Blackwoods Campground in Acadia
Blackwoods Campground provides a forested year round Acadia National Park setting on Mount Desert Island. There are approximately 306 camping sites within walking distance to the Park Loop Road and the ocean. Showers are nearby but there are no hookups or utilities provided in the campground. Cadillac Mountain is directly north and the ocean is a short walk to the south. Camping requires appropriate registration and payment of both entrance and recreational use fees (camping). Campsites are limited to two tents, six individuals, and one vehicle.
RV Size Limits: Recreational vehicles in Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds may not exceed 35' (10.7 m) in length and 11' 8" (3.5 m) in height. Extension pull-outs must fit within the site pads provided.
In-Season: May 1 - October 31. Fee: $20 per site, per night. Reservations Are Suggested. .
Shoulder Season: (April & November) $10 (weather permitting, self-regulation)
Off-Season: From December 1 through March 31, Blackwoods Campground is open for primitive camping only and is closed to automobiles. Campers are required to hike in from the campground entrance. During this time campers must first obtain a camping permit from the dispatch office at Park Headquarters (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily).
Blackwoods campground is very easy to find. It is about 5 miles directly south of the Bar Harbor business district on the left or eastern side of Route 3. There is a well marked sign noting the entrance. From the enclosed map, you can see how close it is to the ocean and the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island.
Blackwoods Campground GPS: 44.310204; - 68.204045
The FREE Island Explorer Shuttle Bus - Route 3 has a pickup and dropoff point here.
Stats & Facts
- Facilities & Services:
- Group campsites available by registration
- No hook-ups or utilities
- Restrooms with running water
- Showers available nearby (fee)
- Evening campfire programs
- Island Exploer Bus Stop Location
Campfires & Memories
Blackwoods Campground is likely the most well known campground in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Families have camped here for multiple generations. Just the smell of the evergreen trees and smoldering campfires brings back so many memories. There is such a wonderfully relaxed solitude that exists here. It is like a shared community of nature. Close your eyes and you can still hear and see the faintly lit faces around the campfires and hear the stories being told to laughter and giggles echoing through the forest.