Fees & Passes
2016 Fee Free DaysTo encourage Americans to explore our country's natural beauty, rich history and culture, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on 16 days in 2016.
Where to Purchase Entrance Passes
The following locations issue all park passes:
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Sand Beach Entrance Station
Thompson Island Information Center
Bar Harbor Village Green
Schoodic Woods Campground
The following locations only issue some park passes. Please call ahead for details.
Buy Your Pass Online!
You can buy your annual or weekly pass online at Your Pass Now.
All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee upon entry May–October. Passes are non-transferable. Credit cards are accepted at all fee collection areas.
Private Vehicle: $25 valid for 7 days
If the vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary.
Motorcycle: $20 valid for 7 days
Per Person: $12 valid for 7 days
Non-commercial Organized Group Fees
Organized groups such as scouts, rotary clubs, youth groups, churches, reunions, etc. that do not qualify for an Educational Fee Waiver are charged as follows.
Please refer to our page on Educational Fee Waivers for more information.
A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. A commercial use authorization is required for all tours entering the park. For more information, visit Do Business With Us page.
Annual and Lifetime Passes
Acadia Annual Pass: $50
The following passes provide access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee, and can be obtained at any park entrance station. A pass admits the holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder +3 adults at per person fee areas. To purchase a pass online, visit: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.
Interagency Annual Pass: $80
Interagency Annual - Military Pass: $0
Interagency Annual Volunteer Pass: $0
Access Pass: $0
Senior Pass: $10
Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass: $0
Your Fees Benefit the Park
The fees you pay when visiting Acadia make a difference! Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, Acadia keeps 80% of all fees collected and uses that money to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources in the park such as:
· Operate and maintain the Island Explorer bus service
· Provide unique interpretive programs
· Provide lifeguards at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach
· Maintain and rehabilitate park carriage roads and hiking trails
· Improve park accessibility for visitors with disabilities
· Remove invasive exotic species
· Maintain and repair campgrounds and park structures