This is one of the nicest campgrounds I've ever been to. The sites are quite private and wooded- some of them very private, especially the sites away from the water. Most of the tent sites have wooden tent platforms, which are great because they are level, smooth and drain water. The bathrooms are spotless and well-maintained, with flush toilets and hot water. $1.00 for a 5 minute shower, with an option to feed in more money at the beginning of the shower for 5 minute increments (bring quarters). The float dock is awesome! Even when you can't get a water-front site (EXTREMELY difficult in high season), you can walk to the dock in a matter of a few minutes where you can tie up your own kayak or canoe (one per campsite), or you can rent a kayak from the campground office in 4 hour intervals. We did this and took turns paddling around the top of the Somes Sound while the others swam and caught little crabs from the shallow ocean floor. The 10 pm quiet rule is enforced, and there were a lot of families peacefully camping. I've been to this campground twice and I've never seen a loud drunk party of people like I've encountered at some other campgrounds. We brought our bikes and the kids enjoyed biking around the campground while we puttered. I took a walk around the campground taking notes about which sites are particularly good, because I plan to come back over and over again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1958, Mount Desert Campground has been providing clean and quiet grounds for campers to enjoy! While you won't find frills and gimmicks here, you will find beautiful wooded sites located along the salt water shore of Somes Sound. We take great pride in ensuring our camper's stay is a pleasant one, which is why we also provide the most up-to-date facilities. For more information, please contact us today or visit our website for more details! ... more less