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Acadia National Park is Delaying Start-Up Operations in Response to State Health Guidance

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Date: April 17, 2020
Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806

BAR HARBOR, ME – Acadia National Park, in response to guidance from the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

As of March 25, 2020, Acadia National Park continues to offer no services outside those that support resource protection. At Acadia National Park, the following services and operations have been suspended in order to comply with state and local orders: 

Acadia has closed the Park Loop Road including Ocean Drive and all restrooms, carriage roads, campgrounds, visitor centers, and visitor services.

Overnight parking is prohibited in Acadia.

As of April 17, 2020, at Acadia National Park, the following services and operations will be delayed in order to comply with state and local orders: 

Park campgrounds, normally set to open at varying times ranging from May 1 to May 21, delayed opening to June 15, 2020. Campers with advance reservations will be contacted and refunds will be issued by

Hulls Cove Visitor Center, normally set to open May 1, delayed opening to June 1, 2020

Sieur de Monts Visitor Center, normally set to open first Saturday in May, delayed opening to June 15, 2020

Should the pandemic emergency continue, the park will re‐evaluate these dates and potentially delay them further

In addition, the operation of Acadia National Park concessioner services and operations may be delayed.

In seeking outdoor recreation, the National Park Service encourages people during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities. We recognize that at times like these, outdoor spaces fill our needs to connect with the world around us. However, we have a responsibility to ensure this need doesn’t outweigh the protection of these places and the protection of our local communities, employees, and visitors. We ask the public to please recreate safely and responsibly. Avoid high-risk outdoor activities and stay in your local areas.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, local communities, and partners at Acadia National Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on The most recent information about current operations at Acadia National Park are posted at

Last updated: May 1, 2020

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