How to Camp Like a Pro in Acadia National Park 


Acadia National Park, a stunning coastal gem in Maine. If you love camping, you’re in for a treat. Here are 9 insider tips to help you camp like a pro in this amazing park. 

Acadia is very popular, especially in the summer and fall. Campsites fill up fast, so make your reservation as soon as possible.  

Book early 


Acadia has four campgrounds: Blackwoods, Seawall, Schoodic Woods, and Duck Harbor. Each one has its own pros and cons, depending on your preferences and budget.  

Choose your campground wisely 


Parking can be a hassle in Acadia, especially on busy weekends. Save yourself the stress and take the free Island Explorer bus around the park and to Bar Harbor.  

Leave your car at camp 


Maine is notorious for its mosquitoes and black flies, especially in the early summer. Protect yourself from these pesky insects with bug spray and headnets. 

Bring bug spray and headnets 


Don’t bring firewood from outside the park, as it may contain invasive species that can harm the forest. Buy local firewood from nearby stores or campgrounds. 

Buy local firewood 


Acadia has some strict rules for camping, such as quiet hours, generator use, food storage, and fire safety. 

Follow the rules 


 Don’t miss the highlights, such as Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, Thunder Hole, and Sand Beach.  

Explore the park 


Treat yourself to some fresh and delicious lobster rolls, clam chowder, or blueberry pie at one of the many restaurants in Bar Harbor or nearby towns. 

Try some local food 


Acadia is known for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, which paint the sky and the sea in beautiful colors. 

Watch the sunrise and sunset 


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