Update 10/13/20: We are now closed; see you in 2021! The 2020 season was "interesting" to put it mildly. Thank you to all who stayed with us through it!
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

Reservations for 2021 will start in January

We are now closed for the 2020 season.

And now for 2021 . . .

 

If you plan to camp with us for 7 nights or more, you will have the opportunity to reserve starting on Monday, January 11, 2021 after 5 am.

Reservations for 3 nights or more will be accepted starting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 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 that we accept 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.
 

 

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 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

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 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