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

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Acadia Annual Closures

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Date: October 23, 2012

Bar Harbor, ME -- 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 every day at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on Route 233, except on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1. In January and February, the Winter Visitor Center will not be open on weekends.

Park Loop Road will close on December 1 unless there is 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. During November, park roads may close temporarily depending on the weather.

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, call the park at 288-3338 and press "0." You may also go to our website, www.nps.gov/acad, for updated information.

-NPS-

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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...