Bar Harbor Campground

(20 Reviews)

409 State Hwy. 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

207-288-5185

Official Website

GPS: 44.431, -68.2714

Bar Harbor Campground is located at 409 State Hwy. 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 with a total of 308 campsites. Before your trip to Bar Harbor Campground, check out website at http://www.thebarharborcampground.com/ or contact them through 207-288-5185 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

44.431, -68.2714

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 44.431, -68.2714

Facility & Visitors Photos

Overview of Bar Harbor Campground


Last Price Paid: $45

Reported by Schist&LillyB on 09.07.2021

Longest RV Reported: 40 feet

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

308

Open Seasonally:

May - Oct.

Elevation:

196 ft / 59 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Bar Harbor Campground

20 people have reviewed this location.


Overall Rating

Access

Location

Cleanliness

Site Quality

Noise

Click here to leave a review
  • Area Guides Avatar Schist&LillyB
    Great place for easy access to Acadia Park

    Reviewed 7/9/2021

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: K7

    The grounds are huge, sites well spaced, facilities reasonable and clean, a nice pool and super kids play ground. The best part is No reservations, all done on a first come first served basis. And add to that, No generators and No fireworks. The only thing they need to make it perfect is No campfires!!

  • Area Guides Avatar Austin
    First come first serve

    Reviewed 4/9/2021

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: O7

    Beautiful campground with tons of spots. They have all types of sites, pull through, back in, Dry camping, tent sites, water/electric, full hook ups. Everything.No generators are permitted in the camp. Coin operated showers (5min for 25¢) Close to all the activities and basically across the street for family fun mini golf!

  • Area Guides Avatar Sjaffarian
    Great Base Camp For Visiting Mt. Desert Island

    Reviewed 26/8/2021

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 41

    I normally avoid private campgrounds, but I wanted to visit Mount Desert Island and the national parks were jampacked, so after looking at my options I settled in here. It’s a first come first serve campground, but I arrived around 10 am on a Tuesday and had no trouble getting an electric/water site. They have lots of amenities, which ...moreI normally avoid private campgrounds, but I wanted to visit Mount Desert Island and the national parks were jampacked, so after looking at my options I settled in here. It’s a first come first serve campground, but I arrived around 10 am on a Tuesday and had no trouble getting an electric/water site. They have lots of amenities, which I didn’t use because I was too busy shuttling around the island seeing the sights, but friends of mine stayed near the pool and loved that area. There is a convenient shuttle that you can grab to the visitor center at Acadia National Park and from there grab shuttles to anywhere in the park, including the village of Bar Harbor. It was so convenient. The campground is super clean, well-maintained and quiet. The wifi was decent in my location. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Mount Desert Island.

  • Area Guides Avatar dennis
    Excellent

    Reviewed 25/7/2021

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $36

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: S8

    Beautiful tent camping in shade with lots of spaces. Just need to be aware of ticks since your in the shade of the trees. Showers excellent 5 minutes for 0.25 cents hot and have laundry for $1 wash and 1$ dryer. Campgrounds are spaced out well for tents. No hock ups for tent sites. Cell service is poor 1 to 2 bars of AT&T. Campgr...moreBeautiful tent camping in shade with lots of spaces. Just need to be aware of ticks since your in the shade of the trees. Showers excellent 5 minutes for 0.25 cents hot and have laundry for $1 wash and 1$ dryer. Campgrounds are spaced out well for tents. No hock ups for tent sites. Cell service is poor 1 to 2 bars of AT&T. Campgrounds has free WiFi but is just ok for steaming with multiple buffering slow downs

  • Area Guides Avatar Vicari.us
    Great Campground particular for those that aren’t huge planners

    Reviewed 23/9/2020

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 14

    Site number: K5

    The campground is all first come first served. We arrived on the Tuesday after Labor Day around 11 am and had tons of sites to chose from. We opted for a water and electric site in the K area over looking the hill and although we couldn’t see the water from our rig we could see it from the edge of our site. If you need a full hook up s...moreThe campground is all first come first served. We arrived on the Tuesday after Labor Day around 11 am and had tons of sites to chose from. We opted for a water and electric site in the K area over looking the hill and although we couldn’t see the water from our rig we could see it from the edge of our site. If you need a full hook up site or have a very large rig the options were a little more limited. Overall in post labor day September there were always some sights available but Friday and Saturday nights were mostly full.The campground is buy 6 nights and get the 7th free and doesn’t appear to have stay limits, you can also move your site around at any time if you see one you like better open up.The location is great just 5-10 minutes into the park or bar harbor.The showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes and get scalding hot and have great pressure. Laundry is $1 to wash and $1 to dry and there were 10-12 of each machine. Verizon works great with high speeds and no issues. AT&T goes in and out and sometimes is great and sometimes doesn’t work at all. We also had decent luck using the campground WiFi (we try to conserve our limited Verizon data for emergencies).

