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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located centrally in Acadia National Park area. Sites are large, quiet, with good mix of family tent camping and RV camping. WiFi is excellent. We were in an self contained RV. Large field for walking our two dogs. Plenty of young children around, but very respectful and unintrusive. Easy drives to Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mt. We stayed a... More 

Thank Trackman P
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We rented a deluxe cabin at Smugglers Den for the first week of Aug. They have 6 or 7 very cozy deluxe cabins with full kitchens,full baths, screened in porches, and a gas fireplace. It was adorable and perfect for us as we are not really into tent camping anymore, but love the campground vibe, sitting around a camp fire... More 

Thank Lynn L
Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Friendly staff, quiet, great pool, family oriented, clean, hot showers, and the (free) bus stops hourly to head over to Acadia. We absolutely loved our week of camping here! Tents, RVs and Cabin camping. Solid Internet connection, too. Thanks, we'll be back!

Thank jribeiro63
Washington, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the past week at Smuggler's Den. We had a great experience. The campground is in a great location on the western/quieter side of the island but it is still close enough to everything to be super convenient. We checked in on a Sunday and got to our site (71) which was a little narrow at the... More 

Thank bfglee
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were originally scheduled to stay (in our RV) 5 nights, but loved this place so much we ended up staying 8 nights. The sites were level and the hookups all worked flawlessly. It is a half mile from a grocery store and within a few minutes of the national park. The staff members are very helpful. The kids loved... More 

Thank John M
Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Absolutely gorgeous setting in the woods next to Acadia National Park. Really friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to make your stay perfectly enjoyable. Large RV spaces with lots of trees and foliage to enhance privacy. We walked from our campsite down a path from the campground to Acadia National Park, Long Pond trail, which was a... More 

Thank barbbates1947
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I always like the quiet campsite and found tent only site (#50ish) which is mountain view. The campsite map is available online, so it is advised to take a look if you want specific surrounding. Other tent sites are more open and can be somewhat noisy. My family never used the pool so I can't make any comments. In comparison... More 

Thank Lukeoh
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We have a class A motor home and got a pull through site on a slab. It was a nice park, with pool, playground, laundry, bathrooms were clean. Office staff was helpful, a store, cabins, location a drive from Bar Harbor, but there are free shuttle buses. A good experience overall!

Thank Dmlsun
New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay here. We stayed here while visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. The Island Express bus stops right at the campground, so you'll not need a car at all. Bus takes you all over Acadia and also into Bar Harbor- great way to get around. Campground itself was spotlessly clean and had a great... More 

Thank jerseytraveler2009
York, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed here for 8 days and would highly recommend for any campers / RV / renters! Clean, well kept, laid back campground. Along island explorer bus route. Easy wall to Echo Lake and various trail heads. There weren't any planned activities but that's not something we do anyway. We were not traveling with kids but pool was nice, great playground,... More 

Thank Jill R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Worcester family began Smuggler's Den Campground in 1969 and continues to operate it today. Our goal then and now is to provide our customers with a comfortable and relaxed camping experience on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Enjoy our 22' x 44' HEATED POOL with slide and kiddie pool or it is just a 20 minute walk to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smuggler's Den Campground

Address: Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-0787
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Smuggler`s Den Campground Hotel Southwest Harbor
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“Mid week and late September will be best times to visit to catch the beautiful colors of fall in Acadia.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamM681, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“RV sites 78-87 are the best!”
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 of 5 bubbles jribeiro63, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Campers Beware, Loud, Lots of Parties”
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“All camping areas are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles blackcat06, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Definitely worth the few extra bucks to get the power and water hookups.”
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