23 Parks near Bar Harbor, Maine
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Had spent two nights in Acadia NP but it was filled the third night so ended at Bar Harbor. Plenty of sites here, made for a better stay, not having all the sites around you filled. The grounds are fine, showers are the smallest I've seen, nice sink area. I would call the decor "early 90's commercial campground".
Great location, we drove to the visitor center and parked, used the free busses to tour the park. - fudge_brownief
Jul 2016 - $44.00
We very much enjoyed our stay here and the location (close to Acadia and Bar Harbor Village) made for very convenient outings. We would rate this campground much higher if it had more full hookup sites for big rigs and if our Electric/Water site had been level. We were blocked up pretty good and still couldn't get level. Same with our immediate neighbors. No reservations are accepted and the full hookup sites were full the full length of our stay. As it turns out, we benefited from the no reservation policy because we had to stay here an additional 5 days waiting, on a day-to-day basis, for our motor home windshield to arrive so it could be replaced due to damage sustained on the road. Except for the July 4 weekend itself, all other days there were ample sites available, just not many for big rigs. Once during our stay we had trouble with the electric but they responded within about 15 minutes and replaced the receptacle. We used the Island Explorer to ride free directly from the campground throughout Acadia National Park and the island. It was wonderful. Lots of restaurants and ice cream near the campground. Good dry campfire wood available in lots of places right along the highway near the campground at prices cheaper than the campground. Propane is available at the campground. - MissMyGolden
Sep 2015 - $44.00
We were told to arrive at noon in order to find a space in this "no reservations" campground. When we arrived there was only one space left that would accommodate our big rig. We overheard a phone conversation where people were being told to arrive at 9:00 am which would require that you spend the previous night fairly close by. People drive around and around waiting for a space to open up. We weren't happy with the narrow space we were stuffed into but the window-side neighbors left after 2 days and it was much better. We weren't covered by trees so had good wifi and antenna-TV. Office staff very nice. Great place to walk. Distant view of ocean from top of hill. Area is beautiful but so over-crowded we will not return unless it's out of season. Would stay at this campground again. - all4pets
Aug 2016 - $70.00
The name "Woodlands" is very accurate and descriptive. We had one of only 3 or 4 sites that was not heavily treed and shaded. This is the direct opposite of their sister CG (Oceanside KOA) about 1.5 miles away. We prefer this type of layout. The "forest" setting provided us a new found appreciation of star gazing. The trees blocked all outside sources of light so the view of the sky was spectacular. Only going to Cadillac Mountain could have been better. Since star gazing is what I remember most, you can rightly assume I have no complaints about the CG itself. This is where we'll be when we return to Acadia. - campiflo
Aug 2016 - $72.00
This campground is part of a corporate pairing with the Oceanside KOA. This is mostly tent camping oriented. Our FHU site will very level. Electric, water and sewer worked correctly. WiFi was fine during the day, but slowed at night when the families returned from touring. Verizon and ATT, both data and voice was weak. You needed to step outside the TT to get a good steady signal. Campground staff are very friendly and you can get one gentleman going in a heart beat. Someone called him an Irishman, and now..... (Hopefully, someone mopped the floor in the laundry room by now.) - moderate camper
Jun 2016 - $50.00
Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They always had a wave and a smile. The grounds were spotless. Site was level and grassy. Bathroom and laundry room were very clean. WI-FI was very spotty. Needed to walk to the office area to get it. Wish they were open later in the season, as we return to Maine in the fall. - Genny
Oct 2016 - $96.00
The facilities, grounds and surrounding area is very well maintained. The staff were very friendly and made our stay enjoyable. Lobsters/clams cooked every night on the grounds. "Pie Guy" drives through between 5-7p. Free bus service from the campground to many locations on the island and within Acadia park. The only down side is the prices keep rising every year. - Tony Burns
Jul 2016 - $85.00
Friendly staff. Beautiful waterfront views if your site is on the waterfront. If not, you are in an overcrowded very tight campsite/no shade. Very little space b/n sites. We didn't have room to put up our usual canopy and our view was a closeup of the back of our neighbors RV and sewer pipes. We are used to more private/shaded sites so this was a challenge for us. But, looking beyond that we had hours of fun finding shells and creatures in the tide pools and the man cooking lobster right there at night was awesome and his prices were reasonable. The area of Bar Harbor and Acadia park is beautiful and super pet friendly! We would like to return but would make sure we had a waterfront site for the space and views! - tzumatto
Jul 2016 - $70.00
The park has several sites on the war we which are beautiful. We were first in 206 which wasn't on the water but did have a view of the water. The dog park was small but nice. We didn't use it but there was a cafe to purchase food including boiled lobster for dinner! We enjoyed Bar Harbor and Acadia so much we decided to stay an extra night. We were told there weren't any spots available. We double checked online and we're able to find a spot, we went back to the office this time they found it. We aren't sure why they wouldn't have wanted to work harder to find us a spot??? Other than that experience we enjoyed our stay, just wish that the sites would have had full hookups for the price. - 4RollingGs
Oct 2016 - $1.00
Park is located just as you get onto Mount Desert Island. Good location for all sites on the island: Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, etc.
