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

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Update 5/19/19:  We are opening for the season on Thursday, May 23.  The office will be open 8am to 6pm daily.  You can reach us by phone 10am to 4pm daily for information or reservations.

The Gathering Place opens for the season in mid-June.  Canoe and kayak rentals will begin once the ocean temps warm up somewhat.

 

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:

Monday, May 20   9am - 1pm

Wednesday, May 22   12pm - 4pm

Daily Hours 10am to 4pm start May 23.

 

207-244-3710

*please email any time if you wish to contact us before the next office hours. We will respond back in a day or two.

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 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

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.

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