Date of Stay: May, 2014
This was the perfect campground for our family. We backed into a fairly level waterside spot with a breath-taking view. We were situated in a way that made us feel like we were all alone even though the spots are fairly close and not wooded. (I recommend 376 or 364 for feeling isolated and on the water.) They do a great job at angling spots to stagger the view from camper to camper. Check-in was friendly and efficient, a "show-me" cart took us right to our spot. Cheap firewood (and fresh eggs) were available immediately across the street. We utilized the camp's showers to save on having to use the honey wagon; they are small but clean. We did run out of hot water if lots of showers/laundry had been done. Laundry facilities were clean and in good order. My only complaint is the woman's bathroom is in the very back and very dark at night so take a flashlight. (I like that it's dark to see the night sky better; just felt more secure bringing a light.) This is a great location for exploring Acadia as well as Bar Harbor.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Our family doesn't necessarily value the amenities others do; we prefer to feel as if we are off the grid as much as possible. We were thrilled to find the park allowing campers to use the loops previously closed due to renovations and we took advantage of being able to make a last minute reservation. We didn't mind that the bath house on our loop was closed and stayed with no power or water. We had the loop almost to ourselves except for the horses and a buck deer. The beach was pristine and a little 3 day old "paint" foal wandered near. Although no one can guarantee seeing them, we saw the horses each day without having to search long, if at all. They were in F, G, H and I loops each day. The beach is quite windy with sharp shell shards at waters edge so bring water shoes to protect little feet. The water was still quite chilly this early but it was perfect to enjoy a book at waters edge in shorts and a sweatshirt. Groceries and gas are nearby and check-in was efficient and rangers friendly. Bath house was clean and surprisingly uncrowded even with E&F loops' closed. We weren't overly troubled by flies, mosquitoes or the mountains of manure others complained of. But, it was still quite cool for the season. If you are looking to have an excuse to unplug, relax and beach it, this is the perfect park! If your family needs more to do to be entertained, stay in the southern Chincoteague area because they aren't connected by a road and going in between means an hour by car. We all wish we could have stayed longer.