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Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground

By Thomas Tash


Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground

December 30, 2018by Thomas Tash

At Acadia East Campground, we’re huge national park buffs. We love hiking, camping, and taking in the sights and sounds of our wild surroundings. It’s this obsession with nature’s perfection that inspired us to create the nation’s first self-serve commercial tent campground near Acadia National Park. Hidden in this otherwise simple tenting campground are nods to the park itself. Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground is named for the popular attraction inside Acadia.

*Please Note: Acadia East Campground is a commercial campground located outside of Acadia National Park’s boundaries, neither it or its campsites are affiliated with the national park. Our Thunder Hole campsite is named after Thunder Hole, it is not located near Thunder Hole. There are NO campsites located at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park.

Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground is named for the popular attraction inside Acadia.

Thunder Hole Campsite is located roughly 200 feet up the main campsite trail at Acadia East Campground. From the parking area, you’ll pass the Beehive Campsite and Wonderland Campsite, as well as the campground’s restroom building, on your right. The Thunder Hole Campsite is the third campground on the trail, located on the left.

This private, cozy tent campsite welcomes you with a short entrance path that gives you space off the main trail. There is plenty of cedar tree canopy at the campsite, with dark night sky views of the stars.

The Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground features a four-foot picnic table, ideal for 1-4 campers, and a stunning natural granite ledge campfire pit. As with all of our campsites, we provide a filled 5-gallon campfire water bucket for you to use as needed to douse campfires. This water is not for drinking or cooking with, as is clearly marked on each bucket.

Thunder Hole Campsite is meant for one-to-two 2-4-person tents. While it’s one of our smaller campsites, it offers some of the more unique landscape and opportunities to make it your own. With multi-level terrain, and subtle viewpoint that overlooks the lower portion of the campground, and plenty of hammock camping friendly trees.

If you are a solo camper, a couple, or small family, the Thunder Hole Campsite at Acadia East Campground is the perfect spot to enjoy your Acadia National Park camping trip in the greater Schoodic and Downeast Acadia Region.

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Thomas Tash

Tom Tash is the Founder and Co-Owner of Acadia East Campground and Pocket Parks Campgrounds. Tom began his career in Outdoor Recreation at the University of Maine at Machias before joining the City of Portland Recreation Department and becoming the Recreation Director for the Town of Bridgton. Tom became deeply invested in the national parks as the Marketing Director for a national park travel guide company. He co-founded Acadia East Campground in 2017/18.

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