coffee and breakfast treats on a counter

Mount Desert Campground Gathering Place

Come Gather With Us!

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 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

This was THE best campground we have ever stayed in!! The sites are large and we never felt "cramped" even though we did have neighbors. The "Gathering Place" has free Wi-Fi and serves treats from local bakeries every morning.

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happy camper Lisa D.
Van Wert, OH