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

Park Campgrounds

Camping is only permitted at one of four designated campgrounds within Acadia National Park. 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.
See also Private Camprounds
and Chambers of Commerce

When they are open, park campgrounds are very popular. Finding a campsite upon arrival is a rare occurrence during good weather. 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.

 
A ranger station with a flag pole and driveways leading up to it

Blackwoods Campground

This campground is on the east side of Mount Desert Island in proximity to popular locations along the Park Loop Road.

A wooden ranger station with a flag pole and driveways leading up to it

Seawall Campground

This campground is located on the west side of Mount Desert Island near the coastline.

A wooden ranger station with a flag pole and patio style entrance

Schoodic Woods Campground

This campground is located on the Schoodic Peninsula, the only mainland section of the park.

A wooden lean-to shelter with a broom in the far corner

Duck Harbor Campground

Duck Harbor Campground is located on Isle au Haut and only accessible by mailboat from the mainland.

 

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 (subject to change):

  • Blackwoods, Regular season dates
  • 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.

 
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: October 29, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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