• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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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.



Access Guide


Acadia National Park is constantly striving to make your visit more enjoyable by making facilities as accessible as possible. For information about accessibility in the park, download a copy of the Accessibility Guide.


General Information

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Entrance Fees
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are permanently disabled are eligible for the Interagency Access Pass. This free, lifetime admission pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Reclamation sites.

  • Must be obtained with valid identification
  • Does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners
  • Available at park entrance stations, most visitor centers, and online; admits pass owner and passengers in a private vehicle
For information, or to download an application visit http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm

For your health


Air Quality
Air pollution produced in eastern states is often carried into Maine by the wind. Park staff monitor ozone levels so that they can issue ozone advisories if levels are dangerous to people with respiratory conditions. For more information call (207) 288-3338.


Medical Information
Call 911 for emergency medical or police assistance or to report accidents or injuries.

Mount Desert Island Hospital
10 Wayman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5081

Maine Coast Memorial
50 Union Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-5311

Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State Street, Bangor, ME 04402
(207) 973-7000


Contact Information
Island-wide emergency number: 911

Acadia National Park is continually working to improve access for all visitors. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning access during your visit to Acadia or desire more information about the park, please contact:

Acadia National Park
PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3338
e-mail us

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.