People swimming in a lake with small beach area

Photo by Joseph Philipson, Friends of Acadia, NPS




Acadia National Park has two beaches popular for swimming in the summer: Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. There is also a small beach for swimming at Lake Wood.

Lifeguards may be present at Sand Beach. Be aware: Swimming in natural areas poses risks. Your safety depends on your own good judgement.

Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, and Lake Wood are monitored weekly for bacteria from June through August. Read more information on the bacteria monitoring program.

Many other lakes and ponds are public water supplies where swimming, wading, and pets are prohibited. Please respect posted regulations.


Swimming Locations

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    Lakes and Ponds

    Swimming is not permitted at the locations below because these lakes and ponds provide drinking water to local communities. Please respect posted regulations.

    • Eagle Lake
    • Bubble Pond
    • Jordan Pond
    • Upper Hadlock Pond
    • Lower Hadlock Pond
    • Long Pond (within 1000 feet of the intake on the southern end of the pond)

    Last updated: July 25, 2023

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