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Smuggler's Den Campground

P.O. Box 787, Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Smuggler's Den Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridgeshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the family here for five nights and had a blast. We were in a tent and chose a site across from the playground and open field, both of which we used extensively. We swam a bunch too in the small little pool. The laundry was over priced at 2.50 to wash but I guess that is what you're expected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great, clean, well run campground with large sites. About 15-20 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. Only 1 mile to Southwest Harbor. Shuttle service seems to run pretty regularly but we didn't use it. Everything was very clean. From planning and booking to check in, the staff was very efficient and helpful. We had 6 families in our group. They were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked Smuggler's Den Campground sight unseen on the internet because we wanted to stay at a campground on or very close to Acadia National Park and they sure are! Smuggler's Den is in Southwest Harbor -- The Quiet Side of Acadia. A great location just a mile from Echo Lake and Long Pond. We are full-time Motor Home people... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first camping experience and it turned out to be lots of fun. The shop at the campground is open till 10 pm and makes life easier. The restroom was clean. Laundry room was also there. Each site has its own fire pit, however, there is no grill over the fire pit for cooking. So bring your own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We rented a deluxe cabin and they had everything we needed. Beautiful view, full bathroom, full kitchen, 4 beds, a TV, a grill, and a fire pit. What more could you ask for?? The cabins were VERY close together but we went early enough in the season that we didn't have neighbors most of the time. The staff was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We are very impressed with the campground! Definitely the nicest site of all the campgrounds we have stayed in. We are camping in a travel trailer with our two golden retrievers. The site is very spacious, and quiet. Everything is very well maintained, has really nice playground and heated pool. We love being able to walk right into Acadia. The... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed here for a week in October and we loved it...spacious campsites,clean rest rooms and hot water every day. The staff is very friendly...we have camped at another campground for years but would definitely go back to Bass Harbor when we go back!!!! if you camp for a week you get a free day!!! Loved this campground...

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here for a three-day fall weekend trip and loved it. It was quiet, spacious, and perfect access to Beech Cliff, Canadian Cliffs, and Echo Lake. We visited all these without driving anywhere. Pets are welcome here, the staff is awesome, and the sites don't make you feel like you are camping on top of your neighbors. We will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a couple in our late twenties traveling without children, we were a minority at this family-friendly campground. That said, everyone was nice, the campground was certainly adequate, and we enjoyed our stay. Cons: the campsites are too close together, the showers are very small, there was no grill over the firepit to facilitate cooking, like other campsites we've stayed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent five days at the campground in July 2014. Our reservations were made six months in advance. The campground hosts were very nice and even offered us our choice of sunny vs shady when we booked. The campground was very park like. Beautiful swimming pool and grounds. And the staff was very friendly. Great spot!

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