Llocated inside Acadia Mational Park, this campground offers you a great immersion experience of this natural gem. The free island shuttle has a stop at the campground which makes it very convenient to depart for hikes from your campsite and combine various trails for a longer excursion and you can jump on a shuttle to get back, eliminating need to drive. There are trailheads that leave from the campsite and there is a beach view access walking distance from the campground. My only complaint is there is no hot water in the sinks and no showers on site. There is a shower location down the road, but be prepared with lots of quarters. It costs 8 quarters for 4 minutes of hot water, so make sure to prep accordingly. Overall, I am still leaving 5 stars because it is such a gorgeous location and the price was good for the central location on the island.
No hookups, no showers and no playgrounds in campgrounds. But it was very clean and well managed. Acadia was stunning! so much to do and see, we could easily spend a week here!
Walking distance to the ocean l, the park loop road and miles of hiking trails. Easy to access site using gps or maps provided by national park. They also have primitive walk in sites in the off season. Bathrooms are clean and fresh water, many options to stop for firewood on the road to the campground.
we stayed at blackwoods for Memorial Day weekend. the campground is Preston’s, clean bathrooms and big campsites. it’s located within the acadia National park and there are many hiking trails starting at the campground. there is a beach trail and access to the beach from the campground. it’s close to bar harbor and coin hot showers are located right outside the campground. it’s a beautiful place! the park rangers are helpful and very friendly. highly recommended!
This was my first experience camping at an actual campground and I had a very nice time! The camp sites are relatively close together but the site was big enough for two medium-large size tents. There was a fire pit and picnic table at each site! It was very clean. There’s bathroom on site that was also very clean and not far away. There’s no showers but there is a coin operated shower hut right outside the campground entrance. Water spicket near the bathroom had clean delicious water! There is an excellent trail leading to the top of Cadillac right from the campground. Trail was about 8 miles round trip and it was fairly hard we didn’t make it to the top because it got to hard on the older dog we brought with us. There’s also many things to do in the park itself! Overall we had a great time!
Typical National Park style campground, although sites are tightly packed together even for a big campground.
Wet pine forest surrounds the area, so scavenging for fire wood can be hard to come by.
For experienced hikers, many longer day hike loops are available directly from the campground.
Excellent campground at Acadia NP. Every site fills up during the summer. Have been the only campers sometimes in the spring and fall (besides the night sky festival week in early Sept) Close by bathrooms, a few trails close by. And a quick walk to the otter cliffs - which are sublime and beautiful.
This campground is amazing!!
Blackwoods has a great location on mount desert island. 15 mins from bar harbor, ocean path trail, Jordan pond and top of cadilac mountain. I came to Acadia for its beauty, so location is everything and crowds were expected. I arrived on a Monday in July and had to wait a half hour just to get into the campsite because there was a line of cars waiting to get in (mid afternoon-ish). We were surprised there were no showers on the grounds but there are some options in town for $5. There is also a rule against using any spigots or sinks to clean dishes on the grounds. Instead you are supposed to collect water, bring it to your site and clean dishes there. So pack a bucket if you’re coming to blackwoods! We arrived on a Monday and left on a Wednesday and we were kept up and woken up by our neighbors here. Quiet hours are not enfourced here. But the location is great and we are lucky to have been able to stay here! I’d recommend.
This was a great campground! Free busses to every part of the park and the village green in Bar Harbour. They have free firewood. Lots of shade. Short walk to the ocean overlook. Hope to be back next year! No electric, dry camping in rv. Staff is very friendly and will answer any questions re the hikes near by. Dump station. Potable water available.