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Most Recent Franklin Camping Reviews
Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA Family Trip

This is a beautiful campground. Well maintained and right on the water. We loved taking our dogs by the water at low tide. We stayed in site 121. There wasn't any trees, just an open area. This was pull thru, full hook up site. This campground did have the Island Shuttle stop. This is help to get around Bar Harbor or to Acadia when you do not have a car or do not want to take one; however we did not use this amenity. If we were to go back, we would pick the water side sites for the views but they do not have sewer hookups. It was a little bit of a drive to Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor but it was worth the drive. Gorgeous area! Very pet friendly.

Love this campsite

Due to covid19, it’s impossible to reserve the campsite in Acadia National Park. This campsite is outside of NP but it’s really close and easy to access everywhere. Very quite and nice place to enjoy the beautiful summertime. Also, the ocean is just in the campsite, even though the water is really cold but we saw few dolphins and seals, we had a great time here. It will definitely be recommended to the people who come to Acadia National Park.

2 1/2 Stars

Spent a week end of July. Good weather with nice breezes on a hill. Amenities a little old and tired but staff friendly and pretty quiet at night. Campsite was clean, tight to moderately spaced…a few sites have more space and nice. Small kids fishing pond, couple of small older playgrounds, dog walking area. Just outside of Bangor….

Great place to camp and explore the area

Great campground. Staff is helpful, sites are clean. Definitely a tent friendly place. 90% of the sites are well shaded, and most have plenty of room. Do your research not all the sites here are created equal. Proximity to Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, and all the great things to do in the area is perfect. Great pool and other facilities. Found this place because the State Parks closed camping due to Covid, what a great find. We will definitely be back.

Excellent waterfront campground

So the views from this campground are spectacular, and even if you don't score a waterfront spot, there are places you can walk and explore and get some great pictures. 

There are lots of amenities, lobster shack and on-premise food, games for the kids etc. It is run well and a lot of fun to be in. 

Most of the sites are pretty close together. Many of the sites including all the waterfront ones don't have sewer, which is kind of understandable. You'll have to use a service to get pumped out.

Everything you need, nothing you don’t

Great site practically on the water. You drive through a weird and kind of sketchy boatyard to get to it, which was a bit off putting at first but boy did my opinion of the place change at sunrise. Amazing views of the water, great amenities, and close enough to amazing trails and breathtaking scenery. You didn’t feel isolated but ultimately, very private. General store and wood were pricy. I wanted a hoodie so bad, but from what I remember it was about 60$.

Just what you need

Ten minute drive to downtown bar harbor, close to the park entrance. No showers in the campground, or I’d say five stars. There is a backwoods style shower house just out side the can ground. Place has fire wood and ice based on the honor system, but the showers are coin operated.

20 mins from Acadia

We stayed here for 3 nights at one of the tent sites. Running water, shower and bathrooms and a pool which was nice. This is mostly geared towards RV campers which means more noise and the sites are pretty close together. Other than that, we would definitely stay here again

Excellent experience

Staff amazing. Small store with all kinds of camping goodies including ice blocks and cubes, wood, and fire starters. Spotless bathrooms! Awesome showers $.25 for 5 minutes. Definitely coming back!


Absolutely beautiful! Clean and kept well restrooms and showers clean. Awesome scenery! We stayed in the east camp grounds Schoodic District.