Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Acadia National Park Annual Closures
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804
On October 31, the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and the Sand Beach Entrance Station will close for the season. Beginning on November 1, information will be available daily at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on Route 233, except on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1. Also closed now are the Islesford Historical Museum, the Nature Center at Sieur de Monts Spring, and Seawall Campground.
The Park Loop Road will close on December 1 if there is not a major snowstorm before then. When it is closed, there are two miles left open from Schooner Head overlook to the Otter Cliff Road. Access to this section is via the Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor. Jordan Pond can also be accessed via the Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor.
Camping at Blackwoods Campground this winter will be primitive tent camping only beginning on December 1 and lasting through March 31. The access road to Blackwoods will not be open or plowed. Camping will require walking in and carrying everything out and is free of charge during these dates, but a permit must be obtained at park headquarters on Route 233, open between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.
For information on winter closures, please call the park at 207-288-3338 and press “0.” You may also go to our website.
Did You Know?
The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.