  • Area Guides Avatar Zak
    Family favorite

    Reviewed 11/6/2020

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $46

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 7

    We absolutely love it here! My wife has been coming here for ~20 years. She and I have been coming here together for the past 6-7 years. It is everything a campground should be. Friendly, clean, well maintained, walkable, big sites PLUS numerous ocean views. This last trip we got to stay “at the top of the hill”. This was especially ni...moreWe absolutely love it here! My wife has been coming here for ~20 years. She and I have been coming here together for the past 6-7 years. It is everything a campground should be. Friendly, clean, well maintained, walkable, big sites PLUS numerous ocean views. This last trip we got to stay “at the top of the hill”. This was especially nice because it overlooked the ocean and these spots are normally all taken with big rigs. During a tough time in the world, this was an unexpected benefit to camping within your own state. We would recommend 1,000 times over to stay here!

  • Area Guides Avatar Gina
    Perfect location, friendly staff - wonderful time!

    Reviewed 7/4/2020

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 10

    Site number: 29

    Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Camped in site #29 – full hookups. Loved it - will return!Cons – -This is a first come first served campground. Meaning, it’s incredibly stressful to get a spot at all if you arrive after noon. Even if you find an available spo...moreCamped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Camped in site #29 – full hookups. Loved it - will return!Cons – -This is a first come first served campground. Meaning, it’s incredibly stressful to get a spot at all if you arrive after noon. Even if you find an available spot it may be super unlevel. Some people move daily until they find a spot that works for them. Pros – -A positive that comes with a First Come First serve campground is that you can stay as long as you want in your site. We extended our stay twice.-Very close to Acadia park entrance.-Office workers are very accommodating and cordial.-Acadia Park buses pick up at the campground. You can hitch your bike to the front of the bus. -Good Verizon and T Mobile service-You can have packages delivered to the office.-Clean, large laundry room

  • Area Guides Avatar RL
    Great Base for Exploring Mount Desert Island (MDI)...

    Reviewed 10/10/2019

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: K7

    As others have noted, first-come-first-serve modality, cash or check only (ATM in office, charges $3.25 in addition to home bank charges), $0.25 buys you 5 minutes of shower time (so bring $0.50), washer and dryer are $1.00 per cycle with plenty of machines, clean facilities (they even came by and cleaned out my fire ring!). We arrive...moreAs others have noted, first-come-first-serve modality, cash or check only (ATM in office, charges $3.25 in addition to home bank charges), $0.25 buys you 5 minutes of shower time (so bring $0.50), washer and dryer are $1.00 per cycle with plenty of machines, clean facilities (they even came by and cleaned out my fire ring!). We arrived at 8:00AM and they let us go ahead and check in. We got a water view as a result of our early arrival, and those sites were full by noon. PLENTY of empty sites in the park for the time of our visit (October 8-10). Park signage noted it would close for the season on October 14th.There is a dump station up by the water view sites at the back of the park, if you get a site with only water and electric.Our site was level, peaceful and quiet over our stay. I noted that a number of the occupied sites throughout the park had to create some innovative leveling solutions to make their sites comfortable, so the park could benefit from some gravel and re-engineering of the grades. Bring leveling blocks or lumber in the event you have to settle for a less desirable terrain.Firewood is sold at the front of the park for $4.00 a bundle.

  • Area Guides Avatar Celeste
    Pleasure

    Reviewed 22/8/2019

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $44

    Days stayed: 14

    Site number: A1

    I loved this place. They told me to just come as it’s a first come first serve campground. I came in mid August and first night stayed in a tent site. Then found an electric and water site for $40 for 4 days, then a full hookup for $44 facing the Ocean. It is Well maintained and clean, level, quiet. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Th...moreI loved this place. They told me to just come as it’s a first come first serve campground. I came in mid August and first night stayed in a tent site. Then found an electric and water site for $40 for 4 days, then a full hookup for $44 facing the Ocean. It is Well maintained and clean, level, quiet. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The laundry is cheap and clean. There is open site and trees covered sites. Lots to pick. I would def come back.

