General Campground Information

Open Dates

2021 Season will open May 7th to Oct 11th.

Fire Rules

For a complete list of fire safety rules, please click on the link:

Cancellation Policy

  • 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

Heard of Farm to Table?  Well, Dakota, the Lobster Dude & Co. is our version of "Ocean to the Picnic Table".  Catch daily, Dakota serves up Lobster, Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder and all the fixin'.  Eat Like a Local  7 Days a Week from 8-Noon and 4-7 pm.  Additional Flatlander items Mac & Cheese, Hamburgers, Caesar Salads, Soup, etc.

Ocean Swimming

Please feel free to play, swim, splash, and float in the Western Bay.  It is best to access the water via Pebble Beach or Sunset Patio unless of course, you have been fortunate to reserve a waterfront site.  If not, please refrain from cutting through your neighbor's.

Remember swimming is at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.

Pet Policy

We are very pet friendly. We accept all well behaved pet regardless of breed. Pets must kept on a leash or lead no longer than 8ft and picked up after. Pets may not be left unattended at sites. Excessive barking or squawking is also prohibited. Pets other than dogs, cats, or birds must be preapproved prior to being brought on to the grounds. Pets are allowed in all tent and rv sites and predesignated Cabins. Airstreams and Glamping tents are not pet friendly.

Free Island Shuttle from Bar Harbor KOA

The Island Explorer features nine bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers.   Clean propane-powered vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.

Schedules and additional information is at the Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA Office and The Dock Pavilion


Not running in 2020

Check in and Check Out

Check in for RV sites, Tent Sites, Cabins, and Airstreams is 4:00pm.
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.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10:00pm - 7:00am. Please respect your neighbors by keeping noise volumes to a minimum during these hours. Disrespectful guests may be asked to leave the campground.


Free Wifi is available throughout the entire park. When you check-in, your will receive our network info and a password to log onto the internet. Our KOA Wifi system is intended for email, browsing, reservations, secure banking and online purchases. Peer-to-peer usage, tethering, Netflix (or other streaming sites) gaming, internet connection sharing, skype and facetime are not available. *Note: You will be asked to re-enter the password to gain access to the internet every day. Connections may be terminated without notice if usage exceeds the bandwidth usage so that everyone has equal access.

Firewood: Save our forest for the next generation, Buy Local

The State of Maine has instituted a ban on importing wood unless treated and/or certified by the appropriate authority.   Two wood-boring insects, the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), have the potential to destroy Maine's forests. The introduction of these or similar insects into Maine would adversely affect wildlife habitat and other forest-based resources and is common in many US States and Canadian Provinces.

Meet Your Hosts

Barbie Fallon and Ruth House

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.