acadia national park camping site overlooking the water
mt desert campground

Maine Camping Mount Desert Campground

A unique and scenic campground on Mount Desert Island - waterfront & wooded sites

Book Your Vacation Today!

Notice:

We open for the 2017 season on May 25!  When making online reservations, if the system declares "0 sites available" don't give up!  Either consider re-working your dates slightly to capture available campsites OR please call or e-mail our office!  We check e-mail daily and we can work with you to find sites by looking on our grid.

 

We are primarily a tenting campground.  With a few exceptions, if you have a trailer or RV over 20' we cannot accommodate you.  Please call if you have a trailer or RV longer than 20' but no longer than 23'.

 

Our online reservations system is new for 2017.  Please contact us if you encounter difficulties.  We are usually in the office two or three days a week to answer questions or assist you with reservations.

 

 For the week of May 22 (our final week of off-season hours) our days/hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm

(207) 244-3710

We will be open daily for reservations and information starting Friday, May 26.  Hours TBA.

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  Spend your days hiking the mountain trails or biking on the 50+ miles of carriage roads.  Plenty of sightseeing and shopping and dining experiences around the many local towns such as Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor await you!  Sail on a schooner, go rock climbing in Acadia, or spend your afternoon at Sand Beach.  You can even rent a kayak right here at the campground and explore beautiful Somes Sound.

Campground Features Include:

 

tenting icon Tenting Sites

trailer icon Trailers & RV's (20 ft maximum)

shower icon Facilities with metered hot showers

fish hook icon Salt Water Fishing

swimmer icon Salt Water Swimming

canoe and paddle icon Kayak & Canoe Rentals

picnic table icon Picnic Tables & Firepits at Each Site

electrical plug icon Electric & Water Hookups

little shop icon Ice Cream, Coffee & Pastries

boat and ramp icon Launching Ramp

wireless signal icon Cellular service & WiFi

anchor icon Deepwater Moorings Available

See What Our Campers Are Saying

Don't take our word for it, view all our testimonials on Trip Advisor

This is our second time at this campground - just a quick stop this time - it is beautiful! The sites are spaced out with trees between neighbors so that there is no feeling of crowding, just of nature. We had a platform for our tent again with this trip and… read more

happy camper Gillian C.
New Hampshire

Camped here for 5 days in early July. What a great location. Very convenient to whole island and all it has to offer. Campground is well maintained but rustic. We used bathhouse C which was fairly new and well cared for. There are pay showers, but very… read more

happy camper Benjy C.
Raleigh, North Carolina

What a great experience camping at Mount Desert Campground proved to be. The sites are top notch as are the facilities and the entire staff. My area was maintained primarily by Mathew Orr. He, his wife and boys were all tremendous hosts, ambassadors and… read more

happy camper Bob T.
Scituate, Massachusetts