if the tide is right, Seawall has amazing sights! I’ve taken some amazing photos here. the Campgound is directly across from the public boat landing/picnic area. it’s a really nice area. the campground itself is very laid back for a National Park. the rangers almost act as though camping is your business and they only get involved if needed. whereas at blackwoods the rangers seem to try to be as accommodating as possible. it’s cute that they compete, and definitely are different. the sites are not usually as clean as blackwoods, they leave the “leave no trace” responsibility to the campers and if the person before you didn’t clean up, you might have to. other than that it’s QUIET! you can see the stars because there are no city lights. you don’t hear cars, AND the tent sites are very private. there are fresh water spouts everywhere, and plenty of trash/recycling areas. no electrIcity on the sItes, and rv can onlybIse geberators dIrIng lImItes hours. the bathrooms flush and have running water, but there are no showers. Echo Lake is right down the road, a great place to swim in fresh water.
The entire national park is so beautiful and perfect, with hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, historical points, and more! The park rangers are so nice, and the group campsite we used was very spacious, semi-private, and close to the bathrooms. In the morning we saw a bunch of rabbit zooming around and playing!
Located on "the quiet side" of Mt Desert Island, Seawall is my preferred campground for experiencing all that Acadia National Park has to offer. While it is an extra 20 minutes drivetime to get to the main area of Acadia that contains Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, and other major attractions, it is more than worth it. Even during peak tourist season, the south side of the island maintains the quintessential quiet new england beach town feel with gorgeous rocky coastline, cool breezes, and about 1/10th of the foot and vehicle traffic you can expect in Bar Harbor. The area also has it's fair share of Acadia attractions including Beech Mountain overlooking Echo Lake, Gilley Field, Seal Harbour, and Acadia Mountain. If you dont mind a quick wait for a parking spot, Bass Harbour Lighthouse at sunset is breathtaking.
The campground itself is a pristine treasure for the early to bed early to rise adventurer. You won't find a speck of litter or waste anywhere on the deceptively large grounds. Loop A is the preferred spot as it is right near the entrance, making getting in and out as easy as pulling out of your driveway, if your driveway led to a picturesque stretch of rocky beach looking out to the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean. If you're lucky like I was, you can catch some great photos of the local bald eagle population soaking up the early morning sun.
You won't see many campfires around, or hear any partying, or run into many of your fellow campers as it stays quiet here 24/7. You will catch the occasional friendly rabbit or deer strolling through and hear coyote packs howling at night. Personally, I could sleep all night listening to those sounds. The only thing that did keep me up at night was the spectacular starscape overhead. The light pollution on the Southside was virtually nonexistent.
Aanyway, I could go on for days about Seawall Campground. If you fall into the Introvert category like me, or are looking for a safer family camping experience (also me), dont even bother looking anywhere else. This place is just an ideal setting for your next Acadia adventure.
The campground s extremely secluded and quiet, however the sites are rather close together. Everyone tended to kee to themselves. There were toilets available, but you have to go down the street and pay $3 for a 1.5 minute shower. The toilet facilities weren't the cleanest I've ever seen, but weren't the worst either. It was a really primitive experience in my opinion, with little cell service. There were very nice walking trails very close by and nice seawall views right down the street
it’s a great campsite. it’s quite and maybe a 20 min drive from the park. quick drIve to the water. I was at the group camp grounds and they are nice.
the campsite are really close together and you can hear slight loud conversations. there are trials in the site for walking or biking. There are no showers but there are very clean toilet. the showers are about a mile away at another campsite for about $3. other showers in the area charges by how long you take a shower. Be sure to ask a Ranger about showing options. I really enjoyed this site and will be back again.
If you're looking to get away from all the "noise" of the side of the island that Acadia National Park is on, this is your spot. It's still only 25 minutes or so to Acadia National Park but is extremely quiet and secluded. The campsites are a little close together but there is still privacy. The other benefit was it is away from Bar Harbor lights so we saw soo many stars!
no showers but bathrooms are clean and updated. campsites on loops without generators feel like you’re alone in the wilderness. bugs weren’t too bad and you can walk about 200 yds across the street to the ocean. lots of great hikes in the park within 10 minutes drive.
A good stop for a quick night. its about 30-40 mins from the main park but had nice size spaces and clean facilities. A little buggy but met expectations as a national park.
Lovely fire pit! Close to seawall road which was perfect for a quick drive for late night star gazing. Quiet, clean campsite.