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Mount Desert Campground

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516 Sound Dr, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6618 See on map
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 nights touring acadia in Mount desert campground. Hands down, the best camping experience we had. Conviniently located, minutes from loop drive, great views to Lake, wifi and good coffee in gathering place, wooden platform for easy tent setup, attentive and firendly owners....More

Thank Rafi K
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We spent three nights at the Mt. Desert Campground, a site on the "A" loop. We couldn't have asked for a more picturesque water view campsite. The place was immaculate but our neighbors were a bit closer than we expected. Overall, the campground was quiet,...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stayed here two years ago on the recommendation of a friend, and went back this past summer. My kids and I enjoy this campground. It is well laid out, kept clean, the other campers are considerate, the area is beyond beautiful and the amenities...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This was our family’s 10th summer camping at MDC. I hesitated to write a review over the years because this place is already so popular. The platforms, clean cabin bathrooms, water views, floating dock for crab fishing and kayak rental, and games, treats and WiFi...More

Thank 3terre
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Perfert place to put your tent with all those plateform wich is flat and good in case of rain! Not able to reserved those one's along the Sea well do that very early!!! All the site is well maintened and everything is nice and clean...More

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Since 1958, Mount Desert Campground has been providing clean and quiet grounds for campers to enjoy! While you won't find frills and gimmicks here, you will find beautiful wooded sites located along the salt water More shore of Somes Sound. We take great pride in ensuring our camper's stay is a pleasant one, which is why we also provide the most up-to-date facilities. For more information, please contact us today or visit our website for more details! Less
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United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Mount Desert
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United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Mount Desert
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17 October 2018|
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Response from Doug S | Reviewed this property |
In general, any site that is not purple or gold on their website campground map is far enough away from the water and steep hills. When we were there we noticed a few families in sites A36, A38 and A28 and A40 are in... More
Andrea M
27 May 2018|
Response from Owen C | Property representative |
Yes, we intend to keep the Gathering Place open for coffee, etc. until we close in October. Thanks!
Doug S
I have a question for repeat customers of MDC My children and I will be there this coming July. We are avid campers and take a trip nearly every summer but have only been to Mount Desert Island once before, 2006. Our trip then we used a sub-standard campground. My question is - I have room to bring either a screen room to set over the pic nic table or an ez-up awning. One will help with bugs, the other with rain. Which would be more useful at Mount Desert Campground? I know the bugs can be bad in parts of the island, not at all in other areas. I appreciate your help! Any other suggestions for this campground would be welcome. I booked what site was available for us -A17 - but it was a shot in the dark as I had never been. I'm assuming you have to reserve a year in advance for the waterfront sites. Thanks
3 February 2018|
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Response from Dinkerbugs | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We went in August of last year and had no real issues with bugs. We brought some tiki torches and those helped keep the mosquitoes at bay, but they weren't really terrible to begin with. I would say the screen room... More
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"Look for a site a little off the road around the campground."
29 Jul 2018
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"Choose another campground if you don't want to be harassed by employees."
18 Jun 2018
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"Waterfront sites are wonderful but can be hard to get in July and August. All sites are nicely wooded."
1 Feb 2018
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"Most water sites are on platforms which can end up being raised off of the ground on the side of a hill."
29 Aug 2017
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