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“Beautiful island; very tight quarters”

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Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort
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Reviewed August 25, 2006

We camped with our pop-up at one of this campgrounds waterfront sites. If I had to pass along only one thing about this campsite, it would be that the campsites are VERY VERY close to each other. When I say that I literally could have reached out and touched my neighbor's RV while laying in bed in my pop-up. Sitting by the fire ring, we were about 10 feet from our neighbors on each side. The attached picture shows TWO sites to the right of ours after our neighbors left. The picnic table right next to the camper is NOT ours!! It was our neighbor's. There really is no reason they had to put the sites this close together, except that the owners are obviously trying to rake in the cash. To make matters worse, the campground put my family, who was camping in a pop-up, between 2 giant RVs that ran their A/C all night and watched movies and TV until the wee hours. When I checked in, I even asked the desk person if she could tell me what kind of rig was in the adjacent sites, she said "oh, I don't have that information." C'mon lady, are you kidding? You've got the computer monitor right in front of you! I only can conclude that she answered in that way because she did not want me to know how mismatched our site placement was. It left a bad taste in my mouth. On the whole, the campground is kept clean and orderly. The bathrooms are spartan (what do you expect, it's camping!) but, despite the fact that some people are total slobs, kept fairly clean. The campground runs some decent evening family programs (magician, "Elvis" appearance, movie night, arts and crafts), which my kids (13, 10, 8) enjoyed. Also, the pool is small but heated. The prices in the camp "store" (basic minimums only) are overpriced but if youve spent any time camping, you expect that. Finally, the scenery and hiking opportunities on this island (the entrance to Acadia is about 5 minutes by car from the campsite and there also is a free natural gas powered shuttle that stops at the campsite and will take you all over the park) are exceptional. If you are coming to Acadia to camp, I recommend checking out the national park sites - less expensive, much (much) more secluded. The only down side is that the campground in the national park does not have shower facilities but there is a private shower house facility just outside the park. If you can deal with that, it's a no-brainer, go with the federal park.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2014
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Additional Information about Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort

Address: 1219 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7140
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $25 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 206
Also Known As:
Mount Desert Narrows Camping Hotel Bar Harbor
Mt Desert Narrows Camping Resort Bar Harbor, Maine

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