Top 10 Acadia National Park Campgrounds & RV Parks

Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a dream destination for many. It is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi and covers 47,000 acres from the Schoodic Peninsula, Mount Desert Island, and Isle Au Haut area. The park is composed of a cluster of islands on the coast of Maine. The terrain encompasses mountains, wetlands, forests, meadows, and beaches, and offers a some of the best scenic views in the country.

The area is a biker and hiker’s paradise. The park has a network of 57 miles of carriage roads available for hiking, biking, or horseback riding and an additional 120 miles of hiking trails. You’ll find stunning views of the ocean and the granite peaks of Mount Desert Island.

While you’re in the area, visit the quaint cottage town of Bar Harbor. You’ll find local specialties and all the great lobster dishes that make Maine famous. When you get ready to leave, you can get great information on where to go next on “The 10 Best RV Trips in Maine.”

We’ve chosen these 10 best campgrounds in the Acadia National Park area based on their ratings, reviews, and amenities. These RV parks offer something for everyone.

1. Blackwoods Campground

Acadia National Forest
Blackwoods Campground, Acadia National Forest

Blackwoods Campground is located inside the Acadia National Park. Visitors enjoy hiking along the coast and mountains, biking, kayaking, ranger talks, and narrated boat tours. Acadia’s Island Explorer Shuttle busses provide free transportation inside the park and to local community attractions.

Best Features

Daily Rates: $30 + Park entrance fees
# of RV Sites: 306
Full Hookups: No
30/50 Amp: No
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: No
Showers: Fee showers, 1/2 mile away
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities Free shuttle around the island, evening programs, fire rings.

Why you’ll love Blackwoods Campground

Acadia National Park offers scenic wilderness views, but Bar Harbor is only 15 minutes away. Park visitors enjoy views of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Cadillac Mountain, the Sieur de Monts Spring Area, and Isle au Haut.

Reviews of Blackwoods Campground

“We love this campground, it’s beauty, the ranger talks, the walk down to the cliffs on Loop Road and hiking. So much to do in the area with Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, Sand Beach, Ranger walks and talks, tours to the islands from Bar Harbor, Northeast and Southwest Harbors. This is just a great National Park.” – gsnakehill, RV Park Reviews

Blackwoods Campground Information

Season May 1-October 31
Phone: 207-288-3274
Reservations: Required, Reserve America
Website: Blackwoods Campground
Mailing Address: PO Box 177, Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177

2. Schoodic Woods Campground

Acadia National Park
First Light at Schoodic Woods

Located inside the Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula, this campground is breathtakingly beautiful. All the sites are wooded and only a short walk to the ocean. A six-mile loop offers spectacular views of lighthouses, wildlife and forested islands. Follow eight miles of hiking trails or bike paths.

Best Features

Daily Rates: $30 + Park entrance fees
# of RV Sites: 30
Full Hookups: No
30/50 Amp:  Both
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities family friendly.

Why you’ll love Schoodic Woods Campground

Schoodic Woods Campground is remotely located in a quiet location. The Schoodic institute nearby has an Education and Research Center that offers science and education programs in the park. There are beautiful hiking and biking trails and a free shuttles around the Acadia National Park and into nearby towns.

Reviews of Schoodic Woods Campground

“This is a terrific National Park. Designed and built for the kind of “camping” Americans do these days. We were in the B section. Almost all pull through, able to accommodate the largest RVs, water and electric. The A section is larger and most spots would accommodate large RVs, electric only.

This is not the “Bar Harbor experience.” There are no T shirt shops, no fudge shops. This is Acadia. Great drives along the rocky Maine coast. Nice bicycle paths, great hiking. Great sites for everything from large motor homes to small walk-in tent sites. Park operates a free shuttle all along the peninsula, including the town of Winter Harbor, where there are restaurants and some shopping. We camped at Schoodic Woods Campground in a Fifth Wheel.” – mroswell, RV Park Reviews.

