Bar Harbor, Maine

Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort

Bar Harbor, Maine



Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 288-4782

Sites: 239
Recent Rate: $45 8/2014

Latitude: 44.4196052158991
Longitude: -68.3368170261383

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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43 Reviews

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jtdtsams

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Location is great. Rate is with TT extended stay discount (>7days)..regular rate is $48 + $3 resort fee = $51/day plus tax. We had a view of the water from our campsite, though it was not waterfront. Our site was W/E only, had to pay $25 for pumpout, which I thought was excessive, especially since they didn't fully empty the tanks, but it got us through 8 days and we did fully empty the tanks at the dump station as we left. We spent most of our time at Acadia NP, so did not really use the "resort" amenities, which from what I could see was just a very small pool for the size of the CG, and entertainment on two week nights we were there. IMO the entertainment was way too loud, we were tired from our sightseeing and didn't appreciate such loud music on a weeknight. There was an issue with the power post late at night on our last night there, and we were in the dark, like being at Walmart. Our surge protector code said that we were not getting a full 50 amp and shut down, giving the code "move to a different power source". We reported it the next morning and they were appreciative and said they would have maintenance check it out. All in all, I would stay again, but I would ask for a site far away from the loud music, and/or book when there was NOT going to be entertainment. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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bgbassman

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

Located near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We have stayed here a few times before and it has been consistently good. We had a waterfront site and the fee reflects that. The sites are really tight with very little room between and even less screening. However it's convenient, easy to get in and out of, and easy to maneuver around with a big rig. The staff is helpful and friendly. They could have been a little better about their maintenance like cleaning of the fire pits and mowing. Overall we had a good stay and would return. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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mtn_bikers

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We had one of the premium water front sites, which are water and electric only. The site was larger than normal, and the bay view was well worth sacrificing the sewer and cable hookups. We'd definitely stay here again if ever in the area. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Pepper Dan

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large RV campground on state Hwy 3 with easy access and no traffic noise. Gravel main and site roads with wide grass sites. Both pull-through and back-in wide, long and level sites with table, fire rings, 30 & 50 amp and shade trees at most sites. Few sites back up to bay. Park well maintained. Only a half the sites have sewer, but dump station and honey wagon service for $25. Unprotected Wi-Fi signal at rec center and sites close by. Tall trees block satellite signal on most sites, good Verizon voice, slow 3G data signals, poor TV antenna signals, but good cable. Pool and rec center, store and snack bar. Only open in summer and scheduled activities. Staff friendly and helpful. Very nice and would stay there again. Cost based on weekly rate. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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daviescj

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We reserved our August 2013 4-night stay through our RPI membership which provided us a discount but this price only included elec/water. Full-hookup would have cost us $74/night! If you want to use the honey wagon, it would cost you $25 for each dump. Since we didn't have full-hookup and didn't want to pay for a honey wagon visit, we had to use the public shower. The shower and the laundry facilities are rustic and dirty. Mosquitoes were absolutely terrible! There was no scheduled campground activity. We would not stay here again. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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KRaymond

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

I highly recommend reserving the Best Ocean Front sites if you like to wake up and have coffee overlooking the ocean. However, these sights are not full hookups - water and elec only. I had a full round of complaints by my kids and huband when they found out they had NO Cable. There is a honey wagon that comes very promptly around 9/10am for $25. Our water hookup leaked terribly so that I had to put a big bowl underneath and empty it constantly. We told 2 maintenance guys that they just needed to change the water connector; but they just said "yep, we'll look into it". However, we didn't have big expectations they would fix it. The water hookup in the site next to us had the same problem. This campground needs some simple maintenance to all the water hookups. We did use the swimming pool and it was Too Hot! They have the heat turned up too high. I love warm water, but this was excessive. I think it also lead to the pool looking a little green. They don't have the chemicals regulated for such a hot pool. The showers were not that great, but just make sure you wear your flipflops. The pressure was terrible and the hot water not consistent in the larger bath house in fact there was No hot water one morning. I switched to the smaller bath house and got good pressure and better hot water. The arcade needs a full refresh of the games and pool tables. However, most arcades we see at all campgrounds need refreshes. While all of this reviews sounds like the place is terrible, I still would go back! You are not in Bar Harbor to stay at your campground. You are there to explore, so the campground does empty out by 9am each morning with everyone leaving to go explore the area. As mentioned in opening, we had an ocean front site where they put the campfire pit right near the ocean instead of right on the roadway so you have your campfire overlooking the ocean. We had wonderful neighbors and the last 2 nights had NO neighbors, so no complaints there. I also made sure to walk the entire campground and will tell those reading this that if you do the Full Hookup sites, you are right On Top of each other. I'm sure that all Bar Harbor campgrounds are the same where you are very close together. At the end of the day, I do recommend Mt. Desert Narrows for the location and about 80% of the Ocean front spots are pretty good. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $77.00
Overall Rating:      

