coffee and breakfast treats on a counter

Mount Desert Campground Gathering Place

Come Gather With Us!

Good news!  The Gathering Place will be open in the mornings for Coffee By Design coffee and local baked goods until October 9th.

women giving man change for his purchese

The Gathering Place is open all day for campers to come in, relax, visit with other campers.  Read a book, play cards, write a postcard or if you come during the staffed hours, purchase a cup of freshly brewed coffee by Portland, Maine's Coffee by Design and enjoy some tasty treats from island bakeries such as Morning Glory Bakery and the Flowered Apron from Bar Harbor and Colonel's Doughnuts from Northeast Harbor.  You can also purchase crab nets, ice or bundled wood for your campfire!

Want to get away but stay connected?  We offer free Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place.  FINALLY, AT LONG LAST we have broadband!

In the evening try our delicious hand-dipped Gifford's® ice cream from Maine.  Among the many flavors are Maine Black Bear, Maine Moose Tracks and Maine Deer Sign.

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 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

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

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