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What are some useful telephone numbers in Acadia National Park?
National Park: (207) 288-3338
Road Info: Dial 511 or www.511maine.gov
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce: (800) 345-4617
Where is Acadia National Park?
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Downeast Maine. The park surrounds the town of Bar Harbor and despite being on an island, is accessible by vehicle.
Where are the closest airports and distances?
Hancock County Airport (BHB), just 10 minutes from the park, is served by Colgan Air, a US Airways branch, that makes daily flights to and from the Logan Airport in Boston. The Bangor Internatinal Airport (BGR) is an hours drive from Acadia while the Logain Airport in Boston is about 6 hours. More information on Transportation to Acadia.
When is Acadia National Park open?
Acadia NP is open year-round although a handful of visitor centers, facilities and services close for the winter. The Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open between April 15th and October 31st. Additionally campgrounds, museums, and most of the Park Loop Road close for the winter months. Information on Hours & Seasons.
How much does it cost to enter Acadia National Park?
Entrance fees cost $20 per vehicle, which is good for 7 days for access to Acadia National Park. Bikers, hikers, and motorcyclists can enter for $5 per person. You can also purchase an Annual Pass for Acadia for $40 or for all National Parks for $80. More info on Rates and Permits.
Can I bring my pet into the park?
Pets must be on leash at all times and are only allowed in certain areas. Acadia Pet Rules.
Do I need a car to see the park?
Between late June and October, you can make use of the Island Explorer, the park's shuttle bus. More info on the Shuttle Bus.
How much time do I need to see the park?
Visitors to Acadia can usually see most of the area highlights in roughly 3-4 days. Acadia Park Info.
What lodging and campgrounds are available in the park?
There are no hotels or lodges within Acadia National Park and there are two campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawall. Blackwoods accepts reservations but Seawall is first come, first serve. Take a look at our campgrounds and lodging pages. Acadia Camping | Area Camping/RV Parks | Area Lodging.
- Fishing - Buy a Fishing License Online
- Whale Watching
- Bird Watching
- Canoeing and Kayaking
Acadia National Park has great wildlife viewing opportunities. Tons of birds call the park home so make sure to pick up a local bird identification book if you are interested. Puffins, whales, and seals can be spotted from the shore but are best seen from a boat tour or cruise. Moose and bear also live in Acadia but are rarely spotted. More on Viewing Wildlife.