Prohibited Access Points
Buses, motor coaches, or other motor tour vehicles are prohibited from entering onto and exiting from the Park Loop roadway or entering onto any other Acadia National Park area located on Mount Desert Island from the following roadways or routes:
While operating within the park, buses, motor coaches, or other motor tour vehicles are restricted to paved road surfaces and paved parking lot surfaces. Travel on unpaved surfaces, fire roads, etc., is prohibited with the exception of the gravel access road necessary to access Wildwood Stables.
Height, Length, and Weight Limits
Many park roads feature historic underpasses constructed lower than conventional underpasses. Taller vehicles will not fit under the historic bridges. Vehicle weight restrictions are based upon the load-bearing limit on the historic bridges.
Tour bus weights are limited to 27 tons GVW, in accordance with Maine regulations.
Please plan your route carefully. If damage to a bridge occurs, the offending vehicle will be cited and the park will seek restitution for damages to the historic bridge.
Jordan Pond House
Entrance fees are applicable and shall be in accordance with current regulations for commercial tour bus operations. The driver of any vehicle operating under the authority of this permit shall be responsible for paying applicable entrance fees to the National Park Service at the Sand Beach Entrance Station, Hulls Cove Visitor Center, Bar Harbor Village Green, or Thompson Island Information Center.
Safety and Environmental Information
Stopping or parking in an area that could create an impediment to vehicular movement (especially emergency vehicles) or endanger pedestrian traffic is prohibited.
Bus or other tour vehicle engines are to be turned off as soon as unloading passengers is complete. No vehicle shall be left unattended with its engine running.
Last updated: February 28, 2018