Oceanfront sites on all campsites in Bar Harbor are not allowed to have sewer, local by-law. The oceanfront sites have no Cable or sewer. Premium oceanfront is $85 per night, minimal oceanfront $77 in season. This is ridiculous for a sub par, run down campground which should be $20 per night. Honey truck is $25, making this come out at $100+++ per night. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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CrossCountry

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are well laid out and sizes afford some privacy. Hosts are pleasant and helpful, we enjoyed our stay here although there are other RV Parks closer to Acadia or the ocean. The cable TV was so snowy we couldn't use it. Water pressure was so low at times (probably high shower times) that we only got a trickle. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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4mike

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The best first, the staff were great! Hardly any better. Very helpful and friendly. The only good thing about campground. Lots of weeds everywhere and run down sites. Dog waste everywhere and dogs ran loose. The restrooms were not very clean and I ran out of hot water as soon as I got wet. Could not figure out why as no one else was in the showers. The closest showers were closed so we had a walk to showers. I would rather stay in a Wal-Mart parking lot than here. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Cockapoo Lovers

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is definitely a campground, as opposed to an RV park. Most big rigs choose the sister park, "Narrows Too", in Trenton. Lots of pop-ups and bumper pulls, although many sites accommodate larger fifth wheels and motor homes. Not many satellite-friendly sites, and the majority of sites do not have sewer. Some have cable. Our site, 340, being higher on the hill, offers an awesome view of the bay and has cable but no sewer. Also, being right across the road from the Wi-Fi antenna helps. Our Verizon phone gets good reception, but our 4G Jetpack card is hit and miss (Olympics don't help). If you want a little peace and quiet from the crowds, hang around the campground during the middle of the day and soak up the scenery. Like probably most other area campgrounds, this one is packed with campers in peak season, but it's quiet at night. The park is well staffed and all are friendly and super helpful. The facilities, while far from new, are clean and well maintained. If you enjoy tent camping, this is definitely the place to be. Half the campground is devoted to tent sites, and the sites are big and beautiful. Our rate indicates a special for Thousand Trails members during the month of July. We couldn't pass up extending for a total of four weeks. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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edrowe

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has full-hookup sites with electric, water and sewer. We enjoyed visiting the Acadia National Park. It is close by. Sites are averaged size. Access roads were wide enough for our motorhome. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Bathroom facilities were very clean. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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DrLewie

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Mt. Desert Narrows is operated by a group which runs two other campgrounds in the area. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, since we visited very early in the season, but the grass needed mowing, many of the sites weren't ready, and the lower bath house was boarded up. The waterfront sites do not have sewer connections, and there are a limited number of sites with 50amp power. The sites are grass/dirt/a little gravel, and some appeared to be not very level. Our site, 150, had giant tire ruts, but they were far enough away from where I parked to not cause a problem. The sites are big enough to handle most any size rig. The one open bath house was clean, although the showers were quite rustic. The park is convenient to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and guests are provided with a comprehensive packet of local guides, maps, and information. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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AZMax

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful sites we've stayed in: right on the water with a nice place to sit and think. Really very nice job! We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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FifthWheel Travelers

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here with a 33 foot rig. This park has full-hookup sites with electric, water and sewer. Spent a week here in late September while visiting Acadia National Park; great location for this. The free shuttle bus stops here too. Excellent restaurants close by. Sites are averaged size. Most have some view of the Frenchman’s bay. Both full sun and shaded sites are available. We had a full sun site which allowed us to enjoy the incredible night sky on Mt Desert Island. Nice laundromat with ample machines. Access roads were wide enough. The campground was very big so there were plenty of roads for walking the dog. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were given a 10 minute orientation of the area when we checked in. Bathroom facilities were average but very clean. Staff was frequently seen tending to bathrooms and campground. We recommend this campground. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sightman

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $68.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, Location is what brought us to this campground. We stayed on one of their premium sites, which cost more money. It was to be a big rig, pull-through site. This particular site had a large tree in the way which caused us to back out. Campground seem tired. Sites need gravel and dressing up. Floors in bathroom were painted and peeling. Wi-Fi is extra $$. For the money I would expect a better campground. Would check out other campgrounds if returning to this area. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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