September 9, 2021 - reviewed by Dave
I was worried with no reservation but it worked out fine. We were after Labor Day though. You need to b in before dark to set up! We found several options however some had a big slope to them. We got along fine with a 32’. Tons of spots if u don’t want electric or water. Super close to park entrance. I would come back but if this your only option with no res and they r full you gotta hope I can go somewhere else. A bit tricky. But you get to stay as long as u want and keep adding on if u go up in the morning hours. $42.
June 27, 2021 - reviewed by Dave
Great Location No Reservations
The only downside is that you can't reserve sites in advance. Makes it difficult to plan in advance, but for those that want to just show up and find a spot, its perfect. Beautiful ocean views, and really close to town and Acadia National Park.
October 4, 2020 - reviewed by Bonnie
We stayed 5 days. Perfect location for Acadia and Bar Harbor. We are from Florida so not sure we can visit again but we would.
September 29, 2020 - reviewed by Ramblin Roger
Stay six nights get one free. $44.00 per night very relaxing few minutes to Acadia n p lots of small wooded sights we had a pull through 35 foot plus car you could park in front or back biggest problem sights not level
September 12, 2020 - reviewed by FEATS
One of the few parks where value abounds. No rez means you get quality anytime. Just get here even in busy times and something will change in your favor, like the Maine weather! Serious family value with a great pool, playground, washrooms, and fire pits. 2nd full season here!
September 23, 2019 - reviewed by Stacy Bisgard
Close To Bar Harbor & Acadia
This campground is on the free shuttle route to Acadia and Bar Harbor, which is amazing. It's a large campground and has great views and lots of amenities.
September 20, 2019 - reviewed by Gary
Nice surprise. Was expecting crowded parking lot. Not. Wooded spacious sites. We had W/Elec. only, with showers just around the corner. Would stay again if we come back. Staying four days :)
July 7, 2019 - reviewed by Josy
Beautiful campground to stay. We like the site on the wood.
The only negative thing : the dump station is beside the ocean site juste beside others campers
June 20, 2019 - reviewed by Barb
Truly a beautiful campground that offers many different types of camping- woods, moderate shade or up on the hilltop. Very clean grounds as well as shower and restrooms. Would definitely recommend this campground to others!
October 10, 2018 - reviewed by Pinot Dave
No Reservation Policy Is Worrisome
RV sites were in tight supply for Columbus Day weekend every but this place said just come on by, no problem. We got there in the afternoon and indeed we got a spot but there were just a few left that we could fit in and they were lined up behind us to get in. For renters and small units, there were lots of nice spaces available. The RV spots are fine, nothing special.
October 1, 2018 - reviewed by Mike M
The wife has been wanting to see the Maine colors, heard of Bar Harbor while in Boston. Called them the following morning and all she could tell us was there are some 50F/Hs available. We rolled the dice, we arrived about 4pm and they said they had a few open with a couple of RVers looking. We took the first one we found. We stayed 3 nights, we spent two days sightseeing. Had a great time with fantastic food.
If there was a down side, no local reception at our site. The units 4 sites up on either side received a few stations. No big deal for us, had a whiskey fire and cool evenings.
If we ever get back to the area we will definitely try to stay.
We were there towards the end of the season, and about 70% RV sites were taken.
September 18, 2018 - reviewed by Scott
We stayed here because Acadia campgrounds were full. Gave them a call and they said they had sites available. Very friendly and helpful staff. This is a large campground with many site options. Some full hookup, some elec. and water and some rustic. Sites also vary on location. Some are in the woods and nice and shaded and some are more open, but not just parking in a field. They do have vegetation. Also sites are nice sized. Some of the sites at the top of the hill overlook the water. Bathrooms and showers are SPOTLESS! Free busses pick you up at the campground entrance to pretty much take you wherever you want to go.
September 17, 2018 - reviewed by Jan
Great Place To Stay
This is a large, well-maintained campground—I drove around until I found a site, parked and hooked up, then walked back to the office and paid cash. Great owners, very helpful and friendly. The bus stops here frequently so you can travel without wondering where to park an RV. I’ll definitely stay here again. No early site rentals—they open at 8 am. I showed up at 10 and had a few site options. Check out is noon.
