• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Camping

Firewood Alert
Firewood brought in from other areas may contain non-native insect species that pose a serious threat to Acadia National Park's resources. Quarantines have been issued for some areas. Please leave your firewood at home. Firewood is available locally near both Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds. For more information, see the pest alert produced by the National Park Service.
 
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Campgrounds

 
Blackwoods Campsite

Blackwoods campsite.

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Blackwoods Campground

Located on Route 3 the campground is 5 miles (8 km) south of Bar Harbor. It is open all year, with the following restrictions:

  • May - October: Reservations recommended. Fee: $20 per site, per night.
  • April and November: Weather permitting, Fee: $10 (self-registration)
  • December - March: A limited number of campsites are available for primitive camping only in the off season at Blackwoods. During this time campers must obtain a camping permit from the dispatch at park headquarters (8am - 4:30 pm daily). Facilities are limited to a hand pump for water and a portable toilet. The campground entrance road is closed to automobiles during this time; campers are required to hike in from the campground entrance on Route 3. Campers must pack out all trash. Fee: Free. For more information, visit the Winter Camping page.
 
Tidepooling

Tidepooling.

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Seawall Campground
Located on Route 102A this campground is 4 miles (6 km) south of Southwest Harbor. It is open from late May through September. Reservations are recommended.

Fee (per site, per night): $14 walk-in tent sites; $20 drive-up tent, camper, and motorhome sites.

 

Reservations for Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds
Reservations for individual sites are handled by the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS), not the park.

By Phone
877-444-6777
877-833-6777 (TTY)
518-885-3639 (International)
888-448-1474 (Customer Service)

Online
www.recreation.gov

 
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Group camping at Seawall.

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Group Camping
Click here for information about group camping seasons, fees, and regulations.
Click here to view or download a reservation form. Fill out the form and fax it to (207) 288-8792 or mail to:

Acadia National Park
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Attn: Group Reservations

 
Fall colors

Fall colors in the fog.

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Duck Harbor Campground (Isle au Haut)
Located on Isle au Haut, a rugged island off the coast of Stonington, Maine, this remote and inaccessible to automobiles campground is linked to the mainland by mailboat. Five primitive sites are available at Duck Harbor from May 15 to October 15 by advance reservation. You must have a reservation to camp. Camping is permitted in designated sites only, and party size is limited to six persons per site. Facilities include:

For information on reservations, click here.

For a camping reservation application, click here.
For a map and brochure of Isle au Haut, click here.

 
Wildwood Stables Campground

Horses of Wildwood Stables.

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Wildwood Stables Campground
Open only to visitors with stock animals. For more information, visit Wildwood Stables website.

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.