Smuggler's Den Campground

     


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

Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $38 9/2014


Latitude: 44.3011858262027
Longitude: -68.3289098739624

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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nrhareiner

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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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dmaerz

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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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gcd28

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

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 75
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $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: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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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keep on camping

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

Date of Stay: - $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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wilsjon

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

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

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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DrLewie

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly and helpful staff and nice campground. We were in an unpaved site which was reasonably level, but the recently refurbished gravel parking area was a bit narrow and too close to the connection podium for easy extension of the slides. The concrete pads on paved sites looked fine. Wi-Fi was quite good as was the cable TV. On the downside, and this may have been because it is very early in the season here, there was no brochure listing cable channels or local services as is often provided by quality campgrounds. Our $40 rate was the early-season rate for an unpaved full-hookup site. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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illini777

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very clean and well kept park. Staff was friendly and helpful when needed. We stayed on site 92 which is paved, level and had properly placed hook-ups. Easy commute to Acadia National Park and all it's sites. WiFi worked ok, however all the other facilities/hook-ups were great. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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sparky59

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We absolutely loved this campground. It was quiet, office staff was very knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. (We had to call a repairman while we were there). The bathrooms were cleaned daily, no problems with electric, water taste and quality were excellent, best drinking water we've had since we started full timing. No problems with bugs or mosquitoes, must have been the time of year. Great firewood! Shuttle buses ran on time and regularly from the campground to wherever you needed to go in Acadia. Nice sites, well spaced and angled apart. We'll be back definitely! We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Matt&Nessa

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Good Sam rate. We loved it here. Very nice park, with average sized sites, but the park and the surrounding area is magnificent. The owners work at the park, and take a lot of pride in everything, and it shows. They were very helpful and nice about everything. Walking trails were wonderful. Excellent drinking water at the sites. Wi-Fi was intermittent, but was okay. Lots of things for the kids, if you have them. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Smuggler's Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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