campsite with hammock overlooking the water

Mount Desert Campground Reservations

Before you reserve . . .


 Welcome!  Please read this page to avoid frustration.

Four (4) adults = two (2) sites.  We do not allow doubling up on campsites.

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


Tips worth noting:


•  You absolutely MUST include your address, email address, phone #, number of people and equipment.  Some campers are getting bumped off the system if they fail to fill in the required fields.

•  If you have vehicles, trailers, etc. exceeding 20’, please don't attempt to reserve online.  Do you have a pop-up camper?  It's 20' BEFORE unfolding-- longer after opening is ok!

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



Office Hours 8 am - 6pm daily.  If we don't answer, it means we are at the desk assisting customers.

(207) 244-3710


Make Your Reservation Now!


We have plenty of sites available throughout September right up until we close for the season on October 10.  You can either make a reservation or just show up!  We will post updates if we start to fill up for any time period in the off season.

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 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

What a great experience camping at Mount Desert Campground proved to be. The sites are top notch as are the facilities and the entire staff. My area was maintained primarily by Mathew Orr. He, his wife and boys were all tremendous hosts, ambassadors and… read more

happy camper Bob T.
Scituate, Massachusetts

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