Sites were easy to get into, services well located. Park is well laid out and easy to navigate.
Not having sewer maybe an issue for long stay. We were only 3 nights & dump station was easy to access on the way out. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Oct 2016 - $56.00
Restrooms are oldrer and need updating. Surface roads nedd maintenance are updating. Laundry needs more cleaning. Interior roads are ok, but coulduse maintenance and updating. - JOHNGW
Aug 2016 - $1.00
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We only stayed 2 nights but will definitely return. We had a nice view of the ocean from our site (356). The cable and free wifi worked very well.
For short stays: there is a dump station. Some sites are FHU but ours was water/elec/cable only, no sewer. Power was good. No issues. Ranged from 118-123 on my Digital meter over 2 days. We were here under Thousand Trails choice vacation (free stay for us).
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD WATER FILTER! We had been in places not needing any filter, so our cartridge was out. The water here has very high iron content and came in very rust colored!! I installed our water entrance filter cartridge and that took care of it, cleared it up ok.
Some of the roads and turns into sites are a bit tight so be careful when maneuvering. - HomeOnWheels_US
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Oct in Maine, beautiful scenery, right on the water. 2nd day you get a discount.
Level lots, leaking water on several lots.
Had cable tv but I had to jury rig the cable and fitting to use it, the office didn't have a fitting so I used my work experience to get it working.
Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park are beautiful. - SubVet SSBN619
Aug 2016 - $90.00
This was the most expensive place we have camped in many years around North America. It was by no means special. The roads were in poor shape and the sites small. It was very over priced. It was a great place to stay years ago. - Dragoon
Aug 2016 - $100.00
We were very disappointed with Narrows. The sites were unclean with debris and small garabage remnents. All the roads were gravel and dirt which created dust and noise as campers drove through the campground. There were NO garabage cans at the sites. (The dumpster was so far from the campsite, that people deposited their trash in the bathrooms.)
No sewer connection, and a charge to use the dump station. We paid for 5 nights and left after 3. Far too expensive for what we received in amenities. - Terrytnt
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This campground is easy to get into, level sites, good WIFI and a bonus of the bus that will take you to town. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed our week at this campground. We appreciated the quiet evenings. - twotimes
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We camp here for a week while we visited Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. There is a free shuttle bus service that will take you from the campground to most points in the area (limited schedule after Sept 1st). In the area for big rigs the sites are close together. We had 50 amp electric and water. Electricity worked fine while water pressure was low but adequate. The park will pump out your black/grey water tanks for $12. The site was level. WiFi in the park worked OK during our time there. AT&T cell service was spotty. There is a small pool in the park and a small beach about 1/2 mile from the campground. Although we do not have kids there was a play area in the park. We were close to trees but able to get our satellite dish to connect to 2 of 3 DirecTV satellites. Got a couple of OTA stations. - Co-Mike
Sep 2016 - $35.00
We were assigned a back in site behind the pool house at our request since it was near the bathrooms and shower house. Site was grass, short, but very wide which suited us just fine. Sites across the street from us were full of big RVs and some had to park tow vehicle across the street because there was no room for it on the site. Office staff was friendly. Ice was sold in the office along with firewood (will deliver a fire ring to your site) and wifi was available though we did not use it and it seemed people came to the laundry to use it. Laundry was clean but very expensive at $3.50 for wash and $.25 for 10 minutes of drying time. There is no sewer at sites but campground does have a dump station and a pump out service. Showers are pay showers even in the cabins and cost $.50 for 7 minutes so bring quarters if you need to use the campground showers. It is about a 4 mile drive to Acadia. We would stop here again. - roadking
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Acadia National Park - Blackwoods Campground
Two Loops A with 152 sites and B with 138. Cost $30 and with the Golden Age Pass half that fee. No services, clean bathrooms available which are old and showers can be found right outside the campground entrance for a fee. There is a small grocery store right outside the entrance as well with wood and a lobster pit. The free LLBean shuttles pick you up at the campground from the last week in June until Columbus Day to take you all around the island. I have reviewed this campground as well as Seawall in Southwest Harbor many times over the years and not much has changed. Make reservations because at Blackwoods they have limited RV sites and do not seem to be putting even small units in some tent sites in which they would fit. We love this campground, it's beauty, the ranger talks, the walk down to the cliffs on Loop Road and hiking. So much to do in the area with Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, Sand Beach, Ranger walks and talks, tours to the islands from Bar Harbor, Northeast and Southwest Harbors. This is just a great National Park. This fall though it was the most crowded that we have seen it in almost 30-40 years of camping here. The Loop Road had cars parked and backed up on the side of the road and there were many traffic jams. Jordan Pond parking lot was full before noon and many hiking trails parking lots were full before 8 am. Acadia now has three great campgrounds - Blackwoods, Seawall and the new one Schoodic Woods. Blackwoods is the closest to Bar Harbor and the Loop Road so we always stay here at least three nights and many times visit the others for two or more nights. Reservations are needed for all three especially for RV's. Yes, you can get in sometimes just showing up but you have to keep going down the next morning to check if any sites are available and if you have to move. Everyone should camp in Acadia National Park and enjoy it as much as we do. - gsnakehill
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Acadia is awesome, . . . and if you want to stay in the park near the main areas, this is your choice. Campground was old, and some of the sites were close and had trees to navigate. The roads and turns are not 'big rig' friendly in my opinion. However, for the small/medium units, more than adequate. You can hike or bike from the campground, but plan your trip. Biking is one way on the park loop road and would be tough to get back unless you load onto the shuttle bus. We opted to drive to our bike/hiking trails and then drive back.
