Acadia National Park in Maine

Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine is the first Eastern National Park and encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. It protects 47,000 acres of public and private lands and owns 35, 332 acres. Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. Acadia National Park protects some of the most scenic, diverse areas along the eastern coast of the United States. Whether you are looking for an active visit or a relaxing vacation, the park offers something for you.

Location:
The park is located along the rugged, rocky coast of Maine. Most of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, which is accessible by vehicle.

Operation Dates:
Open All Year. Some areas are closed or have limited access. Fee Charged

Facilities:
There are two park campgrounds—Seawall and Blackwoods—on Mount Desert Island. Overnight backpacking is prohibited in the park because it is small and fragile. Campsites in both campgrounds are wooded and within a 10-minute walk of the ocean. The majority of sites are for tents, small and large, but other sites accommodate pop-ups, vehicle campers, and RVs up to 35′. Maximum one vehicle and six people allowed at each site. Campground facilities include comfort stations, cold running water, dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, and water faucets (winter facilities at Blackwoods are limited to a portable toilet and water pump). There are no hook-ups. Showers (fee) and camping supply stores are located within 1/2 mile of both campgrounds.

Access Rating: Good Access

Contact:
Acadia National Park
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor ME 04609
207-288-3338 Voice
207-288-8800 TTY
www.nps.gov/acad

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