We booked our reservation through reservations dot gov.
It does not guarantee a spot, just the fact that you would have a camp site when you get there.
It was the 4th of July weekend and we got there around 7:00 PM.
Check in is a breeze. I had a yearly pass, and I requested Loop - A because it seemed nearer to the ocean (It IS nearer, but you don't see the ocean, you don't even have access to the ocean from the site)
The NPS person was friendly and accommodated our request. She gave us a site which was at the end of the road. That meant there was a camp site acros the road and on one side of us. Everything else was wooded. PERFECT!
1. Big campsites. I have a three person tent, but people had trailers parked in their sites.
2. Level ground (compared to Pittsfield State Park where we had to sleep on a rocky incline! I should have carried my Serta mattress :-)
3. Clean facilities
4. Six miles from Bar Harbor (far enough to eliminate traffic, but close enough to bike/drive)
5. Access to hiking around the Park and also up Cadillac.
6. No ATVs, dirt bikes or any of those noisy, pseudo-nature lovers!
7. Friendly staff.
1. Not really, but if they had a shower on park grounds that would have saved the expensive trip to the showers just outside the park. $1.50 for 4 minutes? Even the White Mountains were not that expensive!
All in all, a wonderful experience.
- 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