acadia national park camping site overlooking the water
mt desert campground

Mount Desert Campground

A unique and scenic campground on Mount Desert Island - waterfront & wooded sites

Book Your Vacation Today!

For the upcoming 2020 season . . .

The reservations link will appear on our reservations page on the dates below.

Reservations for 7 nights or more will be accepted online starting on Friday, January 10, 2020 after 5 am.

Reservations for 3 nights or more will be accepted online starting on Monday, January 13, 2020 after 5 am.

 Two-night reservations will only be accepted if there is a two-night gap between other reservations on our grid.
 
Please note!  We accepted reservations a year in advance from customers who camp on the same site for at least a week every year.  So . . .

 . . . when reservations open in January, not all sites will be available for your preferred dates.

 

Office hours and online reservations will resume January 2020.

We hope to hear from you then!

 

Mount Desert Campground is located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.  Spend your days hiking the mountain trails or biking on the 50+ miles of carriage roads.  Plenty of sightseeing and shopping and dining experiences around the many local towns such as Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor await you!  Sail on a schooner, go rock climbing in Acadia, or spend your afternoon at Sand Beach.  You can even rent a kayak right here at the campground and explore beautiful Somes Sound.

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 & SUP 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

This is one of our favorite campgrounds, ever! The waterfront campsites are breathtaking, the neighbors are respectful campers, and the grounds and facilities are meticulously maintained. Most sites have platforms for the tents, so set-up is easy. The staff are… read more

happy camper JC Mueller
Exeter, NH

Beautiful site (even though it was not waterfront - if you have that option, grab one!)! Facilities were super clean. The Gathering Place (the camp store) was a great place to start the day for coffee, local bakery goodies and wi-fi. The floats provided… read more

happy camper Jeannie F.
Maine