In crossing the US by bicycle I have slept in many many camp grounds and so would consider myself reasonable literate in what counts or the seasoned traveller and what doesn't.
The Bar Harbour Campground is excellent on many levels. First off, reception is excellent, via phone and by visit. The office is clean and pleasant and business like with friendly staff too. They did not accept plastic, but there was an ATM in the office so no real problem there - one mark off for not accepting plastic in the US.
The site itself, for a 2 man tent and bicycle was perfect. There was a choice of locations for a very modest fee and I went for a spot neat the bathrooms. Full marks.
The wash rooms (mens) were spotlessly clean and very hygienic throughout, both lavatories, sinks and showers. The floors are resin coated and also very clean - no grime. The showers used a 25 cent coin op to run for 5 minutes and the water pressure was exceptional. The hot water was very very hot and fully adjustable - no shortage here. In short, excellent. I will deduct one mark for coin op showers instead of timer operated showers here - shame really as the toilets and shower configuration were exemplary.
There are proper washing up sinks for cutlery and the like and a trash unit nearby for refuse. The noise levels are quiet and all in all it is a very very high standard site.
I did switch on my laptop to see if there was wifi at the tent (like there would be - ever!!) and I nearly collapsed when I saw there was, which makes this site practically unique amongst American sites.
In short, an excellent short or long term stopover, very highly recommended because all the basic details are there - hygiene, cleanliness, site quality, staffing, and wifi - the basics done very well.
- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Campground Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Campground Maine