I'll start with the positive, and say that the air here was bursting with the heavenly scent of pine, magnifying the glory of the regal mountains that encircle the park. The sites are adequate if a bit small, fairly level, easy to pull into, and the staff seem to be fairly nice people. Now the negative. I can only speculate why, but their Wi-Fi connection is the most restrictive I've ever encountered, and that's saying a lot because I travel a lot and need the internet for work Monday through Friday. Perhaps the cost is too high for better bandwidth and increased limits on download/upload amounts through tengointernet.com. I'm not sure why it was setup with such restrictions (100MB up or download per 48 hours). So if you plan on visiting Essex or Glacier National Park and are in need of internet during your stay, you might want to call and see if they still have these restrictions in place. Otherwise, give this park a chance especially if you're in love with the smell of pine.
My wife loved this park. The spaces are a little close for comfort, but the park has some stunningly gorgeous water. Our site backed up to this beautiful lake, often occupied by swans and duck, which would often sit next to the RVs with no fear of intermingling with the campers. Besides this lake, there were are least four others all within the campground boundary. Beautiful. Near our site were two large swimming pools as well, which were often full of happily playing children and parents, making the place feel vibrant and boisterous. The uniquely built playground equipment was also a bonus to any family looking to stay here.
If you are looking for some wonderful shade, this is the park for you. The trees here are so gorgeously tall, providing many of the well-spaced spots (including ours) with refreshing cool shade. Honestly, the laundry room could use a few more machines. We did a few loads but had to keep coming back with the number of people who wanted to use the facility. We didn't swim in the lake, but it sure is big! Lots of beach and happy people all playing and frolicking in the water or on the shore where there's a basketball court, volleyball, and a baseball diamond as well. Snack stands surround the beach as well, making this place a destination for more than just the campers. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the proximity to Portland.
My wife and I had a wonderful time at this park. While the spaces were a little closely packed for my liking, they offered the 7th night free for our stay, making the relatively high price worth it. The park smells WONDERFUL! So many pine trees offering their beautiful scent to the happy campers, and I have to say, this park is super convenient to Bar Harbor. There are FREE shuttle buses into town and around the island. Our stay was fairly quiet, and we enjoyed that the park was so close to a convenience store and ice cream parlor. The only slight minus is that the ocean view wasn't as spectacular as we hoped. Oh yeah. Almost forgot the numerous blueberry bushes that grow all over the campground. Amazing!