My husband and I returned to Mt. Desert campground after a 8 year departure (we stayed at houses in bar harbor with other families for those years). We were greeted with smiles, and warmth even on a busy weekend. While I was telling one owner our excitement of returning...I overheard another camper saying the same thing to his wife "this is our happy place"
After 8 years, the same wonderful characteristics are still there. Platforms to camp on, many newly built, the gathering place, to get coffee and snacks, and read books. The campground has the cleanest bathrooms, and showers. Everyone is respectful. You can rent kayaks onsite at a reasonable cost and if you are lucky to get a watersite...you will see more stars and sunsets you can ever imagine. The campground does not have swings, movie nights, events and that is ok by us even though we have an 8 year old... it's a place to enjoy the beauty of Sommes sound, and located in the middle of the island so equally accessible to both sides of the island. We are excited to be able to share our love of camping with our son, at such a beautiful spot and we can tell we are not the only ones who feel this way!
- 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