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Mount Desert Campground

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516 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Mount Desert Campground while visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor this past weekend. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the sites, although somewhat close together, are very private. We traveled with a group of four adults and stayed on a site with a platform that had more than enough space to accomodate our 12' x 10'... More 

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NYC, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've done a lot of camping and this was by far the best campground we've been to. We visited for 4 days at the end of August. Prime water-front sites are booked many, many months in advance by repeat visitors. Other sites are booked weeks in advance. I had to call every day to check for cancellations. The staff were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly awesome campground. The sites are wooded with tall pine trees and if you are staying a week, you can rent one of the sites that is facing the water. We had an E section site with a tent platform, loved having the platform to keep everything nice and dry. Bathrooms were clean and showers were 1.00... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We return to this campground every year as a family. Location is wonderful, views are amazing. Friendly family environment! Stay on a waterfront campsite, beautiful views! Most sites have platforms for tents, great for cool weather and for rainy days.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of again staying in this fine campsite for a second year in a row. The campground sets itself apart from the many campgrounds that offer most of their sites for RVs, leaving a token few sites for the tent campers, usually in the less desired areas of the camp. Here you will find that tent campers... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This campground is nicely situated near Acadia's two main entrances (about 10-15 minute drive). The sites are pretty packed into the area and if there are any noisy fellow campers, you're sure to hear them. Our first night there was a large group at a site near us, playing music up until 10:00pm. It got a bit annoying, but thankfully... More 

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Owen C, Owner at Mount Desert Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry your neighbors were somewhat inconsiderate. As always, we believe in reasonableness. If at any time of the day you feel the folks next to you are being unreasonably loud, please let us know and we will assess the situation. We need to clarify that during the high season, ice and firewood is available... More 

Mass
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from another great camping vacation here. The bathrooms are still clean as a whistle, I saw the crew come a couple times a day to clean. They are wood with slatted floorboards so they never stink due to getting aired out. Wooded sites are beautiful and most have privacy. We liked the wooden platform this year,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Large sites with privacy. Clean modern bathrooms. Family oriented. Quiet. Waterfront on Somes Sound. Have stayed here more than 20 years. Rentable watercraft and a great dock area. It's very centrally located on the island for exploring Acadia National Park.

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Peaks Island, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Quiet and lots of privacy. Most (maybe all?) of the sites have wood platforms for your tent. Clean bathrooms. Ideal for couples or families who want a quiet secluded camping experience. Much more private than the national park campgrounds and trailer parks like KOA. Picture taken from my campsite in the A section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this campground. The shower facilities, while are $1 for 5 minutes of hot water, are incredibly maintained and clean. The camp sites feel very secluded and are nice even if they aren't on the water. We stayed for half of our vacation and wished we stayed here the whole time. The gathering place, only opened in the... More 

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