Some sites are set up backwards (ours was). The picnic table and fire ring were on the drivers side (utility side) of our trailer. If you like your table and campfire right outside your door ask the ranger before he assigns your site. - brentp
Jul 2016 - $15.00
Spent weekend at Acadia National Park at Blackwoods CG. Wonderful, typical national park campsite. Trees and environment made you think you were in an alpine area. CG has 275 campsites with 25 pull-thrus that accommodate 35 ft. RVs. No hook-up, but that's OK - location makes up for it. Easy access to park roads and trails. Be sure to enter off of route 3. Bar Harbor can be crowded during high season. We had lunch in Northeast Harbor. Less crowds and fun places. - Al Z
Sep 2012 - $70.00
We park on top of hill. I wouldn't suggest big rigs for upper loop. Strange setup of campsites. We arrived in dark with two RV (one 19'TT and one 31' FW). Neither sites were easy to setup in. Electric and water hookups were in wrong places, needed extra cords and hoses required to reach. No dump station or sewer hookups. You would need to used Acadia NP campground with an additional fee for park pass. Bathrooms clean, but extra charge for hot water in shower. Extra charge for big rigs, not worth it without any extra amenities, such as, hot water, dump station or sewer hookup. Staff friendly. Good location. I would not camp here again or recommend. Good views from our campsites. The campground was pretty empty due to end of season. - Ridingtheroads
May 2012 - $60.00
A very beautiful campground. We were located above the rock quarry with a view of the sound. Very close to the national park as well as Bar Harbor. We had a large site which was fairly level and shaded. The grocery store was close by. I would have rated this place higher but I had some concerns. First you had to pay extra for hot water for your showers and for dumping. I thought the high rate should have covered that. I was told everyone in the area charges the same. Be prepared. Second concern was for security. Our site was about 20ft from a neighborhood road. There should have been a fence separating us. - kenbarbie
Aug 2011 - $58.00
We chose this particular campground because of its location on the "quiet side" of the island near where I wanted to take a lot of photos. The campground is much better suited to tent camping than to RV's. I guess I didn't do my homework thoroughly as we a few "add on" charges I didn't anticipate. The dump station costs extra according to your unit size! The Wi-Fi was down and not available until our last day here. The only bathhouse was fairly new but not at all well maintained. There were many porta-potties spread throughout the tent only camping area. The staff was quite friendly but the office was often unattended and they had very few items for sale. Some RV sites would be difficult to maneuver into but we had a nice level site with easy access. - gilr
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Lamoine State Park, Lamoine Island, Maine- 62 sites unserviced. You can make reservations here until Labor Day but not available or needed in the fall. Sites of different sizes and some with views of Frenchmen Bay looking out to Acadia. Many are not level. Located 8 miles south of Ellsworth with boating, swimming, hiking in a beautiful setting. Cost $32.70 for someone from another state. We have camped here many times and it was just a one night stay for us. Bathrooms are clean with hot showers. This is just a beautiful place to stay. Fishing boats leave the harbor every morning and you can watch them come back in with their catch. Sometimes you can buy a lobster or two right from the boats. Sunsets are beautiful and looking out you can even see Cadillac Mountain. 56 M is a beautiful site overlooking the bay! - gsnakehill
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Loved our stay here. Some sites for big rigs closer to the entrance which are not shaded - two rows closest to water are quieter and shaded but for mostly smaller trailers. No hookups however they have added a dump station and potable water fill since the older reviews. Easy location for visiting Acadia and the rest of Mt Desert without the hustle and bustle. Would definitely stay again. - TCNG
Aug 2010 - $25.00
We stayed at Lamoine two nights as we were visiting Acadia NP for 1 day and couldn't get advance Summer bookings for Acadia's campgrounds. This campground was lovely: big, grassy, clean sites. Excellent clean toilets and showers (a bit busy, but there was a pleasant area to wait our turn). Some sites are literally on the ocean: but we easily walked from our site to numerous picnic tables on the water's edge. Very quiet and dark at night, perfect for stargazing: but don't forget your flashlight! About 25 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP visitor center (w/roadworks). No dump station, and none available on Mount Desert Island (at least so we were told), so dump before coming or for $$ fee in Ellsworth area. - Eli Israel