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.
EA for Rehabilitating Visitor Facilities at Echo Lake
Contact: Judy Hazen Connery, (207) 288-8721
Contact: Jim Vekasi, (207) 288-8750
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes rehabilitating visitor facilities at Echo Lake Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine. This proposed work involves rehabilitating facilities and utilities, providing universal accessibility, and restoring a wetland. This work would be conducted to protect natural resources, improve visitor experiences, and reduce long-term maintenance costs.
An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for public review and is now available. Three alternatives are described in the EA: no action (not rehabilitating Echo Lake Beach facilities); the preferred alternative of completing full rehabilitation of the Echo Lake Beach facilities; and a third option of partial rehabilitation. The Environmental Assessment explains the purpose and need for the project, describes natural resources near the project site, describes actions that would be taken to minimize adverse effects, and evaluates potential effects of each alternative.
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on the project. Written comments may be submitted until February 13, 2004, to:
Comments may also be mailed electronically.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment will be made available in local libraries or can be obtained from park headquarters at Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, (207) 288-8721.
Did You Know?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...