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Places to Camp near Franklin, ME

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Franklin is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Franklin is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Franklin, ME (126)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Blackwoods Campground — Acadia National Park

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    Blackwoods Campground — Acadia National Park

    90 Reviews
    741 Saves
    Seal Harbor, Maine

    Overview

    Blackwoods campsites are reservable up to 2 months in advance at 10:00am EDT. There are no first-come, first-serve sites. All campsites are by advanced reservation only.__ Blackwoods Campground is located in breathtaking Acadia National Park on the Maine coast. Visitors venture to Acadia for its picturesque scenery, historic sites and recreational activities, including hiking, biking and canoeing.

    Recreation

    From gentle walks along the rugged coastline, mountain hikes, tree lined carriage roads for biking and lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Acadia offers many opportunities to get outside and be active.Park rangers at Acadia offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides and more. A 27-mile, historic loop road system offers outstanding views of the park's ocean shoreline, coastal forests and mountain silhouettes.

    Facilities

    The majority of Blackwoods' sites are for small and large tents; other sites can accommodate travelers with RVs. Flush toilets, running water, and a dump station are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings. Roads are paved. *** There are no showers in the campground. Fee shower facilities are located 1/2 mile from the campground. The use of portable showers is prohibited.***

    Natural Features

    Acadia is comprised of a cluster of islands on the Atlantic coast of Maine. Mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and beaches are all found within roughly 50,000 acres comprising Acadia. At Blackwoods, all sites are wooded and within a 10-minute walk of the ocean.

    Nearby Attractions

    Acadia National Park is surrounded by scenic island harbors and quaint towns. Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut offer plenty of visitor services including restaurants, shops, museums, and tours. Please check with local Chambers of Commerce for more information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    No Shows If a camper does not check-in at the ranger station by 10:00am check-out time the day after the scheduled arrival date, their reservation will be cancelled, the camper will incur a $20.00 service fee, and forfeit the first night's camping fee.__ Making Changes to Your Reservation A $10.00 service fee will apply if you make any changes to your reservation.__ Cancelling Your Reservation If you cancel your reservation the day before or on the day of your scheduled arrival date, you will incur a $10 service fee and forfeit your first night's camping fee. If you cancel your reservation 2 or more days before your scheduled arrival date, you will only incur a $10 service fee.__ If you cancel a group campsite reservation within 7 full days before the scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee.__ Early Departures If you choose to check out of your campsite early, you must notify us in person at the Campground Ranger Station before 10:00am in order to receive a refund for your remaining nights. ________________________________________________________________________Please review Rules & Reservation Policies below for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $60 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from The Bar Harbor Campground

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    The Bar Harbor Campground

    30 Reviews
    71 Photos
    293 Saves
    Salsbury Cove, Maine

    Bar Harbor Campground is the Closest Campground to the town of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and other points of interest. We offer quality camping, at affordable prices and we accommodate the smallest tent to the largest RV. This quiet, family owned campground, open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, is perfect for families of all sizes. We are a family owned campground, and our focus is on making your stay a great one. We do things a little differently here. Most noticeable may be the fact that we don't accept advanced reservations. When you arrive, we give you a detailed map of the grounds, and invite you to drive through and pick the site that really suits your likes and needs. Find your spot, get set up, then come and see us in the office. As you can see from the map below, we offer everything you might need for memorable stay, and with Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park close by, we're the perfect choice. Make sure and check our policies page to familiarize yourself with the campground rules. Please note that we do not accept credit cards, but we do take checks, and we have an ATM located in the office.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $38 - $46 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Desert Campground

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    Mount Desert Campground

    34 Reviews
    124 Photos
    449 Saves
    Mount Desert, Maine

    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.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Seawall Campground — Acadia National Park

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    Seawall Campground — Acadia National Park

    49 Reviews
    5 Photos
    333 Saves
    Bass Harbor, Maine

    Overview

    Seawall campsites are reservable up to 2 months in advance at 10:00am EDT. There are no first-come, first-serve sites. All campsites are by advanced reservation only.

    Recreation

    From gentle walks along the rugged coastline, mountain hikes, tree lined carriage roads for biking and lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Acadia offers many opportunities to get outside and be active.Park rangers at Acadia offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides and more. Kids age 6-12 love Acadia's Junior Ranger Program.A 27-mile, historic loop road system offers outstanding views of the park's ocean shoreline, coastal forests and mountain silhouettes.

