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Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOA

If you have ever dreamed of visiting Maine’s Downeast region or Acadia National Park, then the Bar Harbor/Woodlands KOA is the perfect place for you and your rental RV. The campground offers great summer fun with bike rentals, a horseshoe pit, a dog park, and a playground. It also has a café with weekly pancake breakfasts if you don’t feel like cooking.If you prefer to make your own food though, there are full hookups for your Bar Harbor camper rental including ones with 50 amp electrical service. Best of all, there’s a shuttle to take you around the island, including to Bar Harbor and the more popular spots in Acadia. This is particularly important during Acadia’s peak season when parking can be challenging to find, and traffic jams snarl the roads.Need to cool off? At Bar Harbor/Woodlands KOA, you can dive into the sparkling Western Bay for a refreshing ocean swim, though there’s no lifeguard, so small children will still need to be supervised.When you book an RV in Hancock County or Bar Harbor, you’ll have access to all of the best sights in eastern Maine. Mount Desert Island (which contains the park, Bar Harbor, and the campground) is just one facet to explore. A couple hours' drive north, you’ll find Bangor, the largest city in northern Maine, and the illustrious Mount Katahdin – the second tallest mountain in New England and a favorite climb of Henry David Thoreau. Go down the coast a bit, and you’ll find resort towns like Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, and Camden, all excellent places to enjoy Maine’s unofficial state food, the lobster roll.



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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

For the vast majority of visitors getting an RV rental here, Acadia National Park is the reason for coming. As it’s the only national park in the northeastern United States, Acadia draws visitors from far and wide to its stunningly beautiful seaside mountains. One of the best ways to explore the park is atop a bicycle on the park’s carriage roads. These gravel pathways were built for the Rockefeller family carriages before the land that the park now sits on was donated to the federal government in the 1920s. Dozens of great hiking trails branch off from the carriage roads to ascend several of the mountains on Mount Desert Island. If you’re not afraid of heights, check out the Precipice Trail, which traverses a narrow cliff face with iron rungs and cables for handholds.If you’re looking for a quick stroll close to town, there’s the Bar Island Trail leading from the downtown area to the island. The trail reveals itself at low tide and gets covered a few hours later at high tide. If you’re planning on having a picnic on Bar Island, know the tide times. Otherwise, you could be stranded out there for hours.If you’re a moderately experienced paddler or go with an organized group, a paddle to the Cranberry Islands just south of Mount Desert is a must when you're RV camping at Bar Harbor KOA. On the islands, you’ll find picturesque communities selling a variety of knick-knacks and delicious homemade products.

Exploring the City

Bar Harbor is undoubtedly one of the coolest towns in Maine; while it might be full of tourist shops and tour operators, it’s also a thriving artist community that attracts creative types from all over New England. You’ll find plenty of galleries to peruse when renting an RV in Bar Harbor and there are restaurants galore.You will need to do a little planning before fueling up during your Bar Harbor KOA camping trip. Mount Desert doesn’t have any truck stops, and gas stations are only located near Bar Harbor, on the other side of the island. It’s definitely something that should be considered when coordinating your excursions with the Bar Harbor motorhome rental.To get some local produce for your camper's kitchen, make sure to attend the Bar Harbor farmer’s market held every week. Not only do they have scrumptious fruits and vegetables for purchase, but also mouthwatering baked goods, fresh seafood, buttery cheeses, and the occasional handicraft. This is a great place to see the community in action.If you’re interested in learning about Mount Desert Island’s ecology, stop in at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. The museum features dioramas of the state’s marine life describing how the various species interact with each other. It’s associated with the nearby College of the Atlantic, a private liberal arts college focused on human ecology and environmental science.


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Find the perfect RV for Bar Harbor / Woodlands 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.