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Mount Desert Campground

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About This Campground

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of world famous Mount Desert Island. Just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spend your day sightseeing and shopping around the many local towns, rent a bike, sail on a schooner, go rock climbing in Acadia, or spend your afternoon at…

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Access

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

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Electric Hookups
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 20 ft.

Reviews

29 Reviews of Mount Desert Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Timothey S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Lives up to the hype ... mostly !

We had originally booked a week stay here for July 2020, but then … you know.   They rescheduled us for July 2021 and we just got back.  I will first say that getting a site here is like registering for college classes in the 90's or getting Billy Joel tickets:  You have to get up at dawn on the…

  • amazing kayaking spots!
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SiteA10
Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2021

Nice for tent camping

Clean, friendly with the best views of the beautiful Somes Sound. We rented a kayak at the campground and explored the sound. The camp site was close to the bus route which, will take you all over the Island. Overall a great place to stay. Look forward to returning and staying there again.

Melissa W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2020

Worth the cost

I never thought I would spend 55$ a night for a campsite. There are sites that are more expensive, and sites that are cheaper but I figured why not spend the money to stay right on the water. Even sites that don't sit on the water have a great amount of space and trees. Due to Covid this was all I…

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SiteA22
Month of VisitNovember

Location

Mount Desert Campground is located in Maine

Directions

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park on Route 198. When you reach the entrance to Mount Desert Island, stay to the right side of the fork (Rt. 102/198) and continue for 5 miles. You will come to a set of lights at the junction of Rt. 102 and Rt. 198. Take a left onto Rt. 198 aka "Sound Drive," continue for half a mile and you will see our sign on the right. 8 miles from Bar Harbor 5 miles from Northeast Harbor 5 miles from Southwest Harbor

Coordinates

44.36657619 N
68.31968718 W

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About This Campground

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of world famous Mount Desert Island. Just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spend your day sightseeing and shopping around the many local towns, rent a bike, sail on a schooner, go rock climbing in Acadia, or spend your afternoon at Sand Beach. Explore the extraordinary shopping and dining opportunities in Northeast Harbor or Southwest Harbor. You can even rent a kayak right here at the campground and explore the beautiful Somes Sound.

The Mount Desert Campground was conceived and created by Marie and Arnold Allen in 1958. The Allen's goal was to maintain a quiet, clean, tenting campground where families could come to relax, enjoy the natural beauty, and make memories. For the next 25 years, the Allens enjoyed a very loyal following of campers who returned here year after year.

In early 1984, the Allens sold the campground to one of those long time campers of almost 20 years, the Craigheads. Now, all these years later, we Craigheads strive to maintain the very best campground we can- so the children of those long time campers from years past can, in turn, make new memories with their kids.

We do not offer lots of frills and gimmicks but we do provide the quietest campground with the cleanest, most up to date facilities anywhere. We look forward to welcoming you to the Mount Desert Campground and we will do our utmost to make your stay a pleasant one.

On any given year, we do not allow dogs starting the Saturday on or before July 2 until Friday morning of Labor Day weekend. We certainly do allow dogs when the season is quieter during the months of May, June, September and October.

We offer free Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place on the grounds.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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