August 18, 2018 - reviewed by Rick Zach
Stayed A Week
Stayed a week, no regrets. Very clean, well maintained, enough space for semi-privacy. Free shuttle bus stop to all Bar Harbor and Acadia sites which is hard to beat.
No bugs, at least in mid-August.
The no reservations model was a bit scary to consider but we arrived at 9pm (closed) , parked in the overflow lot with their permission and found a full hook-up site in the morning in peak season (rare but still possible from what I hear so roll the dice).
Ate at "Mainely Meat" many times which is almost on property via a very short path. Excellent BBQ, lobster and breakfast. Even a superb ice cream place attached. Avoid the Log Cabin Resteraunt across the street.
No cable TV but over the air TV works fine at the higher elevation sites. A very safe bet to stay at when in Bar Harbor.
August 6, 2018 - reviewed by Kristyn
Great location. Nice people. Nice pool. Cash only, and have ATM in office. stayed three nights in motorhome. Shuttle to Acadia stops right at the campground. Would stay again!
July 22, 2018 - reviewed by Howard Sevey
Bar Harbor Campground
Centrally Located, Clean, no reservation s but not an issue except for arriving on Friday or Thursday middle of summer. We came July 17th on a Tuesday, big rig 42’, nonproblem, several open spots and observed opening the whole 9 days. Quiet, bus access to downtown. Very reasonably priced at 46 $ per night with 50 amp service. I will be back.
July 18, 2018 - reviewed by Roadtripper
Very much enjoyed our stay. Decided to stay an extra day. $40 per night, no reservations needed, pick any spot with amenities you want. Close to everything! Very affordable considering other campgrounds around. Very clean. Would stay here again.
September 12, 2017 - reviewed by Jill
Cash only and no reservations taken. Ocean view sites are nice but you will smell the dump every time it is used and it is used a lot. Laundry is awesome at $1 per machine which gets you 1 hour of dry time.
August 19, 2017 - reviewed by Jennifer N
I really like that they don't take reservations. I came at 8am and found a site with water and electric for as long as I want it. Other campgrounds had a night here or there, or never called back. I ended up staying 7 days (7th night free!) The bus picks up at the entrance and runs every 30 minutes. I was able to explore the entire island on foot and on bike (bike racks on buses are great!) The tent sites are in the trees, and rv sites are more open. Bonus is pool and laundry.
June 6, 2017 - reviewed by Wally
The Good And Bad
The good: nice layout, hospitable staff, views of bay from certain sites, clean.
The bad: $0.25 to shower, weak wifi, surcharge for 50amp site even if you only want 30amp.
May 29, 2017 - reviewed by Daniel Foley Jr
I stayed here a long time ago i love the heated pool and the bath rooms are clean i like having the mini golf across the street and the ice cream store and its 2 miles from acadia national park and close to down town
September 24, 2016 - reviewed by G.L.
This was a good campground. Sites were OK but we only had 30 amp. Quiet at nights. No reservations which can be good or bad. Overall we had a good stay.
September 10, 2016 - reviewed by Marion & John
While they do not take reservations, it's worth the drive & taking a chance. The grounds & all amenities are spotless. Loved the heated pool! Bar Harbor & Acadia are nearby. This has been a wonderful experience. The Mainly Meat Barbecue & Utter Heaven restaurant are practically across the street/ next door. The barbecue was excellent as was the lobster dinner. Very reasonable & great staff!
August 11, 2016 - reviewed by The Logans
I Don't Know About This Place
We were 5 minutes down the road, I called & they said, "there was an open site... Come on in". We walked in the office & the desk clerk said, " Oh, don't have anything for you now" Less than 5 minutes? Are you for real?!
June 30, 2016 - reviewed by Mike
We have camped here many times in a 35' fifthwheel. Everything from a tent site to a 70' coach will fit here. Bathrooms are super clean as is the pool and laundry. It is located just 2 miles from Acadia NP and 4 miles from Bar Harbor. With Utter Heaven ice cream right next door this place is a no brainer.