As soon as we left I missed waking up to the view of bay and the sound of the waves. Beautiful, clean campground with great amenities. I would recommend forgoing the full hookup sites as those are in full sun and packed pretty close together. The sites closer to the water are more spacious, with amazing views and still have water/electric. I was anxious about needing to use the public showers due to Covid but they were clean, fairly big for camp showers, plenty of hot water and good water pressure, and the walls are VERY high between the shower rooms. The showers are co-ed, with each shower room having its own deadbolt lock. There are a couple of different public beach areas for poking around in tide pools and enjoying the sunset. There is a small cafe trailer in the middle of the campground that we didn’t visit, but seemed popular and had a decent selection for meals throughout the day. WiFi worked great, laundry room was clean and had plenty of machines. Our only complaint was that they were so booked up we couldn’t extend our stay!
My husband and I stayed 8 nights in a rustic, 1-room Kamping Kabin. We loved the location, access on the Island Explorer bus route and super clean bathrooms and showers. Seriously...super clean facilities every time we used them. Beautiful sunset too! Things to be aware of if you book a rustic cabin...you can’t park your car by the cabin. However you can use wagons they provide to bring things from your car to your cabin. The cabins are pretty close together so not much privacy. Lastly the cabins are situated near a marshy area = lots and lots of mosquitoes. Thus, we did not do any campfires or sit on our porch as we kept getting eaten alive. Bring a flashlight for walks to the bathroom (about a 4 minute walk) too...not enough light along the way as they are solar lights and lose their brightness as the night goes on. We would absolutely stay again, but these couple of things would be helpful to know. It’s an excellent facility and exceptional staff!
This was our first trip out with a new to us pop up camper. We got a place right next to the water (site 341). It was awesome! Our two boys were able to play during low tide when we set up the camper. We had plenty of room and a great view! You could still see part of the highway and lots of planes and helicopters from the airport nearby but that didn’t bother us. Bathrooms around the corner, playground and morning train rides a short walk away. No pool but the ocean is right there. We will probably definitely be back someday.
I booked a "premium" tent site for a week back in February. The description told of a tent pad, a camp kitchen, etc. When we arrived we could barely find our site. Site 411 is clearly an afterthought. Well away from the other tent sites. The site was full of muddy ruts from recent rain. The mosquitos were awful. We did not find this to be a problem elsewhere on the campground but it was where this site was situated. There was no tent pad, the only really suitable tent spot was barely big enough and not level. The camp kitchen was also not level. With a tent and screen tent over our picnic table there was very little room left. In fact there was so little room that our fire sent sparks that burned little holes in our screen tent. I drove over to the other campsites and several of them were beautiful. I guess six months in advance is not enough time to get a decent site. For $74 a night for a tent site everything was very disappointing. Like other reviewers here we often found the bathrooms to be filthy and there were not enough showers. Lastly, if you are going to work at the front desk, even if you are from out of state, it is ACADIA, not ARCADIA.
My family rented a cottage. The cottage was cute and clean and came with bedding and towels. We had a kitchenette (no stove), gas grill, and fire pit. Really a lovely set up. This is in a nice location about 20 minutes from Acadia or Bar Harbor shopping. The campground is pet friendly.
Pros - Clean, campground located on a rocky beach (my kids enjoyed looking for clams and crabs), cabin was nice. Employees are very friendly. Campsite is quiet and people seem to observe the quiet hours starting at 10:00 p.m. Shuttle offered to Acadia.
Cons - Mattresses are super thin. My kids could feel the boards beneath their bunk mattresses. Bedroom bed is noisy - creaks every time you move. Cabins and campsites are pretty close together. Items in camp store are expensive. A bundle of wood was $10. Few amenities. No activities.
Overall, a nice stay.