Fees & Passes

Image of Acadia's 2018 annual pass, featuring a sunrise along a coastline
With an image of sunrise at Hunters Head, Mike Hudson of Wheaton, IL, is the winner of the 2018 annual entrance pass photograph contest. It was one of more than 700 entries received from 35 states and three foreign countries. It will be available for purchase after May 1 at locations listed below.

Photo courtesy of Mike Hudson. Used with permission.


Entrance Fees

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 seven days

Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. If the vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary. Buy and print your pass online

Motorcycle: $20

Valid for seven days
Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Buy and print your pass online

Per Person: $12

Valid for seven days
Admits one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Buy and print your pass online

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Buy and Print Your Pass Online

Save time and skip lines. You can buy your Acadia annual or weekly pass online at Your Pass Now. Please be sure to print a copy to display on your windshield throughout your visit.

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The following locations issue all park passes

  • Hulls Cove Visitor Center

  • Sand Beach Entrance Station

  • Thompson Island Information Center

  • Bar Harbor Village Green

  • Blackwoods Campground

  • Schoodic Woods Campground

  • Seawall Campground

These locations only issue some park passes

Please call ahead for details

  • Cadillac Mountain Gift Shop
  • Jordan Pond Gift Shop
  • Mount Desert Town Office, Northeast Harbor
  • Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Cottage Street
  • Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce in Trenton
  • Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
  • Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce
  • Schoodic Institute, Rockefeller Hall (Welcome Center)
  • LL Bean in Freeport, ME

Fee Free Days in 2018

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free on one of four fee free days in 2018. The four entrance fee-free days for 2018 will be:

  • January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21 First day of National Park Week
  • September 22 National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day

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.

  • $25 per vehicle: Non-commercial vehicles with 15 or less capacity.
  • $12 per person: Non-commercial vehicles with 16 or greater capacity. Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge.

Please refer to our page on Educational Fee Waivers for more information.


Commercial Tours

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

Image of the park's annual pass, featuring a coastal sunrise

Acadia Annual Pass: $50

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. Buy your pass online


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: https://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.

Lifetime Senior Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass: $80

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.

Image of 2018 annual senior pass

Annual Senior Pass: $20

This is an annual pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older.

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Interagency Annual Pass: $80

Valid for 12 months from purchase date.

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Interagency Annual - Military Pass: $0

This is a free pass for active duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents, with valid documentation (CAC Card or DD Form 1173).

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Interagency Annual Volunteer Pass: $0

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. Learn about volunteer opportunities at Acadia.

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Access Pass: $0

Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.

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Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass: $0

This is a free pass for U.S. 4th grade students. Please visit www.everykidinapark.gov for instructions on how to obtain the voucher required to exchange for the pass. This pass is valid for 12 months beginning September of the year the student begins 4th grade and valid until the following August.


How Your Fees Help the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Acadia make a difference. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, Acadia keeps 80 percent of all fees collected and uses that money to improve visitor services and fund critical deferred maintenance projects in the park such as:

  • Maintain and rehabilitate park carriage roads and hiking trails
  • Maintain and repair campgrounds, buildings, and picnic areas
  • Maintain and repair paved roads and parking areas
  • Improve park accessibility for visitors with disabilities
  • Operate and maintain the Island Explorer bus service
  • Provide lifeguards at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach
  • Provide unique interpretive programs
  • Support and maintain museum exhibits

Last updated: March 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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