  • Area Guides Avatar Gramma and Poppie
    Access point for free shuttle.

    Reviewed 20/7/2019

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: 1

    What we liked about it: access point for LL BEAN shuttle, laundry mat, close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Staff was very friendly. We did not like paying for showers or the lack of privacy at the front of the campground where our site was located

  • Area Guides Avatar glasgows_onthego
    Good campground to explore Acadia National Park

    Reviewed 7/10/2018

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: D4

    We wanted to get a site at Blackwoods State Campground for location and price, but unless if you reserve it months in advance good luck. We ended up coming here with hundreds of others because it was the only spot available in this crazy busy area. It is a large campground with hundreds of sites. Plenty of full hook ups, water and ...moreWe wanted to get a site at Blackwoods State Campground for location and price, but unless if you reserve it months in advance good luck. We ended up coming here with hundreds of others because it was the only spot available in this crazy busy area. It is a large campground with hundreds of sites. Plenty of full hook ups, water and power, and tent sites. We got a water and power site for $40 a night, which is expensive to us, but considering Blackwoods is $30 plus fees for no power it's not a bad deal, probably the cheapest in the area. The sites are close together, but if you want there are some with a little more privacy. They have all amenities here too and its well kept and clean. Showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes and are clean and hot. Laundry is $1 to wash, $1 to dry. It is a pretty campground too with views of the ocean from several sites. Plenty of walking trails for the dog, but a lot of ticks so watch where you go. Cell service is good on Verizon and AT&T, and the free WIFI works good, it does seem to slow down at night though.As for location, the park entrance is less then 10 minutes away and Bar Harbor about the same. There is also a free shuttle that stops at the campground thru out the day and with a few transfers can get you anywhere in the park. We never did use the shuttle, but it could be a good idea with how busy this area gets. If you don't get up early its hard to find parking for many of the hikes and even to visit Bar Harbor. We had to skip a few hikes due to no parking. If this place was a little cheaper I would give it 5 stars all the way, wish we could stay longer but October 8 is the last day of the season before it closes down for the winter. It seems a lot of places in the area close down around now.

  • Area Guides Avatar Joe D
    Great place to camp when visiting Acadia NP.

    Reviewed 19/9/2018

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: M-8

    Really loved this Campground. Our site had water and 30 amps. No sewer but the site was relatively close to the showers and restrooms which were kept very clean. I really like the sink outside for doing dishes. This helped keep the gray water to a minimum. Our loop had sites that were very wooded although there are other sites in the o...moreReally loved this Campground. Our site had water and 30 amps. No sewer but the site was relatively close to the showers and restrooms which were kept very clean. I really like the sink outside for doing dishes. This helped keep the gray water to a minimum. Our loop had sites that were very wooded although there are other sites in the open with an ocean view. The staff were very friendly. Sites are kept very clean, no scraps of discarded papers and trash from campers left behind. Each morning a staff member would actually shovel up the ash form our campfire the night before ! A lot of positives with this campground including the FREE bus to many points through out Mt. Desert Island. There is an easy walk via an access road to a BBQ place and ice cream store that's close by. Cell service was good and wifi is available. The location to the park is a quick ride, maybe 3 miles from the visitor's center.I would say the only negative is the uncertainty of getting a site. They don't take reservations. We arrived on a Wednesday after labor day in the early afternoon and here were a few spots to chose from. The site itself was pretty level were the trailer was but there was a slope where were set up our chairs and outside table. I would suggest driving the campground a bit to chose an ideal site, I was a little nervous about getting a site and I may have chose too quickly. There were many sites w/out hookups too. Would most definitely return.

