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Acadia National Park Overview

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 4 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.

Entrance Fees

Entrance - Education/Academic Groups - $0
School groups and other academic institutions may qualify for an Educational Fee Waiver. If not qualified, please check fees for large or commercial groups.
Entrance - Non-commercial Groups - $0
Groups entering Acadia by bus, van, or other high-capacity vehicles (16 people or more) must pay an organized group entrance fee. Adults (16 years old and over): $20/per person Youth (15 years old and under): Free
Commercial Entrance - Per Person - $0
Are you operating a business that provides leisure or recreational services while in the park? If so, it is considered a commercial group and you are required to have a Commercial Use Authorization. A commercial group 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. Learn more on our "Do Business With Us" page.
Timed Entry Reservation - Location - $6
Vehicle reservations are not required for any other areas of the park, or for visitors who enter the area by foot, bike, or taxi. Vehicle reservations provide a timed entry, but do not require a departure time until 10 pm, when the road closes to vehicles. Reservations do not permit re-entry. Reservations are per vehicle, not per person. Reservations do not assign a specific parking space. Parking is prohibited outside of designated spaces. Cadillac is not served by the Island Explorer bus system.
Acadia Entrance Fee - Per Person - $20
Admits one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Valid for 7 days.
Entrance - Per Person - $20
Valid for seven days. Admits one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge.
Acadia Entrance Fee - Motorcycle - $30
Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Valid for 7 days.
Entrance - Motorcycle - $30
Valid for seven days. Admits one or two passengers on a private, non-commercial motorcycle.
Acadia Entrance Fee - Private Vehicle - $35
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. Valid for 7 days. If a vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary.
Entrance - Private Vehicle - $35
Valid for seven days. Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants. This includes rental cars, RVs, and vans with fewer than 16 passengers. If the vehicle pass is purchased, no other pass is necessary.
Acadia Annual Pass - $70
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.
Annual Entrance - Park - $70
The Acadia Annual Pass is valid only at Acadia and may be purchased online or in person. You do not need an additional entrance pass if you already have a federal lands pass. It is valid for 12 months from purchase month. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle. In addition to park visitor centers and campgrounds, the Acadia Annual Pass is available at the Acadia Regional Chamber at Thompson Island, and at Bar Harbor, Ellsworth and Southwest Harbor chambers of commerce.