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Wild Acadia Camping Resort Unveils New Campground, Attractions

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Wild Acadia Camping Resort (Maine) reopened on July 1, unveiling new amenities and a new campground after closing for renovations last summer.

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Photo courtesy of Wild Acadia Camping Resort

Wild Acadia Camping Resort is just minutes from Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park.

According to its Facebook page, Wild Acadia Camping Resort has various camping options, from simple tent sites to full big rig pull-throughs with full hookups. 

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Photo courtesy of Wild Acadia Camping Resort

As per a report, the resort was shut down in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-owner James Allen decided to take advantage of the closing to begin planning renovations.

The following summer, since the resort was not expected to receive normal vacation traffic due to COVID, Allen chose to keep the resort closed and began building additions to the fun park and the campground.

“Closed in 2020 for COVID, we used that time to start planning and engineering this investment,” Allen said. “A little more than a year ago, we decided we would build this out and not open because it wasn’t going to be a normal season.”

The largest renovation was the construction of a campground within the woods behind the fun park. The new campground features 90 campsites, two-thirds offer full hookups for campers, and the remaining are tent sites. 

Full hookup campsites with power and water come in smaller spots for pop-up campers and trailers and a section of pull-through sites for larger RVs.

“We owned it for 12 years before we decided to do the campground, but it was always on the backburner,” Allen said.

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Photo courtesy of Wild Acadia Camping Resort

There is also a new bath house near the section of tent campsites, a laundry room, rec room, and a covered dining pavilion.

“We rearranged some things; the biggest addition is a large wading pool with a play structure with a dumping bucket,” Allen said. “A 45-inch restriction for the waterslide that would weed out the smaller kids, and we didn’t like the fact that we didn’t have much to offer the smallest ones.”

The waterslides are one of the most popular features in the park. 

Other features had to be removed because more space was needed for the campground and the new waterpark features.

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Photo courtesy of Wild Acadia Camping Resort

“Some things have gone away. We no longer have go-karts; we needed that land for the campsites,” Allen said. “We removed some of the high ropes course. Now things like the climbing wall and the trampoline are near the zipline tower and the low ropes course.”

The resort has amenities like waterslides, a wading pool with a playground and dumping bucket, a climbing wall, sling-shot trampolines, jump shot trampoline, water wars, ropes course, zip line, a cafe, and more!

For more information, visit https://wildacadia.com/.

This story originally appeared on Mount Desert Islander. Featured image from Wild Acadia Camping Resort.

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