General Campground Information
2019 Season will open May 9th to October 14th.
- Canceling your holiday is rarely a happy event... but if you must, for any reason, please call us direct at the campground at 207.288.3520. We will happily refund your deposit less a $10 dollar processing fee when you call us at least 2 days prior to your planned arrival for RV and Tent sites and 7 Days prior for Cabins and Airstreams.
- Of course, special occasions may have special rules, so there may be additional requirements groups, holidays or hot deals.
- Don't want to pay the processing fee? Become a VIP VKR member. Ask us how.
Maine Lobster Bakes
Remember swimming is at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Free Island Shuttle from Bar Harbor KOA
Schedules and additional information is at the Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA Office and The Dock Pavilion
THE ISLAND EXPLORER OPERATES JUNE 26 THROUGH COLUMBUS DAY.
Columbus Day is October 14, 2018. Service on the Schoodic Peninsula begins on May 26.
Check in and Check Out
Check-out for All sites is 11:00am and All Accommodations is 10:00am.
Late check out maybe available for an additional fee. Please check at the office.
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Meet Your Hosts
Peace, Love, and Camping.Growing up in the emerald necklace that surrounds Cleveland, Ohio gave Barb Fallon her love of hiking, biking, and all forms of water sports. Summer there meant camping, mainly in the Ohio Valley or the Allegheny Mountains.
Barbie's fondest camping memory is of a seven-day bicycle/camping trip from Gainesville, Florida to Gainesville, Georgia. “Without a doubt, the Georgia Mountains are great,” says Barbie, “but it is people that camp make a trip wonderful.” Six days in, after a particularly rainy and tiring day of peddling up the road, the group set up camp in the Oconee Nat'l Forest. “Our camping neighbor found out it was my birthday and built me a campfire cake,” Barbie recalls. “Cozy and warm, we toasted to my birthday, to our new friends, and a few marshmallows. I still keep in touch with them to this day.”
Though she hails from the Midwest, she migrated south after school and eventually, she and her wife Ruth joined the KOA team. Their path to Bar Harbor has come full circle, as work campers, they started in Bar Harbor and Marco Island / Naples KOA. Barbie then went into KOA's Manager Trainee program. She managed Kissimmee Florida KOA followed by Trinity Lake KOA in California, earning a President's Award in 2012 and a Founder's Award in 2013!
Since then Barbie took on the role of General Manager returning to where it started... Bar Harbor / Oceanside and Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOAs, and in 2015 she and Ruth are very excited to have earned the distinction of earning the Founder's Award for both parks followed by Manager of the Year! Not an easy feat in a short season.