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Bar Harbor Campground
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Quiet and clean. 5 minute drive to Acadia/Bar Harbor. Nice set up for a fire. We originally wanted a site in the ocean view section. Glad we didn't since it is up by the playground and pool. It was just my honey and I and we wanted things to be slower and quieter. If we had kids with us it would be a nice place for them too. I would definitely go back any chance I could. Great price too

Room Tip: Don't stay ocean view if you are looking to be more secluded.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

What an awesome campground. My wife and I were a little worried when we found out they don't take reservations but there were plenty of tent sites available. We lucked out and got one of the sites with a water view and surrounded by blueberry fields. The bathrooms and showers were always clean and well taken care of. The showers are pay showers, 25 cents for 5 minutes. The Island Explorer free bus service stops at the front gate, which is convenient if you do not want to deal with the parking and traffic in Bar Harbor. It was definitely a great addition to our trip. Acadia National Park was beautiful as always. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank J R
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

It was late in the day, and though there were just a few sites, the manager found us a site. We planned on only staying two days, but the next morning a beautiful ocean site opened up, and we stayed the 6 nights so we could get our 7th free. They have rules, and stick to them, our neighbors got kicked out the next morning for being noisey. The blueberries were very plentiful, we picked almost 6 quarts. The pool was beautiful, a bit on the cool side, but very clean and refreshing. Cold water only in the laundry, but one dollar wash and one dollar dry was a pleasant surprise. Showers were hot, not free, but 25 cents for 5 min. was very acceptable. Last year we stayed in the park with no showers and paid much more at a local shower house in Otter Creek. The lady in the office was all business, and a bit on the short side, but the manager came out and made us feel like we were very welcome. We look forward to next year! Acadia Park is beautiful, and the mini golf across the street was fun. Mainly Meat barbecue was a blast, not like Texas, but very reasonable. There is an ice cream stand attached to the campground and they make it right there. Almost our new favorite campground!

Room Tip: Get there early in the day to get a prime site.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Joe W
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Unusual policy of no reservations which, if you plan on staying only a couple of days, may leave you with not the best site. However, if you will be staying for awhile, you can relocate as others move on. Great location that we have visited three times over the years.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank MapDoc1
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is a good enough place to camp but the owners have rules everywhere with an encouragement to, "Please observe all the rules to ensure a pleasant visit." This translates to, "If you do not observe all the rules we will make sure you visit is not pleasant." Expensive (privately owned) but a decent place to camp if you are up for the over abundance of rules for every imaginable scenario.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 6 April 2017

We do our best to make sure everyone enjoys staying with us and drives slow and obeys our quiet hours. I am sorry if we were not the campground for you. Thank you for your input.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

After much looking, we choose this campground for our Bar Harbor vacation and we were so glad we did. We had a lovely experience. This campground is quite unique in that you actually drive around, pick an open site that suites you best and claim it. We came in on a Sunday morning and got an ocean view site, near the pool.
The grounds are well cared for, the bath houses clean, and the laundry facilities very convenient too. The playground is big, but never seemed crowded, and the pool was always clean and a great way to cool off on those hot August days.
Our main reason in coming to BarHarbor was to see Acadia, and this campground (as well as many others) has a bus stop at the entrance that will take you right in to Bar Harbor, and Acadia. We only moved our care once the whole week. Use the bus.. its free and you won't have to deal with trying to find parking in the park.
Wake up early and watch the sun rise from the playground area. Spectacular views!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Oliver1800
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We've been to this campground three years in a row and had a great experience each time. The ground are clean and well cared for. The bathrooms are always clean and the showers always have hot water. The people that run the campground are friendly and very helpful. The sites are quiet and fellow campers respect one another. Remember to bring cash as they do not have debit. The internet is a bit spotty in some sites. However, it works well from the games/TV room at the main entrance or at the pool. If you forgot anything, no worries, there is a Hannaford's in town about a 7 min drive.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank SNordie45
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Campground

Address: 409 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7551
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £19 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 300
Also Known As:
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Bar Harbor Campground Maine

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