Cadillac Summit Road Vehicle Reservations for Commercial Use Authorization Holders

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Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) holders will be required to have a CUA vehicle reservation to access Cadillac Summit Road from May 26 to October 19, 2021. CUA vehicle reservations may only be used to conduct business in the park. They may not be used for personal purposes whether in a personal or CUA vehicle.

Taxi and Ride Share Services (non-tour) are exempt from the vehicle reservation system.

To make your CUA vehicle reservation you will need:

  • A fully executed CUA, and
  • a verified commercial account on Recreation.gov.

In 2022 the timed-entry vehicle reservation fee to access Cadillac Summit Road between Mid-May 2022 to Mid-October 2022 for Commercial Use Authorization holders will be $6.00. A refund of $4.00 up to 48 hours in advance of the reservation time is available; after 48 hours, there is no refund available for cancellation. However, the reservation can be modified within the same ticket type any time up to the reservation time.

How to Obtain A Verified Commercial Account on Recreation.gov Once you have a fully executed CUA

  • Go to Recreation.gov and click on Sign Up to create an account.

    • Complete all fields including name, phone number, and email.

    • The email you use to create this account must be used to make vehicle reservations for CUA activities only. It cannot be used to make vehicle reservations for personal purposes whether using a personal or CUA vehicle.

  • Recreation.gov will send you an email with a link to verify your account. Click on the link and follow the instructions to create a password.

  • Once your log-in/password are complete, log into Recreation.gov and go to your profile to enter your business address and save it.

  • Once you’ve completed these steps, email e-mail us to alert the Commercial Services office that the account has been created in Recreation.gov. In this email, you must provide the same email address used to sign up for a Recreation.gov account.

  • Commercial Services office will verify your commercial account on Recreation.gov and email you when your account has been verified.

Once you have completed this process, the following CUA vehicle reservations can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $2 each on Recreation.gov:

  • CUA Holder Vehicle Reservations – Cadillac Sunrise (up to 21 feet)
  • CUA Holder Vehicle Reservations – Cadillac Daytime (up to 21 feet)
  • CUA Holder Vehicle Reservations – Cadillac Sunrise (over 21 feet)
  • CUA Holder Vehicle Reservations – Cadillac Daytime (over 21 feet)


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If you need additional help or have any questions, please contact the park’s Concessions Management Specialist at e-mail us or 207-288-8735.

CUA Vehicle Reservation Rules

Reservation Limits

  • Each CUA holder is allowed up to two Cadillac Sunrise - CUA Vehicle reservations per day.
  • Each CUA holder is allowed up to ten Cadillac Daytime - CUA Vehicle reservations per day.
  • CUA vehicle reservations may only be used to conduct business in the park. They may not be used for personal purposes whether in a personal or CUA vehicle.
  • Reservations are per vehicle, not per person.

Printed/Digital Ticket Required

  • Please print or scan a digital copy of the vehicle reservation with the confirmation code, which will be scanned to verify the reservation upon arrival. Connectivity is unreliable in the park.
  • You will also be asked to present your entrance pass upon arrival.

Entry Time

  • Cadillac Sunrise:
    • CUA Vehicle Reservations must enter the reservation area within 2 hours of the start time shown on the reservation.
  • Cadillac Daytime:
    • Vehicles must enter the reservation area within 30 minutes of the start time shown on the reservation.
  • Reservations provide a timed entry, but do not require a departure time.
  • Reservations do not permit re-entry.

CUA Participants Travelling in their own Private Vehicles

  • Participants in a CUA activity who are traveling in their personal vehicles must purchase a separate private vehicle reservation per vehicle and have their own park entrance pass. They cannot use the CUA Holder’s vehicle reservation.

Parking

  • Reservations do not assign a specific parking space.
  • Parking is prohibited outside of designated spaces.
  • CUA vehicles up to 21 feet:
    • Must use a standard parking space.
    • Use of the bus parking zone is prohibited.
    • Parking is available at the summit and Blue Hill Overlook, which is 1/4 mile before the summit
  • CUA vehicles over 21 feet:
    • Must use the bus parking zone.
    • Use of a standard parking space is prohibited.
    • Parking is available at the summit along the curb at the end of the outside loop. CUA vehicles over 21 feet are prohibited from parking at Blue Hill Overlook.

Rules of the Road

  • The narrow, two-lane road winds to the 1,530-foot summit of Cadillac Mountain and has a speed limit of 25 mph.
    • Drivers should use caution when traveling the road and must give 3-foot clearance when passing bicyclists and pedestrians.
    • Paved pullouts are located along the road for short-term parking to enjoy the view. Do not cross the double yellow line to pull off on the opposite side of the road.
 

Pilot Program: Taxi Service / Ride Share Providers

Acadia National Park announces a pilot program to permit taxi and ride share providers (non-tour operators) to operate in Acadia National Park without the issuance of a Commercial Use Authorization.

Taxi and ride share providers are authorized to provide pickup and drop-off transportation services within Acadia National Park.

Vehicles must be identified as a Taxi Service or Ride-Share Provider. Park entrance fees still apply.

If the taxi or ride share service also provides tours (i.e. an itinerary is established, advertised as a tour, makes multiple stops, offers park information, stays longer at a location more than five minutes, etc.,) then a Commercial Use Authorization is required=

Taxi Service / Ride Share Providers – Cadillac Summit Road

Starting May 26, 2021 Acadia National Park will implement a timed entry vehicle reservation system for access to Cadillac Summit Road.

Taxi and ride share providers will not need a reservation to pick-up or drop-off passengers at the summit. The operator must be actively picking up or dropping off passengers at the summit.

A designated taxi stand at the summit has been established to provide temporary parking. The time limit to load and unload passengers is 5 minutes.

Taxi’s and rideshare providers without a reservation are not permitted to stage or park anywhere else at the summit including Blue Hill Overlook.

Acadia National Park will monitor the effects of this change and reserves the right to discontinue this Pilot program.

Please contact Acadia National Park Concessions Management Specialist at acad_cua_program@nps.gov or (207) 288-8735 with specific questions.

Last updated: July 6, 2021

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