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Bar Harbor / Oceanside Koa

136 County Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-7703 USA

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“oceanside camping and recreation”

You can enjoy family-friendly waterfront camping in Bar Harbor, Maine while staying at Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday. Our KOA Campground is the only campground on the west side of Mount Desert Island. Pull up a chair at your campsite to relax and watch the beautiful, pastel sunset spread across the horizon each night.Exploring Bar HarborBar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday makes the perfect base camp whenever you want to experience beach camping in Bar Harbor. You and your family can enjoy your trip on the island by staying at our KOA Campground, from its proximity to Acadia National Park to the local restaurants and shops.Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday Has a Way to Stay for EveryoneAt Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday, we offer many campsites to help you have the camping experiences you desire. You can stay at one of our RV Sites, Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, Unique Accommodations, or Tent Sites.RV Sites: We provide many  so campers can easily park their vehicles. Many sites have full hookups or water and electric.Deluxe Cabins: You can enjoy glamping whenever you stay in one of our . These cabins feature full baths and full or partial kitchens, giving you extra comfort as you camp. Camping Cabins: If you want a more traditional camping experience while sleeping in a cozy bed, consider staying in a . They provide comfortable shelter but have no kitchen or bathroom.Nostalgic Airstream: Leave the tent at home and stay in a nostalgic and cozy . These unique accommodations feature a full bathroom (standup shower) and full kitchens.Tent Sites: Camp at one of our  to sleep under the stars on the island. All Tent Sites have water and electricMany lodgings and campsites are pet-friendly so that you can bring your pets along for the adventure.Bar Harbor/Oceanside Amenities and RecreationHave an unforgettable Mount Desert Island camping experience at our KOA Campground. We offer , including:Private oceanfront accessKOA Express Fun TrainShuttle busKamp K9® dog parkLocal Attractions and RecreationCamping at Mount Desert Island means you can spend time . Spend the day swimming in the ocean, hiking in Acadia National Park or taking a boat tour to go whale watching or to see the island from a different perspective.Maine is also known for its fresh lobsters, mussels and other seafood delicacies. Learn how to eat like a local by visiting some of the best lobster and seafood restaurants on the island.Book Your Stay with Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA HolidayBar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday offers the best location when you want to go Acadia National Park camping. Begin planning your trip to the island by  today!

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16 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.5 Access
4.6 Location
4.4 Cleanliness
3.5 Site Quality
3.8 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 8 users | Last reported on July 03, 2024

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 4 users | Last reported on August 02, 2022

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Reviewed by
Mark Mays

  • 24 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
July 03, 2018
Rated 4.0

You're paying for location, plus amenities for kids. This is a very busy campground. Nevertheless, lovely setting right by the ocean. Far north end of Mount Desert Island, so convenient to both Bar Harbor to the south and big-box shopping to the north. We were in site 131, a pull through. Was open and sunny - no shade, but still only got 2 of 3 western arc Dish satellites since those satellites are low in the sky and the trees between our site and the ocean blocked one of the satellites. Nice patio with fire ring with built in grill, plus barbecue and table. Site was level enough, and long enough for MH and toad. However, exiting was too tight to hook up at site, so had to do that near dump station. WiFi, cable, and water pressure were all good. Nice dog park. On site outdoor lobster restaurant was pretty good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful - definitely some of the nicest RV park people we've ever met. Mosquitoes were kinda bad - but repellent works well enough for that. Since we are retired and don't have kids, we might opt for a more adult-oriented campground next time. If you have kids, they will love this place.

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Reviewed by
laurlloo

  • 46 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
August 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

Get a waterfront spot if you can plan early enough! This campground is absolutely gorgeous and plentiful in amenities- camp store, beach, view, free shuttle to bar harbor, activities (tie dyeing!), laundry and full hookups! Worth the visit!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Carol Coates

  • 25 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 03, 2018
Rated 5.0

Had a very nice site and time at the Bar Harbor KOA. The lobster roll and lobster dinner on site was a real plus.

1 person found this review helpful
  • 39 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 09, 2022
Rated

Pros: on the water, very close to all Acadia activities on Mt. Desert Island, close to Bar Harbor for any necessary shopping, beautiful sunsets, fairly quiet considering the fact the campground was full, easy and seamless check in.

Cons: sites on top of each other - enough room for your slides and awnings though. Every little extra thing you want, except hot showers, is an extra fee. This would be OK with us if the nightly fee weren't so high already. Impossible to get an oceanfront site unless you book more than 12 months in advance. This is due to the fact that KOA invites you to book the same site for the same time period the next year when you are checking in. KOA does not enforce it's own lights out rules so we had several nights of having the neighbor's LED awning lights shining into our camper. Not ideal.

