campsite close to the water

Mount Desert Campground Rates & Policies

Our rates are based on two adults and up to two accompanying children under 21 years old.   Weather permitting, the campground is open Memorial Day weekend until Columbus Day.  

We do not allow dogs July and August.  Dogs are allowed when the season is quieter during the months of May, June, September and October.

  All rates subject to 9% Maine lodging tax

 No Septic Dump Station




May 24 - June 22


September 5 - October 9


Check in time: 1:00 pm  -  Check out time: 11:00 am







June 23 - September 4



Check in time: 1:00 pm  -  Check out time: 11:00 am




* You must call us if your plans change and you intend to bring more people than you originally reserved for.  We have strict site occupancy limitations and we may or may not be able to accommodate your request.

additional child


additional adult


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Campground Policies



During January 2018, campsites may be reserved any time during the season for a week or more.

Starting in February 2018, campsites may be reserved any time during the season for three nights or more.

Be aware that if you change the dates of your confirmed reservation, your site # is no longer guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy:

If you CANCEL 2 weeks or more before your scheduled arrival, you will be refunded HALF of your deposit.

If you CANCEL less than 2 weeks before your confirmed arrival date, you will forfeit your deposit.


The complete list of rules will be handed to you at check in.

  • Quiet Hours are strictly enforced 10:00pm until 7:00am.
  • NO DOGS allowed July & August.  Please see above or our FAQ page for specifics.

  • No RVs/Trailers longer than 20 feet

  • No doubling up. Two couples or two families require two sites

  • Only one vehicle per site.  Bringing a second vehicle?  The charge is $5 per night and it must be left at the office parking lot.

  • A family tent plus one small tent for children and/or a screen house is permitted

  • Transferring your campsite reservation to another party is prohibited.

Deposit Requirements:

50% of camping fee due at booking

  • The balance of your camping fee is payable upon your arrival.

  • Your deposit will be forfeited if you do not register for the number of nights that you requested and for which we confirmed.

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

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

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

This was THE best campground we have ever stayed in!! The sites are large and we never felt "cramped" even though we did have neighbors. The "Gathering Place" has free Wi-Fi and serves treats from local bakeries every morning.

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happy camper Lisa D.
Van Wert, OH