Seawall and Southwest Harbor have more of a local feel
than Bar Harbor. It’s just 18 miles back to downtown Bar
Harbor, when you feel the need to be a tourist again.
|Seawall Campground at Acadia National Park is on the less
crowded west side of Mount Desert Island, so you get a little
more privacy – most of the year. In mid June of 2012, we
shared the 43 RV campsites in loop C with only 6 other
The Park Rangers told Mrs. Bob that they expected things to
really pop the following week, so you may find the
campgrounds full during the last week in June, and in July and
August. Bob is a wanderer so he seldom makes
reservations, but you should if you plan to be here in July and
|The restrooms in the park had a shelf above the lavatory that
was just wide enough to hold your razor and toiletries. Be
sure to take your own wash cloth, there’s not a paper towel
dispenser or air dryer in sight. Remember, no hot water, but
washing your face in really cold water is refreshing, right?
The men’s restroom closest to our pull-thru campsite had one
accessible and one regular stall, in addition to the standing
stations. Maintenance cleaned the restrooms every morning.
|We really enjoyed Seawall Campground. The campsites are
wooded and well-shaded, so save the suntan lotion for the rocky
beach that’s only a short walk from the campground. Each site
within the campground are paved, with crushed rock parking close
to the road and a dump station pull out at the south end of the RV
sites. Like other National Park campgrounds, there are no hook-
|Turn left on 102A when leaving campground to get to the store.
The Acadia Shuttle Bus (free - as in no charge) stops at the Harbor-Hancock County Regional Airport, campgrounds, carriage
|With the exception of a few gas station convenience stores which don't have all the items for making sandwiches, everything
close to the campground closes at 8PM, even in late June. There is an IGA grocery store about 5 miles north of the
campground entrance in Southwest Harbor on the east side of 102. If you want something more than a hotdog or candy bar
(lunchmeat for example) the IGA is your best bet. Don’t be late, they close at 8. Turn left on 102A when leaving the campground.
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