Schoodic Woods Campground Information

Season May through October
Phone: 207-288-3338
Reservations: Reserve America
Website: Schoodic Woods Campground
Physical Address: Winter Harbor, ME 04693

3. Mount Desert Campground

near Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Campground Hiking Trail

Located on Mount Desert Island, just minutes from Acadia National Park, this campground is also convenient to Bar Harbor. Campsites are wooded and some are on the water. The campground offers boating, salt water fishing and swimming, and hot showers. Mount Desert campground is primarily tent campground, but it can accomodate RVs up to 20 feet.

Best Features

Daily Rates: $33-69
Full Hookups: No
30/50 Amp: 20 amp
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: dogs allowed in May, June, September and October

Why you’ll love Mount Desert Campground

This is a family oriented campground in a lovely wooded setting. It is convenient to local shopping and the park, but offers more amenities than the campgrounds inside Acadia National Park. The free Southwest Bar Harbor Shuttle stops in the park and takes you all over the island including the park and to local shopping and restaurants.

Reviews of Mount Desert Campground

“We are a family who is used to state park campgrounds and I have to tell you that this campground blows those out of the water. From the (mostly) private, wooded lots to the size of the campground to the pristinely clean (cleaned 2x a day) bathrooms, this is most definitely the place to go if you want to camp near Bar Harbor. I have to say that it’s very refreshing to find a campground that rents to like-minded folks. We observe quiet hours, clean up our trash and take very good care of our sites. At 10pm, you could hear a pin drop in that place! I love that they have staff that live on site with very clearly marked housing. I felt comfortable enough allowing my 9 year old to walk to the Gathering Place alone and he loved it!” – Dinkerbugs, TripAdvisor

Mount Desert Campground Information

Season: May through October
Phone: 207-244-3710
Reservations: Reserve Online
Website: Mount Desert Campground 
Physical Address: 516 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660

4. Bar Harbor Campground

near Acadia National Forest
Bar Harbor Campground

After a day exploring Acadia National Forest, Bar Harbor Campground is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Enjoy the ocean view while you swim or just relax at your peaceful, wooded site.

Best Features

Daily Rates: $30-49
# of RV Sites: 300
Full Hookups: Yes
30/50 Amp: Both
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: Pool
Playground: Yes
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities: Recreation room, walking trails.

Why you’ll love Bar Harbor Campground

Just outside the campground are two restaurants, Mainely Meats and Travelin’ Lobster. Both serve up great meals. Catch the free shuttle for rides throughout Acadia National Forest and to most anywhere in town. It’s a great way to see Bar Harbor without worrying about parking.

Reviews of Bar Harbor Campground

“There is a shuttle bus that picks up at the entrance to this park – nice, because finding a place to park in Bar Harbor is a real pain. This is the closest park to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and reasonably priced for the area. Boat trips out of Bar Harbor are interesting. Great bike paths (on the carriage roads) in Acadia! A Walmart in Ellsworth (on your way in or out).” – RV Park Reviews

Bar Harbor Campground Information

Season Open
Phone: 207-288-5185
Reservations: No Reservations
Website: Bar Harbor Campground
Physical Address: 409 State Hwy. 3, Bar Harbor ME  04609

5. Mainstay Cottages and RV Park

near Acadia National Forest
Mainstay RV Park

Located in the traditional fishing village of Winter Harbor, and only a few minutes from the Schoodic section of Acadia National Forest, visitors enjoy wooded hiking trails and views of Maine’s rocky shores. The Mainstay RV Park offers freshwater swimming and golfing, biking, and kayak rentals are only a few minutes away.

Best Features

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $47.50/day, 8-29 days: 42.50/day, 30-60 days: 37.50/day
# of RV Sites: 10
Full Hookups: Yes
30/50 Amp: 20/30/50 amp sites
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: No Pull-throughs
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes, on leash

Why you’ll love Mainstay RV Park

This is a small RV park with only 10 sites, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your neighbors. The park sits on 4 acres overlooking Henry Cove. Each RV site has a great view. Like the parks above, it is close to the Acadia National Forest and convenient to the town of Winter Harbor.

