27 Parks near Ellsworth, Maine
Aug 2010 - $25.00
We stayed at Lamoine two nights as we were visiting Acadia NP for 1 day and couldn't get advance Summer bookings for Acadia's campgrounds. This campground was lovely: big, grassy, clean sites. Excellent clean toilets and showers (a bit busy, but there was a pleasant area to wait our turn). Some sites are literally on the ocean: but we easily walked from our site to numerous picnic tables on the water's edge. Very quiet and dark at night, perfect for stargazing: but don't forget your flashlight! About 25 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP visitor center (w/roadworks). No dump station, and none available on Mount Desert Island (at least so we were told), so dump before coming or for $$ fee in Ellsworth area. - Eli Israel
Aug 2009 - $15.00
Most important: site 50 is no longer an XL site. Evidently they changed numbers but it is not reflected on the Maine State Park reservation system. We stayed in site #33 which was nice and open with plenty of room between any other sites. Overall it is a nice park but there isn't much to do here unless you have a kayak or fish off the dock. There is no "town" (Ellsworth is about 10 minutes away) but you could make trips into Acadia from here, and it's probably 40 minute drive to Bar Harbor. If you are looking for freshwater to fill your tanks: you will need at least a 30-foot hose as the bathrooms (where the fresh water spigot is located) are about that far away from the road. Everything was really clean, although they always seemed to be mowing during the day. Otherwise, it is a very quiet park with lots of open lawn, picnic areas and a playground. - jayco32bhds2009
Jul 2008 - $25.00
Stayed overnight on site #46, which seemed to be the only one with a sandbox area for the tent. This was a medium sized site about a car width from the road. The tree coverage is moderate, so you can't see the other sites around you. It is a short walk to the bathhouse, which was pretty nice for facilities. Bundles of wood were 5$ and was a generous bundle. They provide a small wagon to carry it to your site. I reserved beforehand, and check in was 2 min. Most sites are level, but not all, but last row of sites facing the water seemed to be the best of the bunch. I would give this park a return visit. - thecyr
Aug 2013 - $52.00
Our rate reflects Good Sams discount. First, the good. The site was level. Second, the bad. The bill was wrong, someone was in our site, the cable would not work. We would not stay here again. - Pat and Rex
Aug 2013 - $37.00
We are retired full-time RVers from S. CA traveling the USA in a 24' travel trailer. We reserved our 4-night stay through our RPI membership which provided us a discount. Maine campgrounds are very pricey. We required satellite reception so it was recommended that we pick a site near to the office. The pond is very pretty. The staff is friendly. There is a nice gift store. While in the area, we visited Main Street in Ellsworth. Nice town. - daviescj
Jul 2013 - $41.00
Maine is beautiful this time of year. Campgrounds are really expensive, $600.00 for two weeks. We are at Patton Pond Encore Resort in Ellsworth, Maine. This park is advertised as a resort. A resort it is not. Resorts have things going on, entertainment, etc. This place even had outdoor toilets. More like a fish camp. It is an old KOA park. I should have known when we pulled in that when KOA gets out of a park, it is way outdated and not up to standards for today's parks. The problem was that they already had my money and a NO REFUND policy. The only good is that it is fairly quiet except on weekends when locals come in. It seems they bring in the whole family, and the place gets noisy. The dirt entrance road is about 3/4 mile long and full of potholes and wash boarding. You could damage your RV coming in. It is so dusty I had to wash our car before I opened the door. A posting on the internet said the road was this bad over a year ago. Nothing has been done to improve it. Our motorhome has a basement air conditioning unit. We had it running and it pulled in so much dust, we had to wash it out to make it work. I suggested to the office that Calcium Carbonate on the road would take care of the dusting problem after grading. The season rentals have all kinds of junk stored outside and under the units. The lots are small and really close together. Lots of large rock that makes it difficult to park. The place has ten showers, but five are out of order. The remainder were so dirty that I would not wash our dog in them. They have been out of order for over a three years. I confirmed the time line on the internet. The game room is locked most of the time. It is easy to tell that Thousand Trails/Encore is simply sucking all they can out of this park. - Santa P
40 Flockamoosen Way Ellsworth, Maine 04605 (map) | (207) 664-7070
Sites: 62 | Latest Rate: $60.00 | 22 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $60.00
This park is very clean. The interior roads are gravel and a bit dusty. The sites are gravel with excellent wifi and cable. My adjustable water regulator registered less than 40 psi and had to use the house pump to take a shower. The staff was excellent and offered great directions on where to eat and what to see. The nightly rate was a bit steep for its lack of amenities (only had an above ground pool) and the distance to the Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor area. - Michael47
May 2016 - $40.00
We made reservations since we were arriving for the Memorial Day weekend, but we really did't need them, the park had many sites available with some seasonal sites taken. The office gave us the Passport rate for a few days even though it was the holiday, nice of them. There are two levels to the campground, the lower level has more trees and some unleveled sites. We were in the section near the front, where the grass and gravel sites are fairly level, and just a few trees scattered around. The Electric and water were strong, the Cable good, Wi-Fi spotty at times, four Washers and dryers in the small laundry area. There is an above ground pool and a very small play area for kids. The appearance of the park is nothing special, but you do have a picnic table and fire pit. This is a good place to stay to get housekeeping chores done, but if in the area again, we may try a different location. We stayed here in a travel trailer. - Living the Dream
Sep 2015 - $37.00
The park was easy to get to and maneuver through. Sites were well spaced. The staff was great, friendly, helpful, could not ask for better people! Wifi, cable and laundry worked well. The park was quite and well maintained. We will stay here again when back in the area. - virginia camper
Jul 2010 - $35.00
A nice small clean RV park. Sites and interior roads are gravel. Good 50 amp power, WiFi worked 99% of the time, and site T-6 was clear of trees so our satellite dish worked. The owners/managers were gone most of the time but that did not cause any problems for us. The location of the park is away from the noise and crowds. We camped here for a week in a big rig. The only complaint I have: there is a lot of road construction going on around Ellsworth and this caused some delays. That complaint doesn’t really have anything to do with the campground. We would camp here again. The $35/day rate included discounts. - pcguy
Oct 2008 - $21.00
We stayed two nights. It was near season's end, and the place was a shambles and very untidy. We used Passport rate and so received a 50% discount. Had there been another location close by, we would have moved. We would not stay there again. - rhontrevham
Sep 2007 - $20.00
We spent three nights here using as a base camp to visit the Bar Harbor/Acadia area. It sits back in the woods and because of the unpaved roads it was dusty. You could say it has two levels; the top is kind of an open field with little of no shade and the bottom part is shaded with lots of trees and quiet. We stayed on the bottom level and it was somewhat tight for my 34 ft 5th wheel but not a challenge. Not sure how old the campground is but it seemed new rather new because it had fresh cut trees and some of the lower sites had more than usual brush between them.. The site I had was nice and I had no problems with my hook ups. The restrooms were very clean and it had nice laundry facilities. Didn't seem to have much for kids to do. For the price $20 (Passport Campground) it was nice and close to the area's attractions and met our needs as a base camp. - pappytx
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Very nice park. The staff was really helpful and friendly. The sites are large, power good, water pressure good. The interior roads, although paved can give you some surprises with the dips, frost heaves and not marked speed bumps. - Mooney 201 Pilot
Jul 2016 - $48.00
This is a large RV park with seasonal sites in a wooded area and nightly sites out in an open field. The pull-through sites are very long so even the biggest rigs will have no problem. However, these sites are fairly close together so depending upon how your neighbor is positioned in his site you may "brush shoulders". The people at the main check-in are very nice and provide a terrific info packet for Acadia National Park and surrounding area. Everything was in good shape and clean, including the restrooms. The driveways are asphalt with no potholes, however there are some seriously uneven areas that will have your RV rocking if you don't go super slow. Site pads are gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. We paid $48 per night for a 50 amp full hook up site with Good Sam discount. - Coopsecondact
Jul 2016 - $49.00
We stayed in the park over a long fourth of July weekend. We used the park as a basis for our visit to Acadia. We found the folks in the office to be very helpful and friendly. The pull through sites were very long and more than enough space for our motorhome and toad. The laundry room had several machines and was well laid out. The bathrooms had several showers with good hot water and pressure. There were numerous amenities for families. There were many seasonals with some beautiful gardens. - Sherry527
Jun 2016 - $56.00
Pros: Great Staff, Clean, Views, almost like being in Acadia NP its so close, nicely heated pool, bus picks up there. Some activities.
Cons: Gravel/Dirt roads, gravel sites with some beachy weeds, dusty, cars do not follow 5M signs and make too much dust. Wifi did not work the whole two weeks we were there.
