Bar Harbor Campground

     


Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 288-5185

Sites: 300
Avg. Rate: $38

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Latitude: 44.4306693837875
Longitude: -68.2643866539001

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 31
  • Good 17
  • Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 1

54 Reviews

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LTV camper

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

(Rte. 3, Salisbury Cove location) Very nice campground with ocean view & spotless bathrooms. Paved roads, gravel sites, nice trees, and quiet. Good water pressure, but $.25 for 4 minutes in a too-small shower stall. On the bus stop for the free bus (provided by Lands End) to the town of Bar Harbor and to Acadia National Park. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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This is a nice campground and the closest to Acadia National Park, and it is reasonably priced. They do not take reservations or credit cards. You drive in, pick your spot, set up and then register. Lots of types of sites are in the park. The best choices are right about check-out time, at noon. We had a water, sewer, and 30 amp site, which all were good. The restrooms were clean and the laundry was too (only $1 to wash, $1 to dry/load). Some sites are in the open and some in the forest. Leveling can be challenging. We had a site near the laundry and the free Wi-Fi worked well, as did our Verizon data device. No cable, but we got some local stations with antenna. The campground is on a mountain top and you can see local water from spots in the park, but it is not waterfront. Local free bus service takes you to the National Park and to Bar Harbor throughout the day. We liked our spot and the campground. We would stay again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Foxer

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, Location, Location says it all. Sites are mostly gravel, but none are level, front to back, and side to side. The side-way slope is away from the sewer hook-up, thus you can't completely empty. Bring boards. We stayed here before with a fifth wheel, so level was not as much of an issue. All roads are paved and smooth. Sites open or wooded, your choice. I really like the no reservation policy. Wi-Fi worked very good at our site. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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AlaskaJack

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large, well run heavily wooded park with many amenities. There are limited 50 amp sites so reserve if you need one. Everything you need is here. Staff is great, park is very secure, and the entrance to Acadia is only a couple miles down the road. If you like to walk, all roads are nicely paved and it's about a 1 mile walk around the perimeter inside the park. Water view sites available, but bring your binoculars, it's far. Like to swim? Beautiful large pool heated to about 80. Laundry has 8 washers and 8 dryers, and is $1 wash and $1 dry, very reasonable. Need propane? It's here and reasonable. No cable, but we picked up many stations with the digital antenna. Only one negative comment. All sites have been graded and graveled, but not leveled, so you need to level your rig. No big deal. All in all, a great place to stay. We would surely return here! We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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Da Keeffes

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, very close to Acadia Park. Their system is a bit different where you go and find the site you want and then return to pay for it. A map was provided with which sites were open at the time of arrival to make this easier. The staff was friendly and helpful. The sites were nice sized. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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cblomax

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
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We spent a week here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The CG is located on Mt. Desert Island about 4 miles or so from the town of Bar Harbor, and a couple of miles from the entrance to Acadia NP. This is a very large and older campground. We chose a larger pull through site on a hill, and had a little difficulty leveling. Ours was 50 amp FHU and were pleased with the service. Laundry room was clean an inexpensive. Lobster Pound across the street or back toward Trenton a few miles (yum!) Water front doesn't mean water access in this case. While you can see the water from some of the sites and the pool/playground area, it's not accessible, but a very nice view either way. We will try to stay here again next time we are in the Acadia area. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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FrankTX

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Convenient location to Acadia NP & the rest of the island, wide variety of good-sized sites, attractive wooded area, some traffic noise on side of park closest to highway 3, but quiet on north side of park where I stayed. Office suggests spots, but you pull in first come, first serve, then go back and register. Office open reasonable hours, 8am – 9pm when I was there. Rolling terrain, sites have been somewhat leveled, but still need moderate amount of leveling for RV's. Good WiFi signal, nice laundry. I'd definitely stay here again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Corninggirl

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here every September. Apparently the word has gotten out about it being the closest to Bar Harbor and Acadia. This year all full hook up sites were taken. They don't take reservations so you get what is open. Sites do need leveling but the view at the top of Frenchmans Bay is breathtaking as are the sunrises. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sonic

