PA rate. Excellent CG in a fantastic location on the Mount Desert Narrows, great views. There are sites on the bluff above the water, but none have direct access to the water. There is a trail which serves the CG but the beach is rocky and slimey, difficult walking. The CG sites are in great condition, 619 and neighbor sites are extra wide, gravel and very nearly level. Utilities are good and cable TV brings lots of channels. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Lobster Pound at every turn and great. Acadia National Park is close and lots to see and do. The CG entrance is a little difficult because contractor is widening and paving the highway and the CG intersection is not well marked. There will be a traffic signal there when the project is finished. Past the airport just watch for the CG sign on the left. This is a pleasant CG inspite of the light aircraft in & out of the airport, almost next door. NP tour bus begins running later this month and stops in the CG. We will return when in this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a PA rate for a beautiful, large site down by water. Our site was not "on the water" but we had a direct view of the harbor. Site was level, hook ups were great, and cable TV was good. Help in the office was friendly and helpful with any questions we asked. There is a pool but it wasn't open for the season yet. Laundry room was available, however, we didn't use it. Grounds were kept neat and clean. Lobster restaurant across the street (Gateway Lunts Lobster Pound) was reasonable and incredibly good. We would definitely come back if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have stayed here several times. Great for easy access to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor without being stuck on Mt Desert Island in heavy traffic. Nice big sites with a water view, easy in and easy out for our BIG RIG. Best feature: the staff here are VERY accommodating and helpful. Will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location is convenient to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Don't come in after dark. There are no lights on to the sign and you'll drive right by the park. If you have to look for a sign, look for the Open Hearth sign on the opposite side of the road. This is next door to the Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport with business jets departing about once an hour during the day time. Gravel roads and sites are in this park. We put our 36' motor home with a toad in a level, pull through gravel pad that had 50 amps available. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. The sewer caps are not threaded. Most sites are not tree covered. The WiFi is supplied by TengoInternet for $5.95 a day or $16.95 a week. There is great Cable TV. There is no trash pick up. Verizon cellular is 4 out of 5 bars. Out of 200 sites, only 19 are "on the water." We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We customarily stay at Bar Harbor campground but this year they were packed, nothing reasonable available for our 38' motor home, so we made a change and are glad we did. We have been at Narrows Too nearly two weeks thus far. Our rate of $51 is based on a weekly rate of $360 for a medium-priced site -- reasonable for area, our site not on the water but with a partial water view. Add a $3/day resort fee plus taxes. Attractive, wide open park, great for big rigs. Mostly open sites but a few shaded available. Some cabins and trailer homes for rent too. For a really big rig towing a car/motorcycle trailer, you can be accommodated here. Our site is nearly level and adjacent to a large grassy area, convenient for our two small dogs! Have enjoyed meeting friendly people, staff very helpful and pleasant. Not crowded. Clean, well equipped laundry room -- a bit pricey at $2.50/wash and $2.00/dry, but plenty of machines. Nice heated pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Very close to local lobster pounds, located just outside the causeway to MDI. About a 15 minute drive to downtown Bar Harbor and close to Ellsworth with good grocery stores and a Walmart super center. We like it here and plan to return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, well maintained campground, convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel. Lots of grass and green space, but a bit pricey. Ours was one of their cheaper sites, nearer the road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate includes a $3/day “resort fee” but I don't know what that covered since this is definitely not a resort. Unless you get an oceanfront spot, save your money and get the cheapest available. The rest of the spots are all about the same, mostly level, gravel with grass between, no water views. The place is full of big rigs as very few trees and wider roads make it easy. Clean restrooms but some showers had mold. Steady electric and good water pressure, friendly office personnel. Nothing here for children except a pool. Only one activity held during the entire week. WiFi is Tengonet, costs $$$, very slow and keeps disconnecting. Cable TV good with about 50 stations. Small, tiny ocean access area is rocky and no swimming (water is way too cold). There is an airport next door. If you’re around during the day you will see and hear many small planes and private jets taking off and landing (the noise stops at night). I can understand why people want to camp on Mt Desert Island as it takes a while to drive into Bar Harbor. Free LLBean shuttle bus stops here but with all the stops it makes you need to allow an hour to get into Bar Harbor. Acadia NP is beautiful with lots of hiking and biking trails and on a clear day the view from Cadillac Mountain gorgeous. Take the free shuttles or go early as parking lots fill up quickly. Those with children should ask about the Junior Ranger Program. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is not really a "resort," in that there is not much landscaping and few trees, except down by the water. This allows for good satellite TV reception, but the park does look barren. Staff was friendly and helpful. We rented a kayak. They have a few onsite: and we really enjoyed exploring the "narrows." The location is good, close to attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean. Easy to navigate big rigs. Wide sites that should be more level. No Cable! Satellite works great due to no trees. Wi-Fi is sub contracted for a fee which is misleading. Nice laundry facilities. Too far from Bar Harbor to charge what they do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate includes extra person and tax. We opted for a "best ocean view" site and it was worth the extra price! I think that otherwise this park would just be average to ordinary. But the view sites were great: hedges on both sides and the windshield looking at the bay. No problem connecting heading in if you have sewer extensions. WiFi was fee based but we got AT&T OK so used that for Internet. They do have a free hot spot that we used once, but it was quite far from most sites. Toilets also were few and far between. One cool thing about this park is you can go to one of the nearby lobster pounds and get fresh and cooked seafood to bring back to the RV! There is also a free shuttle to the National Park but we didn't use it. Cable TV is provided with good quality. Overall a nice but pricey park. We will return next time in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large, wonderful