23 Parks near Bar Harbor, Maine
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 2015 - $38.00
This is the campground which does not take reservations. You arrive in the morning, by 9:00 a.m. if possible during the busy season. You get a map at the desk and then drive around looking for an empty site. When you find one, you leave something like a chair on the site to show it has been taken, drive back to the office, and pay cash or by check. I did not mind the process and found an adequate site and then moved to a much better ocean-view site the next day. Note that ocean-view does not mean you are close to the ocean or walk down to it. Office staff were very helpful, and I took advantage of the pay-for-six-days-and-get-the-seventh-free deal. Roads were paved, but sites were gravel. It was quite a walk to the office to catch the island shuttle, but a real treat to let someone else do the driving! I really liked this place and will stay again if I come to this area. Excellent Verizon voice and data access, which was very pleasant. Another benefit is that you are close to town-no paved shoulders or bike path, but the shuttle rides were short ones. - judy_online
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
Jul 2014 - $72.00
Very nice park with friendly people. The park had good Internet and TV, full hookup with 30 amp service. Our site was dirt/gravel and woods. The facilities/amenities were very nice. The only negative for us was that is over-priced. The park was close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. - rvjubilee
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 2015 - $86.00
The campground is located right on the ocean, so the views are very nice. If you are willing to pay $96 (w/o discount) for ocean front view, then this is your place. We visited in early October, so the campground's occupancy was lighter than normal. We were able to find an ocean front site without reservation due to the time of the year but we were told that these sites are pretty much impossible to get during the summer without reservations made months in advance.
This is a typical KOA, a "McCampground" with all the amenities as well as the tight sites and lack of privacy experience. It is nicely kept, clean, the staff is super nice and driving around the island and seeing what other campgrounds look like, this KOA is probably the smart choice.
Probably the very best site is 272, right on the ocean and away from other sites. We stayed in site 343 which I would probably say it ranks in the top 5. Overall, it was a nice experience because it was not too crowded or noisy. - Catalina W
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We had a site on the water but wasn't able to actually see the water because of the bushes that were in the way. - Barb Stout
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
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We liked our stay here...stayed a week. Sites vary from 30 amp no sewer to 50 amp with sewer plus tent sites. Sites on the water do not have sewer. Our 50 amp, FHU site was a pull-thru, however not enough room to leave the toad attached. Site was gravel/dirt and was level. Our site had no shade, but there are shaded sites. Lots of space to walk the dog and nice views of water. Most sites are fairly close, however we never had a neighbor on our curb side, which was nice. WiFi was excellent as was cable. Friendly, efficient check-in. Good Verizon cell service. There's a free shuttle bus that drives the island to transport you to Bar Harbor, Acadia NP, and points between. IGA grocery store not far in Trenton. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We had a site that was very near to the dump station so we would occasionally smell the odor. Site was mostly level with a mix of dirt and gravel. The roads were dirt so there was a lot of dust created when cars drove by. The campground is on the water but there is no beach, many people were out digging for clams at low tide. The pool is near the store and is small for the size of the campground. Laundry room had 5 washers of which 2 were out of order and 6 dryers. They have canoes and kayaks available to rent. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Bathrooms and showers are cleaned daily. Trolley service gave easy access to Bar Harbor, where parking is a challenge due to the volume of traffic. We would stay here again if in the area. - shar1435
Aug 2016 - $44.00
We were with a group of 3 others and reserved last year and got one of the few 50 amp sites. (There are only sixteen 50 amp sites.) But, most RV Parks in this area don't have many 50 amp sites. Our site was about 45" deep and wide enough to park the car beside the motorhome. The electricity was excellent and did not drop below 118 volts with all 3 A/C units on and the hot water heater running, when we initially set up. There was good water pressure and water flow.
The owner and the workers were all very friendly. The current owner has had the park for 6 years and made a number of improvements. They have 16 new cabins with heat and air, a small bathroom and a covered porch. The swimming pool is well maintained. The free, Island Express, a bus, runs through the park every 30 minutes. You can go to the National Park visitor center and transfer to other buses or go to downtown Bar Harbor. There was very good Verizon 4G service, 14 Mbps. They also have free WiFi.
CONS: I docked the park due to the lack of sewers at the 50 amp sites, (A2-A17), $12 for "honey wagon" service if needed, the lack of cable tv and the fact that most sites are not satellite friendly. We were gone most of each day, but I do like to be able to view some news and financial channels at breakfast. You can get 2 or 3 stations from Bangor, Maine, 35 air miles away, at some of the sites. Potential, satellite friendly sites would be A1, A28-30 and A25-26, Also A2-9, if the dome was at the very front of the RV.
OVERALL: I would not hesitate to return to this campground and I would recommend it to others. They do have 15, 30 amp sites with sewer and 7 of those are pull thru sites. - johnwadams
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Our back-in, grass site was nice and level. It's a bit tight, but they help you get backed in so it wasn't an issue. They have a honey wagon service that you can schedule to come by and dump your black and gray tanks. Our boys took full advantage of the pool.
Would have been an excellent deal, for where we were, if we had full hookups. Verizon service worked well, but Sprint did not. - 5nomads
Aug 2016 - $43.00
The staff was extremely helpful and the spaces were level. Even though we didn't have a pull through site, we had plenty of room to drop our trailer and park our RV in the same site. We were able to walk to the beach (more of a boat launch) but the walk back is all up hill. You can get a lobster dinner for 2 delivered from a place right across the street. - AudiG
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
Jun 2015 - $10.00
Boondock camping as in no water, sewer, or electric, but there is a dump station. Lots of sites, especially tent sites. Weather was wet and cold but that is not the park's fault. Sites are in the woods. - 1coloradan
Sep 2014 - $10.00
Quiet NPS campground near Bar Harbor, all sites are wooded fairly short, including our pull through, just long enough for our 29' class c & toad. Staff at the check-in are friendly & helpful. Some nice hiking trails right from the campgrounds. Our rate was with the Senior Pass. There are no hookups here which is normal for a NP campground, there is a dump station & water fill. There are clean bathrooms, but no showers, nearest showers are just outside of the entrance for a fee. If in the area again, we will stay here. - bukhrn
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
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
Aug 2009 - $15.00
Most important: site 50 is no longer an XL site. Evidently they changed numbers but it is not reflected on the Maine State Park reservation system. We stayed in site #33 which was nice and open with plenty of room between any other sites. Overall it is a nice park but there isn't much to do here unless you have a kayak or fish off the dock. There is no "town" (Ellsworth is about 10 minutes away) but you could make trips into Acadia from here, and it's probably 40 minute drive to Bar Harbor. If you are looking for freshwater to fill your tanks: you will need at least a 30-foot hose as the bathrooms (where the fresh water spigot is located) are about that far away from the road. Everything was really clean, although they always seemed to be mowing during the day. Otherwise, it is a very quiet park with lots of open lawn, picnic areas and a playground. - jayco32bhds2009
Jul 2008 - $25.00
Stayed overnight on site #46, which seemed to be the only one with a sandbox area for the tent. This was a medium sized site about a car width from the road. The tree coverage is moderate, so you can't see the other sites around you. It is a short walk to the bathhouse, which was pretty nice for facilities. Bundles of wood were 5$ and was a generous bundle. They provide a small wagon to carry it to your site. I reserved beforehand, and check in was 2 min. Most sites are level, but not all, but last row of sites facing the water seemed to be the best of the bunch. I would give this park a return visit. - thecyr