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Jim & Alicia Wright would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $93.00

Days Stayed: 8

Site Number: 349

RV Length: 24 ft

RV Type: Travel Trailer

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 5G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 03, 2024
Rated

The campground is very close to Arcadia National Park and historic Bar Harbor. The water views are beautiful, especially at sunset. Lots of activities for small children. Clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Camping spots are very tight unless you’re lucky enough to get one of the coveted spots on the water. Also hardly any shade trees which is a drawback. Pet friendly. Family friendly. Expensive too but that’s the sign of the times.

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Nightly Rate: $150.00

Days Stayed: 8

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 30, 2016
Rated

This is a nice KOA but it is tight spaces. Seems to be the case for many of the parks in the area. Road noise on the sites closer to the road. Nice helpful folks. On the bus route and central drive distance to most of the island. Wifi is available but we were not able to connect.

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Nightly Rate: $76.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 126

RV Length: 40 ft

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 18, 2016
Rated

MDI is a beautiful island! This campground is on the island right when you cross over from the mainland. The price was high, but the location worked great for us. As Bar Harbor has become quite commercial, we only spent part of our time there and much of our time exploring Acadia National Park. This KOA was more convenient for us in exploring the island than staying in Bar Harbor. We did drive by the Bar Harbor RV park, however, it's commercial location and no-reservation system did not work for us. This park worked beautifully for us.

We had an end site, which created a spacious area for us. Some of the sites are incredibly close together, but if you reserve in advance and carefully choose your site you will find great options. We loved being near the water and having a tiny window view of the bay from our campsite. The laundry facility was extra large and extremely well maintained. This park offers an outside restaurant-like experience every night, however we did not utilize it. It had many of the typical KOA amenities. Although the price was high (our price reflects and extra $5 per night for our 3rd child), we would stay here again and reserve a spot earlier in the year so that we could have a waterfront site...the location was beautiful and convenient for touring the island.

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Nightly Rate: $80.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 131

RV Length: 38 ft

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 16, 2017
Rated

Ok, I get it.. It's Maine in the summer so prices are high but $78 a night for partial hook-ups when you're packed in like sardines is outrageous!

We were fortunate enough to get a site on the water but it was a tight un-level fit for even our touring van.

We would stay here again but more during the off season and only on the water.

I can't say much about the facilities as we did not use them but the dog park was clean and the employees were all super friendly. The GM was great as well, originally booked for two nights but after booking we realized that the area was expecting heavy rains the next day and we couldn't justify paying $78 to be stuck inside our van all day so she let us cancel with no fee!

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Nightly Rate: $78.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

RV Length: 24 ft

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 03, 2019
Rated

This place is as pretty neat. We splurged a little for a waterfront site. Downside is it only had electric and water. Supposedly they have a honey wagon that comes through. We woke up to a gorgeous view every morning. It was a little to cold to sit outside.

The campground was clean and had a cute little stand that had breakfast in the morning and a lobster dinner at night. The lobster and corn were tasty but the coleslaw and postage salad side were substandard. We got it to go to take it back to our MH and within seconds the bottom of the bag was falling out and lobster juice was everywhere. So be careful. They also had lobster rolls, mussels, etc. and ice cream for dessert.
The campground had tight spaces but with picnic table and fire ring. It is also a great location for getting around. There was a laundry room with a lot of machines. Everything was very clean including the bathrooms.
There is a lot to do in the area so it makes for a great vacation.

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Nightly Rate: $102.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 360

RV Length: 36 ft

RV Type: Class A

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
stevenbrubaker

  • 14 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 06, 2019
Rated

near-ocean sites, but very tight. Lots of parties, due to beach. Beach is accessible and can see seals right from the shore. Beach also means lots of sites without FHU, so they have a daily honey wagon service that you can pay for (~$20/dump). Nice store. There is also a lobster shack onsite which is not too bad. Cell service is limited. Site prices are super high also, but this is on Mount Desert Island in the summer....

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Nightly Rate: $80.00

Days Stayed: 7

Site Number: -

RV Length: 42 ft

RV Type: Class A

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
2 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Bar Harbor / Oceanside Koa

136 County Rd
Bar Harbor, Maine
04609-7703 USA
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Last Nightly Rate
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Longest Vehicle Length Reported
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October 21
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May 3
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