About Schoodic Woods Campground
Schoodic Woods is located in breathtaking Acadia National Park on the Maine coast. Located on the Schoodic Peninsula, this campground is three miles (5 km) southeast of Winter Harbor. It is approximately 60 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. 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 45,000 acres comprising Acadia. At Schoodic Woods, all sites are wooded and within a 15-minute walk of the ocean. 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: The majority of the sites are for tents; other sites can accommodate RVs and trailers. All sites have electric, and others 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 roads are paved. Acadias Island Explorer shuttle buses provide free service between park destinations and local communities. Shuttle service is available from late June to mid-October. Grocery and supply stores are located in Winter Harbor, two miles from the campground. There are currently no shower or laundry facilities near Schoodic Woods campground. Open fires (campfires) are strictly prohibited in all hike-in sites. Fire rings do not exist at these sites. Camp stoves such as white gas or iso-butane cartridges are allowed. (No biofuel stoves: i.e., those that burn twigs, sticks, cones, etc.). 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 Frenchmans Bay. ACTIVITIES Biking Boating: Kayaking Hiking Visitor Center: Ranger Station Day Use Area: Amphitheater
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Schoodic Woods Campground is located in Maine
Take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, head north on U.S. Route 1 for approximately 17.3 miles to Hwy 186. Turn right on Hwy 186 and drive 6.5 miles. Turn left at yield sign, continue .5 miles and turn right on Schoodic Loop Road. Take Schoodic Loop Road for 1.0 mile. Campground will be on your left.
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