Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park Information

Acadia National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Acadia National Park Location Hancock / Knox counties, Maine, USA
Acadia National Park Nearest city Bar HarborNearest city: Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park Coordinates 44°21′0″N 68°13′0″W
Acadia National Park Area 47,390 acres (191.78 km2)
45,823 acres (185.44 km2) federal
Acadia National Park Established July 8, 1916 Established: July 8, 1916
Acadia National Park Visitors 2,202,228 (in 2007)
Acadia National Park Governing body National Park Service

Acadia National Park Fees & Reservations

Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 20.00 (7 Day Pass)
Individual Entry (Bike, Foot) $ 5.00 (7 Day Pass)
Annual Permit (good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 40.00
Gold Access Pass (Blind or permanently disabled individuals) Free (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
Golden Age Pass (1 time fee - for those 62+ years) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
National Park Pass (Good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (Good in all natl parks)
Golden Eagle Pass* (Good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 15.00 (Good in all natl parks)

 

Ticket Type Ticket Price/Fee
Camping (Per Site Per Night)
Blackwoods Campground $20 (May 1-October 31)
Blackwoods Campground $10 (April and November)
Blackwoods Campground Free (December 1-March 31)
Seawall Campground $14 walk-in
Seawall Campground $20 drive-in
Ranger-Led Programs
Beach
  • $10 adults
  • $5 children 5-12
  • free under 5
Knowing the Night
  • $10 adults
  • $5 children 8 - 12
Riding the Roads
Riding the Roads
  • $15 adults
  • $10 youth 14-16
General Ticket Fee Information
Entrance Pass
  • $20 June 23-early October
  • $10 May 1-June 22
Individual Entrance Pass $5
Acadia Annual Pass $40
Annual Pass $80
Senior Pass $10
Access Pass Free
Volunteer Pass Free

Acadia National Park Operating Hours & Seasons

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center 2010
VISITOR CENTERS
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
  • Open April 15 to October 31
  • Closed November 1 through April 14
  • April 15 - June 30 - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • July & August - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • September - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • October - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park Headquarters / Winter Visitor Center
  • Open all year
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1
  • November 1 - April 14 - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 7 days/week
  • April 15 - October 31 - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Thompson Island Information Center Open mid-May to mid-October
MUSEUMS
Islesford Historical Museum
  • Open late June through September
  • Closed October 1 through late June
  • 9 a.m. - noon, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Open at 10:45 am on Sundays
Sieur de Monts Nature Center
  • Open May to early October
  • Closed early October through April
  • May - hours vary, open weekends only
  • June - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • July & August - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • September - early October - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Blackwoods Campground Open all year
Seawall Campground Open late May to September 30
Duck Harbor Campground Open May 15 to October 15

Acadia National Park Things To Do

  • Places To Go
  • Outdoor Activities
    1. Bicycling
    2. Birdwatching
    3. Boating
    4. Climbing
    5. EarthCache Program
    6. Fishing
    7. Hiking
    8. Horseback Riding
    9. Leaf Peeping
    10. Picnicking
    11. Scenic Driving
    12. Swimming
    13. Tidepooling
    14. Weddings
    15. Winter Activities
  • Indoor Activities
  • For Kids
  • Guided Tours
  • Schedule Of Events
  • Nearby Attractions

Acadia National Park Visitor Centers

  1. Hulls Cove Visitor Center
  2. Park Headquarters / Winter Visitor Center
  3. Thompson Island Information Center

Acadia National Park Campgrounds

  • Blackwoods Campground
  • Seawall Campground
  • Duck Harbor Campground
  • Camping Regulations
Campground Open Close Sites Dump Station Laundry Showers Groceries Service Station Approx Fill Time RV Length
Blackwoods All Year   306 Yes No .5 Mile .5 Mile No 8:00 am 35 ft
Seawall Late May 07 Sep 218 Yes No .5 Mile .5 Mile No 8:00 am 35 ft
Duck Harbor 15 May 14 Oct 05 No No No No No Early None

Acadia National Park Events

Tuesday
4/20/2010
Acadia`s Carriage Roads
Acadia National Park
Saturday
4/24/2010
National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia
Acadia National Park
National Junior Ranger Day

Acadia National Park Nearby Attractions

  • FEDERAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE REFUGES
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site - 125 mi
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge- 50 mi
  • Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge - 150 mi
  • STATE PARKS
  • Lamoine State Park- 21 miles
  • Baxter State Park - 120 miles

Acadia National Park Hotels & Lodging

Lodging Name Rate Range
Blackwoods Campground $20 Avg. price/night
Seawall Campground $17 Avg. price/night