Blackwoods Campground

Vintage red and white camper parked within tall trees
Blackwoods Campground

Photo courtesy of Chandler Anderson, of Coventry, CT. Used with permission.

Blackwoods Campground

Blackwoods Campground is located on the east side of Mount Desert Island, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Bar Harbor on Route 3.

  • Season Dates: May 3 through October 21, 2024 (subject to change)

  • Reservations are available two months in advance. Reserve your site below or at

  • Camping Fees: (Paid at time of reservation, not at the campground)

    • Tent, camper, and motor home sites: $30

    • Group tent sites: $60

Note: Off-season and winter camping are not allowed at Blackwoods Campground. The front gates are closed until the campground reopens in spring.

Free, wheelchair-accessible Island Explorer shuttle buses make regular stops at campgrounds, carriage road entrances and many trailheads. Shuttle service is available from late June to mid-October.

Basic Information

Accessibility Information

Campground FAQs

  1. I have not made a reservation yet. Are there any campsites available for tonight?
    There are no same day reservations and no campsites are available for request upon arrival. All campsite reservations must be made in advance on
  2. Are there any campsites available on ______ (a future date)?
    Campsite availability is shown on each campground's page. On the Campsite List tab, enter your preferred dates and click on Availability Grid.
  3. Can you tell me if sites are available at other campgrounds?
    We do not keep track of the availability status of private campgrounds.
  4. If I am bringing more than one vehicle into the campground, where do I park?
    Only one vehicle is allowed to park at each campsite. Any other vehicles must park in the overflow parking lot located in A-Loop. When the overflow parking lot fills up, extra vehicles must park along ME 3 just outside of the campground.
  5. We will be arriving late. Is there anything we need to do?
    Arriving after hours? Your name and site number will be posted at the ranger station. You must check in at the ranger station before 10:00am on the day after your scheduled arrival date. If you cannot check in by that time, you must call (207) 288-3274 or you will be marked a No Show and incur fees.

Last updated: February 13, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


207 288-3338

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