Smuggler’s Den Campground

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In the Heart of Acadia National Park. Tent, water & electric, full hookups, camp cabins, heated pool, and free hot showers.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 207-244-3944

Other Phone: 877-244-9033

Fax: 207-244-4072

Max RV Length: 65

Max Amps: 50

Latitude/Longitude: 44.474311 , -68.182939

Total Sites: 100

Camping Season: Memorial Day to Columbus Day


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


From Interstate 95 take exit 182A (old exit 45A) to Route 395; follow to the end (3-5 miles) on to Route 1A – through Lucerne to Ellsworth (about 30 miles) In Ellsworth Route 1A will turn into Route 3 Continue on Route 3 past Wal-Mart through the town of Trenton To the head of Mount Desert Island (about 10 miles) where there will be a traffic light. At this traffic light your route will change to 102 (stay to your right and continue through the light) to Southwest Harbor (about 9 miles). Smuggler's Den Campground will be on your right. *It is a little less than 50 miles from 395 in Brewer to Smuggler’s Den in Southwest Harbor, although your route numbers change your direction is straight ahead all the way to Smuggler’s Den. DISTANCE FROM: Boston, MA: 278 miles New York, NY: 486 miles Portland, ME: 172 miles Calais, ME 116 miles

Reservation Info

Reservations are accepted for 2 nights or longer. We require a deposit of 50% of the total basic cost of the site to secure a reservation. We will contact you regarding availability and necessary deposit information.

Pricing Info

LOG CAMP CABINS Saturday to Saturday Weekly Rental Rate = $475.00 Please inquire about nightly rates for June & September Cabin reservations require a $235.00 non-refundable deposit at the time the reservation is made with a credit card (visa or mastercard). The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cabin reservations that are made 30 days or sooner to arrival must be paid for in full with a credit card at the time the reservation is made. Applicable discounts will be taken off the second payment and sales tax may be paid for at the time of arrival. All rates are per night. 7th night free for reservations of a week or more. Maximum visit 2 weeks. Family rates include up to 4 people, no charge for children 12 and younger. 10% AAA and Good Sam discounts. Please inquire about seasonal & group rates. Reservations are accepted for visits of two nights or longer and are recommended for July & August. Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend reservations must include Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Cancellation Policy

Smuggler’s Den requires at least 14 days notice prior to arrival for a deposit refund. We will return your deposit less a $15.00 cancellation fee or you may have a rain check for the full amount. Refunds will not be issued with less than 14 days notice, nor will refunds be issued for early departure.


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  • DrSus
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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adequate campground but not outstanding


September 10, 2005

Smuggler's Den is on the RIGHT side of the island -- the "quiet side" away from tourist-crammed Bar Harbor. We loved our stay on Mt. Desert Island and highly recommend it as a vacation destination, The campground was adequate but lacked cable tv, and at our site we couldn't pick up satellite. The 50-amp sites are very narrow, so we had 2 neighboring camp fires which were way too close to our motor home. The staff is not friendly nor helpful. They weren't rude -- they just weren't friendly nor did they offer help. It is a good campground for location and accomodates our 40 foot motor home, so we will return. The town of Southwest Harbor is nearby, and it is delightful. Hiking is outstanding.

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