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BLACKWOODS CAMPGROUND, ME

part ofAcadia National Park, National Park Service
Photo: BLACKWOODS CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Nov 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

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.

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.

Fee shower facilities and camping supply stores are located in the village of Otter Creek, 1/2 mile from the campground.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Evening Programs
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Ranger Station
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Star Gazing
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • If arriving later than noon on the day following your reservation, please call 207-288-3274 for confirmation of arrival
  • Please bring confirmation information
  • All vehicles must possess a valid entrance pass; weekly passes are $20, annual passes are $40
  • No hookups at this facility
  • Laundry available in nearby communities
  • A license is required for saltwater fishing. Click here for details.
  • In-state fishing license required for freshwater fishing
  • All equipment must fit on the gravel portions of the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only. One vehicle per site. All other vehicles park in overflow parking.


A ban on all out-of-state firewood is in effect to protect Maine's forests. Campers can purchase firewood within the surrounding communities of Acadia National Park. Please click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.30972, -68.20806
44°18'35"N, 68°12'29"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BLACKWOODS CAMPGROUND
PO BOX 177, Eagle Lake Road
BAR HARBOR  ME  04609-0177

Phone Number:

Information:  (207)288-3274
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