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!


We have plenty of sites available throughout September right up until we close for the season on October 10.  You can either make a reservation or just show up!  We will post updates if we start to fill up for any time period in the off season.

The Gathering Place will close for the season after morning coffee on Monday, September 25.

We are primarily a tenting campground and we do not accept RV/Trailers over 20'.  We have 20 amp service and no septic dump station.


 Office Hours 8am - 6pm.  If we don't answer, it means we are at the desk assisting customers.

(207) 244-3710


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 online and phone 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

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.

Beautiful site (even though it was not waterfront - if you have that option, grab one!)! Facilities were super clean. The Gathering Place (the camp store) was a great place to start the day for coffee, local bakery goodies and wi-fi. The floats provided… read more

happy camper Jeannie F.

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