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 3.5 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.

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Vehicle Reservations: Cadillac Summit

From May 26 through Oct 19, vehicle reservations are required for Cadillac Summit Road.

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Entrance Pass Required May-Oct

Learn about park entry fees and annual passes including how to buy, print, and display your pass on your dashboard before you get here.

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Campground Capacity Reduced

All park campsites must be reserved online in advance in 2021. No sites are available for last-minute walk-up request upon arrival.

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Avoiding Crowds at Peak Season

Peak season traffic can make it difficult to drive and park in Acadia. It also can trigger serious public safety hazards.

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Acadia Goes Mobile

Before you visit, make sure your phone or tablet is fully equipped with two official apps designed by and for Acadia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Volunteer With Us

Review a list of Current Volunteer Opportunities to find the right Acadia experience for you.

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Protect Your Pet Privileges

All pets must be on a leash. Owners must collect and dispose properly of animal waste.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

Through Sept 30, apply for one of as many as eight available residency opportunities at Acadia in 2022.

Last updated: August 28, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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