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Kerrville, Texas
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49 reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

We stayed in this friendly campground for a week in August as we toured Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. The campground is clean and well kept and the washroom/shower area is super clean. Rates are reasonable for popup camping with water and electric hook ups. There are fewer people during the week but this place fills up on... More 

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Cedarville, Michigan
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212 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This campground was in a great location for us as well as a good value. Campsite was a generous size. The grounds were well tended and clean. We used the laundry and found that area to be very suitable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our site had a fire ring and picnic table. It was also ful hookup including... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We spent four nights here in a full service RV spot. Our friends had a deluxe cabin. Both were excellent locations. The cabin was nearly brand new. The public restroom was in excellent condition and very clean. We had nothing to complain about; it was all top notch.

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New Hampshire
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We have been going here pretty constantly since 2001. After taking a year off to give the next generation a chance to walk first we returned. 1. Great playground for the kids-check 2. Heated pool with a perfect water slide into the pool for a 5 yr old - check 3. Free hot showers - check 4. Nice little camp... More 

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Albany NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

A small family campground that has clean bathrooms with free hot showers, playground for the kids and a small camp store. Hookups for campers and RVs. We camped in a tent on a small site and our neighbors were 10 feet away. The monster RVs were parked in a separate section occupied by the retired crowd who spent rainy nights... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Drove all the way from Florida to stay at Smuggler's Den while vacationing in our 30 ft trailer. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Beautiful wooded campground, extremely well kept, full hook-up, big-rig friendly, large sites, wonderful owners, excellent location, great store, nice laundry area, large playground area, basketball court, & beautiful pool with slide that kids AND adults... More 

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Ossipee, New Hampshire
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a week. At best a thin line of trees between sites. Lots of other campers only stayed one or two nights and would leave early. The playground was great for under 10 year olds with a large field and some balls and other fields games to play as old kids. The pool was also a huge... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Our family hasn't been to the Bar Harbor area of Maine for 20 years. We usually camped at the Blackwoods Campground in the Acadia National Park. Unfortunately they cannot accommodate big rigs. We searched the area for campgrounds and stumbled upon Smugglers Den. Great choice. Campsites are plenty big. Full hook ups are available. Great pool, for the grand children... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Camped here for one night - two families in two adjacent campsites (155A, B). There is good separation between RV/camper sites and tent sites. The campground was very clean, especially the showers and restrooms!! Nice pool and recreational areas. Good service by the front desk where you can buy some last minute necessities + firewood and ice. We could have... More 

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Johnson, Vermont
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I camped here for a few nights as we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary at Acadia National Park. We enjoyed the staff and the grounds greatly. We made several comments throughout our trip on the cleanliness of the facilities and would recommend this place to future guests. We opted for a site with electrical hookup and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 04679-0787
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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“Mid week and late September will be best times to visit to catch the beautiful colors of fall in Acadia.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamM681, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“RV sites 78-87 are the best!”
  • Sunset from the summit of Cadillac
  • Thuya Gardens
  • Rockefeller Bridge
  • Site 73
 of 5 bubbles jribeiro63, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Campers Beware, Loud, Lots of Parties”
 of 5 bubbles discoverturtle, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“All camping areas are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles blackcat06, Oct 10, 2015 | Read review
“Definitely worth the few extra bucks to get the power and water hookups.”
 of 5 bubbles 557briannag, Aug 7, 2014 | Read review
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