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York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed here for 8 days and would highly recommend for any campers / RV / renters! Clean, well kept, laid back campground. Along island explorer bus route. Easy wall to Echo Lake and various trail heads. There weren't any planned activities but that's not something we do anyway. We were not traveling with kids but pool was nice, great playground,...

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Camden, Maine
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic holiday weekend at Smugglers Den. Each year the place looks better and better. All the details of the flowers, spotless bathrooms and amazing pool area. In my opinion, Smugglers Den is the best campground on Mount Desert Island and possible the state of Maine. Thanks Todd and Rain for making us feel so welcome every time we come.

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Marcellus, Michigan
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

stayed w/ my mom, 12yo son and his best friend in one of the deluxe cabins. it was very clean and had all the basic necessities plus tv and wifi. we stayed in the beginning of june and it was still a bit chilly - upper 50s/low 60s and the heater used inside the cabin kept us nice and toasty....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 June 2016

STAY DETAILS June 13 – 17, 2016 Cabin 306 – Deluxe Camp Cabin I highly recommend Smuggler’s Den Campground. It was one of the cleanest campgrounds I’ve ever been and had plenty of amenities. LIKED Clean Well-equipped cabin Amenities and facilities Tent sites with water and electric hook-ups Pet-friendly DISLIKED Inconsistent hot water No curtain on window above sink in...

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Acton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We camped here with different mgmt and had a positive experience so we returned BUT the management is now the owner and it is not well managed for campers. At night, it was loud through the night with parties. Drunk people and more people arriving through the night. Management does not care. We do not recommend this site for anyone...

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Rain3944, Owner at Smuggler's Den Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry you had a negative experience at Smuggler's Den. Smuggler's Den Campground has been owned and operated by the Worcester Family since it was established in 1969. This review was written in April and we opened for the 2016 season May 27th. I am not sure if you were here last fall...

Alvechurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in our RV. We arrived late, but they left directions to our pitch on the door, and we then checked in the following morning. It looked like you could also just turn up and do the same... Maybe because it was the end of the season? The campground was still quite busy, but it...

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Enola, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This campground has to been the cleanest campground I have ever stayed at . Dog friendly ,but a problem with the dogs . minimal lighting around the grounds ,so you still feel like your camping ! . The water at the hook up tasted like spring water , the cleanest bathrooms of any campground I've ever stayed and the quietest...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

RV park bordering one side of Acadia national park..20 minute drive from the main entrance. Very convenient with all the amenities: cable..Wi-Fi...full hook ups...concrete slabs for those who wish or cheaper under the trees parking. Cabins available too but we parked under the trees. We're very appreciative that they're open when everyone else is closed...right at the peak of the...

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Lake Tranquility
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Yes, you can go home again and that is just what it feels like very time we return to Smugglers Den. Rain and Tod welcome us like family and we feel very at home here. The tent sites are wooded and very large; they range from rustic to having both water and electricity. Both open and wooded RV sites are...

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Holly, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Clean and quiet campground. Lots of trees makes all the sites very cozy. Very friendly staff. We had trouble hooking up the Cable Tv and Todd helped us solve the problem even though it was a problem with our motorhome. He even drove to the hardware store for a part! Very grateful!!

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Worcester family began Smuggler's Den Campground in 1969 and continues to operate it today. Our goal then and now is to provide our customers with a comfortable and relaxed camping experience on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Enjoy our 22' x 44' HEATED POOL with slide and kiddie pool or it is just a 20 minute walk to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smuggler's Den Campground

Address: Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-0787
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Smuggler`s Den Campground Hotel Southwest Harbor
Smuggler's Den Campground Southwest Harbor, Maine
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