Saltwater Camping Alongside Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Maine

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About Us

While Somes Sound View Campground has transitioned to new ownership, we assure everyone with existing reservations that reservation information is on file, and we will be contacting guests directly with details confirming your arrival; we look forward to seeing you!

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Located on Mount Desert Island, Somes Sound View Campground is an idyllic, peaceful retreat on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. A cozy, intimate property, SSVC is known for attracting friendly, nature-loving campers, who appreciate pitching their tent next to the ocean surrounded by gorgeous woods and enjoying everything Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park has to offer. Browse through our website to discover why we are the right choice for your next vacation destination.

Activities & Amenities

ATTENTION GUESTS: Starting May 26 2023 and ending Sunday, September 3, 2023, there will be a Lobster Bake at 5:00 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please reserve your plate(s) when booking your reservation!

  • Kayak rentals to our guests
  • Paddle boat free for use in the quarry
  • Boat mooring rentals
  • Water and electricity hook-ups
  • Wooded, water view & waterfront sites
  • Playground
  • RV sites
  • Platforms
  • Boat dock & boat launching facilities
  • Salt water fishing
  • Rocky shore ocean swimming
  • Heated swimming pool free to our guests
  • Nearby hiking, biking, lake swimming, shopping and fine dining

We have a small store with some essentials including:

Ice • Firewood • Matches • Sunblock • Bug spray • Snacks • Water • Batteries • Flashlights • Tylenol • Some toiletries • Some first aid • Maps • Goggles • Pool noodles • Floats • and Tiki torches, among other things…

campground map
Mount Desert Island map

Activities & Amenities

  • Kayak rentals to our guests
  • Paddle boat free for use in the quarry
  • Boat mooring rentals
  • Picnic tables and fire pits at each site
  • Clean restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets ($1 for 5 minutes of hot water) – tokens purchased at office
  • Water and electricity hook-ups
  • Wooded, water view & waterfront sites
  • RV sites
  • Platforms
  • Boat dock & boat launching facilities
  • Salt water fishing
  • Rocky shore ocean swimming
  • Heated swimming pool free to our guests
  • Playground
  • Nearby hiking, biking, lake swimming, shopping and fine dining

We have a small store with some essentials including:

Ice • Firewood • Matches • Sunblock • Bug spray • Snacks • Water • Batteries • Flashlights • Tylenol • Some toiletries • Some first aid • Maps • Goggles • Pool noodles • Floats • and Tiki torches, among other things…

campground map
Mount Desert Island map

Ways to Stay

Built around the remnants of a granite quarry, with its varied terrain and vegetation, each of our campsites is unique. Sites vary in size; some feature sun, others shade; a few are flat, more have terraced areas of granite ledge, gravel, and forest which offer privacy. Most sites are nestled among mixed hardwoods and evergreens, some with varying views of the quarry, the waters of Somes Sound and Norumbega Mountain on its far shore.

All the sites (except Lotus Belle Tents and Cabins) may be used by tent campers. Sites are categorized as nine different types (listed in this order on the booking pages):

  • Lotus Belle (2)
  • Cabins (4)
  • Waterfront (6)
  • Large Tent/Camper up to 30ft (6)
  • Medium Tent/Camper up to 25ft (8)
  • Small Tent/Camper up to 20ft (21)
  • Tent Platform (5)
  • Small Tent Only (8)
  • Non-electric (9)

Each site has a picnic table, a potable water spigot (where you may wash dishes), and an open fire pit constructed from local granite (bring your cookware and grate). Most sites have a prepared gravel surface for tent/camper and parking. Hanging tarps and hammocks is permitted where suitable trees are present.

Choose a site that offers the feel of privacy or one that lends itself to engaging with the camping community. Everyone is welcome to relax at the edge of the quarry, swim in the heated pool and walk down to the waterfront to enjoy the ocean. Our pier and floating dock are great for fishing, wildlife watching, stargazing, launching small boats, swimming and just enjoying the salt air and the view. Adult supervision is required for children.

Dogs are welcome at Tent and Camper sites (see our Rules & Regulations page).

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