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happynow

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Posted: 06/16/13 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone Tent camped in Acadia NP in July? Hope some of you can pass on your experience.

We will visit Acadia NP July 14-18,our first time and just the two of us. We do not have reservations, prefer to camp for all/some of our visit but will find a hotel for heavy rains or very warm nights.

Have been told both Blackwell and Seawall CG's will have availability during the week,that seems true as the website shows lots available now.
We are aware of the CG limitations (showers 1/2 mi away etc).
Does anyone have a Acadia CG preference? If so, why?

Have been told the worst of the Black Flies issue is over and not really an issue by mid-July.Can anyone verify that or know otherwise?
Anything else we should know about the CG's?

Thanks for any advice or assistance you can give...


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Posted: 06/16/13 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While it has been a while since we tent camped there, not too much changes at Arcadia. The black fly problem will be gone in July. Seawall is on the quieter side of the park, further away from Bar Harbor. Both campgrounds are nice and offer camping without any amenities. I think you would be happy with both. If you haven't done so, check out the reviews on RV Parks Review website.


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Posted: 06/26/13 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you,linnemj for your help. Lack of change can be a very good thing.

Glad for the confirmation that the Black Flies are gone in mid July. We prefer the natural National Park CG experience whenever possible and both seem to be great. Blackwell seems to have a slight edge over Seawall on ratings. If the weather is good---we could try both CG's : )

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Posted: 06/26/13 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happynow, just another quick confirmation that the black flies have just about ended their miserable existance for this year. There does appear (at least around the house here) to be an appreciable crop of mosquitoes however, so keep that somewhat in mind. Both campgrounds are exceptional, especially for the "natural Park experience", and I am absolutely positive that you would enjoy either or both.


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Posted: 06/27/13 05:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many thanks, Clarryhill. Only a few weeks now, excited.
Acadia will be our 16th National Park visited since August 2012; we were able to make great use of the National Parks Pass.

Appreciate the fyi/reminder to bring mosquito repellant and citronella.
This is our first trip to Maine, will only visit Acadia this time.

As a local, is there anything outside the immediate Acadia NP area that you recommend we should not miss? Nature related, please.

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In that vacinity, Acadia has enough hiking, biking, rock climbing, beach walking, to interest anyone for quite some time. Further up the coast, there is an area called the "Bold Coast Trail". You can Google it for particulars. Further along the coast, Cobscook Bay State Park is great and Quoddy Head State Park has a hiking trail along the coast that is spectacular. If you wish to go further inland, about mid state or actually a bit further North, you might get lucky enough to land a tent site in Baxter State Park and have a go at climbing Mt Katahdin, another of Maine's finest treasures. Best wishes for your visit. May you come back soon.

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Posted: 06/28/13 07:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you ! Appreciate these suggestions. Some of these look terrific.

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We stayed at Seawall last fall and really enjoyed it. We have a small (19') camper and were assigned a site on a loop with mostly tents which worked out well. A21 I think, large site with good privacy and the restrooms were maybe 100 yards awat.

Don't miss the Schoodic Peninsula section of the Park - well worth the drive. The carriage trails are nice if you have bikes.

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Posted: 07/01/13 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, appreciate the site info. Have not seen CG maps but have not searched much.
Our plan includes the Schoodic Peninsula and rent bikes to ride carriage roads if time allows.

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