It is a great location for see Acadia NP and I would stay again. It is expensive for what you get. I just wish they would pave the roads through the park. - User3274
Oct 2015 - $101.00
This is a fairly well maintained campground, staff were helpful at check in. The interior road is gravel with some pot holes, big rig access was fair. Our premium water front site was spacious, level, gravel and grass, well shaded and screened from neighbors, we had a picnic table and fire ring, plenty of space for our towed. We pulled into the back in site to take advantage of the superb water view, which meant running utilities under the coach. Bathrooms were clean however, disappointing for this class of campground, the laundry was clean and well equipped. Pet friendly but no doggie bags or disposal stations. WiFi was an extra cost, which is outrageous considering the price of this campground, there was however a free hot spot in the clubhouse, AT&T cell was okay. Plenty of food stores and restaurants about 6 miles down the road, the campground is ideally placed for exploring Mount Desert Island, and Bar Harbor area. There is some noise from the small local airport, which did not bother us. This campground is all about the view and is way overpriced for the amenities offered, there are more reasonable alternatives in the area, however, this late in the season most of them have already shut down. If not for the view we would have rated this campground lower. - tobyjug
Sep 2015 - $19.00
Spaceous RV park with widely spaced gravel sites and a grassy area in between. Very open, no shade. Surrounded by trees with the bay on the East side of the park. The pull-thru sites provide AM sun and a view of the bay and have full hookups, cable TV and a picnic table. Some sites have fire pits. Good location to park your RV on the mainland side of Bar Harbor and Acadia NP, avoiding the heavy traffic in and out of the island. Our $19 rate reflects our RPI membership rate. - Michael Kibler
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Really nice place and very friendly and helpful staff at the office. Had a really nice site. The only issue was the bathrooms were so tight between the toilet and door you had to squeeze between the two. The doors do not come out far enough. Fine if you are a child, but not an adult. I would change that for sure. Also, need the toilet cover seats so you don't have to use tons of toilet paper to cover the toilet. Also, the pool was supposed to be heated as promised, but the water was freezing. - Travelgirl2008
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Great campsite close to Acadia National Park. The only negative is their internet is weak but they state that on their website and check in. It is strong right next to the office/pool/laundry.
We stayed here 5 nights and while visiting Acadia National Park. So close. Very friendly workers and people in the office. The sell post cards AND stamps and mail them right there too. The Island bus stops in the camp ground to take you all over the Island. We didn't use it but many people did.
A very nice campground. I would stay here again! - aka4170
Jun 2016 - $46.00
We spent 6 nights here and loved it. It's very convenient to Acadia National Park, and the island's free shuttle bus stops here as well. The campground is clean and well kept up. The pool and restrooms were clean. The staff were very friendly. The sites are spacious, and there are lots of choices between shady or sunny sites. Ours was nice and shady. The sites are gravel pads with grass, and fire ring, and a picnic table. The only downsides for us were that you have to pay for showers (which we didn't use), and the washing machines are very expensive. We'd stay here again. - Ursula A
Jul 2014 - $72.00
Very nice park with friendly people. The park had good Internet and TV, full hookup with 30 amp service. Our site was dirt/gravel and woods. The facilities/amenities were very nice. The only negative for us was that is over-priced. The park was close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. - rvjubilee
Aug 2013 - $65.00
Nice campground. Convenient to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Trolley stops inside campground. Very clean heated pool. Friendly staff. The newer bathrooms were very clean. The older ones show their age. Lots of wooded tent camping sites. Store could use some variety. Price reflects Koa Kamper Kabin rate. - McNamara's Band
Jul 2012 - $71.00
Nice wooded camping with large sites. Found it a little expensive. - ElaineGB
Jul 2016 - $85.00
Friendly staff. Beautiful waterfront views if your site is on the waterfront. If not, you are in an overcrowded very tight campsite/no shade. Very little space b/n sites. We didn't have room to put up our usual canopy and our view was a closeup of the back of our neighbors RV and sewer pipes. We are used to more private/shaded sites so this was a challenge for us. But, looking beyond that we had hours of fun finding shells and creatures in the tide pools and the man cooking lobster right there at night was awesome and his prices were reasonable. The area of Bar Harbor and Acadia park is beautiful and super pet friendly! We would like to return but would make sure we had a waterfront site for the space and views! - tzumatto
Jul 2016 - $70.00
The park has several sites on the war we which are beautiful. We were first in 206 which wasn't on the water but did have a view of the water. The dog park was small but nice. We didn't use it but there was a cafe to purchase food including boiled lobster for dinner! We enjoyed Bar Harbor and Acadia so much we decided to stay an extra night. We were told there weren't any spots available. We double checked online and we're able to find a spot, we went back to the office this time they found it. We aren't sure why they wouldn't have wanted to work harder to find us a spot??? Other than that experience we enjoyed our stay, just wish that the sites would have had full hookups for the price. - 4RollingGs
Oct 2015 - $86.00
The campground is located right on the ocean, so the views are very nice. If you are willing to pay $96 (w/o discount) for ocean front view, then this is your place. We visited in early October, so the campground's occupancy was lighter than normal. We were able to find an ocean front site without reservation due to the time of the year but we were told that these sites are pretty much impossible to get during the summer without reservations made months in advance.
This is a typical KOA, a "McCampground" with all the amenities as well as the tight sites and lack of privacy experience. It is nicely kept, clean, the staff is super nice and driving around the island and seeing what other campgrounds look like, this KOA is probably the smart choice.
Probably the very best site is 272, right on the ocean and away from other sites. We stayed in site 343 which I would probably say it ranks in the top 5. Overall, it was a nice experience because it was not too crowded or noisy. - Catalina W
Jul 2016 - $45.00
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. - EllieH55
Jun 2016 - $30.00
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. - prstlkid
Oct 2015 - $52.00
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. - Joe-n-Doe