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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 6 through October 17, 2022, 10 am (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.


Campground FAQs

  1. I have not made a reservation yet. Are there any campsites available for tonight?
    The campground is generally full or near capacity from mid-June through mid-October. The Blackwoods Campground ranger station cannot do reservations over the phone. Please do not contact the ranger station about site availability until after 12 pm. The ranger station is generally open from 8am to 8pm but hours are subject to change depending on staffing levels.
  2. Are there any campsites available on ______ (a future date)?
    We are unable to see campsite availability beyond two days. Please click on the reservations link above to check availability of a future date.
  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. Please check in at the ranger station before 10 am. If you are not arriving on the first day/night that your reservation begins, you must call (207) 288-3274 or forfeit reservation.

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor , ME 04609


207 288-3338

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