Acadia National Park

Acadia Fast Facts

How big is Acadia National Park?

Acadia covers a total area of 47,633 acres or 74.6 square miles.

How many people visit Acadia National Park?

4,069,098 people visited Acadia in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Acadia Visitation Stats.

When was Acadia National Park created?

Acadia was made a national park on February 26, 1919, although it was named Lafayette National Park at the time. On January 19, 1929, the name was changed to Acadia. Prior to its national park status, it was known as Sieur de Monts National Monument.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Acadia National Park?

As a park with ocean coastline, Acadia’s lowest point is 0 feet at the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point in Acadia is 1,530 feet at the top of Cadillac Mountain.

What time zone is Acadia National Park located in?

Acadia is in the Eastern Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Acadia National Park?

$30 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Acadia

one In addition to the hiking trails, there are 45 miles of carriage roads within the park.

two Most of the very popular Park Loop Road closes on December 1st due to winter weather, and does not reopen until April 15th.

three The name Acadia comes from the explorer Giovanni Verrazano, who passed by the area in 1524. The shoreline reminded him of a part of Greece named Arcadia.

four It is said that Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the United States to get sunlight in the morning.

five Acadia is the 5th smallest national park in the United States by area, but is routinely in the top 10 in total visitors.

Where is Acadia National Park?

Acadia National Park is located along the Atlantic Coast in the state of Maine. Most of the park lands are on Mount Desert Island, though there are also areas on Isle Au Haut and the Schoodic Peninsula. The city of Bangor, an hour away, is the closest city of size. The town of Bar Harbor is adjacent to the park.

For more maps and directions see Getting to Acadia.