Basic Information

Visitor spreads park map across car dashboard

Photo courtesy of Brandi Brooks @brandibrooksphoto. Used with permission.

2 Cottage St., Chamber of Commerce
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

From Boston take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine, then Route 3 east to Ellsworth, and on to Mount Desert Island. For an alternate route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

For more information about visitor centers and campgrounds, please visit our Operating Hours & Seasons page.

Winter Operations with Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Through Sat Apr 14, 2018 the park is sharing winter visitor operations with the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 2 Cottage Street, at the corner of Cottage and Main streets. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm weekdays, and 9 am to 5 pm weekends. (207) 288-3338

Standard Hours

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Additional Information

Operating Hours

The park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. A number of park roads close during the winter including Park Loop Road, Cadillac Mountain Road, and all of the unpaved roads. Most facilities close in the winter as well.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, Acadia experiences all four seasons. Summer temperatures range from 45-90F (7-30C). Fall temperatures range from 30-70F (-1-21C). Typically the first frost is in mid-October and first snowfall begins in November and can continue through April with an average accumulation of 73 inches (185 cm). Winter temperatures range from 14-35F (-10 - 2C). Spring temperatures range from 30-70F (-1-21C).

For more information about entrance fees and where to buy your park pass, visit our Fees & Passes page.

Entrance Fees:

Acadia Entrance Fee - Private Vehicle - $25.00

Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. Valid for 7 days. If a vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary.

Acadia Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $20.00

Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Valid for 7 days.

Acadia Entrance Fee - Per Person - $12.00

Admits one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Valid for 7 days.

Entrance Passes:

Acadia Annual Pass - $50.00

Valid for 12 months from purchase date. This pass provides access to Acadia National Park only. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle.

For more information about visitor centers, visit our Operating Hours & Seasons page.

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

Information, park movie, park passes, exhibits, and Eastern National bookstore.

Thompson Island Information Center

Park and chambers of commerce information and park passes.

Village Green Information Center

Information, Island Explorer buses, and park passes.

Islesford Historical Museum

Museum, exhibits, and Eastern National bookstore.

Sieur de Monts Nature Center

Exhibits, information, hiking information, and Wild Gardens.

Rockefeller Welcome Center

Exhibits about old Navy base and information.

Schoodic Woods Campground

Information, Camping, Island Explorer buses, and park passes.


Frequently Asked Questions

General Information • Camping • History • Weather • Wildlife

Current Conditions

Get the latest updates on weather, facility, and trail closures, and construction projects.

Park Rules & Regulations

Are visitors allowed to harvest mushrooms, or fly a drone in Acadia? Check out highlights of the park's important Rules and Regulations

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Centers • Campgrounds • Winter Operations


Yes, you can get there from here.

Post Offices

Mount Desert Island • Islesford • Schoodic Peninsula


Bring your furry family member along.


Leef Peeping • Seasons • Current Conditions

Last updated: February 14, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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