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Blackwoods Campground

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Route 3, five miles south of Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
Blackwoods Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in our RV with our family of 2 adults, 2 kids. Despite some reviews about not being RV friendly, we had no problems. Make sure you book, otherwise you may find it full. When we stayed in Oct, only half of the total campground was open for use, but it was still quite full. Each space had enough room,... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We loved our stay at Blackwoods. The sites are well kept, restrooms are decently clean, and the location is great. We cruised around the many bike trails in the area, including one that leads to the ocean (not a swimming area, but a beautiful rocky coast view point). Our only complaint is that the showers are offside and cost money.... More 

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STL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you get there at 11:59 and be really super nice to the staff tell them that you want a secluded camp spot. This is a great park but some of the camp spots aren't so great if you get there late you're screwed.

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indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This National Park does not like RV's. Go to the park headquarters (as we did). You will find ONE place for an RV to park. I knew a guy once who said that if you get bad service in a restaurant, you must leave a very small tip. If you leave no tip they think you forgot if you leave... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We really didn't need much in a campsite, so this suited us just fine. If we come again, we will stay at Seawall to try to get away from the crowds a little bit. We like more privacy and Bar Harbor is my idea of a nightmare way to spend an afternoon, so we didn't really need to be on... More 

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New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a nice New England campground, that is part of Acadia National Park. The campsites are good, facilities are clean. Our spot was spacious and had a flat place for us to put up our tent. We camped here in October during Columbus Day/ Canadian Thanksgiving and while every site was full it was still beautiful and relaxing. Free... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed three nights in Blackwoods as tenters. They assigned us a space next to RV sites, and on one evening, the RV folks had a big overhead light and were playing their stereo so loud we had trouble getting to sleep in the tent. The problem is that some tent sites are right next to RV sites. Ask for... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
25 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

RVs running their generators. Camp sites on top of each other. Denuded woodland. An absence of wildlife, except for squirrels that look tame and fed on human food. And a gravel surface you can't get a small tent peg into. It's a shame this is the closest to a wilderness camping experience you can get in Acadia. Had to jump... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Blackwoods Campground is a great place to stay. We stayed in area B and found it to be excellent. There is a great spot on the grounds where you can walk to the ocean cliffs and sit and enjoy the sunset. Area A is closer to the ocean and a 10 min walk from area B. Another great part of... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went in July 2014- and it was worth the drive. You can get your park pass on check-in (skip the line when you cross the bridge to Acadia) Perfect home base to explore Acadia for a week with the kids. Hikes, beach, lakes and more hikes. Perfect.

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