maine
Nice 35 acre setting near Joy Cove in Stueben, Maine - a great place for canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Camping area provides sites for tents and R.V.'s, and includes a complete range of services.
Sullivan (Open 5 15 - 10/15)
207-422-6408 Call Now!
Beautiful oceanfront camping on National Schoodic Scenic Byway • Natural rocky shore surroundings and quiet family atmosphere • Near Bar Harbor & both sections of Acadia • 1 day free with week stay
Located in Bangor, the largest economic center in central Maine • Open and shady sites with picnic tables and fire-ring • Pets are welcome but must be leashed • Open May 1 - Oct. 15
Located near many area attractions • Spacious sites with picnic tables and fireplaces • Recreation hall, heated swimming pool, miniature golf course, 2 playgrounds, laundromat, and more
Acadia National Park
Provides great wooded setting 4 miles south of Southwest Harbor and about a 10 minute walk from ocean • Open late May through September • Showers and camping supply stores are nearby.
Located between Bucksport and Ellsworth • Wooded and shaded sites with picnic tables, fireplaces, showers, laundry, swimming pool, horseshoes, rec hall, playground, and more • No dogs!
Southwest Harbor, ME
Located in Southwest Harbor only about a 20 minute walk from Echo Lake • Free hot showers, heated swimming pool, laundry, fire areas, camp store, horseshoe pit, playground, and more
Cathedrals of Evergreen
When I was a young boy, my parents would often stay at some campgrounds when visiting Acadia National Park. With seven children all in a station wagon, this was definitely the way to go to save some money. But the truth was, there was much more we ended up sharing as a family in a place like this than most any other. For many years, I did not realize that many people have never experienced what it is like to spend a night on the floor of a forest with the sounds of nature all around. Or, to collect some firewood so you can cook your breakfast over an open fire. I love the smell of a campfire combined with the delicious scent of balsam fir. What I would give to be back there again as a young man, walking through the winding dirt roads next to the coast, looking up at the cathedral canopy of trees. But the truth is, every time I am there, the young boy visits me again, and blends all the years into one moment of time.