Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. 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?
Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.