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!


Due to some cancelations, we now have openings here and there across our grid throughout the season.

Our grid is updated continuously as cancellations occur, so we encourage you to plug in your dates online or call us.  You may find what you're looking for!


 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'.  We have 20 amp service and no septic dump station.


 Office Hours:  9 am to 5 pm daily.  If we don't answer, it means we are at the desk assisting customers.

(207) 244-3710


As of July 13, 2017 we finally have broadband Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place!


Planning to camp with us in 2018?
In 2018, our reservations season will arrive in two phases:
In early January, you may make a reservation online or by phone provided you plan to stay for a minimum of one week.
In early February, we will begin accepting reservations online or by phone for a minimum of three nights.
Two night reservations will only be accepted if there is a two night gap between other reservations on our grid.
Please note that we accept reservations a year in advance if you plan to renew your stay (minimum one week- same site, same days) year after year.  When reservations open starting in January, not all sites will be available for your preferred dates.
The exact dates we go live for our reservations will be published in December 2017 . . .



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 campground is awesome. It's better than the National Park sites. There are a lot of great sites on the water. There are a lot of great wooded sites. The bathrooms are modern. The water taps are plentiful. The views of the water sublime. It's one of the… read more

happy camper Jason M.
Boston, MA

My wife and I just spent two weeks at Mount Desert Campground and it is the nicest campground we have ever stayed at. The tent platform provided for easy set up of our tent and drained well in the rain. We had a beautiful view of Somes Sound from our campsite… read more

happy camper Dan B.

Clean bathrooms and showers. Quiet. Spacious and private sites. Platforms are wonderful. The gathering place was great for wifi accessibility. The staff was very helpful. Close to Acadia. Awesome campground

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happy camper Charissa Z.
Ashuelot, New Hampshire