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Blackwoods Campsite
Blackwoods campsite.

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Blackwoods Campground

Located on Route 3 the campground is 5 miles (8 km) south of Bar Harbor. It is open all year, with the following restrictions:

  • May - October: Reservations recommended. Fee: $30 per site, per night.
  • April and November: Weather permitting, Fee: $15 (self-registration)
  • December - March: A limited number of campsites are available for primitive camping only in the off season at Blackwoods. During this time campers must obtain a camping permit from the dispatch at park headquarters (8am - 4:30 pm daily). Facilities are limited to a hand pump for water and a portable toilet. The campground entrance road is closed to automobiles during this time; campers are required to hike in from the campground entrance on Route 3. Campers must pack out all trash. Fee: Free. For more information, visit the Winter Camping page.

Blackwoods Campground FAQs:

  1. I have not made a reservation. 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 12pm. 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 2 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 multiple vehicles 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 lots located in both loops. When the overflow parking lots fill up, extra vehicles must park along ME 3 just outside of the campground.
  5. We will not be arriving until after noon? Is that okay?
    If you are arriving after noon on the first day of your reservation you do not need to contact the ranger station in advance. If you are arriving the day after the first day of your reservation, please contact the ranger station.
 
Tidepooling
Tidepooling.

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Seawall Campground
Located on Route 102A this campground is 4 miles (6 km) south of Southwest Harbor. It is open from late May to September 6th. Seawall Campground will be closing on September 5th, 2016 for renovations. Reservations are recommended.

Fee (per site, per night): $22 walk-in tent sites; $30 drive-up tent, camper, and motor home sites.

Seawall Campground FAQs:

  1. I have not made a reservation. Are there any campsites available for tonight?
    The campground is generally full or near capacity from mid-June through early-September. The Seawall Campground ranger station cannot do reservations over the phone. Please do not contact the ranger station about site availability until after noon. The ranger station is generally open from 9 am to 8 pm 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 2 days. Please click on the reservations link above to check availability of a future date.
  3. How far do I have to walk if I reserve a walk-to site?
    The walk-to sites are anywhere from 10 to 300 feet from the parking area. The distance to each site is listed in the site description. Wheelbarrows are available to help transport camping gear from your vehicle to your site.
  4. Does Seawall Campground have showers?
    No. Showers are available from private vendors that are within a short drive from the campground. You can request this information when you check into your campsite.
  5. We will not be arriving until after noon? Is that okay?
    If you are arriving after 12pm on the first day of your reservation you do not need to contact the ranger station in advance. If you are arriving the day after the first day of your reservation, you must contact the ranger station or forfeit the reservation.
  6. How many ______ can I have on the campsite?
    People: A maximum of six people are allowed on the site. Tents: Two tens are allowed if all camping equipment will fit on the gravel portion of the campsite. Vehicles: Only one vehicle is allowed at the campsite. Overflow parking is available at the campground for extra vehicles.


 
Hikers with Dog
Hikers with a dog.

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Schoodic Woods Campground
Located on the Schoodic Peninsula, this campground is 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Winter Harbor. It is open from late May until Columbus Day. Reservations are recommended.

Fee (per site, per night):
$22 hike-in tent sites,
$30 drive up tent/small RV,
$36 RV with electric only sites,
$40 RV with electric and water

Discounts available for Senior and Access pass holders.

Schoodic Woods Campground FAQs:
  1. I have not made a reservation. Are there any campsites available for tonight?
    The campground is generally full or near capacity from mid-June through mid-September. The Schoodic Woods Campground ranger station cannot do reservations over the phone. Please do not contact the ranger station about site availability until after noon. The ranger station is generally open from 8 am to 8 pm 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 2 days. Please click on the reservations link above to check availability of a future date.
  3. Does Schoodic Woods Campground have showers?
    No. However, showers are available from private vendors that are within a short drive from the campground. You can request this information when you check into your campsite.
  4. How far is Schoodic Woods Campground from Acadia National Park?
    Schoodic Woods Campground is part of Acadia National Park. It is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Bar Harbor, near where the main area of the park is located.
  5. We will not be arriving until after noon? Is that okay?
    If you are arriving after noon on the first day of your reservation you do not need to contact the ranger station in advance. If you are arriving the day after the first day of your reservation, please contact the ranger station.
 
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Group camping at Seawall.

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Group Camping
Group campsites, which accommodate groups of 15 people, are located at Blackwoods, Schoodic Woods, and Seawall campgrounds.

Blackwoods 4 sites
Schoodic Woods 2 sites
Seawall 5 sites

Seasons are as follows:
Blackwoods May 15–October 15
Schoodic Woods May 25–October 10
Seawall late May–September 6

Click here for information about group camping regulations.
Click here to submit a request form.

Fill out the form and fax it to (207) 288-8792 or mail to:
Acadia National Park
PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Attn: Group Reservations

 
Fall colors
Fall colors in the fog.

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Duck Harbor Campground (Isle au Haut)
Located on Isle au Haut, a rugged island off the coast of Stonington, Maine, this remote and inaccessible to automobiles campground is linked to the mainland by mailboat. Five primitive sites are available at Duck Harbor from May 15 to October 15 by advance reservation. You must have a reservation to camp. Camping is permitted in designated sites only, and party size is limited to six persons per site. Facilities include: Click here for information on reservations.

Click here for a reservation application.
Click here for a map and brochure of Isle au Haut.

 
Wildwood Stables Campground
Horses of Wildwood Stables.

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Wildwood Stables Campground
Open only to visitors with stock animals.

For more information, visit Wildwood Stables website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338
General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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