What an exceptional campground! With loops dedicated for tents and campers with no generators and then ones for RVs and the like with generators, the natural surroundings are relatively preserved. With typically two tents allowed per site and some with one car parking spots and some with two, you have ample options but be sure to get there early on holiday weekends! No reservations allowed so coming early is key; $30 a night for a tent/non generator camp site with firewood available for purchase. With great bathroom access, even without showers, this campground is great. You can access the river and while we were staying there, on a busy three day holiday weekend, we saw a total of 6 moose, 1 deer, plus an elk nearby. Definitely one of my fave campgrounds!
This campground was in a gorgeous location with access to the river as well as lots of wildlife-we saw a deer and a moose in the three days we stayed! With built in bear boxes as well as campfire grate for each site and parking for typically two cars as well no generator loops, tent, trailer, and RV camping are available. The tricky part is that a few of the sites don’t have easy access to the bathrooms (no showers but bath/food cleanup dump sink) but overall, one of the most beautiful places we’ve stayed. Can get a little loud during the nights should you stay over a holiday weekend like we did, and the campground was full but I wouldn’t expect that normally.
Sites are intermixed with RV and tents, but I’d say your best bet is trailer or RV or even renting one of the cabins there as the sites are within earshot of the highway. The Sagebrush cabin has a gorgeous view of the river and is close to the bathrooms which were clean and had showers as well. The cabin had a futon as well as a bunk bed; it had electricity and was very clean, but you do have to walk to the bathrooms. Since it’s a state park, you will have to pay an access fee but it’s not bad. There is a great disc golf course here as well and the state park has some neat historical points nearby to include Register Rock. Must visit!
We stayed four nights at Seawall and were rather impressed with the size and quality of both the campground area but also the bathrooms. We stayed in loop D, a tent loop, and it was very well organized and easy to navigate. D24 was our camp site and was perfect. Slightly larger and set back a bit from the other campsites, it offered a bit more privacy and a wee bit more room. The campground was full 3 of the 4 nights we stayed and while most sites were hidden with trees, the noise was definitely there. It was great to see the families adventuring out, assisted by the larger size of the sites and the well groomed, short walk in trails and wheelbarrow for moving your items. The fact that the closest showers were around 10 minutes away and cost a decent amount was a little disappointing but livable. They also had lovely ranger led activities that seemed like a great selling point as well. The ease of biking across the street to the seawall picnic area was great as it is on the water but the distance to Bar Harbor and the main area of the park was a bit inconvenient even though the buses did offer service. All in all, rather impressed for such a campground and well worth a stay.
What a lovely campground! We were tucked back into T8 which is a walk down campsite under the trees near a small stream. The benefits were not only a little bit of privacy but close access to the bathrooms and showers (free) which was most excellent as well as the washer and dryer ($1.50 or so a load for each machine). The folks working at Desert of Maine were ever so helpful and so very friendly. With the location being a short drive from a gas station, grocery store and the LL Bean shops in Freeport as well as Portland, we were in the perfect spot at a reasonable cost especially because they offered a military discount. The desert itself was really cool and those camping get 1/2 off a guided tour. In addition, there is wifi near the camp check in and gift shop which was a plus. Definitely more of an RV place but tents are definitely welcome, although I would say go for T8 if you have a tent. Definitely a quaint campground for those passing on through!