April 22, 2013: The Precipice, Orange and Black, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliffs Trails are closed until further notice because of nesting peregrine falcons. All other trails in the park are open, whether accessible from the park or from state roads.
June 14, 2013: The Western Mountain road loop is now open.
Obtaining Permits at Acadia National Park
Depending upon your planned activity, you may require either a Commercial Use Authorization or a Special Use Permit. Read the descriptions below to determine which type of permit you need to obtain.
Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA)
Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA's) authorize companies or individuals to conduct business in Acadia National Park on an annual basis. A CUA provides a group a non-exclusive license to offer services to park visitors.
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is required for:
To apply visit this site: Commercial Use Application
Special Use Permits (SUP) - A Special Use Permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large and for activities that require some degree of management by the National Park Service in order to protect park resources and the public interest.
Activities and events that require Special Use Permits include:
To apply visit this site: Special Use Permit
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...