Seawall Campground

Acadia National Park

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668 Seawall Rd.
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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GPS: 44.2408, -68.3044

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 198
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 40 ft
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2012 Honda Odyssey
56 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3
“Pretty but crowded, wooded campground with small sites, early check out time.”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2017

Overall Rating

This Acadia National Park campground is located at the south end of Mount Desert Island. The campground is pretty with decent paved roads. However the sites are small and close together in a wooded setting, not uncommon for a national park. Some of the sites have no separation at all with the neighbor on one side. The bathroom door slammed when people came and went. We found the crowded atmosphere unpleasant and mostly hid inside our camper while there, running our air cleaner to clear the heavy campfire smoke.

We were able to snag a site without a reservation in Aug 2015 by calling ahead that day. Since it is a good drive out of the way, they will hold a site for you for 1 hour. You can call once you get to the town of Ellsworth. However, we couldn't get the same site for 3 nights and had to move after 2. Check out time is an absurdly early 10am, which was helpful on our move day, but inconvenient on our check out day.

The campground is a good location for a base of operations to explore Acadia National Park. Across the road from the campground is the Seawall day use area which is a pretty overlook on the atlantic ocean. Great spot for a picnic or to hang out and relax for the day. Lots to see and do in Acadia National Park. During peak season, it is a good idea to take advantage of the free shuttle as parking at the popular spots can be very difficult.

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Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
212 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 226

Tomp would stay here again

“Nice C/G, close to sea, good gravel /dirt sites, many with difficult access due to trees. Free firewood”

Reviewed Jul 05, 2015

Overall Rating

Very nice c/g for NP. Out at the end of Desert Island across the road from a stone seawall and the Atlantic Ocean. Typical NP with many regs, lots of Rangers and staff, good access to camping, tough getting into many sites due to trees being right where you want to bend your rig to fit in the site.

Old park, sites only about 45-50' long, heavily treed with lots of shade in most cases. No utilities, water and dump station nearby, generator rules are liberal.

One of three C/G in the park. The other is close to the "Disney World" side of the Park, i.e.: Bar Harbor, Sand Beach, Parkway Drive and hikers and bikers and kids all over the roads. Lots of traffic there at Blackwoods c/g.

The Seawall C/G is close to nice little towns like Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor and less formality than the Bar Harbor atmosphere. More our kinda place! Very uncrowded in early June as weather and family activities keep the hoards from traveling then.

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Acadia National Park (ME) - September 2014

Between the carriage trails for hiking/biking, the beauty of Mount Desert Island and the stunning Maine coastline for paddling, pristine lakes… well… this is where to be. I paddled out of Seal Co...

  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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