Reviews of Mainstay RV Park

“This small park gets high marks for a spectacular setting, ideal location for sightseeing, nice level pads and services, free washer and clothesline (solar dryer!) and good wifi. The proprietors are friendly and helpful and take pride in their facility and town. The downsides are: VERY close together sites sharing the same pedestal. We could NOT put out our awning all the way. The way to avoid this is to book early and request a sideview slot rather than a front view one…there are only a couple or so of those but have much more room.

You are buying a well equipped parking spot with solid water, electric, sewer and wifi…and a spectacular water view in a clean and quiet central location. I gave it an 8 for the beauty! We would return. We camped at MainStay Cottages and RV Park in a Motorhome.” – Camaraderie, RV Park Reviews

Mainstay RV Park Information

Phone: 1-207-963-5561
Reservations: 1-207-963-5561
Website: MainStayCottages-RV Park.com
Physical Address: PO Box 459, 66 Sargent Street, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693
Email: [email protected]

6. Bar Harbor /Oceanside KOA

Located on the west side of the island, this KOA gets beautiful sunset views over the ocean. If you are lucky enough to get an ocean view site, you’ll have gorgeous views all day long. The park has 3,500 feet of Atlantic shoreline and is close to Acadia National Park. Amenities include a playground for the little ones and basketball for teens and adults. Use the free shuttle for transportation to the park and nearby attractions.

near Acadia National Forest
Bar Harbor KOA

Best Features

Daily Rates: $37-110
# of RV Sites: 136
Full Hookups: Yes
30/50 Amp: Yes
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: Yes
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities Planned activities, basketball court, great ocean views

Why you’ll love Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA

You’ll love the ocean views, especially the pastel colored sunsets. This KOA has a lobster pound where you can get freshly caught lobster prepared in a variety of ways. There is also a KOA Express Fun Train and plenty of planned activities.

Reviews of Bar Harbor/ Oceanside KOA

“Friendly staff. Beautiful waterfront views if your site is on the waterfront. If not, you are in an overcrowded very tight campsite/no shade. Very little space b/n sites. We didn’t have room to put up our usual canopy and our view was a closeup of the back of our neighbors RV and sewer pipes. We are used to more private/shaded sites so this was a challenge for us.

But, looking beyond that we had hours of fun finding shells and creatures in the tide pools and the man cooking lobster right there at night was awesome and his prices were reasonable. The area of Bar Harbor and Acadia park is beautiful and super pet friendly! We would like to return but would make sure we had a waterfront site for the space and views! We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Travel Trailer.”– tzumatto, RV Park Reviews

Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Information

Season May 11- October 9
Phone: 888-562-5605 or 207-288-3520
Reservations: 888-562-5605 or 207-288-3520
Website: Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA
Physical Address: 136 County Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

7. Lamoine State Park

near Acadia National Park
Lamoine State Park

Centrally located with easy access to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and area attractions. Visitors enjoy the fishing pier, interpretive trail, boating and scenic views. There are great spots for kayaking, swimming, and collecting seashells. It is also close to shopping areas and grocery stores.

Best Features

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $30 +
# of RV Sites: 62
Full Hookups: No hookups
30/50 Amp: No
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Back-in Only
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: Yes
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities Volleyball, horseshoes

Why you’ll love Lamoine State Park

This ocean front park has easy access to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, local lighthouses, and rockbound islands. It has beautiful views of Frenchman’s Ban and a playground for the kids. A local business provides steamed lobsters delivered right to your campsite.

Reviews of Lamoine State Park

“Lamoine State Park, Lamoine Island, Maine- 62 sites unserviced. You can make reservations here until Labor Day but not available or needed in the fall. Sites of different sizes and some with views of Frenchmen Bay looking out to Acadia. Many are not level. Located 8 miles south of Ellsworth with boating, swimming, hiking in a beautiful setting. Cost $32.70 for someone from another state. We have camped here many times and it was just a one night stay for us. Bathrooms are clean with hot showers. This is just a beautiful place to stay. Fishing boats leave the harbor every morning and you can watch them come back in with their catch. Sometimes you can buy a lobster or two right from the boats. Sunsets are beautiful and looking out you can even see Cadillac Mountain. 56 M is a beautiful site overlooking the bay!”  – gsnakehill, RV Park Reviews.

