My husband and I just returned from Acadia National Park and spent 3 nights at Smugglers Den. We didn't make reservations months or even weeks in advance, and the campgrounds inside the park were already booked. We decided on Smugglers Den and were so pleased once we arrived and set up camp. They had everything we needed from hot and free showers, clean bathrooms, good size camp sites, firewood for sale, camp store, and close distance to all that Acadia has to offer. This was on the quiet side of the island which we preferred as we were there during the peak season, but didn't see mobs of people. We stayed at #64 (tent site) on the field which seemed to have more privacy and space inbetween sites. After reading other reviews/comments about the cost of showers at Blackwoods/Seawall ($2 for a few minutes), we were happy that we didnt have to worry about rolls of quarters and driving back & forth to bathrooms. Overall wonderful experience. Would recommend to other families, groups, etc. TIP: drive down the road to Sea Biscuits for breakfast - Amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Worcester family began Smuggler's Den Campground in 1969 and continues to operate it today. Our goal then and now is to provide our customers with a comfortable and relaxed camping experience on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Enjoy our 22' x 44' HEATED POOL with slide and kiddie pool or it is just a 20 minute walk to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Smuggler`s Den Campground Hotel Southwest Harbor
- Smuggler's Den Campground Southwest Harbor, Maine