It's busy, but we're glad you're here

During high visitation, you may experience delays entering the park, and increased travel times and congestion on scenic drives. Our best advice is to have back-up plans for your day. Between 10 am and 4 pm, and particularly on Cadillac Mountain for sunrise or sunset, destinations throughout Acadia can exceed capacity, and rangers may restrict access temporarily in the interest of public safety. Read More

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As one of the first places in the country that sees the sunrise each morning, Acadia is a great place for early birds. But if you would rather avoid crowds gathered on Cadillac Mountain, here are suggestions of other beautiful vantage points to catch first light.

A typical campground site with a tent, chairs, gear, and a picnic table.


Looking to camp? Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods are the primary campgrounds in the park.

Traffic jam at Blue Hill Overlook with the sunset in the background.

Transportation Planning

How do we provide the best experience for visitors while protecting the natural and cultural resources in Acadia? Join the conversation.

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Buy and print your pass online

Print your weekly or annual pass before you arrive to avoid the need to visit a fee station.

Dog on leash on carriage roads.

Visiting with Your Dog

Do you love to travel with your furry, four-legged, family member? This information is for you.

If you're looking for Senior Pass information, start here.

Looking for Senior Pass Information?

The price of the lifetime Senior Pass increased recently by legislation. Learn more about how and where you can get yours now.

Visitors now get a second chance to pay their park entrance fees rather than pay a hefty fine.

Rather pay a ticket, or your entry fee?

Rangers are now issuing fee compliance notices that give visitors 24 hours to make good on paying their entrance fees to avoid a $130 fine.

Last updated: October 4, 2017

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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