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Smuggler's Den Campground

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank NHIrish
Albany NY
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank kevforfun
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Gary323
Crystal River, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank sdbos72
Johnson, Vermont
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank TKO123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Located centrally in Acadia National Park area. Sites are large, quiet, with good mix of family tent camping and RV camping. WiFi is excellent. We were in an self contained RV. Large field for walking our two dogs. Plenty of young children around, but very respectful and unintrusive. Easy drives to Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mt. We stayed a... More 

Thank Trackman P
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We rented a deluxe cabin at Smugglers Den for the first week of Aug. They have 6 or 7 very cozy deluxe cabins with full kitchens,full baths, screened in porches, and a gas fireplace. It was adorable and perfect for us as we are not really into tent camping anymore, but love the campground vibe, sitting around a camp fire... More 

Thank Lynn L
Portland, Maine
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Friendly staff, quiet, great pool, family oriented, clean, hot showers, and the (free) bus stops hourly to head over to Acadia. We absolutely loved our week of camping here! Tents, RVs and Cabin camping. Solid Internet connection, too. Thanks, we'll be back!

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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