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!
coffee and breakfast treats on a counter

Mount Desert Campground Gathering Place

Now that we are in the "off season", we are open for takeout from 7am to 9:30am Thursday through Sunday mornings.  We feature baked goods from a different local bakery every morning along with delicious Coffee by Design® coffee, cold brew and tea.

 

Open Thursday through Sunday mornings 7am to 9:30am.  WiFi is available 24/7!

women giving man change for his purchese

The Gathering Place is open all day for campers to come in, relax, visit with other campers.  Read a book, play cards, write a postcard or if you come during the staffed hours, purchase a cup of freshly brewed coffee by Portland, Maine's Coffee by Design and enjoy some tasty treats from island bakeries such as Mount Dessert Bakery from Bar Harbor and Colonel's Doughnuts from Northeast Harbor.  You can also purchase crab nets, ice or bundled wood for your campfire!

Want to get away but stay connected?  We offer free broadband Wi-Fi at the Gathering Place.

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

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.

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

This is one of our favorite campgrounds, ever! The waterfront campsites are breathtaking, the neighbors are respectful campers, and the grounds and facilities are meticulously maintained. Most sites have platforms for the tents, so set-up is easy. The staff are… read more

happy camper JC Mueller
Exeter, NH