General Camping Information
Camping in Acadia National Park is New England camping at its finest! Be prepared for quick weather changes, a day may start out warm and sunny and turn cold and stormy with very little notice. Bring rain gear.
When you leave your camp site, leave it buttoned up and prepared for wind and rain. That way if it storms while you are out hiking, your gear should stay dry. It is very disheartening to come back to a tent full of wet camping and sleeping gear. Be safe, have fun and happy trails!
There are two campgrounds in Acadia National Park. You can make reservations for Blackwoods campground only. Seawall Campgrounds operates on a first come first serve basis. Campgrounds normally fill early in July through September, so plan to arrive early.
Public showers are available within .5 mile of each campground.
Blackwoods Campground is located on Mount Desert Island on Route 3, five miles south of Bar Harbor. Full visitor facilities are located within easy walking distance. The campground is located within a forest and a short walk to the beach. Reservations required from May 01 to October 31. Fee: $ 20.00 per night per site. All sites are wooded and within a 10-minute walk of the ocean. The majority of sites are for tents, small and large, but other sites accomodate pop-ups, vehicle campers, and RVs up to 35 feet. A maximum of one vehicle and six people is allowed at each site. There are no hook-ups. Campground facilities include comfort stations, cold running water, dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, and water faucets. Showers and camping supply stores are within .5 mile of the campground. From December 01 to April 01, facilities are limited to picnic tables, fire rings, chemical toilets, and a hand pump for drinking water. Fees vary during the off-season.
Click here for Blackwoods Reservations Online.
For reservations, call:
800-365-2267 - USA Only
888-530-9796 - TDD
301-722-1257 - International Reservations
Blackwoods Campgrounds is operated on a reservation basis. There are limited facilities and services in winter.
Off Season Fee: Fee Varies.
Season Fee: $ 20.00 (mid-Jun to mid-Sep)
In 2007, Loop B will be closed and under construction during the summer. Loops A, C, group sites, and D will be available from June 26 through September 6. Seawall will be closed beginning September 7, 2007.
Seawall is located on Mount Desert Island, just off of route 102A, four miles south of Southwest Harbor. Full visitor facilities are located within easy walking distance. The campground has flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, water and a disposal station. The campground is located within a forest and a short walk to the beach.
Seawall Campgrounds is operated on a first come first serve basis.
Fees: $ 20.00 drive in sites and $ 14.00 for walk-in sites.
Located on Route 102A, four miles south of Southwest Harbor. First-come, first-served. In late July and August there is a great demand for campsites; lines form early each morning. All sites are wooded and within a 10 minute walk of the ocean. The majority of sites are for tents, both drive-in and walk-in sites, but other sites accomodate pop-ups, vehicle campers, and RVs up to 35 feet. A maximum of one vehicle and six people is allowed at each site. There are no hook-ups. Campground facilities include comfort stations, cold running water, dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, and water faucets. Showers and camping supply stores are within .5 mile of the campground. Fees range from $ 14.00 for walk-in tent sites to $ 20.00 for drive-up tent, camper, and motorhome sites.
Isle au Haut
Open from mid May to mid Oct
Remote and inaccessible to automobiles, Isle au Haut is linked to the mainland by mailboat from Stonington, Maine. No automobile ferry exists. Five lean-to shelters at Duck Harbor Campground can be used on an advance reservation basis from May 15 through October 14. Shelters have three sides, roof, and floor, and accomodate up to six people. A small free-standing tent may be erected inside lean-to only. Facilities include a fire ring, picnic table, pit toilet, and hand pump for water. Bring containers for water. There is no trash disposal. All trash must be carried out. Pets are not permitted in the campground. For reservation requests, call the park for special use permit information. Requests must be postmarked or received in person at park headquarters April 01 or later. There is a $ 25.00 fee. Maximum stay is 3 nights from mid-June to mid-September, and 5 nights before and after these dates.
|Campground||Open||Close||Sites||Dump Station||Laundry||Showers||Groceries||Service Station||Approx Fill Time||RV Length|
|Blackwoods||All Year||306||Yes||No||.5 Mile||.5 Mile||No||8:00 am||35 ft|
|Seawall||Late May||07 Sep||218||Yes||No||.5 Mile||.5 Mile||No||8:00 am||35 ft|
|Duck Harbor||15 May||14 Oct||05||No||No||No||No||No||Early||None|
At Blackwoods and Seawall, there are five group campsites that accommodate between 15 and 20 campers per site. Group campsites, used only by educational organizations or other formally organized groups, are reserved through the Park Service. Rates are $ 50.00 per night per site.
From November 01 to April 30, group sites are closed; groups must camp in regular sites (2 tents, 6 people allowed per site).
Write to the park after 01 Jan for a group camping reservation form. Return the completed application on or after 15 Mar.
Group campsites contain 2 to 3 fireplaces, picnic tables and a nearby restroom with cold running water and flush toilets.
Blackwoods Campground Group camp sites are available: 01 May to 15 Oct.
Seawall Campground Group camp sites are available: 01 May to 15 Oct.
Call for the park service for information: 207-288-3338
Camping fee: $ 40.00 per night per site (up to 20 people)
Isle au Haut special use permits are available: 15 May to 15 Oct
Call the park service for a mail-in registration form: 207-288-3338
Camping fee is $25.00
There is no backcountry camping allowed in the park. All camping must be done in established campgrounds. Overnight backpacking is prohibited because the park is small and fragile.
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