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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

Watercraft Restrictions

Pond

Motor Restrictions

Recreation Restrictions

Aunt Betty Pond Internal combustion engines prohibited No launch facilities
Bear Brook Pond (Beaver Dam Pond) No motors No launch facilities
The Bowl No motors No launch facilities
Breakneck Pond (lower) No motors No launch facilities
Breakneck Pond (upper) No motors No launch facilities
Bubble Pond Internal combustion engines prohibited Bar Harbor water supply. No pets in water; no swimming, windsurfing, or SCUBA; and no snowmobiling or boating within 1000’ of water intake. (H.P. 142 – L.D. 175, 1973). Vehicles designed for use on public highways are prohibited on the ice. (Town of Bar Harbor Ordinance 06.05.05.01)
Duck Pond No motors No launch facilities
Eagle Lake Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Bar Harbor water supply. No pets in water; no swimming, windsurfing, or SCUBA; and no snowmobiling or boating within 1000’ of water intake. (H.P. 142 – L.D. 175, 1973). Vehicles designed for use on public highways are prohibited on the ice. (Town of Bar Harbor Ordinance 06.05.05.01)
Echo Lake Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Launch facility at Ikes Point
Fawn Pond No motors No launch facilities
Hadlock Pond (lower) Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Northeast Harbor water supply. The pond is closed to pets in water, swimming, windsurfing, and SCUBA diving to protect the drinking water supply (H.P. 142 – L.D. 175, 1973).
Hadlock Pond (upper) Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Northeast Harbor water supply. The pond is closed to pets in water, swimming, windsurfing, and SCUBA diving to protect the drinking water supply (H.P. 142 – L.D. 175, 1973).
Half Moon Pond No motors No launch facilities
Hodgdon Pond Maximum 10 HP engines for boats No launch facilities
Jordan Pond Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Seal Harbor water supply. The pond is closed to pets in water, swimming, windsurfing, and SCUBA diving to protect the drinking water supply (H.P. 142 – L.D. 175, 1973).
Lake Wood Internal combustion engines prohibited No launch facilities
Long Pond (Mount Desert Island) No horsepower limit Southwest Harbor water supply: No swimming and no SCUBA within 1000’ of intake. Personal watercraft prohibited.
Long Pond (Isle au Haut) No restrictions listed
Round Pond Internal combustion engines prohibited No launch facilities
Seal Cove Pond Maximum 10 HP engines for boats Unimproved boat launch
Seawall Pond No motors No launch facilities
Sargent Mountain Pond No motors No launch facilities
The Tarn No motors No launch facilities
Witch Hole Pond Internal combustion engines prohibited No launch facilities

State regulations require that all motorized watercraft used in the state are registered. Additional U.S. Coast Guard and state requirements include:

  • If the boat is less than 16 feet long, or is a canoe or kayak of any length, each person on board must have a wearable Type l, ll or lll PFD.
  • If the boat is 16 feet or longer, each person on board must have one wearable PFD (Type l, ll, lll), plus at least one throwable device (Type IV) on board.
  • Children 10 years of age and under must wear a Type l, ll, or lll PFD while on board all watercraft.

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