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Bar Harbor, Maine

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: 44.430669383788
Longitude: -68.2643866539

Elevation: 214' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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) yes
  • 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 no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • 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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73 Reviews

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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: 11

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: 8
States Visited: 5
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: 2

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: 11

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: 36

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: 14

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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K 11
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
X23
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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