To be honest, I think $30 is a little much for a campground that doesn’t have much amenities. Also, there isn’t any privacy for the sites. We could see our neighbors in every direction from our site. It is close to some Acadia attractions and hikes, so this made it worth it.
Overall, this is a nice campground set in a slightly wooded area. It’s fairly close to the ocean, so you can hear waves crashing against the rocky cliffs if it’s quiet enough. The sites are decently spacious, and the campground is generally quiet. Privacy between sites is lacking here - there are some sites that have a little bit of privacy between neighboring sites, and some have none at all.
As for facilities– there are restrooms in the campground, but no shower houses. The shower house is located in a separate facility about a mile from the campground entrance. A bit inconvenient, but not terrible.. however, I will still never understand why a campground would go to the effort of plumbing in flush toilets and sinks, but not go the extra step and install showers, even cold outdoor ones. (Plus, the showers in the separate facility up the road are expensive.) Also, the restrooms in the campground are on ground level, and the two outer restroom stalls in each men's and women's room have windows in them that don't have privacy glass- someone walking by can see RIGHT in them. So unless you are fine with people potentially seeing you go to the bathroom, there are only 3 stalls available in each building, not 5. It's so weird, and a problem that Blackwoods has as well.
Final thoughts- I enjoyed my stay here, and would stay here again given the chance! But, the facilities could use improvement.
After spending a couple of nights at the popular black woods campsite, we wanted to prolongue our stay at acadia, so we thought we would check out Seawall campsite which is the 2nd popular site in acadia. Seawall is located on the western part of the island and is at a much quieter location than blackwoods. Off the bat, soon as we arrived we were greeted by a ton of mosquitos, im talking like a whole village of em! Bug central it was! The campsite is definitely quieter and more secluded than blackwoods so it had that going for it. Also its only a 10 min walk to the breathtaking seaside. Absolutely gorgeous there and a must see. The campsite itself had no showers but had water and toilets. I just wished there weren't any bugs because you couldn't hang around outside. Definitely bring your bug repellant! Also there were loads of poison oak plants around so be careful. It was a nice campsite but i wouldn't stay there again due to the bug infestation.
Loved hearing the sounds of the ocean from our campsite. Campground was clean and staff was friendly and helpful. Neighbors were fairly close, but enough understory to provide privacy.
This is one of three Acadia National Park campgrounds that allow dogs. I prefer Seawall to the others because the sites are more private and spaced a bit further apart. The campground is well maintained and quiet with clean facilities. There is a day-use accessible beachfront across the road for hiking, swimming, picnics and lobster bakes. Great place to spend a weekend in the Acadia woods and at the beach with your pups!
Ranger tips: Seawall campground does not have showers so plan accordingly. Check their website for the most updated trail closures.
We loved our stay at Seawall! With Acadia being busy, it was refreshing to land each night on the quieter side of the park. Close proximity to the Bass Harbor Light, which was beautiful at sunset. And, there was a great lobster joint right down the street, Charlottes Legendary Lobster Pound. We also enjoyed the wonderland trail, which was not too far from Seawall at Low tide-great for tide pooling!! There are no showers but the bathrooms were clean and close to each site. There were pay showers at a convenient store right outside of The campground. $1.50 for 2 minutes. We loved the coastal vibes but slower pace of this campground and would definitely plan to camp here again if we return to Acadia!
This was my second time going to Seawall campground, I had such a great experience last year I wanted to go back! I love the back-country feel of the hike-in campsites (loop D). For stargazers, the short walk across the street to the beach will give you some unbelievable views of the milky way when the night is at peak darkness.
A short drive to the main part of the park & far enough away so that it's not crowded during busy weekends. Just remember to bring a ton of bug repellent, or opt to go during the months where bugs are less mild.
campgrounds are large, woodsy, I was in the walk in and it was very peaceful, staff very friendly and the view just outside the camp ground Stunning!!
There are over 100 tent sites here with camper spots as well. The bathrooms were big and very clean. All the campsites are in the woods at least 12 feet from one another. There is no parking right next to your vehicle unless you get one of the first spots, otherwise you have to walk in with your stuff.
very nice place, lots to do, hiking, fishing, boating, sightseeing, getting the best lobster you've ever had at bar harbor, the view from Cadillac mountain is unreal. the clam chowder is the best.