Camping

 

Park campgrounds are very popular. Finding a campsite upon arrival is a rare occurrence during good weather. Please make your reservation in advance.

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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. It is open all year, with the following restrictions:

  • May - October: Reservations recommended. Fee (per site, per night): $30 drive-up tent, camper, and motor home sites; $60 group tent sites.
  • April and November: 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. Facilities are limited to one or two restrooms and a water pump.
  • 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 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 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 the end of September. Reservations are recommended.

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 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 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 late May through Columbus Day. Reservations are recommended.

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 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 15-20 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 15
Schoodic Woods Regular season dates
Seawall Regular season dates

Click here for information about group camping regulations.

Since March 2017, all group camping reservations must be made through www.recreation.gov. Please select your specific campground choice and then the Group sites under the Looking for menu.

 
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.
 
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: October 30, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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