The snow is melting and folks are getting excited about hitting the great outdoors!  If you've been dreaming about camping within Acadia National Park, both on MDI or on the Schoodic Peninsula, here's what you need to know!

There's so much to do in the Park, from hiking, swimming, climbing and bird watching, or just mellowing out beside the campfire. Now's the time to plan.  It's spring time in Maine, and online campground reservations begin soon!

First, here's some really good advice; With literally millions of folks visiting Acadia, don't just show up expecting to get a camp site!  There are no first-come first-served sites within the Park. The National Park Service says that finding a camp site out of the blue is a rare occurrence, so here's how to prepare.

Acadia National Park has 4 campgrounds available for online reservation through Recreation.gov.  So, schedule your stay during the dates below.  More information can be found about the following Campgrounds within Acadia HERE.

  1. Blackwoods Campground, online reservation season: May 1- October 20, 2019.
  2. Seawall Campground, online reservation season: May 22- October 13, 2019.
  3. Schoodic Woods Campground, online reservation season: May 22- October 13, 2019.
  4. Duck Harbor Campground, online reservation season: May 15- October 13, 2019. Reservations for Duck Harbor Campground begin on April 1st at 10:00 a.m. EST each year.

Do not bring your own firewood into Acadia National Park, as it may contain an invasive specie that could be detrimental.  Firewood is available locally near Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods Campgrounds.  For more information about things that could hurt plants and species and are not welcome within the Park, go HERE.

For more information on Acadia National Park, please visit nps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338.