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Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor Campground

Bar Harbor, Maine



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

Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $44 9/2015

Latitude: 44.4306693837875
Longitude: -68.2643866539001

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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all4pets

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $44.00
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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. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Seal Cove Auto Museum on west side of Mount Desert Island has a wonderful collection of antique vehicles.

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Nausett

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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This is a great park with a variety of wooded, open, and partially covered sites. Nice paved roads, but some are a little tight for the novice driver. When I read they didn't take reservations, I thought "how strange", but after picking my own site and playing the Bar Harbor Shuffle, I had a great time. The most fun I've had camping in a while and you can pick your own site.
Also the office staff were great, very friendly and helpful. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Southern Snow

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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Stay 6, get 7 th night free. Nice park with great location & unique because of no reservation, no credit card system. We arrived mid-week and got a spot. Good spot, but next morning we found site with waterview. Beautiful! You literally park yourself or a chair and then move your spot. Blueberries right at our campsite. Sons used the pay showers - water ok. But they did comment on floors all wet in bathroom and two toilets clogged. Staff in office friendly and helpful. One male staffer and/or host was not customer friendly. We were here height of season. The pool looked great, but lots of kids/families enjoying & we were busy sightseeing. Bus pick up at campground a terrific advantage. We would stay again, but this is a no frills, low key park. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Heart

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $44.00
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The Bar Harbor area was very busy during our stay so let me begin by saying I was happy to find a site, any site. This park is designed for tents and small campers. Very few sites for big rigs and very few full hook-ups. Our site was so small we could not put out our awning and didn't even have room to sit in a chair beside the RV; only cramped space for picnic table behind RV. There was a fire ring but too close to RV and picnic table to use it. The area we were in was basically a gravel parking lot...no shade and certainly nothing scenic. Most even smaller sites are in wooded area...lots of shade there. There are a very few sites on a hilltop that have a bit of an ocean view as the campground advertises but, especially since they don't take reservations, the chances of getting one of those coveted spots are almost nonexistent. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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judy_online

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
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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. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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Ferdy

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $44.00
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We have to say that this is our worst park yet. We had full hookups with 50 amp electricity, and a pull-through site. Some of the park is wooded and beautiful with paved streets, but they suffer from staff that is not very friendly and helpful and has a first-come, first-serve policy. They do not take reservations. When we got here, they said we could pick between 4 sites, but recommended one of the four because there was a better chance of getting satellite reception. All the spaces with a water view were taken. We asked if they could let us know if a space near the water became available while we were here so we could move our rig there, and they said no. Instead, we could drive around every morning and if we see that an RV at a water site was packing up to leave, we could approach them; if they were leaving, we could wait and put a chair there after they left to hold it, then hurry back to our site and move our RV to the new spot and get to the office quickly to advise them! It sounded like a free-for-all to us. We took the space they recommended and decided to stay put instead of playing musical RVs. So, we have a site that is basically treeless and without a view except the trailers on both sides of us. We got no reception from our Dish satellite as they said, no matter where we positioned the motor home. Though we did not use the showers, please note that they charge 25 cents for each five minutes -- no other park we've been to charged for showers. We will not stay here again if we're ever in this area, and we recommend that others try to find another location before committing to this park. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

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Thorfinn

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $44.00
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This is a no reservation park. You can stay as long as you want. The downside is that all of the prime spots are grabbed in early June. This was their busiest summer ever, according to the office, and there was a steady flow of people in and out.

Satellite reception is spotty. This is a heavily wooded campground, and I would estimate maybe 10% of the spaces have a clear shot at the satellites.

Our AT&T hotspot connected reliably, but with low bars. Verizon signal was slightly better here. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Mainely Meats is just outside the campground serving a great breakfast, then BBQ and lobster for dinner.

Opposite the entrance is a lobster pound with a decent variety of food including whole belly clams, burgers, crab cakes, and of course, lobster.

When you check in, be sure to make a note of the phone number to Travelin' Lobster. They deliver a full lobster dinner (1-1/2 lb) including a pound of mussels & corn at a better price than most of the restaurants in the area.

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21fbrs

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
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Nice campground to use as a base while you explore all the area has to offer. Different arrangement in that you stop at the office and they tell you some suitable sites for your rig, then you drive around and pick one, set up and then go back to the office and register. That's nice in that you pick the site you like best. Office staff was nice and knowledgeable. Site was gravel / grass and needed some leveling but enough room for slideouts. Restrooms were very clean and as for paying for showers that seems to be the norm for a lot of campgrounds in the northeast. We would camp here again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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LTV camper

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
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(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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luminary110

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
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Spotless bathroom, good water pressure in shower, but small shower stalls. Ocean view, paved roads, gravel sites, nice trees, and quiet. This is the Bar Harbor Campground near Salisbury Cove on Rte. 3 (there are several campgrounds named Bar Harbor). We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Gotta go to the nearby national park (and downtown Bar Harbor) on the free buses provided.

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AlaskaJack

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
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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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maineman

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $44.00
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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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R&S

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Sonic

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $38.00
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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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NCBounder

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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