We initially stayed at Lantern campground to save some money, since we wanted to go to Santa’s village, but found that it’s a very nice campground. it has all of the conveniences a family would need. Craft time, petting zoo, campfire smore and story time, there is no privacy but plenty of sites, so it’s available when when you need a spot. The pools are great and it’s really easy to cross the street and go to Santa’s village, or walk back across when the kiddos are overstimulated for a little break.
Since this is the closest campground to the northern most point on the AT, you’ll see lot of thru-hikers. many will ask to hitch a ride to town to get supplies, but they are not troublesome. just without wheels and far from any civilization. at the ranger station there are a bunch of gear options that people have left behind. feel free to leave stuff you won’t use because someone else might find it a treasure. we stayed in a leanto. it was nice, Next to the stream, an relatively easy hike to Katahdin Stream Falls, on the way up to Baxter Peak. the rangers were nice. the campground was clean. but it’s really busy and holds a lot of people. it’s not my favorite campground in Baxter state park.
the tent sites are very private. we felt safe and secure. it’s quiet and the staff was very friendly.
boating, swimming, hiking, surrounded by beauty. the park ranger we had was amazing. my daughter did not want to leave!
The hike up to Chimney Pond is a few miles, but the trails are easy to follow. LeanTo was just hig enough to fit a backpacking tent inside to keep the bugs out. absolutely gorgeous views
My child had a blast. the tent site wasn’t private or fancy but the rest of the facility was great. staff super nice. we arrived in middle of night and paid the next morning. very convenient. the pool is awesome.
My daughter and I were traveling from Buffalo NY to Maine and I got too tired to drive. we tent camp. the owners were very nice and allowed us to tent, and set up at night, and it was a very nice stay, but it’s definitely not very private and setup for campers. my daughter loved the pool.
Absolute Silence at night. Even when the campground is full. stars so bright. Longhorn everywhere. If you can sleep in the desert, this is the place to stay. it’s perfect.
The kids LOVED this campground. lots of streams for frogs and adventure. not to mention Next to one of the prettiest mountains in Maine, Tumbledown! the showers and bathrooms were really nice for a campground. the lots not super private but spacious.
I doubt I will ever love a campground as much as I loved staying at Anini Beach. absolutely breathtaking. the reef goes on for miles. the waves are safe for little ones, and we saw countless fish, turtles and whales in the distance. There are a few locals who caused disturbance, but it’s monitored by rangers regularly so I never felt unsafe, unlike at Salt Pond. at $3/night, ON THE BEACH Hawaii camping where the waves are not going to sweep you away…. it’s PERFECT! tree cover for shade, view of the lighthouse, chickens everywhere eating all the bugs. Outdoor showers with privacy walls and bathrooms with running water and toilets. There is an outdoor sink to wash dishes and clothing. I cried when we had to leave.
At night this place is pretty rowdy. we set up our tent right next to the beach but everyone else set up as far away from the bathrooms as possible. the first night I found out why, it’s super rowdy. aside from the locals, it was gorgeous and perfect.
We stayed here the first night ever camping in Acadia. Tent campers have a much prettier space than RV, as with most campgrounds, and they have a lot across the main road which is perfect for tent camping. if you have multiple sites for large gatherings you could honestly take over an entire section and it looks like a community area. we really liked it here. it has a pool, which my daughter loved but I much preferred going down the road to the lake to swim. it’s walking distance to the Bass Harbor Head Light, and that is just beautiful. rarely is there ample parking at the light, so walking from your site has its advantages. The owners were very accommodating and the free acadia shuttle does pick you up from there!
We LOVED this campground. Not only does it have WiFi and showers and ample water, but it’s gorgeous and relaxing! There are cabanas and swings next to the water. Moose come right through the campground at night. it’s amazing.
my daughter begs to camp here. As with any KOA they have lots of activities throughout the day for families, and a pool, but she loves the ice pop contest. if you find a painted rock and bring it to the office you get a free ice pop. it’s the simple things in life, right? we tent camp, without power, so we are way out back. no car noise, Private, a bit of a walk to the showers and bathrooms but the privacy is worth it. the staff are always super nice and they sell ice and fIrewood which I always seem to need!
Mountain View is beautiful. it captures Maine very well! it’s a little bit of a drive away from the park, but worth it if you want privacy and to be away from too many people. we only stayed one night, and the weather was really cold, but the sites had water and electric.
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.
Anyone who’s been to Acadia knows there is a bottleneck to get on the island, and it’s really busy with narrow streets and too many cars. sometimes when I just want to camp and not deal with traffic we will camp here, at MDI camping. We tent camp, and Next to the GIGANTIC pool there are backwoods sites, which are perfect for us because it’s furthest from the road and you barely hear the cars, AND it feels like you’re in the wilderness but within walking distance to bathrooms and running water.
We love the fresh water and BonFires. there is a playground and a common eating area. the kids feel like they are at summer camp while here. the sites are not very private but there are showers and toilets. the tent sites are private and have water/electric. there are RV sites which are private, but those fill up fast, most rv sites are on a gravel pad area with no privacy.
My daughter and I are tent campers, and this is the first place we check whenever at Acadia. Not only are the tent sites relatively private for as many campers as it fits, but the Staff which work here are super helpful and friendly. I’ve honestly never had a better experience camping than here, and we’ve camped here at least a dozen times. There are no showers on site, but across the street is a shower house which you can pay to shower… or just go down the road to the lake and take a dip! the bathrooms flush and have running water, you can plug in your devices in the bath. there is yummy fresh spring water spouts all over the place. clean trash and recycling areas. fire pits are always cleaned out. wood can be free if they have enough! we love it here. AND the ranger shows! I almost forgot about that! we love going to the ranger shows. lots of good information.