We try to answer many of the questions you may have, if you still have questions, or would like to make a reservation, please contact us by phone (207) 244-3710 or make an online reservation now.
*Please note: Reservations may be made for a minimum of three nights.
We allow one car per site. If you absolutely must bring a second vehicle, you may park it at our office lot for an additional $5 per night.
Every site has specific occupancy and equipment parameters 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.
*You must call us if your plans change and you intend to bring more people than you originally reserved for. We have strict site occupancy limitations and we may or may not be able to accommodate your request.
Dogs are welcome when the season is quieter in the Off Season: May 25 to June 23 and then September 5 to October 10, 2023. NO DOGS ALLOWED during Peak Season: June 24 to September 4, 2023.
Tent platforms are wooden decks that you place your tent on as opposed to traditional ground sites. In order to maintain as natural a setting as possible, we opted to use these decks rather than using fill to make a level area on some of the sites. The platform keeps your tent drier even when it does not rain since it allows for good air circulation under your tent. Almost all of the platforms are 12’X16’, a few of the smaller sites have 12’X12’ platforms. Some of the new multiple room tents are too long to fit on the platforms so make sure your tent will fit. Please note that we still have plenty of level sites for those who prefer to tent on the ground or for pop-up's.
We provide you with a bundle of nails to use in place of stakes. You simply drive nails into the platform where your stakes would normally go and bend the nails over so they become hooks for the stake rings on your tent.
We rent Old Town Discovery canoes and a mixture of single and two person kayaks such as Perception Keowee/Keowee 2's and Old Town Loons. We only rent makes of kayaks that are very stable and maneuverable. We have stand-up paddle boards, too!
Single kayaks: 1 hour: $14 / 2 hours: $22 / 4 hours: $32
Tandem kayaks, canoes, paddleboards: 1 hour: $18 / 2 hours: $28 / 4 hours: $38
We add a half hour for travel and prep from the office (where the transaction occurs and where you pick up your paddles and PFDs) to the floating docks in the C section where the boats are located.
No. For your safety, the rentals remain for use here at the campground for registered guests only.
Yes, you may bring your own personal canoe or kayak but we limit the amount of canoes/kayaks that may be tied to the floats to one per family.
*No larger watercraft or any form of motorboat are to be tied to the floats.
Yes, we offer free 200/10mbps Spectrum® Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place. Wi-Fi is not available throughout the entire campground.
Yes, most major carriers have a robust presence at the campground with high speed data and voice.
Yes! We ARE a stop for the Explorer, but the 2023 schedule has not been published yet. exploreacadia.com
Click here for employment opportunities at Mount Desert Campground.
We are sorry, we do not. There are septic dump stations close by. Ask us for a list.
Oh, yes . . .
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory offers programs throughout the summer: mdibl.org/events/Evening Lectures at the Claremont: theclaremonthotel.com/assets/Claremont-Calendar-of-Events-2017-proof.pdf
GARDENSAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden https://www.rockgardenmaine.com
Asticou Azalea Garden https://www.gardenpreserve.org/gardensCharlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden http://www.rhoadesbutterflygarden.org/index.htmlThuya Gardens https://www.gardenpreserve.org/thuya-gardenWild Gardens of Acadia https://friendsofacadia.org/get-involved/volunteer/wild-gardens-of-acadia/
HIKING TRAIL INFO
Travel and Leisure http://www.travelandleisure.com/local-experts/maine/best-day-hikes-maines-acadia-national-park