dog-friendly camping near acadia national park

Leah Fishman

From all inclusive cabin stays and cozy yurts to backcountry tent sites deep in the northern woods, here are some of the best campgrounds in and around Acadia National Park. Because my dog and I are attached at the hip, all campsites and campgrounds on this list are pup-friendly.

  • Bar Harbor Campground in Maine, United States

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      Bar Harbor Campground is the closest campground to the town of Bar Harbow, making it a popular spot for first-timers and families. This campground accommodates tent camping and RVs. Amenities include: paved roads, clean and sheltered bathrooms, hot showers, 30 and 50 amp service, heated pool, ocean views, and a shuttle service to surrounding Bar Harbor and Acadia.

  • Bass Harbor Campground in Maine, United States

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      Bass Harbor Campground is located in the heart of Acadia National Park on the famous "Quietside" of the island. It's an easy 1/2 mile from the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and 2 miles from the Acadia Seawall. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: tent and yurt rentals, 20 30 and 50 amp sites, hot showers, heated pool, dog-friendly, playground, laundromat, and more.

  • Hadley's Point Campground in Maine, United States

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      Hadley's Point Campground is on the very northern tip of Mt. Desert Island. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: island shuttle bus, heated pool, wifi, playground, games, hot showers, laundry, camp store, 30 and 50 amp power, and more.

  • Mount Desert Campground in Maine, United States

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      Mount Desert Campground is located smack dab in the center of Mt. Desert island and just minutes away from Acadia National Park. Accommodates tents and RVs up to 20 feet. Amenities include: hot showers, salt water fishing, swimming, Kayak and SUP rentals, ice cream, coffee and pastries, boat ramps, and wifi. *Dogs are not allowed during peak season

  • Acadia East Campground in Maine, United States

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      Acadia East Campground is a backcountry, self-serve, tent-only campground located on the Schoodic Peninsula near Acadia National Park. Acadia East is perfect for folks who want a 10 minute buffer between them and the action. This campground is dog friendly and you can book online, but no other amenities are provided.

  • Acadia Seashore Camping & Cabins in Maine, United States

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      Acadia Seashore Camping is a small, but cute campground with epic ocean views. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: lobster boat tours, private tours of Acadia National Park, views of Cadillac Mountain, free wifi, and laundry service.

  • Appalachian Mountain Club Echo Lake Camp in Maine, United States

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      AMC's Echo Lake Camp is located on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island and provides amazing views of the mountains meeting the ocean. Unlike some of the other campgrounds on this list, Echo Lake Camp is all-inclusive lakefront campground with amenities like: volunteer-led hikes and nature walks, platform tents with cots and bedding, a full-service dining hall providing three meals a day, a rec hall, library, clean bathrooms, hot showers and baths, and recreation amenities like a basketball court, swim floats, boat docks, canoes, kayaks, and more.

  • Somes Sound View Campground in Maine, United States

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      Self-branded as "quiet, family camping," Somes Sound View Campground offers tent, RV, cabin and platform camping. Amenities include: kayak and paddle boat rentals, clean restrooms with hot showers, heated swimming pool, playground, dog-friendly facilities, and more.

  • Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday in Maine, United States

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      Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA is the only campground on the west side of the island, so if sunsets are your thing, this is the spot for you. Yes, KOA is a chain, but this Bar Harbor/Oceanside location has its perks, like: it accommodates RVs up to 70ft long, they have an onsite dog park, there's a snack bar with ice cream, plus all of your standard amenities like clean bathrooms, wifi, and shuttle bus access.

  • Narrows Too Camping Resort in Maine, United States

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      Perfect for cabin-dwellers and RVers, Narrows Too is located in Trenton, just a few minutes north of Mt. Desert island. They offer over 200 brand new long and level full-service RV resort campsites, most with spectacular views of the ocean, plus an array of colorful cabin rentals. Amenities include: swimming pool, store, pet-friendly facilities, ocean views, wifi, laundry, and more.

  • Bar Harbor Campground

    Bar Harbor Campground is the closest campground to the town of Bar Harbow, making it a popular spot for first-timers and families. This campground accommodates tent camping and RVs. Amenities include: paved roads, clean and sheltered bathrooms, hot showers, 30 and 50 amp service, heated pool, ocean views, and a shuttle service to surrounding Bar Harbor and Acadia.

    May 26, 2022
  • Bass Harbor Campground

    Bass Harbor Campground is located in the heart of Acadia National Park on the famous "Quietside" of the island. It's an easy 1/2 mile from the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and 2 miles from the Acadia Seawall. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: tent and yurt rentals, 20 30 and 50 amp sites, hot showers, heated pool, dog-friendly, playground, laundromat, and more.

    May 26, 2022
  • Hadley's Point Campground

    Hadley's Point Campground is on the very northern tip of Mt. Desert Island. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: island shuttle bus, heated pool, wifi, playground, games, hot showers, laundry, camp store, 30 and 50 amp power, and more.

    May 26, 2022
  • Mount Desert Campground

    Mount Desert Campground is located smack dab in the center of Mt. Desert island and just minutes away from Acadia National Park. Accommodates tents and RVs up to 20 feet. Amenities include: hot showers, salt water fishing, swimming, Kayak and SUP rentals, ice cream, coffee and pastries, boat ramps, and wifi. *Dogs are not allowed during peak season

    May 26, 2022
  • Acadia East Campground

    Acadia East Campground is a backcountry, self-serve, tent-only campground located on the Schoodic Peninsula near Acadia National Park. Acadia East is perfect for folks who want a 10 minute buffer between them and the action. This campground is dog friendly and you can book online, but no other amenities are provided.

    May 26, 2022
  • Acadia Seashore Camping & Cabins

    Acadia Seashore Camping is a small, but cute campground with epic ocean views. Accommodates tents and RVs. Amenities include: lobster boat tours, private tours of Acadia National Park, views of Cadillac Mountain, free wifi, and laundry service.

    May 26, 2022
  • Appalachian Mountain Club Echo Lake Camp

    AMC's Echo Lake Camp is located on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island and provides amazing views of the mountains meeting the ocean. Unlike some of the other campgrounds on this list, Echo Lake Camp is all-inclusive lakefront campground with amenities like: volunteer-led hikes and nature walks, platform tents with cots and bedding, a full-service dining hall providing three meals a day, a rec hall, library, clean bathrooms, hot showers and baths, and recreation amenities like a basketball court, swim floats, boat docks, canoes, kayaks, and more.

    May 26, 2022
  • Somes Sound View Campground

    Self-branded as "quiet, family camping," Somes Sound View Campground offers tent, RV, cabin and platform camping. Amenities include: kayak and paddle boat rentals, clean restrooms with hot showers, heated swimming pool, playground, dog-friendly facilities, and more.

    May 26, 2022
  • Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday

    Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA is the only campground on the west side of the island, so if sunsets are your thing, this is the spot for you. Yes, KOA is a chain, but this Bar Harbor/Oceanside location has its perks, like: it accommodates RVs up to 70ft long, they have an onsite dog park, there's a snack bar with ice cream, plus all of your standard amenities like clean bathrooms, wifi, and shuttle bus access.

    May 26, 2022
  • Narrows Too Camping Resort

    Perfect for cabin-dwellers and RVers, Narrows Too is located in Trenton, just a few minutes north of Mt. Desert island. They offer over 200 brand new long and level full-service RV resort campsites, most with spectacular views of the ocean, plus an array of colorful cabin rentals. Amenities include: swimming pool, store, pet-friendly facilities, ocean views, wifi, laundry, and more.

    May 26, 2022