campsite with hammock overlooking the water

Mount Desert Campground Reservations

Before you reserve . . .


 Welcome!  Please read this page to avoid frustration.

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

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


Tips worth noting:


•  You absolutely MUST include your 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.

 •  RV Type =What kind of equipment are you bringing?”  A tent?  A pop-up?  A van?  You must specify.

•  There is a three (3) night minimum to reserve unless the system detects a two (2) night or one (1) night gap between other reservations.

• Every site has specific occupancy and equipment limits based on that site's terrain, size and amenities.  Some sites accommodate just tents while others allow for small trailers or RVs.  Certain sites allow a maximum of 6 people while others allow up to only 2 people.

•  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.


Our winter office hours often change week to week.

For the week of April 24, our days/hours are:

Tuesday & Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm

(207) 244-3710

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!   
The Craigheads


Make Your Reservation Now!



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

My wife and I just spent two weeks at Mount Desert Campground and it is the nicest campground we have ever stayed at. The tent platform provided for easy set up of our tent and drained well in the rain. We had a beautiful view of Somes Sound from our campsite… read more

happy camper Dan B.

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

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