campsite with hammock overlooking the water

Mount Desert Campground Reservations

Before you reserve . . .

Welcome!  Please read on to avoid frustration.

4 adults = 2 sites.  We do not allow doubling up on campsites.

No dogs July and August.

A $3.50 booking fee is added for the 24/7 reservation service.


 We accept reservations for a minimum of 3 nights . . . BUT we accept 1 or 2 night reservations when there are gaps between existing reservations on our grid.  There seem to be quite a few 2 night openings, so give it a shot!

No trailers or RVs over 20' before unfolding.

If you are a group of more than 3 sites, you need to call or email us as we have scant space for groups.


Make Your Reservation Now

Notice 4/23/18:  We have resumed taking reservations for Memorial Day weekend as it seems winter has finally gone away!

If you encounter any problems with online booking, please try clearing today's history/cache on whatever device you are using and start over.


Upcoming Winter office hours:

Wednesday, 4/25  12 noon - 4pm

(207) 244-3710

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

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

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