  • Area Guides Avatar jks
    This is a huge campground

    Reviewed 29/7/2018

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: O-11

    We stayed at Seawall campground while visiting Acadia National Parks south side and we stayed at this privately owned park to visit the north side of the park. You cannot get reservations it is first come first serve. Unless you are going to be here on some 3 day weekend don’t worry about a spot. We were her 13-16 Jul 2018 and had no p...moreWe stayed at Seawall campground while visiting Acadia National Parks south side and we stayed at this privately owned park to visit the north side of the park. You cannot get reservations it is first come first serve. Unless you are going to be here on some 3 day weekend don’t worry about a spot. We were her 13-16 Jul 2018 and had no problems getting a spot. There were at least 50 sites open. The sites up on the hill have better internet than those in the woods so if you want internet get one of those sites. We had a electric/water site in the woods and the internet was not good. The full hookups are closer together and out in the open. Also while we there we picked over 2 quarts of blueberries with no problem. This park is close to Acadia’s northern part and there are also buses that will drop you off for free all over the park. They have a large laundry room with many machines. You can surf the net while you do laundry or walk out back and pick blueberries.

  • Area Guides Avatar Saucy Bugger
    Special

    Reviewed 18/9/2017

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: K-6

    This is a great place! Some sites have great water views, most have none. Wonderful smoked meat restaurant on site. Laundry is good and cheap. 10 minutes from Acadia. The bus runs all day and pickup/drop off is at the camp site. NO RESERVATIONS is scary but was no big deal (went second week of Sept.).

  • Area Guides Avatar Steer Your Wheel
    Worth the gamble!

    Reviewed 15/9/2017

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $43

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: C4

    The campground is first come, first served and has a seventh night free deal. Cash or check only. With a lower cost per night, free wifi, full hookups and a chance for a water view, we decided to take the risk and show up. We had several options to choose from, but that wouldn't have been true during our stay. We saw some pretty big r...moreThe campground is first come, first served and has a seventh night free deal. Cash or check only. With a lower cost per night, free wifi, full hookups and a chance for a water view, we decided to take the risk and show up. We had several options to choose from, but that wouldn't have been true during our stay. We saw some pretty big rigs with very awkward setups in smaller, unlevel sites because there weren't any other options when they showed up.We liked our site. C4 is a pull through with full hookups (30 amp). It was level, clean and a short walk to the water view, shower house, and laundry facility. We also liked how close we were to Bar Harbor, Acadia, and other attractions. Mainely Meats and Udder Heaven ice cream was a quick walk from inside the campground (there was a walking access to them). Across the street from them was Pirates Cove mini golf. We visited each and would definitely recommend as a treat to anyone staying here. The only downside was that they were decreasing their hours and were only open until 8, and if you were out hiking etc it made it an all out sprint to be there before closing. Pirates Cove is open until 9p right now.We didn't need our WeBoost, the cell signal was fine, and the camp's wifi was great. Laundry was super clean and nice with approx 10 washers and 4 dryers ($1 each). Showers are $.25 for 5 min and were very clean.We are suckers for pinball and had been eyeing the machine in the little shack arcade when you first pull into the campground. Save your money because most of the games had out of order signs and the pinball machine should have too.We would definitely stay again and hopefully would be lucky enough to get a water view next time!

  • Area Guides Avatar simply_the_jumps
    Great place to stay if visiting Bar Harbor!

    Reviewed 6/9/2017

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 12

    Site number: L10

    We stayed here for our time at Bar Harbor and loved it! When you arrive, they tell you to drive around the campground and find the spot that you like. Then you head back to the office to tell them which site you selected. They do not accept credit cards for payment. Cash or check only. And they do not take advance reservations. The...moreWe stayed here for our time at Bar Harbor and loved it! When you arrive, they tell you to drive around the campground and find the spot that you like. Then you head back to the office to tell them which site you selected. They do not accept credit cards for payment. Cash or check only. And they do not take advance reservations. The place filled up for Labor Day weekend, but was pretty quiet during the week.There are open, waterfront, and wooded sites. All of them in great shape. The restrooms were clean and all of the showers were in great working order. The showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes.The campground is a stop along the local bus route, so you can get to Acadia NP or downtown Bar Harbor via the shuttle.All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again if we come back to this area.

