Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of world famous Mount Desert Island. Just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We offer traditional Maine camping with quiet wooded sites located directly on the salt water shore of beautiful Somes Sound.
The Mount Desert Campground was conceived and created by Marie and Arnold Allen in 1958. The Allen's goal was to maintain a quiet and clean tenting campground where families could come to relax, enjoy the natural beauty and make memories. For the next 25 years, the Allens enjoyed a very loyal following of campers who returned here year after year.
In early 1984, the Allens sold the campground to one of those long time campers of almost 20 years, the Craigheads. Now, all these years later, we Craigheads strive to maintain the very best campground we can - so the children of those long time campers from years past can, in turn, make new memories with their kids.
We strive to provide a quiet campground with the cleanest, most up to date facilities anywhere. We look forward to welcoming you to the Mount Desert Campground and we will do our utmost to make your stay a pleasant one.