RV park. There are a variety of different types of sites available and they are level and roomy. We were there very early in the season and the price reflects our Passport America rate. Our original plan to stay four days turned into almost a month. It is a great location for visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor since both are just minutes away. The members of the staff were all very friendly and willing to help in any way they could. The laundry room is clean and is the best that we have used in our travels. The restrooms and showers were also clean and well-maintained. This is a great location and we would definitely return when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Passport America for a pull-through site. Large, spacious RV park. We were here "early" in the season so lots of spaces open. One area was full and we understand seasonal RVers are the reason. Prices run from reasonable to outrageous - "private waterfront" sites for $100 when Joe Blow can park near the road for $35. Views of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park are to die for though. Lots of foggy days so you had to catch glimpses when you could. Area has lots to do, but campground does not. Heated swimming pool was it. Bathhouses and laundry are very clean. Free Wi-Fi is available at laundry building or you can pay for service through Tengo Internet at your own site. Staff and campers all seemed happy and we saw many folks going around greeting each other. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful RV Park. I almost downgraded it to an 8 or a 9 because the beautiful sites on the water are all set up for trailers and not motor homes. This means that when a MH pulls in to the best sites to have a view the connections are on the wrong side. Disappointment for us. Bummer that the designers didn't have the planning to cater to all RVers and put posts on each side. That having been said, everything about this place is first class. Dave, one of the bosses, was totally in charge, the maintenance folks were ever present in fact all employees were so very pleasant and helpful, the power was consistent, water pressure was perfect and the views from the ocean sites were to die for. So, forget about the 8 or 9 rating for one little design flaw. This place is among the finest RV parks in all of America (and we have RV'd in 33 states.) Can't wait to return since our 5 nights weren't enough. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place, ocean views even without the close up $$ ocean sites. Level and large sites. Quiet park, Easy access to Bar Harbor and Arcadia will come again. Was a bit expensive, but worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had checked this place out a couple of years ago when we were in their sister campground. Our site is level, satellite friendly, and wide enough for awnings. We have no problem with the traffic from the highway, as it goes away in the late evenings, but there are some who would find it offensive. If we are back in this area, we would stay for an extended period of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We moved here from another Bar Harbor site because we wanted cable TV, and sewer which weren't available there. There were only a few waterfront sites, but we got one. It was clean, level and everyone was very friendly. The laundry was extremely clean but pricey at $2.50 per load and $2.00 per dryer load. The showers and toilets were also extremely clean. We didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Due to the fact that we're hitting some of these parks at the end of their season, the staff seem tired and ready to close (not very helpful) and in this park two of the three restrooms and showers were closed for the winter and that is very inconvenient for campers who have paid for these services. We camped here with a READY CAMP GO card which brought our rate down to half of what the going rate is. A little pricey for "off season". A beautiful place to visit, however, so we would definitely come back and camp here. Wi-Fi and cable were excellent, even during a major wind and rain storm. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was very level. There is nothing special about this park. There are other campgrounds that are closer to Bar Harbor. We were assigned a site that was right next to other trailers while empty areas were available. I will not return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great park. Very Clean and well maintained. The Staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. The sites were from pull through (in the open) to back in's with some shade. Quiet, mostly adults where there when we stayed. Lots of motorhomes and 5th wheels. Just across the bridge from Mt. Desert, Acadia Nation park and Bar Harbor. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would give this a 10 if the roads were paved. Our site was all rock and narrow, but we did have a view of the harbor. 50 amp fluctuated up and down, even when the park wasn't full. Over priced for what you actually got. We we also parked next to a small ravine, and it often smelled of sewer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely love this campground. The area is awesome with so much to see and do. People at the resort are very friendly. Yes, the bay has high tide and very low tide. But to wake up in the morning and smell that salt water is heaven to us. The winds kick up in the afternoons and you have to be careful with your awnings but other than that, we really enjoy it. Heated pool is really nice too. Spent the whole month of Aug. there and the only complaint was that the time went by too fast. We could have used an exercise room for all the lobster dinners but no complaints there either. The walks were nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects monthly rate. We really liked this park. Great location, friendly staff, any type of site you would like. However, daily rates are steep, particularly waterfront. The connections on the waterfront sites are placed for backing in a 5th Wheel. In a motorhome you either run everything underneath, or back in, losing the view you are paying for. The speed limit is ignored, resulting in lots of dust if it hasn't rained. We were here five weeks and they never mowed our site. I know they were concerned about rocks hitting our coach, but ignoring the site is not the answer. Verizon coverage (phone and broadband) was very poor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week in a back in site with a little shade. It was average size gravel with a little grass. It was nice not having anyone on either side of us. However, our neighbor 2 sites over had a very smoky fire every night forcing us to close the windows. I could not justify the high price for a small premium site with a water view ($100 + fees and taxes). For 7 nights, we still paid $58 per night (only 2 people) after including resort fee and taxes. This is still too much for an average site. Every morning around 7-9 AM and evening around 4-8 PM, the airport noise is very loud. The noise comes from small aircraft circling the area before landing and after taking off. There are some large aircraft, but the smaller ones make noise for a longer time. Next time we are in the area, we will look for a more reasonably priced RV park away from the airport. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this park. The location is convenient to Acadia and Bar Harbor as it only takes 10 minutes to get everywhere. We had a back-in site with an ocean view. The sites in that area are short and it can be tight getting in or out when full. The ocean-front sights are very close together and sometimes front doors will be facing each other when motorhomes "nose in" among trailers. The views are very nice in the water front area, however, they are at a premium price for small sites. The interior back-in sites are really large and the pull-throughs are very long and can accommodate larger rigs. The facilities are nice and satellite is no problem with the exception of a small, forested area. Cable is provided. The staff is friendly and helpful with a smile. We would recommend this park and would stay here again but would probably ask for an interior site as they are much bigger. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I paid dearly for oceanfront lot ($100) with FHU but the campground was not what I call resort caliber. The grounds were not spectacular but rather un-mowed, dusty dirt roads, and many empty campsites. Maybe they are too proud with their prices. In any event the campgrounds offer all that was advertised but was far from being a resort is my opinion. Many seasonal campers from seasonal workers in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet campground gear towards older families and motorhomes "Big rigs" just traveling or staying a few days. No playground for kids and only a few activities like ice cream social if are on site 309 or 310, Please note it is a companion site. The motorhome pulls in for great views and a the other camper backs in. Site shares a fire pit. I asked for a fire pit because we did not know the family coming in. I would suggest this site for people traveling together and they should inform you about this site. They told me it was a site that was in the "best view" with trees site. Was very awkward and no privacy between us and other site. Major bummer! They gave us the choice to move or free wood and Wi-Fi! WOW! But the view made up for it. Good luck to others. Request to stay in site 311, 312, or 313. Very private and secluded for the price you pay! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful well kept campground on the ocean. I camped here the week of the 4 of July. Sites were large and clean. I really like this campground except for one thing. They close the pool at 4 pm. This is high season for Maine, and they close there pool at 4 pm. That is the only thing that I have to complain about. Who closes their pool in the summer at a resort at 4 pm even if it is he 4 of July? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A campground that has undergone extensive upgrades over the last few years, with positive results. Paved entrance, with gravel roads and site, which is level and long. Good satellite reception. Office staff pleasant and helpful. A well-maintained campground. Excellent views, even if you are not on the waterfront. Good location for exploring Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ready Camp Go card rate + $3 guest fee charged at all Encore parks. Has good gravel, level sites; and friendly office staff. The Tengo WiFi worked well for $5/day; cable TV was excellent. Had a modern, clean bathhouse. It was a convenient location for both Bar Harbor and Ellsworth; be sure to visit the Oceanarium. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We selected an oceanfront "Best" campsite because they were the only campground with full hookups right on the water. It was expensive but the views were great. The only reason it wouldn't warrant a 10 is the price and the fact that you can hear the automobile noise from the causeway to Mt. Desert Island. Verizon cell phone coverage was dicey. Wi-Fi is additional through Tengonet ($5 for 24 hours or $15 for a week). Your broadband cellular card will not work here. We'd definitely "glamp" here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is a very nice place: if and when we return we'd gladly stay here again. There is a free shuttle to town; it's near excellent restaurants and the Acadia Nat'l Park. Verizon didn't work well at all: so cell and internet for us was all but nonexistent, which is okay for a few days. The work campers on duty were the best! Spaces are spacious enough; the staff was helpful and when we asked to move they were very accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice place with a great view of the Bay. The park was neat and clean. It is convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. My only complaint was the pool being too hot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice park, gravel on the pull throughs with a nice lawn area. Wide sites all around except the sites close to the ocean are very tight, some people had their awnings touch, plus these are very expensive. Very clean, people were nice, not too far from Bar Harbor without all the traffic problems. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the only campground open in the Bar Harbor area the last week in October and we stayed their last two nights of operation. Even though we were the only ones in the entire campground, they stood fast to their tiered pricing rule, so $40 got us fully serviced 50-amp sites in an open area near the highway with no view. A site with a distant view of the adjacent inlet would have cost $50 and to be right on the inlet $65, which were all discounted over peak rates. On top of that, wifi is $5/day. Most other campgrounds we stayed at this late in the season let us take whatever site we wanted when the place was empty, and it gave us a bad taste that they didn’t give us a free upgrade. Besides that pet peeve, the host was helpful, the 50-amp utilities worked fine, the gravel site was level, and there was a lobster pound next door that was still open. Our Dish satellite worked well in the open area, and they also have 70-channel cable. The campground’s facilities were closed when we stayed here so perhaps the amenities make the high cost more justifiable in the summer, when all the RV campgrounds near Bar Harbor price gouge anyway. The camp is on the mainland side just across the bridge from Mount Desert Island, adjacent to a narrow inlet that they refer to as being on “The Ocean.” Acadia National Park is a 20-minute drive and Bar Harbor is 25 minutes away (probably more in peak season). The Narrows’ other campground and Bar Harbor Campground are about 10 minutes closer to those attractions. In town we enjoyed Poorboys Gourmet restaurant and bike riding along Acadia National Parks carriage roads. (866) 917-4300 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very big rig friendly. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Bath facilities were large and clean. Pet friendly with lots of grass areas. Oceanfront sites were actually back in so you might find yourself rigging a long sewer or water line to pull in. We found pull-thru site 700 to be a much better view and not muddy when it rained. Would highly recommend this campground for its openness even though a few minutes further from Bar Harbor than other campgrounds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this park very over priced for what we got. Premium water site was on a bay not the ocean, and was nice while the tide was in but not so nice when it was out. We were told that the brush would be cut for a better view of the water but in four days there it was never done. The grass on our site #315 had not been cut in several days. Sites could have been better manicured for this price. At $99.00 per night you would expect a lot more. We could not get lodged on to the Wi-Fi and were never told about it at check in or if there was a fee for use. Out of about 200 sites only about 25 were occupied while we were there at the end of June. We will not return to this park. However we did find the staff very nice, better than a lot of parks we have been at. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in an ocean front premium site (their nicest category). Most expensive site I've ever stayed at, although it's hard to complain about that -- the view was spectacular right on the ocean. Biggest difference between premium and non-premium sites are proximity to neighbors and foliage. Non premium oceanfront sites are tight and narrow with no separation. Location is about 15 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Trenton is next town over and has plenty of options, including 4 lobster "pounds" (restaurants) in walking distance. Amenities of campground nice and everything is new. As it was off-season, it wasn't a very happening place. Mostly empty. Biggest negative of this campground was that the bugs made it hard to enjoy the campsite scenery at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had just recently opened for the season. Staff still needed training that the manager seemed incapable of providing. Now owned by ELS and apparently only gives discounts to 1000 trails members, and no longer accepts Good Sam. This should be verified as confusion reigned in the office. Good access and Sats. were no problem. The park had been rebuilt and the facility looked very nice. Its seven tier price structure was very confusing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mostly empty when we were there in October. Way over priced at $150 a night (peak) and $75 a night (off peak). Probably crowded in summer during the peak season. We would recommend staying in Bangor (Pumpkin Patch) if you don't have kids, and commute over. Save lots of money that way and have fewer ankle biters to boot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground went out of the way for our group of campers. They had free firewood, rings and chairs set up for us. They helped with a central hall for a pot luck and were generally great. Stay here! It is great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a newly renovated campground you think it would receive all 9’s and 10’s, but not at this campground. We tried to make reservations at their sister campground the Mt. Desert Narrows, a family campground, we were told that there were no sites available with electric, water and sewer. They told us that we would be just as happy with their other campground the New Narrows Too. They have built all new sites, Store, Bath House and Activity Center. The Too stands for too much money for their sites and activities. I guess they want to recoup their investment all in one or two seasons. When checking in, their staff asked us to walk down to check the site to see if we would be happy in it, that should have been the first clue of the things to come. The site they wanted to put us on would have had a nice view of the bay, but we would have been tripping over the water and electric hook ups at the next site. The site we picked and moved to was along and between the almost only trees in the campground. When asking the staff questions about anything they would look at us like we were the first person to ever ask any question. The store is the worse stocked store I have ever seen in my past 10 years of camping. You would be better off going down the road to the small IGA or the Wal-Mart. The camp fires they want you to enjoy is a Community Fire, very nice way to meet new people, but not enough firewood. I spoke to the staff about what if you needed more firewood, their answer was to walk to the other fire pits not being use to get the wood placed there. Their activities start and end when the staff wants them to not when they are scheduled to. Families stay far away from this one, nothing for kids to do here. Found out by a past guest that when they added all the new sites, they bulldozed over the mini-golf. All their play ground has to offer is a kid power merry-go-round and a ball catch. Oh yeah the pool does have two slides and is heated, the only good thing about this campground. They promote that they have a shuttle to Bar Harbor and the area, but the truth be told, it is operated by LL Bean. The bus takes over an hour for a 25 minute ride stopping at every campground in and around Bar Harbor, not just their two campgrounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not stay here, because of the very expensive rates. We stopped at the office; discovered the rates; drove through the park; and departed. The campground was recently renovated completely, and it appears that they are trying to recoup their investment in one season. Their waterfront sites are $109/night, recently reduced from $149/night. They also have 'cheap' sites at $49/night. However, those 'cheap' sites are almost on the highway that goes into Mt. Desert Island; therefore very noisy with all the traffic. The grass needed obvious mowing. Even some of the expensive water front sites had very high grass. One would think that at over $100/night would get one a paved site, a paved patio, and free WiFi, but at Narrows Too, one gets none of the above. There are much more affordable campgrounds in the Ellsworth/Bar Harbor area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week for the same reason as almost every camper I met, It's new. Paying $75 per night E/W/S & cable for a family of 5 on a site with a perfect view of the bay 25 yards away. If you ever lived in a new development that's what this is like. In a few years grass & trees will grow in. Arrived on a Monday & didn't like our site, the office gave me a list of open sites to choose. They have community fire pits due to the erosion pads put down to grow grass, It was nice sitting with people each night. They do need a park & activities for the kids & update the pool with a new liner, all to come I'm told. Trolley stops there, Lobster pounds next door. Bathrooms/shower, laundry & store rooms all bright & clean. In my 4 year with a motorhome I've never used showers ANYWHERE except for here! I've stayed at the KOA & passed through all other campgrounds on the Island, they pack'em in! This place has some elbow room. They're new & have more work to go. One last item, AVOID the Lobsterman & ask for the Pie Couples phone #!