Find the perfect RV rental in Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOA, ME. Simple, easy, and fully insured.
Tell us where you want to pick up or have your RV delivered
Sort by vehicle type, date, price, and amenities
Learn more about your favorite RV and the best local destinations
Send a request directly to the owner and start preparing for your adventure
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.
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.
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.