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Acadia Openings Delayed Into June

On April 17, Acadia National Park officials, in response to guidance from the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, announced additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The following services and operations will be delayed in order to comply with state and local orders: 

Park campgrounds, normally set to open at varying times ranging from May 1- May 21, delayed opening to June 15, 2020. Campers with advance reservations will be contacted and refunds will be issued by Recreation.gov

Hulls Cove Visitor Center, normally set to open May 1, delayed opening to June 1, 2020

Sieur de Monts Visitor Center, normally set to open first Saturday in May, delayed opening to June 15, 2020

Should the pandemic emergency continue, the park will re‐evaluate these dates and potentially delay these and other openings further

In addition, the operation of Acadia National Park concessioner services and operations may be delayed.

As of March 25, 2020, Acadia National Park continues to offer no services outside those that support resource protection. At Acadia National Park, the following services and operations have been suspended in order to comply with state and local orders: 

Acadia has closed the Park Loop Road including Ocean Drive and all restrooms, carriage roads, campgrounds, visitor centers, and visitor services.

Overnight parking is prohibited in Acadia.

In seeking outdoor recreation, the National Park Service encourages people during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities. “We ask the public to please recreate safely and responsibly. Avoid high-risk outdoor activities and stay in your local areas,” park officials said.

Graphic and animated guidelines for making good outdoor recreation decisions and maintaining social distance in the out of doors can be found at the FOA Stay Safe Page.

Acadia officials will provide updates at nps.gov/acad and  via social media channels.  

2 Responses to “Acadia Openings Delayed Into June”

  1. Beth phippard

    Do you know what Wildwood Stables is doing. My final payment for trip in August was due today. They don’t answer phones or post how they want to proceed.

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    • Earl Brechlin

      Acadia has been complying with all State of Maine directives. Plans for a phased reopening of the state were announced Thursday but as yet there are no details concerning July and August. The state’s stay-safe-in-place order remains in effect until June 1.

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