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Why did we ever stay here!!! This place is a disgrace to Maine (and I live in the state). The price is outrageous for the location (not even on Mt. Dessert/Acadia Island). The sites are crowded and almost devoid of trees or vegetation, with some on a very busy highway. The really sad thing was the people running the place, who were rude and insulting. I apologize to all "out-of-state" people who may end up here...this is not the true Maine. Look elsewhere for a park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Its a nice new campground with clean restroom, etc., but of course they should be given they are new. The sites still need work, but are a good size. The campground is right on the bay outside of Bar Harbor, but not conducive to surf casting or clamming. The pool was clean and warm, and the best part is the public transportation to Bar Harbor. The negatives would be the cost - very expensive for what it is, and given their newness, they just didn't have their act together. Scheduled activities did not happen as advertised, dumpsters weren't emptied soon enough and there were community fire pits, not fire pits at each site. Other than that, its pleasant enough and nice to be right on the water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park, but too highly priced for the area. WIFI is $4 a day. We called to make reservations for their other campgrounds, but where told this one was the same price and brand new and nicer. They do not have all the things they advertize available yet and the price is higher than we were quoted at the Rally in Perry, GA where they had a booth. They only allow community campfire circles they have set up, but they do provide free firewood at the fire rings. The park may be nice when they finish and provide the ice cream socials and pancake breakfasts that they state they provide, but for now it is not worth $75 a night. We would not have booked it if we had known that they would charge us that much, now we are stuck with no refund if we leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Narrows Too has been COMPLETELY RENOVATED. All of the sites and buidings and pool are brand new. The sites are level and have cable and full hook/ups. The Wi-fi signal is very good in our site. We went to the pool today and it was warm and very clean. Many sites have a view of the water. We are very happy with this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This could be a wonderful park, but the park Nazis (old women actually) and their associated attitude made us cross them off our list. We were there in person to view the park and make reservations for next year. However, it became clear quickly that demand is high enough that these people don't care if you come back or not. Before they will show you a map or allow you to view any of their sites, you must leave your driver's license with one of the matriarchs. Only then will they get up and actually talk to you. I even asked what it was about me they didn't trust. Turns out they don't trust anyone! Seems people are constantly trying to rip these people off (or so they claim). When I pointed out that I was in a rented Toyota, I was told "you might have a tarp and stuff in the trunk". What a bunch of loonies. Anyway, it's a shame that they can get away with their attitude, because this could really be a wonderful place with a little customer relations. Compared
to other RV parks where people have gone out of their way to accommodate us, such as taking us for a guided tour in the park's golf cart, etc., these folks have alot to learn. I've been made to feel more appreciated buying a coke at Wal-Mart. Even though they have a problem with trust, trust me, I won't be back to either of their parks - Narrows Too or Mt Desert Narrows. We visited both and were greeted with the same policies, arrogance and indifference. If you're in the Bar Harbor area, I strongly suggest you go meet the nice people at Hadley's Point. You won't be disappointed with the RV park, and you'll be delighted with the people. We were !!! We camped here in a camper.
Great park. We camped here 6 nights, 3 on our own and 3 with a caravan we were with. This sites are super long so pull throughs are a breeze. Good connections although no cable service for the price. The sites are gravel/sand/dirt and grass. Since this place was chosen for us I am not sure how other campgrounds compare, but this place is convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia and a good place to stay. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge ( long) site. Very nice campground. I think there were more than 2 over the air channels, but we were out a lot. Very well maintained where the campers are: just don't walk down the back road to the DUMP. Very depressing in such a beautiful place. Folks are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our site was a long, (approximately 100 feet) pull through, gravel site. I needed one board to level side to side. Each site had a table and fire pit. We had lots of rain, but the sites drained well. The access roads were asphalt, wide, and easy to maneuver on. The Wi-Fi was excellent. There was no cable and I could only receive two over the air stations. The staff was extremely friendly and great sources of information regarding local attractions. Very nice campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park worked great for me while visiting Maine. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My long pull-through site was located at the rear of the park, where there is plenty of space and no trees to block my satellite dome. The location made day-trips to Bar Harbor and even up to Campobello Island very convenient. The daily rate made it a good value. Laundry facilities were great. The only improvement I might suggest is a second restroom in the back area, as the only restroom is located quite a ways from there. I would definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge pull throughs - longest we've ever seen! This is a nice enough park, but there is only 1 bathroom/shower facility and it's not out where the pull throughs are. It would be a good 2-block walk to reach it, so we didn't check it out. Laundry is in the middle, but still a long ways away so we didn't check it out either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Shore services, 50amp, sewer is good. Water @ 40psi. Verizon air card is useable but Sprint is poor. Campground WiFi is very fast. You will need a ID from the office. AT&T is good. 3 bars. No cable but Over the Air is ok. Sites in the back are good for Big Rigs, long compact gravel in grass but not all are level. Door side wheels in my site are off the ground. Satellite is good in the back but up around the front it is harder to get a signal. Roads are narrow but easily navigable. Plenty of room to put out your awning. There are a lot of long time tenants and most of the sites are well kept. Discounts are Good Sams and Military. Of all the campgrounds in this area the price and the campground makes this a better place to stay. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a long, narrow campground with a mix of campsites. We were in a pull-through in a mostly transient area, and the one bath house was about half a mile from the site, and if I'm exaggerating it isn't by much. There are quite a few seasonal folks here, mostly in the wooded, back-in sites, and some of those sites seem to be available for transients. The grounds are well-maintained, the bath house was clean and large enough to handle the number of campers. Wi-Fi worked well, but off-air TV reception is very limited. Location is convenient to both Ellsworth for shopping and the usual services, and Bar Harbor/ Acadia National Park. The $45 rate shown doesn't include the Good Sam discount, but this is one of the more reasonably-priced campgrounds in the popular Bar Harbor area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful. This campground was convenient to Arcadia NP, Schoodic, Deer Island, & Elsworth for the usual services. Both the laundry and bath-house were clean and adequately maintained. Quite a walk for both. The fee for the machines was a bit steep @ $2.50. The park filled to near capacity over the weekend and was still quiet and & friendly. There was entertainment