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Mount Desert Campground

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516 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660
Mount Desert Campground
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This campground prides itself on a quiet experience and despite a lot of occupancy it was pretty quiet. The bathhouse (E) seemed new and was clean every day. The campsite had been raked and cleaned between occupants. The showers were hot and robust. Kayaking the sound was a great experience--seals, eagles and starfish were spotted. The gathering place (social room... More 

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

Thanks for your comments highlighting both the good and the not-so-good. We'll address the not-so-good . . . Cost of baked goods: we purchase all of our baked goods from local island bakeries at wholesale prices and we sell the same at MSRP (or in some cases, lower). We pick up the items fresh every morning and bring them to... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an outstanding campground. We had to reserve in November for a July trip to get a site with a water view, but it was totally worth it. Our view was lovely. The site was separated enough from others to really feel like you had a bit of privacy - definitely not the experience I've had at other campgrounds... More 

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Elmhurst, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a campground in Acadia National Park area and found a lot of campgrounds with some good reviews. But we've decided to stay in Mount Desert for 3 nights, and we're so glad we chose this campground. Although it was a little pricey for a campsite (cost us about $130+ for 3 nights), the staff were very... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Acadia National Park and camped at Mount Desert Campground. Our family camps quite often and this campground was by far, one of the nicest we have visited. It was clean (even the bathrooms) and quiet. Many of the sites have platforms and each is surrounded by trees to provide a secluded feeling. The campground has SUP and... More 

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Winona, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't planned on extending our stay in the Bar Harbor area, but we found ourself in need of a campsite for one night. Fortunately for us, there was a site available for one night at Mount Desert Campground, which is was booked solid from mid July to mid August. It is a gorgeous campground and I'm not surprised it's... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our night's stay here! We arrived after hours but the owners were walking to their cars and went back inside the office to help us. We had planned to stay at another campground, but were horrified but what we saw, so we traveled to MDC, where I had been looking online before we left for Acadia. The owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told by someone there that if this was my first stay at a campground, you will probably be disappointed with every one else after staying at Mt Desert CG. This place was great. The staff was great. Our location was great. Kids had a blast. I hope that person was wrong, but I believe it will be hard... More 

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