acadia national park camping site overlooking the water
mt desert campground

Maine Camping Mount Desert Campground

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

Book Your Vacation Today!

Off-season notice 9/11/2018:  we are full Saturday night of Columbus Day weekend.  Otherwise, we have availability. The 2018 camping season ends on October 9.

The Gathering Place will remain open for coffee and locally-made baked goods every morning from 7am to 10am.

 

No trailers or RVs over 20'.  

• We have no septic dump station.  Dumping in our restrooms or elsewhere in the campground is prohibited.

 

Office hours:

8 am - 6 pm daily

For phone calls:  9 am - 4 pm

207-244-3710

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

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

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