in the pavilion Saturday evening. We were able to pull in two over the air TV stations. We would return here in the future. We stayed 1 week. Our daily rate was based on military discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our two weeks here. Even though we had many inches of rain, our site held up and drained quickly. We were in one of the very long pull-through sites. All utilities were good, Wi-Fi was great, DirecTV was no problem, staff was great and lots of friendly people. Close enough to Acadia. Only down side was very expensive laundry and lots of machines not working. The price was high but I guess you pay for the location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff very friendly, but with a park this big they should escort you to your site. Most of the pull-throughs are incredibly long. Several would accommodate 2 RVs plus toads. This is actually two parks. One in front that is heavily treed and then the field for others that has virtually no shade or vegetation. Treed sites are almost all filled with seasonal renters who are not very friendly. Close enough to Bar Harbor, shopping and good restaurants. The pull-through sites could stand some work. We were here 3 weeks and it rained almost very day or night. The ground got soggy, but manageable. Good water pressure, electric service never let us down and Wi-Fi was very good. All in all a decent place. Not sure if we would stay here again or look elsewhere when we return. Would not recommend if you are not self contained since bath house is a long hike and laundry room is likewise a long hike. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Welcome was friendly and helpful. Pull through sites are in a new section which is far from showers and restrooms, so plan on being self-contained. Our site was not level. Utilities were well designed and worked well. There was no cable TV and we could not get Dish. Laundry was large but could use updating and cleaning. It is also expensive: $2.50 to wash, and $2.50 to dry. There are lots of seasonal, permanent residents, in older 173 sites, not all neat. Good location for visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. For the price I might look at another park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The folks there were very friendly and helpful with information in the area. One lady was the best! I even got a 20% discount for being a veteran. I thank them/her for that. I recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When you pull to register, enter the large parking lot before the campground sign. If you enter the road by the sign, you'll have to walk back up to the office. Personnel very friendly and helpful. Park seems to be in two sections, a wooded section with quite a few permanent residents, and a back open field area mostly for transients. We stayed in the back section for 3 nights. The pull through sites are very long, 40 or 50 yards, and wide enough for comfortable camping. We were able to get rooftop satellite TV. Location is ideal for driving into Bar Harbor or Acadia Nat'l Park. A few strict and perhaps questionable rules: 5 mph speed limit with a sign saying, "Clint..." will follow you to your site; extra charges if you use heaters or air conditioners. However, aside from Clint, I don't see how these rules can be enforced. We didn't have an issue, mainly because we didn't need heaters or air conditioning. Bottom line, we don't know if these are issues or not, but be aware. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would echo the previous post. We stayed at the short term sites. The pull-throughs are at least 100 feet long and in the open, with hookups in the center. Plenty of room between campers so you certainly are not crowded. Wi-Fi was not really fast, but was usable. Would have rated higher but the 2.50 laundry and absent cable. Very close to Acadia and Elsworth groceries/Wal-Mart. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is about 20 minutes from Acadia National Park. Rate reflects the early season rate. If you want to visit this gem of a national park, do it during mid May. Access to the RV park is very good. Interior roads are paved. Sites are gravel; and some in the lower parts of the park can be soft after a good rain. Wi-Fi was good. Water pressure was good. The 5 or 6 cross roads on the upper levels are seasonal sites. All the seasonal sites were neat except for a few on roads 1 & 2. All the daily sites are pull-throughs and are a little narrow, but so long you can pull in so you don't see your neighbor. Staff was friendly and gave us lots of great info on the national park & the area. You really cannot walk your dogs in the surrounding forest due to the thickness of the trees and bogs. Don't know why there is no off leash area for dogs since there is a perfect spot for one at the far end of the park. The seasonal sites are shaded, but the others are not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This older park is clean and well kept. We found it a perfect place to stay while visiting Acadia NP and Bar Harbor. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They recommended a local lobster pound that was terrific. Another staff member came back that evening on their own time to bring us wild blueberries. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Please understand that my assignment of a "10" is reserved for those campgrounds such as the newer Outdoor Resorts, Cane Creek, or Bluewater Key. We used this location as a mid-way point for Bar Harbor & surrounding areas. The site was huge, clean, and well graveled. The roads were paved and wide enough for our 40 ft. coach & toad. The staff was extremely helpful for this Floridian couple who had never been to Maine. They have a nice playground for kids. We did not use wi-fi, but found our Verizon cell phones working extremely well. We would stay here again if we ever get back this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Finally we found a park with secure wifi. However, when we tried to use the wifi to get to the Internet we found the connection was practically worthless. There is so little bandwidth that almost nothing can be done. The connection logged off every 30 seconds to one minute, then logged back on. This wife connection is absolutely horrible. We don't understand why camp owners would install a wifi system then not purchase enough bandwidth to make it usable. Speed would consistently lower to 5.5 mbps and continually disconnect then reconnect. The system is so slow you could cook dinner waiting for the next web page to open. And, before the owners complain about this review - no we were not trying to download large files, no we were not streaming video. We were simply trying to open small (less that 10k) emails. Again we cannot say enough bad things about this Internet connection. Laundry - very spacious room, 9 washers and 9 dryers, however the cost was $2.50 per machine per load. Far too expensive. We would not stay here again. There are several other nice parks in this area and we would stay with one of them. Park owners - more and more of us have the need to connect to the Internet, to pay bills, to conduct Internet banking, to access email. Please install adequate systems to allow these activities. The system you have now is completely unacceptable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for a month. We loved this park. Everybody was very friendly, the staff went out of their way to help and it was conveniently located close to Acadia NP and all the wonderful sites near there without the cost of the parks on the edge of the NP. We would love to return some day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a large RV Park but its location near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park makes its location excellent. It has the longest pull throughs that I have ever seen--most about 200 feet long. Lots of room between sites. Wi-Fi was up and down but did work sufficiently to get along. We would stay there again. Good restaurants nearby and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They had great information on how to see Acadia NP and the local area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Staff was very friendly and helpful with sightseeing suggestions and tips. The big motorhome sites are extremely long pull throughs. We would have rated this campground a 10 if the site was more level and paved. