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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Acadia National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Acadia National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Maine and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Acadia National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Maine and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Acadia National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Maine and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021
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Acadia National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Acadia National Park - News section for more.

  • Michael Zwelling Selected as Site Manager of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

    September 7, 2021 | 12:56 pm

    Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider announced the selection of Michael Zwelling as site manager of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in ME. Zwelling is currently the education specialist at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, NY. Zwelling is scheduled to begin work at Saint Croix on Wednesday, September 15.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meets Virtually September 13

    September 7, 2021 | 12:09 pm

    The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday September 13. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Water Tower at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park to be Repainted

    August 30, 2021 | 8:52 am

    The water tower on the campus of the Schoodic Institute in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park will be repainted between September 7 and September 24, 2021. Painting the water tower is part of its regular maintenance and will return it to the original beige color. The water tower provides potable water and fire protection to the campus. While the water tower is being repainted, a back-up water tank will serve the campus. The water tower is 90-feet tall and holds 150,000 gallons.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Duck Brook Motor Road Bridge Temporary Lane Closure

    August 16, 2021 | 7:34 am

    The Duck Brook Motor Bridge driving lanes will be temporarily reduced to one lane of travel on Tuesday August 24, from 9 am to 5 pm. This will allow contractors access to the bridge’s interior before submitting bids for an upcoming construction project.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Two Water Related Life Flights in Acadia National Park on August 13

    August 14, 2021 | 4:03 pm

    Two water related accidents occurred in Acadia National Park, both of which required Life Flights, on Aug 13 involving two males.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park’s Carriage Roads Sustain Extensive Damage from Severe Rainstorm

    June 14, 2021 | 12:00 am

    Acadia National Park’s carriage roads and other park facilities sustained extensive damage from a severe rainstorm in the early hours of June 9, 2021. Ten miles of the 45-mile carriage road system in the park (22 percent) remain closed, along with the Wild Gardens of Acadia at Sieur de Monts, Schoodic bike paths, and Schoodic Head Road. Hiking trails are open, but certain sections, including foot bridges, may be washed out. Hikers should use caution and avoid crossing damaged sections.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Meets Virtually June 7

    June 1, 2021 | 9:26 am

    The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission will meet virtually at 1 pm on Monday June 7. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Receives New Hybrid Learning Grant from National Park Foundation

    April 22, 2021 | 1:03 pm

    Acadia National Park is one of 32 parks and park partners to receive an Open OutDoors for Kids Hybrid Learning grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), which works in partnership with the National Park Service and the park partner community to ensure that national parks reach their fullest potential and connect with as many people as possible. Acadia’s grant will support the development of virtual nature clubs, family nature adventures, and virtual spring field trips.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Impacts and Opportunities for U.S. National Parks

    April 12, 2021 | 3:43 pm

    National Park Service staff studying effects of the Coronavirus pandemic found wide variations in park visitation, fewer park programs, gaps in long-term monitoring of natural and cultural resources, and lost park-related employment across the U.S. in 2020. Findings in the paper show that in the early stages of the pandemic in April 2020, visitation to U.S. national parks declined by about 87 percent. In some parks visitation rebounded quickly as the summer progressed, while in others it remained low. Other parks, particularly those near urban areas, experienced increased numbers of visitors as people sought safe areas for recreation and exercise.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021

    March 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) will be opening roads and other visitor facilities at Acadia National Park for the 2021 season beginning with the Park Loop Road. The 27-mile scenic drive, including the Cadillac Summit Road, is expected to open to motor vehicles on April 15, depending on weather conditions. To provide a safer and more enjoyable experience, vehicle reservations will be required for the Cadillac Summit Road between sunrise and sunset from May 26 to October 19. Vehicle reservations will be available for purchase online at Recreation.gov starting April 1 at 10:00 am ET.

    Read more at nps.gov