Camping in Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island—Maine's only national park—has two public campgrounds for tents and recreational vehicles.Both campgrounds are stops for the park's Island Explorer Shuttle.
Blackwoods Campground is located just south of Bar Harbor and has 306 sites. You can camp here year-round. During the main season from May 1-Oct. 31, Blackwoods welcomes tents and recreational vehicles including pop-ups, vehicle campers, and RVs up to 35 feet long and 11'8" tall. During the off-season from Dec. 1-March 31, you can stay at one of a limited number of free primitive sites that are available to walk-in campers. The campground has restrooms with running water and showers are available nearby. It also offers evening campfire programs.
Seawall Campground is located near Southwest Harbor and has 203 sites. It is open from late May through Sept. 30. The campground is generally full or near capacity from mid-June through early-September. Reservations are recommended. Seawall has tent, camper, motor home and group sites. Fees are per site, per night, and walk-in tent sites have a reduced rate.
Acadia Wildwood Stables Campground is another option, open only to park visitors with horses. The Acadia National Park parcel on Isle au Haut is home to Duck Harbor Campground. This remote island campground off the coast of Stonington has five lean-to shelters open to campers from May 15 to Oct. 15.