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park. Extremely friendly staff. Gave us lots of details on touring Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and lots of suggestions on good places to eat. Huge long pull thru sites. Laundry room was new with all machines in good working order. Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
25 minutes to Bar Harbor. Stayed 6 nights to explore the area. Asked for and got open space to use satellites. Smallish pool. Power was fine even through a record heat wave for Maine. 98 degrees in July! Sites were long and mostly level. Large open area mostly travelers, lots of wooded sites also, some seasonals in the woods. All kept nicely. To the left out the driveway is Ellsworth, ME, where you find Wal-Mart, Home Depot and food shopping. Go right to down to Bar Harbor, several lobster pounds on the way. Lunts is family run for generations. Check out the Lumberjack show just down the road to the right. Great fun. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 28 footer. I probably wouldn't stay here again. The park and personnel were nice enough, but it seemed a bit crowded to me. Also, the Wi-Fi is totally useless where most short term campers park in the big open field in the back. Additionally, we were constantly told that if we used too much bandwidth, our Wi-Fi privileges would be revoked. Finally, I didn't like the fact they charge you extra to use your air conditioner, particularly in the middle of summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place to stay. It has very long pull through sites that are grass and gravel and plenty of space between the sites. Electric and water is very good also. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Quiet and off the road so there is no road noise. A short drive to Acadia National Park as well as great restaurants and still close to town. If the Wi-Fi worked a little better I could easily rate this place a 10! If in this area again we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great location near to Acadia National Park. It is a large park with a lot of seasonal people who have some really run down trailers. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great sites. Friendly staff, all together a very nice campground close enough to everything. I couldn't give it a 10 because there is no cable TV and the Wi-Fi was real bad: slower than dial up. I also didn't like it that you had to pay $3 extra per day if you wanted to use the AC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here while visiting Acadia National Park. Campground was clean, free showers, clean pool, rec room for teens,large laundromat, 20% veteran discount for my husband. The only thing I did not like about the campground was it was so big. All the shady/pretty sites in front were permanent or seasonal & we were put out in the 'back 40' with nothing but site after site, no landscaping/trees/etc. Had a long walk to the only shower-no parking area close to the shower house itself. HOWEVER, the views at nearby Acadia more than made up for any shortcomings of the campground! If we return, we will probably check-out a smaller place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A perfect place to stay. Has very, very long pull through spaces, you can get lost on your own spot! Very helpful staff. We stayed here for 10 days, and visited Acadia, Deer Isle and Schoodic. The campground is big. There is no shade on the big places but, as it rains a lot over here, there is no need for it. Very quiet and although the busy road to Acadia is just around the corner you don't hear the cars. Good shopping, even a Wal-Mart supercenter, good restaurants very nearby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a very long pull thru site that accommodated a 40 ft motor home and our vehicle. The staff is so helpful. Hookups were user friendly. Each campsite had a fire ring and many campers used green or wet wood and boy did that smoke create a problem. This is everywhere you go, so just beware campfires are allowed. Great campground We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 2 days to see Bar Harbor and Arcadia. As previously stated, pull through sites very large! Approximately 170 feet long! Dumpsters at front of campground, so you will have a walk unless carry stuff in your car when leaving park. Good 50 amp service and good water. WiFi only at office. We have Verizon with a booster, so got 3 bars at our site. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to stay. People who run it are very nice and when you register, they even give you wrapped chocolates! You need to show vaccination papers if you have dogs traveling with you which is fine with us. They have great pull through sites, level and very neatly organized. Nice laundry room. Wi-Fi is in a building near the front of the park so everyone is in there with their laptops. It would be a real bonus if you could access it at your trailer but glad they had it. It is nice, quiet and very tidy. A big place with lots of space, big sites and certainly big rig friendly, we saw quite a few there. And friendly people certainly do stay there as their ad says. Wi-Fi at the sites would make this place a 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to stay. Close to Acadia National Park it is very convenient. The staff and guests were very friendly. I highly recommend staying here and the next time I'm in that area I would stay. Excellent facilities but no cable and you have to go to the recreation room to use the Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First, ask for Military discount: 20 percent, even for retirees. This park has a back "40" that is absolutely for the big rigs. The spaces are big, level, angled for privacy and easy in and out. Paved interior roads/gravel sites with open access for satellite views. Good solid 50 amp service. They really have their act together for the big guys. All facilities seem in good working order, and the front office staff was professional and really friendly and helpful. This park has their act together. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome park. The only reason why this isn't a 10 is because the sites are not paved. Close to Bar Harbor, Acadia, all of the touristy things. Office personnel are very helpful, laundry is clean, kind of pricey, but worth it. Grocery, Wal-Mart, Lowes, all within a few miles. Great restaurants nearby. Acadia National Park is a short 15 minute ride away. We would come back again. VERY big rig friendly; lots of pull through sites up to 100 feet long. