Campground in Acadia National Park

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.


Featured Campgrounds

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts

866-917-4300

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.


Smuggler's Den Campground

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!


Hadley's Point Campground

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.


Mount Desert Campground

516 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
207-244-3710 or email

We are in the heart of Mount Desert Island right next to Acadia National Park and the ocean. Small, peaceful, well-maintained, we have spectacular ocean and mountain views, salt water fishing and swimming, metered hot showers, launching ramp, electric and water hookups, WiFi, and much more.


Somes Sound View Campground

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.

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Balsam Cove Campground

East Orland, ME
800-469-7771

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 Campground

Bass Harbor, ME
800-327-5857

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

Blackwoods Campground

Acadia National Park
800-365-2267

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.

Echo Lake Camp

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.

Hadleys Point Campground

Bar Harbor, ME
207-288-4808

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.

Mainayr Campground

Stueben in Down East Maine
207-546-2690

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.

Mountainview Campground

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

Mount Desert Campground

Mount Desert, Maine
207-244-3710

Small, peaceful, well-maintained with spectacular ocean and mountain views, salt water fishing and swimming, hot showers, ramp, WiFi, and more. • Open Memorial Day - Columbus Day

Pleasant Hill Campground

Bangor, ME
207-848-5127

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

Seawall Campground

Acadia National Park
877-444-6777

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.

Shaddy Oaks Campground

Orland, Maine
207.469.7739

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!

Smuggler's Den Campground

Southwest Harbor, ME
877-244-9033

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

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Cathedrals of Evergreen

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherWhen 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.