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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Carriage Roads Closed

    All park carriage roads are closed until further notice to prevent damage during the spring thaw. For more information: (207) 288-3338

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Winter Camping

From December 1 through March 31, Blackwoods Campground is available for primitive tent camping. Blackwoods is the only Acadia National Park facility on Mount Desert Island that is designated for winter camping. Before camping, campers must obtain a free camping permit from the park's Dispatch Office, located at park headquarters on Route 233 west of Bar Harbor.

The campground entrance road is gated and closed, requiring campers to hike in a distance of approximately one mile to the campground. Parking is limited at the entrance gate; only five or six vehicles will be able to park at one time. To serve the greatest number of people, camping parties are encouraged to park only one vehicle at the campground entrance; additional vehicles can be parked at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, located on Route 3 north of Bar Harbor. Campers should be careful not to block other vehicles and should not park on the shoulder of Route 3, as vehicles parked on the shoulder may be towed by the state highway department during a snowstorm. It is advisable to have the tools necessary to shovel out vehicles if they get plowed in during a snowstorm.

Campers must be prepared for extreme weather conditions and must be self sufficient.

Facilities

  • Camping is limited to the established campsites in Loop A.
  • A hand pump for water and a drain for dumping gray water are available.
  • A portable toilet is available; campers should bring their own toilet paper.

Reminders

  • Please collect, bag, and pack out all food scraps and trash.
  • Cutting vegetation (e.g., tree branches) is prohibited. Large pieces of wood for campfires may be available in the campground; a hatchet is needed to split the wood into usable pieces.
  • Snowmobiling is prohibited in Blackwoods Campground.
  • All Acadia National Park rules and regulations must be observed.

Visit this page for information on Winter Activities in Acadia.

Did You Know?

A park ranger points out features of a tree to visitors during a ranger program.

From late May to early October, park rangers at Acadia National Park offer a variety of programs to suit every interest and activity level. Programs include walks, talks, hikes, narrated boat cruises, bike rides, and more. Check out the Beaver Log for a schedule of programs. More...