Camping

 

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.

Airstream trailer with barbecue and bicycles outside
Glamping at Schoodic Woods Campground, Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Photo courtesy of Kane & Erin Cuddy. Used with permission.

 
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Campgrounds

 
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.

May 1 - October 20, 2019: (In-Season Camping)
  • Reservations on www.recreation.gov Ranger Station is open and staffed. Available campsites open in stages beginning on May 1st and are available by advanced reservation. Campers must check in with staff at ranger station upon arrival. $30.00 per regular campsite. $60.00 per group campsite. Prices are per night. Campground is regularly full or near capacity during the high season.
October 21-November 10, 2019: (Off-Season Camping)
  • Weather permitting, Fee: $15 (Cash or Check only) During this time a limited number of campsites are available for self-registration at a kiosk in front of the ranger station but there are no rangers staffing the campground. The available sites can fill up quickly so please make sure you have alternate plans if you find there are no campsites available. A park entrance pass is required through October 31st.
November 11, 2019 - May 1, 2020: (Campground Closed)
  • No winter or offseason camping allowed. Campground will reopen on May 1st.


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 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 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 10:00am. If you are not arriving on the first day/night that your reservation begins, you must call (207) 288-3274 or forfeit reservation.
 
Tidepooling
Tidepooling.

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Seawall Campground
Located on Route 102A this campground is 4 miles (6 km) south of Southwest Harbor. The campground is open from the Wednesday before Memorial Day through October 13th. B-Loop and D-Loop close on October 1st. Reservations on www.recreation.gov


Fee (per site, per night):
$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 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 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 10:00am. 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.
    Tents: 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.

 
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 the Wednesday before Memorial Day through October 13th. Reservations on www.recreation.gov

Fee (per site, per night):
$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.
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 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 10:00am. If you are not arriving on the first day/night that your reservation begins, you must call (207) 288-1300 or forfeit reservation.
 
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Group camping at Seawall.

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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 4 sites
Schoodic Woods 2 sites
Seawall 5 sites

Seasons are as follows:
Blackwoods May 15–October 13
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.

 
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 through October 13 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.
 
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.

Last updated: September 18, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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