Fees & Passes

Image of annual pass features two owls on a branch
Winner of the 2019 annual pass photo contest.

Photo courtesy of J.K. Putnam. Used with permission.


Entrance Fees

All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee May–October. All vehicles must display a park pass. Please visit one of the fee locations listed below before driving directly to parking lots or trailheads. Passes may also be purchased online then printed out for display before entering the park. Passes are non-transferable. Credit cards are preferred at all fee collection areas.

Private Vehicle: $30

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: $25

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

Per Person: $15

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 2019

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free on one of five fee free days in 2019. The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:

  • Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 20 First day of National Park Week, National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, August 25 National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 28 National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, 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.

  • $30 per vehicle: Non-commercial vehicles with 15 or less capacity.
  • $15 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 view of the night sky

Acadia Annual Pass: $55

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.

Senior Lifetime Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass: $80

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

2019 Senior Annual Pass

Annual Senior Pass: $20

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

2019 Interagency Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass: $80

Valid for 12 months from purchase date.

2019 Interagency 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).

2019 Interagency Volunteer Pass

Interagency Annual Volunteer Pass: $0

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

2019 Interagency Access Pass

Access Pass: $0

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

2018-2019 4th Grade Pass (Every Kid in a Park)

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: April 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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