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Acadia National Park


Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.288-3338
No Email Address
http://www.nps.gov/acad/home.htm
7 Reviews
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Stayed in Loop B site 37. This loop feel a lot different from Loop A, maybe it's the distance between sites, or tree cover, but once we were setup, we were comfortable. This is defenitely not a place for groups to enjoy a weekend since quiet hours are STRICTLY enforced. couples & small families however would enjoy this campground. Facilities were great. Showers are just outside the park on route 3, which was 1.50$ for 4 minutes. We camped here in a Tent.

Received from Rich for visit in Aug 2008


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Stay Again? YES
We camped at both Seawall and Blackwoods. Seawall doesn't take reservations but we drove in on a Thursday morning and had our choice of spots. The bathrooms here are bigger and more modern than at Blackwoods. The free shuttle takes time but enables you to travel anywhere on the island. The ranger program in the outdoor amphitheater was very good. It was a very quiet stay.

Received from Rich for visit in Jul 2008


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We were concerned about finding tent sites in high season at Acadia NP and so we reserved a group site for our small group from Austin. We found the site unsuitable for tents - gravel parking areas and mud as the only other options. In addition, we were across a paved road from a HUGE group of middle-school boys who had left their campsite in total disarray with open food containers scattered everywhere. We decided to relocate to sites at Seawall (a much more attractive site) but were told that the NPS campground people could not cancel our group site reservation and we would have to contact the outsourced reservation company. I tried for several hours for the next two days to contact them and got nothing but busy signals and hold music until my cell phone died. When I returned home, I contacted the company and they said they would have to get permission to refund any money from the Park and the Park refused. Interesting Catch-22. VERY CROWDED PARK in high season. Be advised.

Received from Charles B for visit in Jul 2008


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Stay Again? NO
We loved Seawall! I cannot recommend it enough. It was quiet and clean and fairly wooded. There were some issues with a flasher on the premise (we didn't see it) and the rangers were very courteous, concerned and responsible. There was a place to dump your dirty water, which I thought was excellent as well. There are no bathrooms on the premise but the camp store down the road has them and it works just fine. It's first come, first served and so we arrived at 730 am, for fear of not having a site (on a Tues). It was not necessary as we could have come by 3 or 4. Alas, it's great!

Received from Christina J for visit in Jul 2007


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Stay Again? YES
Stayed in Blackwoods Campground. This is a rather uneventful campground. With that said however it is located in a nice forest of pine and spruce trees. The main advantage of this campground is its location. It is within a ten minute walk of the beach and is in the middle of this wonderful National Park. It has flush toilets, cold running water and trash receptacles. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. I don't believe it is set up for large RVs and the like and most of the people had tents or pop-ups (We had a tent) Since you are so close to the beach be prepared for morning fogs which goes with the territory. Our weather was wonderful for early October and we had a wonderful time at this campsite and would return again. We didn't like the idea of not having access to hot showers but within a couple hundred yards of the campground entrance there is a public shower house that you can shower at for $1.25 for a four minute hot shower. There is a free shuttle bus that runs through the park that does stop at the campground and that is nice as well. I believe it runs for only certain times of the year however (Spring-Mid-fall) Check with the rangers for a complete schedule. You won't be disappointed with this experience but if a swimming pool and other amenities are important to you you might want to check the numerous camp grounds located in Bar Harbor.

Received from Anon for visit in Oct 2005


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Stay Again? YES
Just a note and information that two National campgrounds exist on Mt Dessert Island, Acadia National Park. Blackwoods, as previously posted, and Seawall south of Southwest Harbor. The National cgs have a limit as to length and width of RVs that are allowed in. They do not allow slides to be extended, and hookups are very limited. Rustic type camp sites are the norm. Check listings and reviews first, as these campgrounds may not fit your needs.

Received from Butch for visit in 2005


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Stay Again? YES
Stayed in Blackwoods Campground. Acadia National Park is a very nice place on Mount Desert Island. The trendy vacation spot of Bar Harbor is also on the island. This is a great campground and you can easily take a jaunt into town to have a fine dinner before returning to the wild if you so choose. Personally, that is not for me. Take a ride up to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the island, and get sweeping views of the surrounding area. This is especially pretty in fall, which is when I visited last. The sites are well shaded in most areas and it is a very clean campground and area.

Received from Daniel D for visit in Oct 2003


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Stay Again? YES



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