We stayed at Blackwoods for 5 nights from a Sunday-Friday. Check-in was a little slow, but the woman checking you in was very friendly and helpful, answering any questions you might have. Finding the campsites is easy and everything is clearly marked. Our campsite was a great size, it fit both of our tents and a screen tent we put around the picnic table. Some sites seemed a little on the small side, but unless you have a huge tent, it should work for most people. We had a lot of families with kids around us, but everyone observed the quiet hours and was respectful of the other campers.
While we didn't use it, one of the great perks at the campground is the free bus that will take you all over the island. I think you had to connect to another bus to get to some of the locations, but if you don't want to have to drive everywhere it's a great option.
Bathrooms were clean but, as other people have mentioned, it's a great idea to bring soap and a hand towel. Showers are not in the campground but close by, and it is a lot at $2 for 4 minutes, but they're for the most part clean and always seemed to have hot water.
Blackwoods is in a great location compared to the entrances to the park, there are 2 that are pretty close by and will lead you towards either side of the park. What's also great is the entrance from Blackwoods to the South Summit trail up Cadillac Mountain. We hiked it our last day and it was great to be right back at the campground and not have to drive back.
Overall, it was a great place to stay for only $20 a night. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spend time in the National Park without having to spend a lot of money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Year-round campgrounds at Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blackwoods Campground Hotel Acadia National Park
- Blackwoods Campground Acadia National Park, Maine