    Facilities

    The majority of this family-oriented campground's sites are for small and large tents; some sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 ft. in length. Maneuvering RVs in the campground can be very difficult. Seawall Campground was not designed to accomodate large RVs and trailers. Please read campsite details and warnings carefully before reserving a site. Accommodations cannot be made for RVs or trailers that do not fit in reserved sites. Flush toilets, running water and a dump station are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings. Roads are paved. A picnic area is located on the shore across from the campground entrance. ***Fee shower facilities and camping supply stores are located 1 mile from the campground. There are no showers in the campground. The use of portable showers is prohibited.***

    Natural Features

    Southwest Harbor is located on the west side of Mount Desert Island. The west side of the Island is considered the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island. All the sites at Seawall Campground are wooded and within a 10-minute walk to the ocean. There are many beautiful and quiet hiking trails on this side of the Island, as well as Echo Lake, a wonderful lake for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and picnics. Acadia is comprised of a cluster of islands on the Atlantic coast of Maine. Mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and beaches are all found within roughly 50,000 acres comprising Acadia.

    Nearby Attractions

    Acadia National Park is surrounded by scenic island harbors and quaint towns. Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut offer plenty of visitor services including restaurants, shops, museums, and tours. Please check with local Chambers of Commerce for more information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    No Shows If a camper does not check-in at the ranger station by 10:00am check-out time the day after the scheduled arrival date, their reservation will be cancelled, the camper will incur a $20.00 service fee, and forfeit the first night's camping fee. Making Changes to Your Reservation A $10.00 service fee will apply if you make any changes to your reservation.__ Cancelling Your Reservation If you cancel your reservation the day before or on the day of your scheduled arrival date, you will incur a $10.00 service fee and forfeit your first night's camping fee. If you cancel your reservation 2 or more days before your scheduled arrival date, you will only incur a $10.00 service fee.__ If you cancel a group campsite reservation within 7 full days before the scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Early Departures If you choose to check out of your campsite early, you must notify us in person at the Campground Ranger Station before 10:00am in order to receive a refund for your remaining nights. __ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please review Rules & Reservation Policies below for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $60 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Schoodic Woods Campground — Acadia National Park

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    Schoodic Woods Campground — Acadia National Park

    32 Reviews
    15 Photos
    300 Saves
    Winter Harbor, Maine

    Overview

    Schoodic Woods campsites are reservable up to 2 months in advance at 10:00am EDT. There are no first-come, first-serve sites. All campsites are by advanced reservation only.__ Schoodic Woods is located in breathtaking Acadia National Park on the Maine coast. Located on the Schoodic Peninsula, this campground is 1.5 miles (2.5 km) southeast of Winter Harbor. It is approximately 60-70 minutes from Bar Harbor and the main section of the park. Visitors venture to Acadia for its picturesque scenery, historic sites and recreational activities, including walking, hiking, biking and kayaking.

    Recreation

    The Schoodic Peninsula provides numerous recreational activities without the congestion of Mount Desert Island. A six-mile (10 km), one-way loop road offers views of lighthouses, seabirds, and forested islands. Vehicle turnouts provide opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery. Stopping on the road and parking outside of designated pull-offs are prohibited. There are over eight miles of hiking trails on the Schoodic Peninsula and an additional eight miles of bike paths. Arey Cove Road leads to Schoodic Point, a windswept, rocky point providing spectacular views of Mount Desert Island.

    Facilities

    ____All sites (except for group sites and hike-in sites) have electric, and B-Loop sites have electric and water. Flush toilets, potable running water, and a dump station are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings in each site. All campground roads are paved. Acadia's Island Explorer shuttle buses provide free service between park destinations and local communities. Shuttle service is available on the Schoodic Peninsula from late-May to mid-October. There is no shuttle service between the Schoodic Peninsula and Mt. Desert Island.Grocery, and supply stores are located in Winter Harbor, 1.5 miles from the campground. *** There are no showers in the campground or the surrounding area, closest showers are located in Mount Desert Island. The use of portable showers and toliets are prohibited.****** At ALL HIKE-IN CAMPSITES, setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire (including charcoal) is prohibited. Stoves and grills fueled by petroleum fuels such as Liquid Propane Gas (LPG), butane, or white gas are allowed.

    Natural Features

    Acadia is comprised of a cluster of islands on the Atlantic coast of Maine. Mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and beaches are all found within roughly 50,000 acres comprising Acadia. At Schoodic Woods, all sites are wooded and within a 15-minute walk of the ocean.

