For such a huge campground, most of the sites at Blackwoods still have a cozy atmosphere. The three-lane paved road (two lanes in, one out) accessing the campground might make you wonder what you’re getting into, but rest assured, this is a great place to pitch a tent.
For one thing, Blackwoods Campground is just off Park Loop Road, which winds its way around Acadia National Park. Better still, from your campsite it’s a short walk to the ocean, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliff... the list goes on. The campground rests on the mostly flat forest floor beneath a loosely spaced forest canopy of mixed pine, balsam, hemlock, and hardwoods. The open forest lets lots of light filter through to the campground floor on sunny days, and a cool, nearly constant breeze blows in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
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