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved it. Great roads, large sites, nice views, reasonably priced for the area. Everything works and is well maintained. Very convenient to Acadia National Park. Free shuttle bus to Bar Harbor and to the NP picks up right at the campground entrance. You can connect to other routes that run all through the NP, to other towns and campgrounds, etc. Rate was $44/night for FHU 50 amp. Pay for 6 nights, 7th is free. And you can extend any time you like. You don't have to pay for the full week in advance. Will stay again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Gilligan

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

If I could give this park an 11 then I would. Great people, Great sites. Best of all, just imaging going for a walk in the early morning watching the mist rising off the ocean below while you pick Blueberries to put in your pancakes for breakfast. In my view this is the Best park in Maine. You drive through the park pick your site, set up camp, and go to the office to pay for your stay. If you chose to add extra days to your stay, no problem as the site is yours till you have to leave and you won't want to leave. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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2hams

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location. Rate is for 30 amp FHU. No reservations - drive and pick your site, setup then pay. We arrived around 10am on a Sunday and had a choice of pull throughs by the road or a pull through on top of the hill. Although the latter are on a slope, they have more ambiance and are larger. Our site was level side to side with slope front to back. Pay 6 nights for 7, cash or American check only. Clean bathrooms and showers (25 cents for 5 minutes). Clean laundry (cold water only) and only $1 each for wash and dry. Wi-Fi has a strong signal but very slow to download; fast to upload. On the shuttle bus route. Dog friendly. Friendly campers and work campers. Pick wild blueberries at top of the hill. Gravel sites surrounded by grass. Beautiful tent sites in the woods. Mix of decent looking W/E sites. We would return if coming to this area. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lakeside013104

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent grounds. Well suited for tents and all types of RVs. Some sites wooded and some open with distant ocean view. Generally, very warm and welcome feeling while driving through C/G. Showers and toilets are very clean and have lots of water pressure while using showers. CASH only or checks accepted here. Wi-Fi excellent. Level sites with fire rings. Adequate room for big rigs. Staff in office helpful and friendly. NO reservations accepted. First come first serve basis. Check into office, go set up on available site and return to office to pay for number of days stay. With a 6 day stay, the 7th day is free. Lots and lots to do in local area. Much fun to be had. We would stay here again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground does not except reservations or credit cards. There are 7 sites that have a distant ocean view from the hilltop, and about 50 other pull throughs with no view that have 50 amp, water and sewer. There is no cable. Fifty amp pull throughs are on the hill and are on a pronounced slope. Fifty amps sites by the main road are much more level, but have no views or ambience.. This is the most popular site in Bar Harbor because of the price. Unfortunately, it is a long way to come without a reservation, because in season you probably will arrive to find there is nothing available. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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rvmamabel

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one week here in August 2012. Unfortunately, as I pulled into the campground, I got the trailer hung up on one of the large grey rocks lining the driveway in front of the office. It was in the shade and I didn't notice it as I should have. The maintenance crew was outstanding and came out with boards to build a ramp for me to get the axle over the rock. What a help! They even escorted me to a site for my trailer and helped me back in. As a mom on her own with 2 kids, I really appreciated the extra help. We had a wonderfully-quiet spot (K-18). Although there was no sewer service, we were very happy to trade off the quiet and extra space with having to use our dump tank. I thought the sewer sites were rather closely spaced, but our spot was divine. We picked wild blueberries on the hillside each evening for the next morning's pancakes and took the very convenient bus into Bar Harbor or Acadia each day. We took our bikes most days, and it was very easy to load them on the bus. The CG was very well maintained, bathrooms were clean with no long waits each evening. The guests were pleasant, no rowdiness that we observed. We will definitely return, but perhaps earlier than the 2nd week of August--it turned out to be the peak vacation week for the area. Can't wait to return! We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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russ1102

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I liked not having to make reservations, but don't get there too late. Had a very nice site in the woods (T-36). Pull-throughs across from us were very uneven from front to back. Dump station nice and level. Liked the free bus service into Acadia N.P. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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