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.

When making online reservations, if the system declares "0 sites available" don't give up!  Either consider re-working your dates slightly to capture available campsites OR please call or email our office!  We check email daily and we can work with you to find sites by looking on our grid.

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


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.

•  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.


 For the week of May 22 (our final week of off-season hours) our days/hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm - 4 pm

(207) 244-3710

We will be open daily for reservations and information starting Friday, May 26.  Hours TBA.


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

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 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