While I prefer back country camping, Blackwoods is great as far as national/state park car camping grounds go. The rangers are generally friendly and definitely helpful. Lots of programming offered particularly geared to families but informative for any nature lover. The sites are well placed and while none are private you can still feel like you are in your own space. Other campers have been friendly and respectful during each of my stays. Quiet hours are respected and the loudest sounds at night are the snores of other campers.
The bathrooms are very clean for part of the day (the part just after they are cleaned) and they slowly grime up as outdoor bits collect inside and more and more hands flush toilets and turn on faucets. Showers are offsite and $2 for 4 minutes. These facilities are clean enough and the feeling of a hot shower outweighs any hesitation. Do wear shower shoes.
The Island Explorer is a great bus service that will take you from the campground to downtown Bar Harbor and elsewhere in the park for FREE. It's quite a treat.
We love Acadia because we can bike/hike/paddle all day, then eat at top notch restaurants in the evening, and crash in our tent for the night. Then wake up and do it all again the next day.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking