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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The proprietors here do an excellent job of providing camping with a bit of luxury involved (read hot showers) and a lovely onsite store for the few things you might have forgotten. Access to the fjord with hunting for crabs for little ones and a dock for launching canoes/kayaks makes this campground a great spot! Also close to many of... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Camped at blackwoods for years, haven't been back since staying at Mt. Desert Campground. Clean bathrooms with showers! No getting in the car and driving to shower. Beautiful sites and well spaced, and quiet.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't think I've ever seen a private campground do a better job of catering to tents and small campers. The sites were just stunning, with lots of privacy, of varying sizes and shapes so you could find one that works for you. Quick access to the sound for some nice kayaking. Out of the hustle and bustle of Bar... More 

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Mendon, Vermont, United States
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I've been to MDI many times and stayed at several campgrounds. But, I think I have found the only one I want to stay at. This has got to be THE CLEANEST, QUIETEST campground I have ever stayed at. They take meticulous care of the property, quiet hours don't even have to be enforced, because everyone seems ridiculously courteous of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

BACKGROUND: My boyfriend and I traveled up to Maine from New York for a camping weekend August 27th - 30th, 2015. At the time of my reservation booking (late June), we were offered the last available tent site for this particular weekend. Make sure to book your site early for more of a selection! TRIP: The campground is beautiful and,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Mount Desert Campground is the greatest! Me and my kids had a beautiful site (A22), with a tent platform big enough for two (small-ish) tents and another platform for the picnic table right over the sound where we could watch the tide come and go. Outstanding service, by the way, starting with the honor system: just go in and find... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay. We hadn't been car camping in over 20 years so were a little hesitant to try it again. We had such a wonderful time that our 2-night stay became 3 nights, then 4 nights...we ended up staying there for 7 nights. The campground strictly enforces the quiet hours. Bakeries bring in goodies each... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My in-laws have been camping at this campground for years, and I finally decided our family with 2 kids (4 and 6 years old) could try it for a week. Wasn't sure I would make it through the entire stay, but it was so much fun that on our way out at the end of the week, I reserved our... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this campground on and off for 30 years. We always reserve a site on the water. (Be sure to reserve early). This campground is mostly tents. They are unique in that you pitch your tent on a deck. Our site had two decks so we put our dinning fly over the table on the second... More 

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New England
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138 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Wow, the nicest campground I have ever stayed at! So clean and pretty. We had an amazing spot on the ocean and enjoyed kayaking in the area. We brought our kayaks but you can also rent them. The bathrooms were clean. The campground is well organized. Noise level from other campers was fine and I was happy to read that... More 

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