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.
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.
The majority of the sites are for tents; other sites can accommodate RVs and trailers. 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. Shower and laundry facilities are located in nearby Winter Harbor. There are no showers at the 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.).
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.
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
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy
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This is a tough Campground to get into. Reservations are almost a must. These sites have power and water. Dump station nearby in the park. Beautiful new Visitor Center.
Worth the effort. Many things to do in the area, and great seafood.
We loved this campground! The sites are large and private. The restrooms and dishwashing stations are kept clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Schoodic Point and Frazier Point offer breathtaking views and are just a short drive or bike ride away. Our kids loved Frazier Point at low tide and spent hours searching in the tide pools. Sunsets are amazing here as well. Winter and Birch Harbor offer plenty of local dining options and most importantly, ice cream! Although there arent showers here, you can pay to shower in Winter Harbor in a new building which also houses 4 washers and dryers. Can’t wait to go back!
great and quiet large private spaces with full hookup and wifi .schoodic point park loop is something to see
It was such a nice campground that I almost don't want others to find out about it. This part of Acadia is relatively new - it was an old Naval base and the facilities were turned over to the park service in 2002. The campground has two loops. Loop A has small sites suitable for a small camper/tent camper or tents. All the sites have electricity and water - no sewer. There are some hike to sites for tents. Loop B has huge sites which can accommodate very large tour-bus like RVs. We had our 27' pop up and our truck and could have put another two vehicles in our site (B-11). Each site in this loop also has electricity and water, but no sewer. There is a dump station. The sites are all gravel which was great considering that it rained for the first two days we were there. It kept the mud down. The sites are pretty private - you don't really see your neighbors. The bathrooms have cold running water, toilets and an outside sink to wash dishes. They also have trash dumpsters, recycling and even dog poop baggies. The bathrooms do NOT have showers, which is a shame since it wouldn't have been much to add them. These are by far the BEST bathrooms we have ever used at a campground. So clean, new and well done. Our site was pretty far from the bathrooms, however, so if you usually like to be near the bathrooms, pay attention to the map. We enjoyed having the electricity and the water hook ups. The only negative (and it was slight) was that the water tasted a little bit funny - like it had some sort of chemical in it. We ended up getting water from the Ranger station to make tea and coffee with each morning. But it was fine to wash and clean up with. We were there in early June so there weren't any ranger programs, but the bus was running just for the Schoonic part of the park. The Ranger station was very nice and the ranger there was very helpful. It is about an hour drive to get to the main part of Acadia or Bar Harbor. We went there two of the five days we were there and I could see where it would get old to make that drive if we wanted to do more in the main part of the park. One other note - we were freezing! If you go in early June be prepared for colder temps. It was down in the low 40s almost every night and never got warmer than 60 degrees during the day. We used our heater every night. The bugs weren't bad yet (probably because of the cold), but the black flies were starting to come out. I can only imagine they get worse.
We stayed here as a group of 13 after being in Northern Maine for a few days and were making our way to Acadia. We were able to get a really cool spot that let us all fit together and was secluded from others. A 2 min walk brought you right to the shoreline and we had a blast. The store had a lot of eclectic collections and we were able to browse through the shop and make some neat purchases as well as firewood. We only stayed one night, but it was nice!
Nice campground! First two nights I was in a hike-in site. Way up top H2. Quite a hike uphill. The view was great. And on second night I could watch the fog roll in. Next 3 nights were spent in regular site. Still very nice. Clean, great staff and very quiet until the fishing boats in the bay start rolling out at daybreak.
This campground is a gem! It is located on the Schoodic Peninsula which is the quieter side section of Acadia National Park but no less breathtaking. Here you get to enjoy the hiking and biking trails, amazing coastal scenery, quaint towns, and a peaceful campground in one of America’s top 10 parks without the crowds and craziness of Bar Harbor and Acadia NP located on Mt. Desert Island (which is only an hour away). I absolutely love the Schoodic Peninsula and the town of Winter Harbor which has such a “Downeast” Maine feel.
The campground opened in 2015 and has 200 sites all within a 15-minute walk to the ocean. Although most of the campsites are designated for tents, there are some available for RV’s. Sites have a decent amount of privacy so you don’t feel like you are right on top of your neighbor. Since the campground is is relatively new not all the trees have filled in from construction but they did a great job preserving trees and shrubs. It is best to reserve online as this park fills up and very rarely has a walk-up site. The ranger station will not make reservations over the phone so don’t bother calling. (Acadia NP is a “fee” park so you will need to buy a park pass.) All sites have electric (20/30/50) and some have electric and water only reflected in cheaper prices
Fee (per site, per night):
$22 hike-in tent sites (primitive)
$30 drive up tent/small RV (20 amp)
$36 RV with electric only sites (20/30/50 amp)
$40 RV with electric and water (20/30/50 amp)
$60 group tent sites
Picnic tables are at every site but fire pits are only at RV sites as no open fires are allowed in the tent section. Tent sites are allowed to use portable camp stoves such as white gas or iso-butane cartridges. The bathrooms have flush toilets and potable water but there are no showers or laundry facilities. There are some places in the nearby town of Winter Harbor that have shower facilities of which the ranger station has information on. A dish-washing station if located at the bathrooms which is really handy and kept clean. There is a dump station located towards the exit of the park if you have an RV.
Surrounding the campground are miles of biking and hiking trails that are easily accessible from your campsite. There is a six-mile loop that takes you along the beautiful rocky coast with views of lighthouses, islands, forests, and wetlands. An additional eight miles of carriage roads and four miles of hiking trails wind through the park.
The town of Winter Harbor is located two miles from the park and a ferry dock which takes you to Mt. Desert Island. The Acadia Island Explorer shuttle provides free transportation between various locations, island attractions, and towns (and is dog-friendly and can accommodate bikes). The shuttle operates from late June to mid-October and is a great way to get around if you don’t have a car or want the hassle of parking.
Located at the Schoodic Institute is the Education and Research Center which offers interesting programs and has a visitor center. The town of Corea has a great waterside restaurant where you can sit outside and eat lobster while watching the boats go in and out. J. M. Garrish Café in Winter Harbor is a great place to get a bite to eat and an ice cream Sunday.
Great spot to camp if you're looking to see Schoodic/ a quieter part of Acadia. Little to no crowds ever and the campground is HUGE and brand new! Lots of hiking trails too!
Although it is quite a ways off the beaten path, Schoodic Woods Campground is well worth the travel time. The campground is new, so it is sparkling clean. The sites are good size, with enough distance between sites for privacy. With us, the key is what can you do for activities around the campground. SWC is well situated!
Activities include biking (both road and wood trails), hiking, and exploring the rocky coast of Maine. There are a couple of restaurants including one you don't want to miss… The Pickled Wrinkle! (You have to try a pickled wrinkle)
The section of forest this campground in is beautiful. The bathrooms were immaculate and the camp sites are well spaced. Access to a hiking trail system right from the campground allowed for day hiking adventures.