  • Area Guides Avatar KenneysSeeAmerica
    Wow, what a great find

    Reviewed 31/7/2017

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: K11

    Note that the rate above was for 7 nights. Technically the 7th night was free. We pulled in on a Monday just after noon. The helpful staff told us that she thought two water view sites were still available. She was right. I'd give K11 5 stars! We had space between our neighbors and a nice water view. After you pick your si...moreNote that the rate above was for 7 nights. Technically the 7th night was free. We pulled in on a Monday just after noon. The helpful staff told us that she thought two water view sites were still available. She was right. I'd give K11 5 stars! We had space between our neighbors and a nice water view. After you pick your site, all first come, you then go back and pay. I could not be happier with the campground and our site. Sometimes you get very luck on sites. A local told told us that he had been to the park for the last 9 years and never got a water view site. Another person said they always come on Sunday or Monday at noon and they always get a water view site. Good pool, clean restrooms and small dump. There is restaurant that sits on the edge of the campground. They have good BBQ and there is a great ice cream place there. Short drive into the park and town.

  • Area Guides Avatar SKH Photo
    A go-to spot for Bar Harbor and Acadia NP.

    Reviewed 1/7/2016

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $32

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: H6

    It's nothing glamorous but they don't accept reservations which means it's easy to get in during high season. The staff is friendly and the place is clean with an excellent location. They had everything we needed including close proximity to Bar Harbor/MDI, Verizon LTE, showers, cheap laundry and a dog area.This will definitely be wh...moreIt's nothing glamorous but they don't accept reservations which means it's easy to get in during high season. The staff is friendly and the place is clean with an excellent location. They had everything we needed including close proximity to Bar Harbor/MDI, Verizon LTE, showers, cheap laundry and a dog area.This will definitely be where we land next time we roll in to Baa Haaba.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jane
    Great & close to Bar Harbor & Acadia NP.

    Reviewed 28/6/2016

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: K19

    Firstly this is a cash only park & they do not take reservations. Our rate was for water & 30 amp.As there are no reservations they tell you there are plenty of sites which is true but many sites may be too small for you to actually fit into which does cause some problems. The sites vary in size & accessibility as people can pick ...moreFirstly this is a cash only park & they do not take reservations. Our rate was for water & 30 amp.As there are no reservations they tell you there are plenty of sites which is true but many sites may be too small for you to actually fit into which does cause some problems. The sites vary in size & accessibility as people can pick their own site you get a small travel trailer in a site which would easily fit & 45' RV & vehicle then alternatively a large RV or 5th wheel has to fit into a site made for a small travel trailer leaving 1/2 out on the road.Ok. That's the downside.The good thing is that they have a full range of sites with 30 & 50 amp ( 50 amp are full hook up ) , some with no power & others with water & power. Good water pressure.Internet which is good.It has a local bus to take you to both Acadia NP & Bar Harbor. This service is free.Laundry washers. $1.00 & dryers $1.00

  • Area Guides Avatar Juan
    Most woodsy privately owned campground close to Bar Harbor and Acadia

    Reviewed 13/3/2015

    Overall Rating

    Access

    Location

    Cleanliness

    Site Quality

    Noise

    Days stayed: 3

    One of my favorite campgrounds on Mount Desert Island, this is the closest campground to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and a stop on the free "Island Explorer" bus service. While there are two National Park campgrounds on the island that offer many wooded and private sites, those campgrounds are dry. Bar Harbor campground offers ...moreOne of my favorite campgrounds on Mount Desert Island, this is the closest campground to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and a stop on the free "Island Explorer" bus service. While there are two National Park campgrounds on the island that offer many wooded and private sites, those campgrounds are dry. Bar Harbor campground offers hookups and wooded, private sites. If you want privacy, and a woodsy feel vs. the "parking lot" feel, while enjoying hookups, this is the place to stayFacilities are great, close to lobster pounds, and walking distance from a great ice cream stand. They have a few "water view" sites, but they are completely exposed and close to each other.Keep in mind that they do not accept reservations nor do they accept credit cards (they do accept checks and have an ATM on site). This can be very convenient if you do not have a reservation on a busy weekend and need a place to stay. Acadia gets very busy during the summers and most other campgrounds fill up way ahead of time, specially on the holiday weekends. You should be able to find a spot even during the super busy labor day weekend.They offer fee wifi and has decent Verizon LTE coverage, I can't say how strong the signal was since I did not pay attention.I have stayed at 7 different campgrounds on the island (I live just an hour away) and this is my favorite place to stay on the island.

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 4 Users Last Reported 08/22/2019

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 7 Users Last Reported 07/20/2019

Campsite Types

RV,

Trailer