BLACKWOODS CAMPGROUND

Overview

Blackwoods campsites are reservable up to 3 months in advance. Reservations for group campsites can be made starting on March 15th every year. Group campsites are available from May 15th through October 10th. There are no first-come, first-serve sites. All campsites are by reservation only.

Blackwoods Campground is located in breathtaking Acadia National Park on the Maine coast. Visitors venture to Acadia for its picturesque scenery, historic sites and recreational activities, including hiking, biking and canoeing.

Recreation

From gentle walks along the rugged coastline, mountain hikes, tree lined carriage roads for biking and lakes for kayaking and canoeing, Acadia offers many opportunities to get outside and be active.

Park rangers at Acadia offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides and more.

Visitors enjoy viewing the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Cadillac Mountain, Isle au Haut and the Sieur de Monts Spring Area.

A 27-mile, historic loop road system offers outstanding views of the park’s ocean shoreline, coastal forests and mountain silhouettes.

Facilities

The majority of Blackwoods’ sites are for small and large tents; other sites can accommodate travelers with RVs. Flush toilets, running water, and a dump station are provided, as are picnic tables and fire rings. Roads are paved.

Acadia’s Island Explorer shuttle buses provide free service between park destinations, local communities and the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Regional Airport. Regularly scheduled buses stop at campgrounds, carriage road entrances and many trailheads. Shuttle service is available from late June to mid-October.

*** There are no showers in the campground. Fee shower facilities are located 1/2 mile from the campground.***

Natural Features

Acadia is comprised of a cluster of islands on the Atlantic coast of Maine. Mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows and beaches are all found within roughly 45,000 acres comprising Acadia. At Blackwoods, all sites are wooded and within a 10-minute walk of the ocean.

Nearby Attractions

Acadia National Park is surrounded by scenic island harbors and quaint towns. Bar Harbor is less than 15 minutes away, with restaurants, shops, museums, music festivals and whale-watching tours.

Beautiful Lamoine State Park is just 21 miles from Acadia, with boating, fishing and scenic views of Frenchman’s Bay.

The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge is 50 miles from the campground, and is home to a nesting habitat for diverse seabird and wading bird populations, as well as bald eagles.

Charges & Cancellations

No Shows

  • If a camper does not check-in at the ranger station by 10:00am check-out time the day after the scheduled arrival date, their reservation will be cancelled, the camper will incur a $20.00 service fee, and forfeit the first night’s camping fee

Making Changes to Your Reservation

  • A $10.00 service fee will apply if you make any changes to your reservation. 

Cancelling Your Reservation

  • If you cancel your reservation the day before or on the day of your scheduled arrival date, you will incur a $10 service fee and forfeit your first night’s camping fee. If you cancel your reservation 2 or more days before your scheduled arrival date, you will only incur a $10 service fee. 
  • If you cancel a group campsite reservation within 7 full days before the scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night’s use fee

Early Departures

  • If you choose to check out of your campsite early, you must notify us in person at the Campground Ranger Station before 10:00am in order to receive a refund for your remaining nights.

                                    Please review Rules & Reservation Policies below for more information.

The entrance to Blackwoods Campground is off of State Highway 3, six miles south of Bar Harbor. There is no entrance to the campground from Acadia National Park’s Park Loop Rd.

The Park Loop Rd. has several low bridges and the majority of it is one way traffic; do not enter any entrances with a vehicle or equipment that is 10’4" or more.

  • If you do not have a reservation and hope to book a campsite in person at the ranger station, we can ONLY accept credit/debit cards. No cash/checks.
  • Park entrance fees are separate from campground fees. An entrance pass is required in the park and while staying in the campground. Acadia National Park charges the following entrance fees: $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle, or $15 per person. Visitors may purchase the Acadia National Park annual pass for $55. Buy your Acadia National Park pass online at www.recreation.gov 

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