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.
Due to Covid19, online reservations are suspended until further notice.
*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 21 to June 26; September 8 to October 13. NO DOGS ALLOWED during Peak Season: June 27 to September 7.
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.
Watercraft rentals are suspended due to Covid-19.
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: $16 for two hours; $26 for four hours
Tandem kayaks canoes: $20 for two hours; $30 for four hours
Stand-up paddle boards: $20 for two hours
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 broadband Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place. Wi-Fi is not available throughout the entire campground.
Yes, AT&T® and U.S. Cellular® customers enjoy robust LTE coverage. Verizon® Voice is ok, but data is still sketchy.
The Island Explorer is suspended for the 2020 season due to Covid19.
Yes! We are a regular stop on the Southwest Harbor/Bar Harbor route. exploreacadia.com
We are sorry, we do not. There are septic dump stations just off of I 95 and at the Maine State Park in Lamoine.
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EDUCATIONAL INFO 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 ENTERTAINMENT INFO GARDENSAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden https://www.rockgardenmaine.comAsticou 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
INFORMATION & Activites
Travel and Leisure http://www.travelandleisure.com/local-experts/maine/best-day-hikes-maines-acadia-national-parkKIDS ACTIVIES Acadia National Park https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm Acadia Magic http://www.acadiamagic.com Campground View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyCOxPNO8fU Downcast Magazine https://downeast.com/mdi-seven-best-campsites/ Friends of Acadia https://friendsofacadia.org Island Explorer http://www.exploreacadia.comMoon Acadia National Park (Travel Guide) https://amazon.com/Moon-Acadia-National-Travel-Guide-ebook/dp/B074M5V7XV/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508300327&sr=1-4&keywords=acadia+national+park Only In Your State http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/hidden-campground-me/