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are here for the July 4th weekend The park is packed, but we are in a pull-through spot, and we don't feel crowded at all. The mood is good, the campers are friendly, and we are so pleased that we're considering extending our stay for a month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely campground. We asked for, and received a satellite-friendly site: so we were out in a field with other TV freaks. Office personnel were friendly and eager to inform us of what we could see in the area. Rate reflects "pay for 6 days, get 7" but for this "neighborhood" it was quite reasonable. Grocery and restaurants nearby. We may stay longer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great location. The pull through sites can accommodate big rigs and each site has a table and fire rig. There are no night lights so it is very dark. The laundry and rec rooms were always clean. I was most impressed because the park does total recycling. (I constantly complain because parks do not recycle.) The staff was very friendly and had a wealth of information about what to do, where to eat and where to go. This location is a good base to head out to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Fort Knox and many of the small seaport towns. I will stay here anytime I am in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site assigned a gravel pull through and level. Power post was rotten. Office staff was friendly and informative and went out of their way to get us a site that suited our needs. WiFi was too weak to receive from our campsite, need to go to Rec Room for a connection. No cable TV and only two channels off the air. Good garbage recycle program. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very large park and the front desk people were very helpful. This park is approximately 14 miles to Acadia/Bar Harbor and about 30 minutes to Bangor. We chose it for several reasons -- 1. not in with the crowds and 2. we wanted to go into Bangor. The bathrooms were okay but the laundry was great! The sites are fairly level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came into this campground at the end of May but had to pay the season rates. We were in the open area - a field turned into sites - with no shade. Because of the time of year, we were practically by ourselves and the lack of shade was not a problem. This area was clean, in good repair, and quiet. The wooded sites are for seasonals. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to us. They were helpful many times during our 9 day stay. We would certainly stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The section of this park in trees is nearly all seasonal campers and some of the setups are getting a little seedy. The newer area is an open field. We camped a weekday in late September and most renters were gone - so nice and quiet. We had a good experience. Still only has Wi-Fi at Rec Room. It is about 15 miles to Mt. Desert Island entry. Wal-Mart, etc are very close. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is located about 20 mins from Bar Harbor and Acadia and is well kept. Site was long and level but no shade. Reason I gave it a so so rating was you have to go to the Rec Room for Wi-Fi and there was no cable. For the price there should be cable and Wi-Fi available at your site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park with wide long open sites with gravel and grass. There was Wi-Fi but only in the rec building. It was close enough to Bar Harbor, but not the large prices at Bar Harbor. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for two nights in the middle of August 2007. The restrooms were clean, the showers clean and hot with good water pressure, and the grounds were clean. There were some "seasonal" campers there and all the lots were decorated with flowers, yard things etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful letting us know events in the area. The other campers in the park were very friendly and during our walk would come out and talk to us for a few minutes. Noise was not an issue from traffic or other campers. The most we heard was a radio (not blaring) from a few campsites down. There was no lighting on the "streets" so it made for a restful night. We camped here in a Tent.
This campground is very reasonable for the Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park area. The big rig pull through sites are located at the far end of the RV park. They are very long and can accommodate very large RVs. The restrooms and other campground facilities could use a coat of paint and the laundry facilities could use a complete renovation. Overall the campground is clean; however, the seasonal site areas have some older and trashy RVs as well as some extremely decorated sites. Due to the lower over night rates and cleanliness of the campground I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would say this park is in Trenton. It is about 15 miles from Acadia. We stayed here a week. We would stay here again. All previous comments apply except we had low power. Easy pull throughs if you don't mind a sunny location. Skip the laundry -- a relic. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have a dually/36' high-profile fifth wheel. Our pull-through site was open, HUGE and easily accessed. Good 50A service. Helpful and accommodating staff. Basic antenna TV. Brand new WiFi in club room - very good free service. Frequent trash collection at site - nice. RV washing allowed. Near enough for Acadia NP. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is on the large size, but is well kept. The grounds are free of litter, and are maintained daily. My only complaint is the raised speed bumps, they cause havoc in a motor home even at the lowest speed. The office is clean and welcoming. The staff is friendly and most accommodating. The campground has two very different sections, one shaded with a large number of seasonals, and the other a large level open un-shaded area with very long pull throughs. Note that in the hotter summer months that air conditioner(s) would or maybe needed, and that a three dollar charge per day exists. This charge also is charged for portable electric heaters used during the cooler times. Electrical power is very good, but water pressure at times seems low, but returns to normal quickly. Laundry area could be updated, but was clean and useable. For being as large as it is, the area was very quiet. Would return and use again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good park. There were two areas in this park, one wooded, the other open. The roads were paved. Sites in the wooded area were grass/dirt. Sites in the open area were gravel, large and level. Big rigs would have no problem in the open area. The park was well maintained. There were several seasonal residents and they kept their sites clean. We have stayed there 2 times and would stay again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About 2-3 miles from island. Two very different sections to campground - one is quite wooded and the other resembles an open field. Many long, wide and level pull thrus easily handling 40' 5th and toter. Modem h/u is in a large room which they use for bingo and for serving group meals making it inconvenient to use when the room is occupied. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.