Fees & Passes


2018 Fee Free Days

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


Where to Buy Entrance Passes

Acadia Detailed Map
Detailed Acadia National Park Map
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

The following 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
Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
Schoodic Institute, Rockefeller Hall (Welcome Center)
LL Bean in Freeport, ME

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Buy Your Pass Online!

You can buy your Acadia annual or weekly pass online at Your Pass Now.

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 7 days
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. Buy your pass online!

If the vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary.


Motorcycle: $20 valid for 7 days
Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Buy your pass online!


Per Person: $12 valid for 7 days
Admits one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Buy your pass online!


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

Color image of Acadia's 2017 annual pass showing Hemlock carriage road stone bridge and water flowing underneath.

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.
Annual Senior Pass 2018
Annual Senior Pass: $20
This is an annual pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older.
Color photo of the 2017 Interagency annual pass showing a river carving through desert sandstone at sunset.

Interagency Annual Pass: $80
Valid for 12 months from purchase date.

Color photo of the 2017 annual military pass

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).

Color photo of the 2017 volunteer pass.

Interagency Annual Volunteer Pass: $0
This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities at Acadia.

Color image of the 2017 Access Pass

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.

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

Last updated: January 19, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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