platform campsite on the water in acadia national park

Mount Desert Campground Directions

Finding Us Is Easy

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island on Route 198.  When you reach the entrance to Mount Desert Island, stay to the right side of the fork (Rt. 102/198) and continue for 5 miles.  You will come to a set of lights at the junction of Rt. 102 and Rt. 198.  Take a left onto Rt. 198 aka "Sound Drive," continue for half a mile and you will see our sign on the right.

  • 8 miles from Bar Harbor

  • 5 miles from Northeast Harbor

  • 5 miles from Southwest Harbor

Need driving directions?  Simply click on the larger map.

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.

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

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