Current Conditions


Park Closure


Drones Prohibited

Drones Prohibited

The use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, is prohibited in Acadia National Park for issues related to visitor safety and experience, wildlife and resource protection. Exceptions are only allowed in writing by the superintendent. Violation is a misdemeanor with the maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Learn more online.


Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Wild Gardens closed starting June 12
► The tea lawn at Jordan Pond House is expected to be closed for a lawn rehabilitation project shortly after a contract is awarded this fall. Current plans call for the project to be complete in June 2018.

► Rehabilitate Duck Harbor Pier, Isle au Haut -- A contractor is set to begin work once ferry service ends for the season. The project is expected to be complete this fall, but is required before the resumption of ferry service next June.

► Rehabilitate Check-in Station at Seawall Campground -- Work is set to conclude by May 18, while the building is closed for the season.

► Rehabilitate Camp Sites at Wildwood Stables -- Work is set to conclude by May 18, while the stables are scheduled to be closed for winter.

► Replace Blackwoods Water Tank -- Work provides a new 47,000-gallon stand pipe to replace a water tank at the campgrounds, which also serves sites at Fabbri Picnic Area and Sand Beach. The project is expected to be complete by next April 15.


Long Term

Valley Cove Trail has been closed since July 2016 due to severely damaged and deteriorated walls, stone steps, and tread support structures. Planning is underway for possible repair work in summer 2018. The trail is located between Flying Mountain and Man O' War Brook, on the east side St. Sauveur Mountain, along Somes Sound. (The Flying Mountain Trail is open.)

Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse
Winter at the Jordan Pond Gatehouse.



Whether sunny, snowy, foggy, icy, or anything in between weather at Acadia can change quickly. Be prepared and check the weather before traveling. For forecasts and advisories visit our Weather page or the National Weather Service.

Orange leaves and birches
Birch trees in fall.


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Last updated: November 13, 2017

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Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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