• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center

Visitor Centers

Three visitors explore the 3-D map of the island at the visitor center. Books are on display in the sales area.

Exploring 3D relief model of the island.


Hulls Cove Visitor Center
April 15 - October 31, open daily
April, May, June, September, and October: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
July & August: 8 am - 6 pm

Fall colors

Fall Colors in Acadia.


Park Headquarters
8 am to 4:30 pm
November - December: daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas)
January - February: Monday-Friday
March 1 - April 14: daily
April 15 - October 31: Monday-Friday

Winter in Acadia

Winter in Acadia.


Thompson Island Information Center
mid-May through mid-October: hours vary

Light shines through a fern

Light shines through a fern.


Village Green Information Center
June 23 - Columbus Day: 8 am - 5 pm



Islesford Museum exhibit

Islesford exhibits.


Islesford Historical Museum
June 16 - August 31: daily, 11 am to 4 pm

September 1 - September 30: daily, 9 am to 3 pm except Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Call 207-288-3338 for more information.

Lily on pond

Lily on pond.


Sieur de Monts Nature Center

May: open on weekends
June-early October: open daily
9 am - 5 pm



Wooded campsite includes tent, fire grate, and picnic table.

Blackwoods campsite.


Blackwoods Campground
Open year-round
December - March: primitive walk-in camping only (permit required)

Eagle Lake with mountains in background at sunrise

Eagle Lake at sunrise.


Seawall Campground
Open late May through September

Frog in pond.

Frog in pond.


Duck Harbor Campground (Isle au Haut)
Open May 15 - October 15 (permit required)

Seasonal Closures

Seasonal Closures


Park Loop Road
Closed December 1 - April 14, 2014. Two short sections remain open year-round.

Unpaved Roads
Closed November 15 - May 15, 2014. For current conditions visit Road Closures.
Visit Trail Closures for information on closures associated with protecting nesting birds.

Winter Restrooms
The following restrooms are open during winter operations:

  • Brown Mountain Parking Area
  • Eagle Lake Boat Ramp
  • Eagle Lake Carriage Road
  • Fabbri Picnic Area
  • Jordan Pond Boat Ramp
  • Parkman Mountain Parking Area
  • Sand Beach Parking Area
For a map of these restrooms, click here.

Did You Know?

A man boards the Island Explorer bus.

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...