Camping

Regional map of Acadia indicating locations of four campgrounds
Regional map of Acadia indicating locations of four campgrounds

All Park Campgrounds Closed


Campgrounds will open no sooner than August 1st. There is no backcountry camping, "out-of-bounds" camping, or overnight parking allowed.

The park has two campgrounds on Mount Desert Island, one campground on the Schoodic Peninsula, and five lean-to shelters on Isle au Haut. There are many types of accommodations in nearby towns.

When they are open, park campgrounds are very popular. Finding a campsite upon arrival is a rare occurrence during good weather. Please make your reservation in advance on www.recreation.gov.

Firewood brought in from other areas may contain non-native insect species that pose a serious threat to park resources. Quarantines have been issued for some areas. Please leave your firewood at home. Firewood is available locally.

See also Private Camprounds
and Chambers of Commerce

 

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Vintage red and white camper parked within tall trees
Blackwoods Campground

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

Blackwoods Campground

  • Location: 5 miles (8 km) south of Bar Harbor on Route 3.

  • Season Dates: May 1 - October 18, 2020
    Campground will open no sooner than August 1st.

  • Reservations Recommended:

  • Camping Fees: (Credit/Debit Cards Only - No Cash/Checks)

    • $30 tent, camper, and motor home sites

    • $60 group tent sites

Note: Offseason and Winter Camping are no longer allowed at Blackwoods Campground. The front gates will remain closed until the campground reopens.

Blackwoods 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.
 

Seawall Campground

  • Location: 4 miles (6 km) south of Southwest Harbor on Route 102A .

  • Season Dates: May 20 - Oct 11, 2020. (D-Loop closes on Oct 1)
    Seawall Campground will remain closed for the 2020 season.

  • Reservations Recommended:

  • Camping Fees (Credit/Debit Cards Only - No Cash/Checks)

    • $22 walk-in tent sites

    • $30 drive-up tent, camper, and motor home sites

    • $60 group tent 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 two 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 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) 244-3600 or forfeit reservation.

  6. How many ______ can I have on the campsite?
    People: A maximum of six people are allowed on the site.
    T
    ents: Two tents 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.

 

Schoodic Woods Campground

  • Location: 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Winter Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula.

  • Season Dates: May 20 - Oct 11, 2020
    Campground will open no sooner than August 1st.

  • Reservations Recommended:

  • Camping Fees (Credit/Debit Cards Only - No Cash/Checks):

    • $22 hike-in tent sites (primitive)

    • $30 drive up tent/small RV (20 amp)

    • $36 RV with electric only sites (20/30/50 amp)

    • $40 RV with electric and water (20/30/50 amp)

    • $60 group tent sites

Discounts available for Senior and Access pass holders.

NOTICE: At ALL HIKE-IN CAMPSITES, setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire (including charcoal) is prohibited. Stoves and grills fueled by petroleum fuels such as Liquid Propane Gas (LPG), butane, or white gas are allowed.

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 two 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 be arriving late. Is there anything we need to do?
    Arriving after hours? Your name and site number will be posted on the Late Arrivals board behind 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) 288-1300 or forfeit reservation.

 

Group Camping

Group campsites, which accommodate groups of 15-20 people (depending on site/location), are located at Blackwoods, Schoodic Woods, and Seawall campgrounds.

  • Blackwoods, Four group sites
  • Schoodic Woods, Two group sites
  • Seawall, Five group sites

Seasons are as follows:

  • Blackwoods, May 15–October 11 Campground will open no sooner than August 1st.
  • Schoodic Woods, Regular season dates
  • Seawall, Regular season dates

Click here for information about group camping regulations.

Group campsite reservations do not begin until 10:00am (EST) on March 15th every year. Please visit www.recreation.gov for more information.

 

Duck Harbor Campground

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 through Oct 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.

 
Two large draft horses pull a wagon with a single driver
Wildwood Stables

Photo courtesy of William Overbeeke. Used with permission.

Wildwood Stables Campground

Open only to visitors with stock animals.

For more information, visit Wildwood Stables website.

Last updated: June 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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