Update 7/7/20: Online reservations for all dates have resumed. We are operating at 60% capacity for 2020.
coffee and breakfast treats on a counter

Mount Desert Campground Gathering Place

The Gathering Place will be closed for the 2020 season due to the Pandemic.  WIFI will continue to be broadcast outside.

We are considering workarounds such as takeout service for coffee once we open for the season.

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

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

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

What a great experience camping at Mount Desert Campground proved to be. The sites are top notch as are the facilities and the entire staff. My area was maintained primarily by Mathew Orr. He, his wife and boys were all tremendous hosts, ambassadors and… read more

happy camper Bob T.
Scituate, Massachusetts