Southwest Harbor, Maine

Smuggler's Den Campground

Southwest Harbor, Maine



Southwest Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 244-3944

Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $50 9/2015

Latitude: 44.3011858262027
Longitude: -68.3289098739624

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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 ?
  • $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 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 ?
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 yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • 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

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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Alicenpete

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet park with many permanent residents. We had a fairly level site near the front of the park. Clean restrooms with hot showers. The free Island Explorer Bus stops in the campground and takes about 30 minutes to get to Village Green in Bar harbor. The bus is on a limited schedule after Labor Day, but it is still the best way to get to town. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Lakeside013104

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is big rig friendly, close to Acadia National park, and very quiet. There is ample room between sites, some open, and some wooded sites. Some sites have concert slabs that are plenty large. The electrical is 50/30 amp, with 40psi water pressure. Sewer hookups are at the correct height and placement. This park is dog friendly with a huge mowed field for exercise. There are several trails to hike on and you are very close to Acadia park trails. The bath rooms are clean and the showers have ample hot water and are free. The ocean is about a 15 minute drive. They sell fresh Maine lobster at the CG store and have pots available for cooking the lobster. Most sites have a large picnic table and fire ring. The staff is friendly. $50 per night seems a bit high, but the CG is in a prime location. I would have given the CG a score of 10 had it featured a view of the ocean or mountains. We will stay here again. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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RVingMama

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Great, clean, well run campground with large sites. About 15-20 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. Only 1 mile to Southwest Harbor. Shuttle service seems to run pretty regularly but we didn't use it. Everything was very clean. From planning and booking to check in, the staff was very efficient and helpful. We had 6 families in our group. They were very helpful with group booking. The camp store doesn't have much other than some basic necessities but there's a market less than a 1/2 mile away. They DO sell fresh lobsters right in the camp store and provide the pot and claw crackers free of charge to borrow. Wifi was decent. Close to hiking trails and ponds for kayaking. We would def stay here again and recommend to others. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Sand Bar at low tide. Lompoc Café was great with a Bocci court. Of course Cadillac Mountain-get there before 10AM. And try to catch sunrise one morning. Diver Ed's Dive In Theater great for kids of all ages!

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southernsky

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $58.00
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We used this park to visit Bar Harbor and surrounding area. Sites had plenty room between neighbors but pretty close neighbors behind you. Shuttle bus passes through campground. Store had lobster if you wanted to cook your own. We would stay again if in the area. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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nrhareiner

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
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The campground is slightly older. However, for a big rig it is excellent. We did stay in a premium spot with concrete pad. It was a back in location, but was over 70 feet long. There was no problem with room between spots. There is grass between pads, and you do not feel cramped, even with four slides in both your and the neighbor coach. There is a large play area for children. The bathhouse is clean, and kept clean every day. The hosts are very nice. The campground is quiet. This place is an excellent choice when visiting Acadia National Park if you have a a big rig, or want full hook up services. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bounder Classic

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $65.00
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I don't give too many tens but we really enjoyed this place. Old campground but very clean and well maintained. Pool, playground, and a huge field for the kids. We booked a premium site with concrete pad plenty of room. Quiet at night and the staff was really helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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dmaerz

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
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Our stay at Smuggler's Den Campground was very nice. The people working there were very friendly and informative. I reserved online and received two e-mails within a day. One confirming our reservation and a more personal response. Our site was wooded and near the bathhouse. It was a small site and many in that area were placed very close together. That being said, it was quite and easy to get in and out of. The pool was very nice, but not heated. The bathhouse was clean and well stocked. Even with a large group of teen girls, my wife noted that the showers were well kept. The laundry facilities were also clean and convenient. The office has some basic essentials and lobsters. Yes, they had live lobsters for sale for a fair price and loan out pots for cooking. Probably the best feature of the campground for us is their hosting a stop for the Island Loop right at the office. Once we parked our car and trailer, we were able to use the FREE bus system to visit the island. This was a very nice addition. My family agreed that we would come back and use the campground again. Hopefully, the weather would be kinder and allow us to use more the campground amenities. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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nautifish

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
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This campground does not honor Good Sam any longer, nor offer any discounts. Upon check in, I had to stand at the office counter and wait for the only clerk on duty to finish with a phone call from someone just asking about the area, wanting to pitch a tent for two nights. This went on for 15 minutes. I was finally able to half way check in, and the phone rang again with the same caller, with another 5 minutes on the phone with him. Polite thing would have been to put that person on hold, or ask to call them back and then finish up with me. I did not feel important at all when I gave him over 400 hundred dollars to camp in a premium RV site for the week. No quide to site, no brochure with helpful information, no site map. I finally had to request a site map later. The previous camper in our site left late, as we waited for them to leave. The campsite was a mess with food garbage in the fire ring, (that one of the work campers told us he would clean out and never did) some kind of spill on the concrete pad, and an obvious spill near the sewage connection. "Premium sites" are right at the entrance with a lot of traffic. Bath house clean, and well supplied, but very dated. The free island shuttle was a nice benefit to avoid Bar Harbor traffic and parking, but does come right through in front of the "premium" campsites. Obviously no pride in this campground. Most are tent campers and seasonals. For 60.00 a night...we won't be back. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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gcd28

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
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Well maintained campground, quiet at night, clean. Dog friendly. We were here 2 nights. Originally they tried to put us in a site that was too small for our rig, but then we tried another one and it was perfect. Lots of things to do in the area, especially hiking and activities at Acadia NP. We would stay here again. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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runamuka

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $52.00
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Nice, grassy, level, very large sites. Nice folks in the office. Easy to get to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Close to grocery and laundromat (there is a small laundromat at the campground that we did not use). Nice pool. Good Wi-Fi signal. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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sabre

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

The place was clean and quiet. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The only downfall was that the office was only open 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. This could be a problem if you want to stay an additional night and can not find out if your site is available. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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PJ's Park and Play

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
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Park is fairly well maintained and very quiet. The night skys are breath taking. Some roads are paved some are gravel and gravel ones are in good shape. We had a very wooded site. It turned cold here at nights so we should have taken a sunny site. There are many sites that are concrete with patios. The sites have great separation. We got a gravel site which was not level, but did not take much to level up. I'm not the greatest at back ins, but easily got into our site. Price is right for the area and is very comparable to other campgrounds. Did not use the baths, but did look. They are aged, but very clean and well maintained. If back in this area again we would stay here again. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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MaryAnnFrederick

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $48.00
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Having made reservations several months earlier, we were surprised to find asked for (and told yes) pull through, 50 amp, CATV unavailable. We settled for a 30 amp, pull through, no CATV. The site was not very level and had a tree with branches literally laying on the rooftop. This was our first visit to the Maine area. Having seen it, "experienced" it, we won't be back. Mindful now I'm speaking of the campground. The sights and sounds of the Maine seacoast and its people were very nice. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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wilsjon

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $56.00
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Nice convenient Rv Park. The owners were friendly at all times. The roads from Bangor to here are a little rough otherwise the park has good site spacing for parking your motorhome and for not being on top of your neighbor. The pool, bathhouses,and laundry room were clean. The island shuttle is very timely. I recommend hiking to either Echo Lake or Long Pond out of the campground for extra activity. Mostly a family friendly place except for a group of teenagers that came in on Friday night. We would stay here again. We stayed in a motorhome. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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keep on camping

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

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are a bit small, but much nicer than the parking lot sites in the other campgrounds in the area. Functional for a great Bar Harbor/Acadia visit. Staff helpful, store small but adequate. Camped here 2 years in a row. Would only camp here on future trips to Acadia area. Pool warm and clean. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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