Lamoine State Park Information

Season Spring through Fall
Phone: 207-667-4778
Reservations: State Park Reservations
Website: Lamoine State Park
Physical Address: 23 State Park Road, Lamoine, ME 04605

8. Smuggler’s Den Campground

near Acadia National Park
Smuggler’s Den Campground

Located a little over 8 miles away from Acadia National Park in Southwest Harbor, ME, Smuggler’s Den Campground is on the free Island Express Shuttle service with access to Acadia National Park and island attractions. This family owned campground is run by 3 generations of the Worcester Family. They offer friendly hospitality and nice amenities. Enjoy the heated pools, or take the 20 minute walk to the sandy beaches of Echo Lake in Acadia National Park. Other trails lead to views of Somes Sound, St. Sauveur mountains, or climb the iron ladder trail to the stunning views of Beech Cliff.

Best Features

Daily/Weekly Rates: $45-65 daily, 315-455 weekly, prices vary with season and amenities.
# of RV Sites: 105
Full Hookups: Yes
30/50 Amp: 50/30/20 amp
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: Heated Pool
Playground: Yes
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities playground, walking trails

Why you’ll love Smuggler’s Den Campground

This is a nice campground for families with a playground, heated pool with slide, and a kiddie pool. Enjoy hiking the trails into Acadia National Park or use the free shuttle to get into the park or area businesses and attractions.

Reviews of Smuggler’s Den Campground

“Smuggler’s Den is a large RV park near Acadia National Park. We had a back-in site near the front, but traffic noise was not an issue. Management people were very nice and the store was stocked with some essentials, and a few goodies. Our site was mostly shady but enough sun to keep some grass growing, a nice picnic table and fire-pit, and all hookups were good. The WiFi was good most of the time, but there was almost no cell phone signal. The restrooms/showers were a bit dated but clean, as was the laundry area (a bit pricey). The pool and playground area looked clean and were fairly busy. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Smuggler’s Den Campground in a Motorhome.” – RobtL, RV Park Reviews.

Smuggler’s Den Campground Information

Season Open Memorial Day weekend through October 26
Phone: 207-244-3944, or toll free: 877-244-9033
Website: Smuggler’s Den Campground
Physical Address: 20 Main St., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Mailing Address: PO Box 787, Rte. 102, Southwest Harbor, Me 04679
Email: [email protected]

9. Flanders Bay Cabins and Mountain View Campground

Centrally located to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and the Schoodic Area of Acadia with beautiful ocean views overlooking Cadillac Mountain. Relax while watching the lobster boats or dig for clams in a private cove on Flanders Bay. From Mountain View Campground, it is an easy drive into Acadia National Park or take the free shuttle to the park and neighboring areas.

near acadia national park
Campsites right on the Maine Coast

Best Features

Daily Rates: $27 to $42 daily with a free day for weekly stays.
# of RV Sites: 50
Full Hookups: Water, electric, and sewer, no Cable TV
30/50 Amp: 50/30/20 amps
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Both
Pool/Hot tub: No
Playground: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities Beach access, walking trails, dumpstation, free WiFi

Why you’ll love Mountain View Campground

Located between Schoodic Point and Bar Harbor, this family and pet friendly campground is perfect for visiting Acadia National Park and surrounding towns. There is an antique store on the property and an ice cream store next door.

Reviews of Mountain View Campground

A basic campground that fills all your needs. Right off the highway but no noise problems and I’m sensitive to that. Our 43′ motor home site with full hookups was parked closer to the road. If you don’t need sewer your pick of sites closer to the water has spectacular views … has me wishing we weren’t so big, lol A great place to stay. Nice roomy sites. Very nice owners. We wanted to extend our stay but there was no availability. We camped at Mountain View Campground in a Motorhome. – Jansplans, RV Park Reviews.

