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Blackwoods Campground

69 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Acadia National Park

Long before Acadia was a national park, long before Maine was a state in the Union, this coastal region of North America was populated by the Algonquian peoples, who hunted, fished and harvested the land for more than 12,000 years. As European immigrants settled the region, they recognized the…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 35 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

69 Reviews of Blackwoods Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Mea H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Cant beat the location

We stayed here because we were visiting Acadia. Duh. We hardly spent any time at the campsite. But it has everything needed for an enjoyable stay. It has a dump and water fill station at the front of the campground. The sites aren’t very private but it didn’t matter to us here. The bathrooms only…

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Month of VisitJune
Rebecca D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Fantastic location with a shuttle to Bar Harbor and other sites.

I have been going to Blackwoods yearly for nearly 20 years. Acadia is a special place but in recent years has just gotten a little too overrun for us. Despite the huge visitor increase, the campground has done a decent job of maintaining the sites. The bathrooms are tired and there is no…

Site55A
Month of VisitOctober
Jess Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Probably Great for Families...

...but if you are a person like me who prefers quiet camping, this campground may not be for you, at least during the busy summer months. When I stayed at the campground one summer, children were everywhere. It did finally get quiet near quiet hours tho. Sites and facilities were nice. GREAT…

Location

Blackwoods Campground is located in Maine

Directions

The entrance to Blackwoods Campground is off of State Highway 3, six miles south of Bar Harbor. There is no entrance to the campground from Acadia National Park's Park Loop Rd. The Park Loop Rd. has several low bridges and the majority of it is one way traffic; do not enter any entrances with a vehicle or equipment that is 10'4" or more.

Coordinates

44.3097225 N
68.20805536 W

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About This Campground

Long before Acadia was a national park, long before Maine was a state in the Union, this coastal region of North America was populated by the Algonquian peoples, who hunted, fished and harvested the land for more than 12,000 years. As European immigrants settled the region, they recognized the natural beauty of Maine’s spectacular islands and coastline—all carved and sculpted by water, ice, and time. Many of the upper crust built vacation cottages in the area to enjoy its mountains and woods, lakes and wetlands. It was finally established as a national park in 1916, with the distinction of being the first national park east of the Mississippi. Today, Acadia is one of the most-visited parks in the United States, where millions of visitors come to the park each year for its outdoor recreation opportunities, abundant wildlife, and unparalleled scenery.

Acadia’s Blackwoods Campground is the ideal base for all of your Acadia adventuring. Located in the southeast region of the park, approximately 90 minutes southeast of Bangor, it features more than 300 wooded tent-camping sites near Otter Point. The campground can also accommodate small RVs/trailers up to 35 feet, but hookups and utilities are not available. Some sites are ADA accessible. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and fire pits, and all have access to potable water, restrooms and shower facilities; a dump station is located onsite. Dogs are welcome in the park, but must remain leashed, and are not permitted in buildings, on ranger-led programs, or on some trails. The campground is open from May through October. Campsites are $30/night; group sites are $60/night. Reservations are recommended, and can be made up to six months in advance.

There is no shortage of things to do and see in Acadia National Park. One of the best ways to discover the park, and enjoy its stunning scenery is by taking a hike. More than 120 miles of trails, from short, family-friendly nature trails to long, strenuous mountain climbers, offer something for everyone. Bicycle and horseback riding on the park’s 45 miles of old carriage roads is another great way to see the park. Coastal areas offer plenty of swimming, paddling, and tidepooling opportunities, and anglers can fish for salmon, trout, perch and pickerel in many of the park’s freshwater lakes and ponds. Wildlife watchers can scan for some of the more than 300 species of birds known to inhabit the park, as well as a variety of small and large animals. And, of course, leaf-peeping is one of Adadia’s most popular pastimes, when the park’s woods are transformed into a kaleidoscope of autumn-colored trees.

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