Blackwoods Campground Regulations

Campsites and Equipment:

  • Camp only in designated sites. Always leave something on your site to indicate occupancy (e.g., low value item, sign, etc.). This is especially important for truck campers, vans, and RV's.
  • Campsites are limited to two tents, six individuals, and one vehicle.
  • All equipment must be placed on the gravel portion of the site.
  • Connecting to any water or electric utility is prohibited.
  • Please contact a ranger about special circumstances or extra parking.

Resource Protection:

  • Adopt a Leave No Trace policy.
  • Please refrain from walking on re-vegetated areas.
  • For your safety and theirs, do not feed wildlife.
  • Do not gather, pick, or cut wild flowers, plants, trees, rocks, or any other natural or historic object.
  • Water faucets are for only drawing water. No washing of any type is allowed under the spigots. Camp wasted water must be disposed of in designated utility drains.
  • Store all food and cooking equipment in an enclosed vehicle or a hard-sided food locker. Place all garbage in trash containers or in your vehicle. Park regulations require campers top properly store all items that may attract wildlife. Failure to do so may result in a fine.
  • Driving nails, spikes, or screws into trees is prohibited.
  • Digging trenches is prohibited.

Fires and Firewood:

  • The gathering of firewood is prohibited. Firewood can be purchased locally.
  • Keep campfires small and within the structure provided.
  • Do not leave fires unattended.


  • Pets must be leashed, caged, or under physical control at all times. Leashes must be six feet or less in length.
  • Do not leave pets unattended for their safety and the safety of other visitors and wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other campers; prevent excessive barking and clean up waste.

Traffic Regulations:

  • The speed limit is 15 mph.
  • Observe all stop signs
  • Skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and similar devices are not permitted.

Quiet Hours:

  • 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Generators should be used sparingly during designated hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
  • Noise levels should be kept to a minimum at all times; please show respect for others.

Check Out Time:

  • 10 a.m.
  • Drop camping permit in check-out box upon your final departure.
  • Please leave a clean campsite


  • Call 911 for all emergencies.

(Information per National Park Service)

The other campground on Mount Desert Island within Acadia National Park is called Seawall Campground. This campground is generally on a first come - first served basis. If interested in learning about the many hiking trails on Mount Desert Island, click on the link provided below.

Additional Resources:

Campgrounds, & Camping Resource

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherThis page should give you a good overview as to what to expect, and what is required during your stay at Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park. There are a variety of other resource pages that provide specific information in detail such as the one for having pets in the park, hiking trails and related safety guidelines, and so forth. Keep in mind that, although many focus on trying to get into Blackwoods, there are several other great campgrounds on and off Mount Desert island that should be considered so check them out.