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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great campground site. The park is beautiful. The park staff were friendly and helpful. There are great trails right from the campground including to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Bathrooms were clean. The only challenge was that the showers were off-site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery, clean bathrooms, friendly staff, all-around super-cool place to be, but I wasn't prepared for how crowded and close together the campsites were AND how inconsiderate a couple of different groups were during Quiet Hours on 2 of the 5 nights we stayed. I have been camping all my life and have never had such an experience--not even drunken... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This campground is the perfect location to explore Acadia! This is one of the stops on the free shuttles around the park, allowing you to travel hassle free to all the sites of Acadia as well as bar harbor. The sites are a little close but far enough away to feel somewhat private. The bathrooms lack soap and towels so... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Blackwoods Campground. I think our site was B42 (?). The site was spacious enough for two small tents or one big tent. We liked the fire pit and were able to cook hot dogs with the pits included grill top with a little aluminum foil for the top. My only complains was that there... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've camped all over the U.S. in National Parks, State Parks, and privately owned campgrounds and this has to be one of the best. Location was a bit sketchy to find without clear direction but once there easy to navigate to all of the major sites in the park. Pitch was huge and well kept and bathroom facilities clean. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location; you can access all areas of the park easily from here. Although there is a "campground full" sign padlocked to the entrance sign, there are plenty of available campsites. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly; quiet and pleasant stay. The current campground warden allows campers to check in only after 12:00 noon. Arrive earlier, and you will be advised to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blackwoods is ideally situated on the island. The kids could bike the 1 km to town to shower and fetch breakfast. The hike up Cadillac Mtn from the campsite is terrific. Bring your bikes. The carriage roads are smooth, wide and have gentle slopes. Easy 10-15 minute drive to Bar Harbor. And easy 5 minute walk to the ocean. Only... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here. The campground is very nice (although sites are a little close together so if you want more privacy I recommend a different one). The hiking trail that leaves right from the campsite grounds is a great day hike up Cadillac Mountain - and there is so much good hiking in Acadia! It is less than 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blackwoods Campground was an excellent experience with knowledgeable rangers, clean campsites, well kept bathrooms and close access to the park. Showers are offsite, a little up Rte 3, pay with quarters and campsites can be a little close to one another. Otherwise a wonderful, enjoyable camping experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to camping in Maine for quite a long time and I was not disappointed. Great sites, quiet location, resources (firewood, groceries,etc) available nearby and the staff was great. Wonderful place to camp.

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