Carriage Roads Closed
All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338
Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting
Precipice Cliff and Valley Cove areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »
Blackwoods Campground is open
Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »
2014 Season Openings
Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »
Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction
It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.
Frequently Asked Questions
Planning a visit to any national park can generate lots of questions. While we have attempted to answer some of those questions here, taking the time to explore this website will provide you with much more detailed information. These frequently asked questions have been divided into five categories: general information, camping, history, park regulations, weather, and wildlife.
Where is Acadia National Park located and what is the travel distance to the park?
What is the best driving route to take to Acadia from the south?
Do I need a car to visit Acadia National Park?
How many days should I spend in Acadia?
How much does it cost to visit the park?
Is there any lodging in the park?
What is there to do in Acadia?
What ranger-led activities are available?
What is there for children to do in Acadia?
Are pets allowed in the park?
When does the Park Loop Road open and close each year?
How long is the Park Loop Road and how long will it take to drive it?
Where can I bicycle in the park?
When does the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus run and where does it go?
How can I get more information about the area?
What is the origin of "Acadia"?
Is it Mount Desert Island or Mount Dessert Island?
Are there campgrounds in the park?
Duck Harbor Campground on Isle au Haut is open May 15 - October 15. Reservations are by mail only after April 1.
Visit Campgrounds for more information.
What is the difference between Blackwoods and Seawall?
Does my camping fee cover the entrance fee into the park?
Are there water and electric hookups in the park campgrounds?
Is there backcountry camping in Acadia?
Can I winter camp in Acadia?
Are there private campgrounds on the island?
What is the weather like?
When are blackflies and mosquitoes common at Acadia?
What is the best time to see fall foliage?
How much snow does Acadia receive?
What winter activities are there?
Where can I see puffins?
Is Acadia a good birding park?
Are there moose or bears in Acadia?
Where can I see seals and whales?
What park regulations should I know?
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.