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General Information

Official Acadia National Park Service Website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Acadia national park.
Trip planner, FAQ.

National Geographic Guide To Acadia National Park:
Very concise and clear.

Bermels' Guide To Acadia National Park:
The insider tips from Michele & Larry and their more than twenty years vacation experience at Mount Desert Island, and Bar Harbor, Maine.

"Unofficial" Acadia National Park website:
By John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Summer and Fall. September and October are less crowds.

General weather information.
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least two days:
Mt. Desert Island -- a full day.
Schoodic Peninsula -- a full day.
Isle au Haut and Baker Island -- a full day.

If you only have one day?

Five Perfect Days Ultimate Adventure Itinerary. up



There are 2 campgrounds in Acadia National Park. Blackwoods campground is open whole year, and may be reserved on-line for the period May 15 to October 31 through the National Park service reservation center.

Seawall Campgrounds is open from late June to early September, and operates on a first come first serve basis. Summer time it fills early.

Isle au Haut, is open from mid-May to mid-October. Remote and inaccessible to automobiles, Isle au Haut is linked to the mainland by mailboat from Stonington, Maine. Camping there requires obtaining a special use permit in advance.

Official campground list and information.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park

There is no lodging inside the park besides two campgrounds.

Gateway outside the park

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Mount Desert Island.

Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Mount Desert Island.

Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce.

Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce .

Schoodic Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Maine Office of Tourism.

Acadia Information Center. up

This Acadia National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 12/14/04. Keywords: Acadia National Park.