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Mount Desert Campground About Us

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.

History

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1958

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.

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1984

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.

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Now

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.

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.

This is one of our favorite campgrounds, ever! The waterfront campsites are breathtaking, the neighbors are respectful campers, and the grounds and facilities are meticulously maintained. Most sites have platforms for the tents, so set-up is easy. The staff are… read more

happy camper JC Mueller
Exeter, NH

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