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Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA is the only campground on the west side of Bar Island. The campground offers a few pebble beaches with access to the ocean. These beaches are also an excellent place to catch a sunrise or a sunset. Bar Island is part of Acadia National Park, and you can catch a daily shuttle from the campground to the park. If you’re up for a bit of exercise, you can rent a bike from the campground and explore the area that way. After working up a sweat, clean up at one of the campground bathhouses with warm showers, and make sure your clothes are clean at the laundromat.Traveling with children? They’ll enjoy the basketball court, playground, the KOA Express Fun Train, horseshoe pits, corn hole boards, and the planned activities that are scheduled throughout the year. If you forgot something at home, there’s a well-equipped camp store that can help you satisfy all your needs while visiting the island. Supplies can even be delivered directly to your site, free of charge.And no matter what type of rental motorhome, at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA, there’s a spot just for you. Choose between partial or full hookups and decide on whether you want a site with a view, oceanfront, or farther from the water in a grassy area. All the campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. Upgraded sites have hard-surface patios, patio furniture, and a gas grill.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Acadia National Park is just minutes away when you're camping at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA. In fact, the RV park offers free shuttles to and from this natural beauty. Boasting the highest rocky headlands on the Atlantic coast, the park has seven peaks above 1,000 feet, 45 miles of carriage roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 16 stone bridges. Acadia National Park houses a wealth of habitats and has high biodiversity. Explore the land via a guided bike tour or boat cruise. Enjoy boating, bird watching, rock climbing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and much more. The opportunities are endless when you book an RV rental in Bar Harbor.When you search for an RV in Hancock County, you’ll find yourself immersed in a natural playground. Surrounded by islands, the Gulf of Maine, and Acadia National Park, there are many opportunities for marine wildlife viewing. Hop on board a cruise to see local lighthouses, watch seals frolic, and, of course, catch a glimpse of some whales. Local companies offer several different tours and cruises to meet your needs and preferences.The picturesque Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Tremont was built in 1858 and is nestled on the edge of a sea cliff. One of the most photographed beacons in New England, this gorgeous light feature is easily accessed by car and offers several vantage points. From the trail next to the tower and lighthouse, you’ll have panoramic views of the harbor and islands in the distance. There’s even a staircase down the cliff from lighthouse level to get the ocean level view. When you book a campervan rental in the Bar Island area and visit this iconic light, you’ll quickly discover why the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is one of Maine’s most popular light features.

Exploring the City

The longest running summer antique show, the Ellsworth Antique Show features over 28 dealers from Maine, England, and throughout the United States. Held on the grounds of the Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth, visitors can browse through American and English furniture, oriental rugs, unique books, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Check the show’s schedule on their website before you visit, and see what rare treasures you find when you visit the Ellsworth Antique Show.Acadia National Park is such a scenic place and learning about the forces that shaped this spectacular place is possible at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Interpreting and displaying the natural world of Maine, visitors can engage all their senses as they touch, see, hear, and smell the interactive exhibits. There is a tide pool tank with various sea stars, snails, and hermit crabs. Detailed dioramas display flora and fauna of coastal Maine while temporary exhibits bring new life to the museum on a regular basis.The Somesville Historical Museum and Garden in Mount Desert sits at the heart of the island’s history. The museum brings in new exhibits each month that preserve and present the island’s past, so there’s always something new to learn. In addition to the museum — which overlooks an ancient mill pond and Somes Harbor and boasts views of the Sargent and Norumbega Mountains — the grounds are home to a lovely Heirloom Garden with blossoms from the 19th and early 20th centuries.Definitely one of the most naturally beautiful and diverse places along the Atlantic coast, your next adventure awaits when you book a motorhome rental near Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.