Nice campsites, lots of options for both tents and RV’s, clean bathrooms, 50 cent showers, laundry room, a pool, and a playground for the kiddos. There is no dishwashing facility though, which seemed odd given all the other amenities. The campground staff are very sweet people.
No biking/hiking trails from the campground to the park, but it makes for an easy place to retreat to if you are visiting Acadia National Park and/or Bar Harbor. It’s beyond BUSY during the summer, but the fall is much less crowded and truly gorgeous! We cycled on the carriage roads, paddled in Frenchman's Bay, and hiked a few trails in Acadia -- all in a few days of camping here.
The Island Explorer bus makes a stop at this campground, so you can leave your car behind and enjoy the park on bike/foot. Everything you need for camping can be found in Ellsworth or Bar Harbor, located a few miles in either direction from this campground.
We stayed here for 5 nights in August, and loved it for so many reasons. Our campsite had a fire ring and picnic table and room for our car. It felt a bit secluded from our neighbors thanks to the trees, but we could sometimes easily hear the neighbors to the back of us. There is firewood and ice available (even block ice!), laundry, showers, bathrooms (all of which were clean and nice), as well as a pool! The campground is on the Island Explorer bus loop, which is the bus that takes you all around Mount Desert Island, to Acadia, and Bar Harbor. We used the bus almost every day, and it was super helpful because you do not want to try and find parking in Acadia in the peak season. Two days in a row our car battery didn't start, so one of the staff came with a battery pack to help us. They were super helpful and nice, and got us on our way! We would definitely stay here again.
Campground is far enough away from Bar Harbour to avoid most of the tourists if you’re looking for quiet time in the woods but close enough for a short car ride to good food, the park and Bar Harbour. Campground had a pool, hot showers and laundry that cost money, and a cute little office for all your information needs. The only downside were that the tent sites were incredibly close together.
Nice facility but office staff was less than helpful. We were put on a shared site that had a pull thru in the middle of the two sites. Small site and not private.
Also available a small in-ground pool with a very dangerous and slippery diving board. Some other kids put a towel on the board to prevent slipping - the staff didn’t seem willing to help.
We did appreciate having shuttle services to Bar Harbor and Acadia Natl Park. Also a nice playground area for kids to enjoy.
our family of four (my Husband and I and our 2 boys) stayed in a camping cabin for 5 days at the end of June. The cabin contained a queen sized bed and a set of bunk beds. It also had a private bathroom with metered shower. 50 cents got you a hot, 7 minute shower, which was plenty of time! You need to supply your own linens and towels. Toilet paper, garbage bags and a broom/dustpan are supplied. There was a fire ring outside of the cabin and a picnic table. We purchased firewood at a stand close to the campground. We found the cabins to be spaced far enough apart that we had peace and quiet and privacy. If you had wanted to make friends with your neighbors, you could. We noticed lots of families with children staying in the cabins area. The campground itself had a heated swimming pool. Best of all, the campground was on the Island Explorer bus route, which is a series of busses that take you to different areas of Acadia National Park and into the surrounding towns. Once you arrive at the campground, you wouldn’t need to use your car again!
Nice campground with a lot of diversity between sites. Some sites are quiet and secluded while others allow for multiple families with kids to stay in close proximity to each other and to the playground. Stayed here with my parents for a weekend and we had a great trip. Added bonus that the staff was super friendly!
Staff friendly, welcoming, helpful and all around wonderful. The bathrooms are very clean, as well as everything else. Quiet peaceful, we were so happy we extended our stay and rebooked to come back next month!