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Visitors wearing masks near information stations
Please help keep park rangers and other visitors healthy by wearing a mask and respecting social distancing guidelines.

Photo by Will Newton, Friends of Acadia, NPS

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Travelers should be aware of state guidelines regarding COVID-19 before arriving in Maine. For information, please visit Keep Maine Healthy

Acadia National Park is under limited operations due to COVID-19. Some facilities may not be available and staffing may be limited. Visitors should adjust their expectations accordingly and practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and other behaviors to avoid infection in public areas. Visitors should not rely on park staff to ensure their protection from contagious disease. The NPS encourages visitors to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and recreate responsibly.

Island Explorer bus service has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. Learn more at the Downeast Transportation website.

Current Status of Facilities & Services

Park Loop Road


Hiking Trails

OPEN except for wildlife closures or repairs. (See listings below.)

Carriage Roads

OPEN but beware of hazards as repairs continue.

Island Explorer Bus Service

POSTPONED indefinitely for 2020


All park campgrounds are CLOSED for the season. Please search for private campgrounds or contact local chambers of commerce for alternative camping options

Hulls Cove Visitor Center

OPEN Park rangers provide information services in an outdoor setting 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Sieur de Monts Nature Center

Sieur de Monts Nature Center is CLOSED for the season.

Schoodic Woods
Ranger Station

CLOSED for the season

Sand Beach Entrance Station

OPEN for Entrance Pass sales from 7 am to 7 pm daily

Entrance Passes

REQUIRED Buy and print your entrance pass online.
All vehicles must display park entrance pass within the park, including at trailheads or pulloffs.

Picnic Areas

Bear Brook Picnic Area: CLOSED
Thompson Island Picnic Area: OPEN

America's National Parks® Stores

OPEN Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

Jordan Pond House
Restaurant for Grab N Go

OPEN 11 am to 4 pm
(Closing date for season projected to be Sun Oct 25). Please call 207-276-3748 with any questions.

Concessioner Gift Shops

Jordan Pond House Gift Shop: OPEN 9 am to 4 pm, daily through Sunday, Nov 1 and reopen from Nov 6-8.
Cadillac Mountain Eco Store: CLOSED
Thunder Hole Gift Shop: CLOSED
Please call 207-276-3748 with any questions.

Wildwood Stables

CLOSED for the season. Call (207) 276-5721 for more information.

Park Information

Call (207) 288-3338 daily, 8 am to 4 pm, or email us.

Layer of red tree leaves sprinkled with rain drops
A layer of leaves along the Jessup Trail sprinkled with rain in October 2018.

Photo courtesy of Joshua Snow, a visitor from Moab, UT. Used with permission.

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Trail Closures

Kurt Diederich's Climb closed 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday

Kurt Diederich’s Climb is closed for trail repair work from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday until further notice. The closure is from its base at the Tarn to the intersection with the Schiff Path. Repair work needs to be completed on a section of trail that is narrow with no ability to bypass this section or maintain appropriate social distance from other visitors and trail workers.


Carriage Road Closures

Carriage road from intersection 20 and 21 closed to horse traffic

Starting August 3 through the fall, masons will be working on the Amphitheater bridge. The carriage road from intersection 20 and 21 will be closed to horse traffic ONLY.


Road and Parking Lot Closures

Western Mountain Roads

Western Mountain Roads north of Seal Cove Road are closed to motor vehicles, but remain open to hiking and biking. For clarification of specific locations, please call the park information line at (207) 288-3338.

Bubble Pond Parking Lot

The Bubble Pond Parking Lot is closed to private vehicles when the Island Explorer bus is in operation.


Facility Closures


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Last updated: October 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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