I am a camping novice. Never done it before, but excited to start. So, as a novice I was hoping the Blackwoods campground at Acadia would be easy to handle for me. It was. Make sure you make a reservation! The check in process is pretty easy once you get there and you are assigned a spot. Many of them are right off the road, so be aware of that, although a few set back from the road. The one next to us was set way back and was quite the cozy spot, and I was very jealous we didn’t get it! (It was B50 if I remember correctly. Maybe request it if you can!). Your camping spot is small, but would fit what you need. There is a picnic table and fire pit there as well. Luckily, even though we had neighbors on both sides it wasn’t that bad as on one side there some trees separating us and the other side was that great spot that was set back farther.
I completely expected the bathrooms to be a hot mess, and was pleasantly surprised that they were not. A short walk from our campsite, they were spacious and fairly clean. I found that the other campers there were very courteous when it came to keeping the bathrooms clean, noise levels, etc…. The showers are actually outside of the campground off of the main road, but a 2 minute drive away (24 hour coin operated showers. $2 for 4 minutes. Also surprisingly fairly clean).
To hike and explore Acadia you do have to go outside of the campground and at first it took us a while to figure out how to get around Acadia then back to our campground. There is a ocean path off of the campground that is nice and scenic.
For my first camping experience, this was a good one for sure. I will ease myself into completely “roughing it” but I had a great time. To note: there are a lot of families here so if like our neighbors that we overheard, “I can’t stand dogs and children”, this might not be the place for you. However, as I stated earlier, it was fairly quiet even with all of the families and dogs.
- 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