An absolute must to do to really experience camping in Maine! From the exceptional welcome from the Rangers at check in, which included a biscuit of our two dogs, to the free daily armload of firewood and the great buses that cost NOTHING but would take you almost anywhere, there was very little downside to staying at Blackwoods. Although the assigned site for our first visit was not as level as we would have liked, we found out that the earlier you showed up the day of your reservation the better your chance for a better site selection. With our second reservation we went armed with a list of campsites we'd liked over our previous site however all were already occupied. But the new site we were assigned was perfect, flat, large and pretty private although it was next door to part of the trail to the sea. Now you must realize there is NO cell service in the park, no wireless that we could get to work (we had 3 different cell services and 2 wireless) and we couldn't get a single TV channel due to the trees. It's best to walk to the Rangers at the gate to get the daily forecast so you'll know how to dress for your adventures. Lots of nice walks, hikes and beautiful scenery. The other campers are interactive which is great, everyone will share with you what they did that day, biking, hiking, eating or just chilling! The bathrooms were plentiful and clean but remember, no hot water or showers. There are commercial showers on the main road that you can walk up to but you may want to time it so you can catch the bus back to the campground. There is no electricity or water at the sites but generators are allowed to be run within a very generous window of time daily. Everyone obeyed quiet time at night but there was one RV that just had to have the generator on a little early so they could get their coffee made! Can't wait to be able to schedule our next long vacation and go back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Year-round campgrounds at Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blackwoods Campground Hotel Acadia National Park
- Blackwoods Campground Acadia National Park, Maine