This site is simply amazing all around. I've stayed here several times, both with just a few people and with whole groups and every time it has been fantastic. The last time we stayed and it happened to rain a couple of times over our five day trip. This didn't stop us from biking the carriage trails or taking the free shuttle out to Bar Harbor and exploring there. Quick note, make use of the Acadia National Park Chimani app, it had lots of handy information, plus the shuttle schedule and it works without service. The sites are a good size and the bathrooms are really nice. There are pay showers a little down the road from the campground.
My friend's family has been going to Acadia every summer for probably 15 years, and myself and other friends would tag along and have a big ol' fun time. And every single year, we stay at the Blackwoods campground. You would think I'd have more pictures, but there's so much to do around the site that you forget to document!
The campsites themselves are usually completely booked throughout the season, so make sure you plan and book in advance. However, never have I once got the feeling of things being really busy of overrun with people. The sites are decently sized and well taken care of. Even though there are a ton of individual sites, you really feel like you're in the forest and each site is separated by dense trees, giving you the feeling of peaceful solitude. The campsites themselves are pretty standard; fire rings, picnic table, flat ground for tents. Bathhouses are always in walking range. I think quarter showers are in select ones (though you don't need it--splash around ion Hunters Brook where is crosses route 3. You can even jump from the road when it's deep enough!). What I really like about these sights are the intermingling of trees, making good bases for hammocks, slacklines, and whatever things you need to hang between trees.
One of the best parts of staying in the Blackwoods campground is the proximity to the cliffs over the ocean. From Loop A, there is a little trail that takes you to to Park Loop road. Cross it, and you're on some rocky cliffs over the ocean. Amazing views. Awesome for bouldering too, if you're into climbing. And one night every trip, my friends and I bring our sleeping bags and sleep on the rocks over the ocean. 10/10 would recommend. Just make sure you're above the high tide line! The stars are unbeatable, as well as the sunrise. We really stay at Blackwoods campground just for this being close by.
Blackwoods campground is a very large, very busy, somewhat rustic campground in the heart of Acadia National Park. We camped here 3 nights in July and every site was full. The sites are fairly standard, with a picnic table and fire ring. There are bathrooms generally within a short walk from each site, but no showers. There is a private shower house just outside the campground, bring your roll of quarters with you. You can also purchase firewood just about everywhere outside the campground itself. There is a shuttle bus that runs to the campground and will take you to various other parts of the park including many trailheads. We camped in site A31 which was directly off the campground loop road, but felt more private than many of the sites located in the inner circles of the campground. We could walk a short trail from camp to the ocean. There is no WiFi, and little cell phone coverage at all within the area. Amenities are few within the campground itself, but this is an area people come to explore and take in the beauty of Acadia, not hang out at camp.
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.