Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 4 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads. Read More

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Top 5 Things About Visiting Acadia

Whether this is your first visit to Acadia, or you've been coming with your family for generations, check out this list to learn the latest.

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Plan Your Visit

Details of your visit start to come together here including camping, fees, reservations, operating hours, transportation info and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A good place to start for common, and uncommon, visitor questions.

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Entrance Pass Required

A park entrance pass is required year-round. Vehicles must display a pass clearly visible through the windshield. Buy & print a pass online.

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Vehicle Reservations

Vehicle reservations are required to drive Cadillac Summit Road May 24-Oct 22, 2023. Construction may limit access through early summer.

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Camping Takes Planning

All campsite reservations must be made online in advance. There is no backcountry camping or overnight parking allowed in Acadia.

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Learn About the Park

Learn about park history, nature, and management practices.

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Get Involved

Learn how to volunteer, work with us, become an artist in residence, report a wildlife sighting, and other ways to get involved in Acadia.

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Get the Most Out of An Off-Season Visit

There's actually a lot to do and enjoy in Acadia during the off season, from November through April.

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Environmental Threats

From climate change to invasive species and air pollution, environmental threats are changing Acadia.

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Artist-in-Residence: Apply by Sept 30

Four artist residencies in 2024, including a new opportunity for citizens of Wabanaki communities, will include a $1,000 paid stipend.

Last updated: July 3, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


207 288-3338

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