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    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.

Acadia National Park Annual Closures - 2008

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Date: October 24, 2008
Contact: Wanda Moran, 207-288-8804

On October 31, Hulls Cove Visitor Center and 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 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 Otter Cliff Road. Access to this section is via Schooner Head Road in Bar Harbor. Jordan Pond can also be accessed via Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor.

Camping at Blackwoods Campground 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 in advance at park headquarters on Route 233. 

For information on winter closures, please call the park at 288-3338 and press “0.” You may also go to our website, www.nps.gov/acad, for updated information.

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.