Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Location: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609
Lat/Long: 44.409076 / -68.247241
Phone No: 207-288-3338. RES: (877) 444-6777
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Amenities Onsite: Free bus service | Horse stables | Restrooms | Drinking water | Fire rings | Picnic tables | Shaded spots | Pets ok |
Amenities Nearby : Bar Harbor has: | Restaurants | Shops | Markets | Bicycle repair |
Recreation Onsite: Carriage roads | Scenic drives | Beaches | Bicycling | Boating | HorsebackIng | Climbing | Fishing | Hiking | Leaf peeping |
Recreation Nearby: Sand Beach | Jordan Pond | Thunder Hole | Cadillac Mountain | Bar Harbor | Park Loop Road | Fort Knox | Bass Head Light House | Islesford Historical Museum | Cranberry Cove Rerry | Carriage roads |


Maine, Acadia National Park.  The address used here is a general park address.  One of the parks information centers can be found just off Route 3 when entering the park.  Here are the map coordinates  (Latitude: 44.409289 Longitude: -68.247225).  It's a good location to leave the car and ride the bus.


By Car 
Take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine, then take Route 1A east to Ellsworth. In Ellsworth, take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.  Once you cross onto the island you will see an information center on the right.
Please see the Campbase map tab provided here for an accurate location of the parks information center and parking area.  This location is also a good parking spot if you plan to ride or hike the carriage trails.  


This is a general information page for Acadia National Park.  Each campground in the park has it's own Campbase information page.  Click the links here or search Campbase using the campgrounds name. 

Acadia National Park is Americas most eastern national park.  It has rugged coastlines, bueatiful forests and tall mountains.  Located around the park are picturesque Maine fishing villages.

Acadia National Park has two primary campgrounds on Mount Desert Island.  They are Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds.  Both campgrounds are usually fully reserved during the summer months.  Two other special use campgrounds are Duck Harbor Campground and Wildwoods Stables Campground.  Duck Harbor is not accessible by car while Wildwood Stables is for campers with horses only.  In 2015 Schoodic Woods Campground was built on the Schoodic Peninsula(not located on Mount Desert Island).  Campbase has a "peddle through" video for Schoodic Woods and Blackwoods Campground available on YouTube.  We peddled through each Campground and did a short video.  Please click here for the videos: Schoodic Woods Campground, Blackwoods Campground.  

Riding the Island Explorer bus is the best way to see the park.  There are eight bus routes with numerous clean propane buses taking riders to most destinations in the park.  The buses stop at campgrounds, motels, and villages.  Buy a park pass and the bus is free.  Each bus can also carry three bikes.  It's a great way to get around.  Pick up a shuttle map at the information center where you can also leave your car.  Busses operate from June 23 through August 31 with a limited schedule extending until October 14, 2014.  Times may change annually.

The park has an extensive network of carriage roads that take hikers and bikers to all points in the park.  The carriage roads are located on Mount Desert Island.  Additional ride/hike trails can be found on the Schoodic Penensila at the Schoodic Woods Campground.  They are great fun on a mountain bike.  If you don't have a bike you can rent one in downtown Bar Harbor. 

There is also the Park Loop Road that leads to points of interest in the park.  Some portions of the road are one way.  Bicycling on the Park Loop Road is very popular.  However, use caution when riding on this road, there are no bike lanes. 

Hiking the parks numerous trails is a popular pastime in the park.  

FIREWOOD WARNING:  The National Park is requesting that you leave your firewood at home.  Firewood is available at each campground.  The park is concerned about non-native insects invading the park.  Gathering fire wood in the park is prohibited.  

During the winter, many park facilities and roads are closed, you can obtain daily information at the parks headquarters.

There is a $20 National Park entrance fee that is good for 7 days.  The entrance fee allows visitors to ride the Acadia Island Explorer bus for free.

Reservations can be made at,, or by calling (877) 444-6777

Note:  The spring opening date may vary due to heavy snow.  Please check the parks home page, provided here, for updates to park opening times.

Depending on the time of year, many areas in Maine may have ticksbees, and mosquitos.  Due to the potential problems posed by these insects it's best to arrive prepared should these insects become a nuisance.  Campbase recommends screen enclosuresrepellantsbug zappers, and mesh net hats.  Please click these links to see our recommended items. 

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