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Maine Camping At Blackwood Campgrounds

By Ronald Moody

Blackwoods Campground sites are huge and still remain a cozy atmosphere. The park has two lanes in and one lane out, accessing the camp grounds that may make you wonder what you are getting into, but be assured you will find this a wonderful camping site to pitch a tent.

Blackwoods Campground is just off the park loop road that works around Acadia National Park. When you are camping at Blackwoods you are a short hike to the Ocean, Sandy Beaches, Thunder Holes, Otter Cliff and so much more. This campgrounds rests on the mostly flat forest floor beneath a loosely spaced forest canopy of mixed pine, balsam, hemlock, and hardwoods. Blackwoods campground open forest lets in sunlight and a cool breeze from the near bye Ocean.

The campgrounds have two main loops. There are 160 sites at loop A and 154 sites at loop B. Blackwoods also has camping sites available by reservation only. Blackwoods get may visitors every year so you need to make a reservation to insure you and your family gets a spot at Blackwoods. You can make reservation from June 15 to September 15 and this is one of the busy campgrounds in the summer months.

Blackwoods is a year around campground, in the winter months it is first come first serve. There are 50 camp sites on loop A and some of the things you can do are snowshoeing or cross country ski on the massive network of carriage roads that wind their way in and around the park. Camping at Blackwoods in the winter is free unless a ranger at the main station informs you other why’s.

Blackwoods Campgrounds is open year around, if you would like to write them there address is, Blackwoods Campgrounds, ME high way 3, Bar Harbor, ME. 04609. Blackwoods have 306 camping sites, fire rings with grate, picnic table and there facilities are toilets, water spigots, showers and make sure you call for there rule like pets, alcohol and anything else you may want to know.

If you do go camping here and end up at the north end of loop A, you’ll be close to the south Ridge hiking trail that take you to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. No matter where you end up pitching a tent you will enjoy the stay and make sure you enjoy the sunsets and sunrises.

About the Author: Ronald Moody has been an avid fisherman for 40 years. He enjoys all types of fishing, but especially likes salt-water fishing; he has been all over the country practicing his hobby. He is the owner and operator of, a website dedicated to inform fisherman about Maine fishing, fishing locations, and fish supply products. Visitors are welcome to copy and paste this article on their website as long as the following information is sourced: Maine Fishing by Ronald Moody


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