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

Park Campgrounds

There are two campgrounds on Mount Desert Island, one campground on the Schoodic Peninsula, and five lean-to shelters on Isle au Haut.

There is no backcountry camping, "out-of-bounds" camping, or overnight parking allowed anywhere in Acadia. There are many types of accommodations in nearby towns,

Campgrounds in Acadia National Park are reopening to the public in 2021, but capacity will be reduced.

  • During 2021, all campsites must be reserved in advance within a 60-day rolling window. No sites are available for last-minute walk-up request upon arrival

  • All group sites are closed for 2021.

  • Sites are offered within each loop. RV and tent sites are available in each campground.

Online Reservation Tips:

  • You can make a reservation on the park's campground webpages below, or at recreation.gov.
  • You will need to make an account before you can reserve your campsite.
  • Reservations are available two months in advance.
  • If you're not able to reserve a particular campsite, it might not be available in 2021, or you may be checking dates ahead of the 60-day rolling window.

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.

 
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Acadia Goes Mobile: Reserve Your Campsite Online

Before you visit, make sure your phone or tablet is fully equipped with two official apps designed by and for Acadia. Swipe through location details, check real-time availability, and reserve a campsite right from your phone or tablet. Buy a Cadillac Summit Vehicle Reservation, then download or screen capture your confirmation code to display at the check station.

 
 
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

  • All group campsites will be closed for the 2021 season.
  • See also Group Camping


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

Photo courtesy of William Overbeeke. Used with permission.

Wildwood Stables Campground

Last updated: September 14, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor , ME 04609

Phone:

207 288-3338

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