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


June 24th - September 5

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


Memorial Day Weekend until June 23

then again

September 6 until closing October 10, 2017


* 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


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Campground Policies



Campsites may be reserved any time during the season for three nights or more.

During July and August, waterfront/water view sites require a ONE WEEK commitment (Saturday to Saturday).

Cancellation Policy:

If you CANCEL 14 days or more before your confirmed arrival date you will be refunded HALF of your deposit.

If you CANCEL 13 days or less before your confirmed arrival date, you will forfeit the FULL 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

Deposit Requirements:

Off-water sites:

$75.00 for each reservation for less than a week.
$150.00 for each full week reserved.

Waterfront/Waterview sites:

$100.00 for each reservation for less than a week.
$200.00 for each full week reserved.

  • 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.

  • Transferring your campsite reservation to another party is prohibited.

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 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

This is our second time at this campground - just a quick stop this time - it is beautiful! The sites are spaced out with trees between neighbors so that there is no feeling of crowding, just of nature. We had a platform for our tent again with this trip and… read more

happy camper Gillian C.
New Hampshire