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Bar Harbor, Maine

Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort

Bar Harbor, Maine



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

Sites: 239
Recent Rate: $90 8/2016

Latitude: 44.419605215899
Longitude: -68.336817026138

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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 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 ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • 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) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • 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 yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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51 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a site that was very near to the dump station so we would occasionally smell the odor. Site was mostly level with a mix of dirt and gravel. The roads were dirt so there was a lot of dust created when cars drove by. The campground is on the water but there is no beach, many people were out digging for clams at low tide. The pool is near the store and is small for the size of the campground. Laundry room had 5 washers of which 2 were out of order and 6 dryers. They have canoes and kayaks available to rent. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Bathrooms and showers are cleaned daily. Trolley service gave easy access to Bar Harbor, where parking is a challenge due to the volume of traffic. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked our stay here...stayed a week. Sites vary from 30 amp no sewer to 50 amp with sewer plus tent sites. Sites on the water do not have sewer. Our 50 amp, FHU site was a pull-thru, however not enough room to leave the toad attached. Site was gravel/dirt and was level. Our site had no shade, but there are shaded sites. Lots of space to walk the dog and nice views of water. Most sites are fairly close, however we never had a neighbor on our curb side, which was nice. WiFi was excellent as was cable. Friendly, efficient check-in. Good Verizon cell service. There's a free shuttle bus that drives the island to transport you to Bar Harbor, Acadia NP, and points between. IGA grocery store not far in Trenton. We would stay here again. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very disappointed with Narrows. The sites were unclean with debris and small garabage remnents. All the roads were gravel and dirt which created dust and noise as campers drove through the campground. There were NO garabage cans at the sites. (The dumpster was so far from the campsite, that people deposited their trash in the bathrooms.)

No sewer connection, and a charge to use the dump station. We paid for 5 nights and left after 3. Far too expensive for what we received in amenities. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
OCEAN View
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the most expensive place we have camped in many years around North America. It was by no means special. The roads were in poor shape and the sites small. It was very over priced. It was a great place to stay years ago. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 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: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice location for touring Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Pretty view and sunsets. Sites are unlevel and close together. Not very flexible about requesting a site move even though sites were available. The bus stop is convenient for transportation. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
361
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

Although they did tell us that we had a lake view, there were just too many bushes for us to exactly view the water. It was a great place to be able to take my dog on a good walk in the morning. I wouldn't go in the swimming pool as it wasn't very clean. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bar Harbour is a cute little town that has lots of good restaurants and shopping, but very touristy and crowded when we were there. The best thing we did was go on a glider plane. That was definitely worth the money and something I was always remember!!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

This is a somewhat older park. The sites are a little too close for us - not a lot of room to put put lawn chairs. They do have fire rings at all of the sites.

Our original site that was a "standard" site with electric and water only (which is the one that is on the Passport America discount). The electric did not work. They moved is to a different site which wound up being one of their premier sites. This was nice as it gave us 50 amp service, cable and a sewer hookup.

The laundry machines need to have some repairs. There are 5 washers but only 2 were working.

Also the pop machine in the laundry and the one at one of the bathroom buildings are not working. These are usually handled by the pop distributor but they need to be notified.

Overall if is a nice park and due to the fact it is in a tourist area they can demand the higher prices. We would not have stayed here if it had not been for the Passport discount. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
113-130
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a site right on the water. Even though waterfront sites only have power and water, we loved it! The staff was cordial and the grounds well maintained. We camped at Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
W5B
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

1. There is a Super WalMart on the left side of the highway in Trenton before you reach Bar Harbor.
2. I can recommend the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound (located just before you cross the bridge towards Bar Harbor). I think the 2 lb lobsters were the best value.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 54
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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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 17

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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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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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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