I cannot believe the negative review I just read. I stayed here in 2007 with my wife and friends and had an amazing time. We stayed in the premium tent sites along the field. The sites were very prviate. You get what you pay for however. If you opt for their cheapest site you have a little less privacy. Our site was on the side of the field which was huge and had a great nights view for stargazing. We have camped at many campgrounds and were bothered for having fires to late and talking (TALKING not screaming or playing music and being rude). They let you camp here and do not act like parents or police. You are there to have fun right? The trading post is great and I had bout 2 jumbo lobsters, they even let us borrow pots to cook them in. !!!!!!!!!! How many campgrounds can say they have lobster. The campground is only about 15 min from bar harbor and is in the national park. The clost attraction we enjoyed was echo lake. This is a crystal clear lake (kinda small for a lake) with a huge cliff on one side. You can climb to the top for an awesome view. I though the staff was very nice and accomodating. I have found many campground hosts to be old bitter people however this was not the case here. The cost of the campground is also comparable to many other camprgrounds in the area. They also have a pool and basket ball court and horseshoe pit. They also let you borrow equipment. Again we stayed here in the summer of 2007 for 4 nights and we are going back very soon. Our reservations have been made for some time now and I cannot wait to get back and camp.
- 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