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Bar Harbor Campground

Bar Harbor, Maine


409 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.43067
Longitude: -68.26439

Elevation: 214' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Nothing good to say about this park. Crowded camping. Poorly managed, unlevel sites. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
b2
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Well established large CG with easy access. Sites tend to the small side. Staff is exceptionally friendly. Restrooms and showers are extremely small, they seem to date from the 60's. A good value for the area. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Rate of $40.00 per night is for full hookups, no discount offered, payment is cash or check only - no credit/debit cards. There is an ATM in the lobby. All previous reviews appear accurate. Sites vary throughout the campground, many are in an alcove, heavily shaded and private that would typically be found in a state park. Our site and patio area was gravel, on an incline with a splattering of grass around and open to the sky, no shade, easy access for satellite dish. Hookups were on the left side of the RV and worked as intended. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring. Verizon and T Mobile had a weak signal, Sprint a bit better. Free scheduled shuttle to surrounding area and downtown. Did not use or checkout bathrooms/showers or local WIFI. All employees were very friendly and eager to help with directions and suggestions. Fair value for area, we would stay here again. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
X-15
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We always have CG reservations when we travel so we were nervous about planning a full week at a CG that doesn't take reservations. Luckily that wasn't a problem in mid-September. There is lots of turnover at this CG and probably always a site available but not necessarily the type of hookups you may want. We thought the 50amp sites were not at all scenic, so we went with 30amp/water/sewer which was fine. Full hookup pull-through sites were very popular and that section was almost always full so we would recommend getting there around 9-10am as folks are leaving. Other sections in the CG had lots of availability. No seasonals that we could see. This campground is nothing special but it had everything we needed, reasonable prices, and is very convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP. We loved that the Island Explorer (a free bus that runs throughout Acadia NP and Bar Harbor) had a frequent stop at the CG. The perimeter roads were good, but the interior roads were tight for 5th wheels. We thought Site B7 was one of the nicest, wide pull-through sites at the CG. We were in C7, and that site was good too. The few "ocean view" sites were quite close together and frankly the view is pretty far out there. The laundry facility was clean, large, and only $1 for wash and $1 for dry. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Avoid the traffic and parking headaches in Acadia NP and Bar Harbor and use the free Island Explorer bus. This is a great service sponsored in part by LL Bean and rider donations. We loved it, and it has frequent stops right at the CG entrance. We enjoyed dinner at Smokey's Lobster just north of the Trenton bridge. Great menu, reasonably priced and some indoor seating.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a big and busy campground that can handle the pressure. I was amazed that such a busy campground could keep bathhouses clean and everything functional. Everything worked as expected or better. You can't go too far wrong here. Most of the previous comments are still valid. I'm just updating. We found a private spot that we liked just fine and could have settled in for a week or more. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
O8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This park has great access to Bar Harbor, Trenton and Ellsworth. There was a shuttle available although we did not use it. A very fair price for the area. We tucked in among the trees with our 19' Airstream and it was quiet and peaceful. Be aware , reservations are not accepted and payment is cash or check. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
T40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Highly recommend Trenton By The Bridge Lobster -been in business since 1956 and know how to cook a lobster. Also, Mystery Cove Bookstore was amazing.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

They don't take reservations, and they don't accept credit cards. We called ahead to get an idea if there would be a site available. It is an interesting situation, much like in the past in the National Parks: arrive, go find a site, put something on that site, then go register. We got here at 9:30 am, and it was already "a chase" with people looking for a site. Once in, you can change sites, so that "chase" happens most mornings. Very wooded, but we were able to find an opening to get satellite TV. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
K29
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a shuttle bus that picks up at the entrance to this park - nice, because finding a place to park in Bar Harbor is a real pain. This is the closest park to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and reasonably priced for the area. Boat trips out of Bar Harbor are interesting. Great bike paths (on the carriage roads) in Acadia! A Walmart in Ellsworth (on your way in or out).

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is large. Sites are average. There are only 6 coveted sites that are "water view", but not waterfront, and they cost extra. You have to claim your site by marking it with a sign or some other materials you can leave on the site and hope someone doesn't come move it before you can check in. Bring cash or your grandma's checkbook to pay. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was easy. No reservations allowed so we felt uneasy arriving on a holiday weekend without a reservation but we didn't have a problem finding a good spot. Very reasonable price. Facilities are clean and playground is modern. Pool was heated and restrooms were dated looking but always clean and neat. Out site was perfectly level without any adjustment needed. Overall I liked the park We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
E
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We came in on the Friday after labor day and got one of the three water/electric sites left. Very busy for this time of year. We come here every year. Showers are 25¢ but clean and roomy. Sites are not level, sadly. People at check in are very friendly. They don't take credit cards nor reservations. You pick your own site, a definite perk. We wish they would expand to more electric/water! Ocean views at top are great. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Island bus takes you from camp ground to bar harbor and thru Acadia. Both are definite places to go.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We have camped here many times and always found them friendly and helpful. At times we have arrived late when the campground is full, but they have put us up in an overflow area for one night and we were able to get a site the next day. An added plus, in Late July and early August, the area behind the pool is LOADED with blueberries that are yours for the picking. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Acadia National Park has many features and programs for your use. Bar Harbor is great for shopping.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bar Harbor Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
K16
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't overlook Schoodic Peninsula while you are here, in addition to Acadia NP and Bar Harbor Village

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
X-28
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
G1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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