Stayed here twice - at a group site in 2011 with the Boy Scouts and at a walk-in site with my family in 2013.
Unlike the other park campground, this one is NOT in the thick of things, which I like. It's quiet, restful, and off the beaten path. While it might not be close to Thunder Hole or the park loop road, but it's in a great area. It's across from the Seawall Picnic area (we cooked dinner there every night, rather than haul our cook gear to camp) which is a beautiful place to cook a meal, enjoy the early evening, explore some tidal pools, and point at seagulls and say "dir-de" three thousand times (my son's recommendation). It's right around the corner from the Wonderland Trail, the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, and from lovely Southwest Harbor. We enjoyed our drives to further off attractions like Thunder Hole or the Schoodac Peninsula.
The walk-in sites can be a bit close together (our fire was slightly less enjoyable because of our neighbor's ten lanterns that were on all the time), but you cannot beat $14 a night, especially if you're on a budget like we are. The bathrooms were also cleaned and stocked. No showers at the campground, but there are pay showers at the store just before the park boundary.
The ranger campfire programs are awesome, don't miss them. I caught one my first time here on tidal pools, and two my second time here - photography in the park and hiking.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Campground at Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seawall Campground Hotel Acadia National Park
- Seawall Campground Acadia National Park, Maine