    Nearby Attractions

    Acadia National Park is surrounded by scenic island harbors and quaint towns. The Schoodic Institute is located near Schoodic Point and has an Education and Research Center supporting science and education initiatives throughout the park. Beautiful Lamoine State Park is just 21 miles from Acadia, with boating, fishing, and scenic views of Frenchman's Bay.

    Charges & Cancellations

    No Shows If a camper does not check-in at the ranger station by 10:00am check-out time the day after the scheduled arrival date, their reservation will be cancelled, the camper will incur a $20.00 service fee, and forfeit the first night's camping fee. Making Changes to Your Reservation A $10.00 service fee will apply if you make any changes to your reservation.__ Cancelling Your Reservation If you cancel your reservation the day before or on the day of your scheduled arrival date, you will incur a $10 service fee and forfeit your first night's camping fee. If you cancel your reservation 2 or more days before your scheduled arrival date, you will only incur a $10 service fee.__ If you cancel a group campsite reservation within 7 full days before the scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee.________ Early Departures If you choose to check out of your campsite early, you must notify us in person at the Campground Ranger Station before 10:00am in order to receive a refund for your remaining nights. Please review Rules & Reservation Policies below for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $22 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA

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    Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA

    30 Reviews
    128 Photos
    180 Saves
    Salsbury Cove, Maine

    Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA is the only campground on the west side of the island, so pull up a camp chair& watch the pastel sunset spread across the horizon from your waterfront site or sunset patio. Now you can stay in a New Airstream! Experience the nostalgia and romance that only an Airstream travel trailer can provide. Waterfront sites are perfect for Atlantic shoreline camping. Encompassed by 3,500 feet of Atlantic shoreline along the entrance to Acadia National Park, you'll also be able to enjoy natures beauty from the private, rocky beach.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $61 - $312 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Hadley's Point Campground

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    Hadley's Point Campground

    26 Reviews
    81 Photos
    205 Saves
    Salsbury Cove, Maine

    Situated in a quiet location, just off of Route 3, Hadley's Point is a camper's haven. Take a quiet five minute walk to a public saltwater beach. Acadia National Park Visitor Center and entrance is just four miles, and downtown Bar Harbor is just an eight mile drive. Shuttle service is available on the Island Explorer buses daily from late June through Columbus Day.

    Hadley's Point Campground offers grassy and wooded sites, each with its own fireplace and picnic table. Tent sites, water & electric (20-30-50 Amp), and full hookup campsites available. On-site honeywagon service is available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $29 - $90 / night

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    Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort

    21 Reviews
    61 Photos
    155 Saves
    Salsbury Cove, Maine

    At Mt. Desert Narrows RV Resort you can pitch a tent, park your RV right on the water, or back up a bit and enjoy a panoramic ocean view from your very own spot at this coveted RV resort in Maine. Once you settle on the view, decide if you want to play onsite or off. Onsite Mt. Desert Narrows, you can enjoy our RV resort's many amenities and activities. Or venture out to see the sites and explore historic Bar Harbor and famous Acadia National Park, just a short drive from our RV resort in coastal Maine. Mt. Desert Narrows RV Resort offers a ton of resort style amenities and our friendly staff is ready to help you in any way they can. So come check us out at our RV resort in Maine, and have the trip of a lifetime!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Smuggler's Den Campground

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    Smuggler's Den Campground

    19 Reviews
    54 Photos
    266 Saves
    Southwest Harbor, Maine

    Welcome to our 3rd-generation, family owned campground! With over 100 sites available (for tents, pop-ups, campers, RVs and weekly rentals!), we hope you'll take advantage of our hospitality and make our campground your home while you visit Mount Desert Island. Choose a site where you can relax in the shade of the trees or soak up the rays in a sunny lot. We are in an area where there are plenty of family-friendly activities, and are within walking distance to many of Acadia's hiking trails, and just a short drive to many of the island's best attractions. Start planning your vacation today, reserve your site at Smuggler's Den!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from HTR Acadia

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    HTR Acadia

    16 Reviews
    31 Photos
    383 Saves
    Mount Desert, Maine

    Located on Mount Desert Island, HTR Acadia (formerly known as Somes Sound View Campground) is an idyllic, peaceful retreat on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. HTR Acadia is known for attracting adventurous, nature-loving campers, who appreciate spending their days next to the ocean surrounded by gorgeous woods. Our park is only a short drive from Downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so there is always something new to explore!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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