• Eagle Lake covered in snow nearing dusk

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • 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.

Links to Real-Time Monitoring Data from Acadia NP

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View images (updated every 15 minutes) and current air quality and meteorology data from the McFarland Hill air quality monitoring station on the webpage for the Acadia National Park visibility webcam:

http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/acadcam/acadcam.cfm

 
Thumbnail of Acadia's CAMNET visibility camera webpage

View images of Mount Desert Island (updated every 15 minutes) and current meteorology and air quality data from the Schoodic Education and Research Center on the webpage for the Acadia's CAMNET visibility webcam:

http://www.hazecam.net/camsite.aspx?site=acadia

 
USGS stream gage at Otter Creek

USGS stream gage site 01022840 Otter Creek near Bar Harbor, Maine

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a stream gage at Otter Creek in Acadia NP and another at Old Mill Brook, near the park. These gages measure the stage (water level) and discharge (volume of streamflow) of the streams every 5 minutes.

View Otter Creek streamflow data

View Old Mill Brook streamflow data

 
Graph of groundwater level

Graph of data from USGS groundwater well

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a ground water monitoring well at Acadia National Park's McFarland Hill air quality monitoring station, and another on the Crooked Road, near the park. Instruments in these wells record the groundwater level twice an hour.

View McFarland Hill groundwater level data

View Crooked Road groundwater level data

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

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.