When we have gone we stay at Blackwoods, it is dry camping. It is a little work, but we have a portable waste tank (42 gallon) so we don't have to move the camper. Water is pretty close and we have a 6 gallon wheeled tank that our teens take care of. The sites for large trailer(over 24 feet) or RV's are grouped together so running your generator is not bad because everyone else is too. The Ranger run programs at night at the Amphitheater which are great. LL Bean(Island Explorer) buses run right into campground every 30 minutes. You have to go into Bar Harbor for groceries as the little store in Otter Creek closed. Bath house is privately owned and just outside the campground, it can get expensive to use for a family. The other place we like is in Southwest Harbor it's called SMUGGLER'S DEN CAMPGROUNDS(877-244-9033). They do have a website. They have all hook up plus an in ground heated swimming pool. They also have Bean's buses stop in the campgrounds and will take you into Bar Harbor. They are right next to Echo Lake which is a really nice fresh water lake to swim. They do have sand beach and bath houses. If I remember there is a path that you can walk to the lake. The salt water beaches can still be really cold and water can get a bit rough for younger kids. There is a super market right down the road from the campground (I think it's and IGA). You will not be disapointed with this trip no matter where you stay. There is so much to see and do. We love the hiking trails and kayaking!!!
Sheldon & Kathi Hartwell
Dexter and Ryley our beagles
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