• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Park Statistics

How big?

 

Acadia National Park protects more than 47,000 acres (19020 hectares):

  • 35,332 acres (14298 hectares) owned by the National Park Service
  • 12,416 acres (5025 hectares) of privately owned lands that are under conservation easements managed by the National Park Service

 

When did Acadia become a national park?

 
Sieur de Monts National Monument - July 8, 1916
Lafayette National Park - February 26, 1919
Acadia National Park - January 19, 1929

 

How many people visit Acadia?

 

Acadia National Park generally receives more than two million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national park in the United States. The busiest months are July, August, and September.

The National Park Service Public Use Statistics website includes detailed visitation data for Acadia from 1919 to the present, as well as statistics for other National Park Service areas.

Did You Know?

Image of the Guide's Guide cover

The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...