Mountain View Campground Information

Season Open May through October
Phone: 207-422-6408
Website: Flanders Bay Cabins and Mountain View Campground
Physical Address: Route 1 & Bayview Road, Sullivan
Mailing Address: PO Box 14, Sullivan, ME 04664
Email: [email protected]

10. Timberland Acres RV Park

near Acadia National Park
Pull through sites at Timberland Acres RV Park

Located on 35 acres of woodlands, Timberland Acres RV Park offers planned activities in addition to a playground, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a recreation room and pavilion, an arcade and swimming pool. It is a little over 12 miles north of Acadia National Park and on the free shuttle route.

Best Features

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates: $38-51 daily/ $266-357 weekly/ 625-875 monthly/ 2100 season. Also 15% military discount and Good Sam discount
# of RV Sites: 200
Full Hookups: Yes, No Cable
30/50 Amp: Yes
Back-in/Pull-through Sites: Easy Access Pull-through sites
Pool/Hot tub: Pool
Playground: Yes
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Other Amenities Shuffleboard, horseshoes, recreation room, pavilion, arcade, and laundry.

Why you’ll love Timberland Acres RV Park

In addition to their regular amenities, Timberland Acres RV Park plans special activities. You’ll enjoy yoga classes on Tuesdays, walks on Friday mornings, and men’s golf on Mondays and Thursdays. There are day trips and dinners and special activities for holidays.

Reviews of Timberland Acres RV Park

“Large park with very easy access, roads are easy to navigate and sites are long with plenty of pull throughs. However sites are kind of close together. Seasonals are along the tree line while transients are in the middle in an open field. Basic utilities are satisfactory, need a sponge ring for septic. Park has wifi which all though is regulated is fairly strong and sufficient for email, searching, news, etc. No cable. Over air is about 10 channels.

Park is located approx 20 minutes from Bar Harbor with very easy access. Office is well run and efficient. Owners take great care in maintaining sites, facilities and order. Sites are fairly close together, our picnic table was approx 4 feet from neighbors septic. We camped at Timberland Acres RV Park in a Motorhome.” – Gargoyle, RV Park Reviews

Timberland Acres RV Park Information

Season May 12 to October 15
Phone: 207-667-3600
Website: Timberland Acres RV Park
Address: 57 Bar Harbor Rd. Trenton, ME 04605
Email: [email protected]

Good Sam Parks near Acadia National Park

The Timberland Acres RV Park is the only Good Sam Park located near Acadia National Park on this list.

Best RV Camping Near Acadia National Park

You have many excellent camping opportunities near Acadia National Park. The campgrounds inside the park are beautiful, but offer few amenities other than their fantastic views. If you want a campsite on the water, Mainstay RV Park and Mountain View Campground have ocean-view sites.

If you enjoy your creature comforts, Smuggler’s dens has heated pools and other amenities. Timberland Acres RV Park also offers a good mix of features.

RV Parks Monthly Rates near Acadia National Park

We found monthly rates of $625 to $875 at Timberland Acres RV Park. Many of the area parks do not allow long term camping or they offer a discount off of the daily rates.

Renting an RV near the Acadia National Park

You’ll find that it is easy to rent an RV near the Acadia National Park, especially if you use our peer-to-peer rental site. RVshare.com has listings from RV owners, RV rental companies, and RV dealers. The prices are reasonable because of the competition and you’ll be able to choose the type of RV and floor plan that works best for your situation.

If you need more information on these campgrounds, or information on other RV parks in the area, visit RVparking.com. They offer a full listing of parks in the area. If you own your RV, remeber that there are places locally where you can store it between seasons or as needed. You’ll find more information on RVs for sale near Acadia National Park and the top 10 dealers nearby here on RVshare.com.

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