Display & Dash
We encourage all visitors to either bring one of the valid passes shown on this page below or buy and print one of the four passes available online before you arrive at the park. This allows you to drive directly to a trailhead or parking area and display your pass from your vehicle.
Acadia Goes Mobile: Buy Your Entrance Pass Online
Before you visit, make sure your phone or tablet is fully equipped with two official apps designed by and for Acadia. Swipe through location details, check real-time availability, and reserve a campsite right from your phone or tablet. Buy a Cadillac Summit Vehicle Reservation, then download or screen capture your confirmation code to display at the check station.
To enter Acadia National Park, you must purchase and display a weekly, annual, or lifetime pass.
Private Vehicle: $30
Valid for seven days
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants.
Valid for seven days
Per Person: $15
Valid for seven days
Acadia Annual Pass: $55
Valid for 12 months from purchase month. This pass provides access to Acadia National Park only. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series
Good for entrance to all federal recreation lands, including Acadia National Park.
Interagency Annual Pass: $80
Valid for 12 months from purchase month.
Annual Senior Pass: $20
This is an annual pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older.
Lifetime Senior Pass: $80
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
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).
Access Pass: $0
Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
Interagency Annual Volunteer Pass: $0
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. Learn about volunteer opportunities at Acadia.
Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grade Pass: Printed Voucher Required
This is a free pass for U.S. 4th grade students. Please visit www.everykidoutdoors.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.
Free entry is available to veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and are able to present one of the following forms of identification when entering a national park:
Free Entrance for Gold Star Families with Voucher
Free entry is available to Gold Star Families, who are next of kin of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost his or her life in a “qualifying situation,” such as a war, an international terrorist attack, or a military operation outside of the United States while serving with the U.S. Armed Forces.Qualifying families must download a voucher to fill out before arriving at the park.
Buy Then Print Your Pass Online
Whether you’re planning a single visit or coming back to Acadia National Park multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing then printing your pass before you arrive. This allows you to head directly to a trailhead or parking lot and leave the printed pass on your dashboard.
Where Can I Buy A Pass?
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.
Commercial Organized Group Fees
Are you operating a business that provides leisure or recreational services while in the park? If so, it is considered a commercial group and you are required to have a Commercial Use Authorization.
Fee Free Days in 2021
Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free on one of these six fee free days in 2021:
How Your Fees Help the Park
Last updated: September 2, 2021