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Smuggler's Den Campground

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Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here for the past week at Smuggler's Den. We had a great experience. The campground is in a great location on the western/quieter side of the island but it is still close enough to everything to be super convenient. We checked in on a Sunday and got to our site (71) which was a little narrow at the... More 

Thank bfglee
Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were originally scheduled to stay (in our RV) 5 nights, but loved this place so much we ended up staying 8 nights. The sites were level and the hookups all worked flawlessly. It is a half mile from a grocery store and within a few minutes of the national park. The staff members are very helpful. The kids loved... More 

Thank John M
Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely gorgeous setting in the woods next to Acadia National Park. Really friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to make your stay perfectly enjoyable. Large RV spaces with lots of trees and foliage to enhance privacy. We walked from our campsite down a path from the campground to Acadia National Park, Long Pond trail, which was a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like the quiet campsite and found tent only site (#50ish) which is mountain view. The campsite map is available online, so it is advised to take a look if you want specific surrounding. Other tent sites are more open and can be somewhat noisy. My family never used the pool so I can't make any comments. In comparison... More 

Thank Lukeoh
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181 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a class A motor home and got a pull through site on a slab. It was a nice park, with pool, playground, laundry, bathrooms were clean. Office staff was helpful, a store, cabins, location a drive from Bar Harbor, but there are free shuttle buses. A good experience overall!

Thank Dmlsun
New Jersey
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay here. We stayed here while visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. The Island Express bus stops right at the campground, so you'll not need a car at all. Bus takes you all over Acadia and also into Bar Harbor- great way to get around. Campground itself was spotlessly clean and had a great... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 8 days and would highly recommend for any campers / RV / renters! Clean, well kept, laid back campground. Along island explorer bus route. Easy wall to Echo Lake and various trail heads. There weren't any planned activities but that's not something we do anyway. We were not traveling with kids but pool was nice, great playground,... More 

Thank Jill R
Camden, Maine
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic holiday weekend at Smugglers Den. Each year the place looks better and better. All the details of the flowers, spotless bathrooms and amazing pool area. In my opinion, Smugglers Den is the best campground on Mount Desert Island and possible the state of Maine. Thanks Todd and Rain for making us feel so welcome every time we come.

Thank JuneParent
Marcellus, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stayed w/ my mom, 12yo son and his best friend in one of the deluxe cabins. it was very clean and had all the basic necessities plus tv and wifi. we stayed in the beginning of june and it was still a bit chilly - upper 50s/low 60s and the heater used inside the cabin kept us nice and toasty.... More 

Thank abslee2
New York City, New York
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

STAY DETAILS June 13 – 17, 2016 Cabin 306 – Deluxe Camp Cabin I highly recommend Smuggler’s Den Campground. It was one of the cleanest campgrounds I’ve ever been and had plenty of amenities. LIKED Clean Well-equipped cabin Amenities and facilities Tent sites with water and electric hook-ups Pet-friendly DISLIKED Inconsistent hot water No curtain on window above sink in... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Worcester family began Smuggler's Den Campground in 1969 and continues to operate it today. Our goal then and now is to provide our customers with a comfortable and relaxed camping experience on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Enjoy our 22' x 44' HEATED POOL with slide and kiddie pool or it is just a 20 minute walk to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smuggler's Den Campground

Address: Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Smuggler`s Den Campground Hotel Southwest Harbor
Smuggler's Den Campground Maine/Southwest Harbor
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