Acadia National Park Headquarters

Park Headquarters - Winter Visitor Center

You may want to begin your trip through Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center just off Maine Route 3 in Hulls Cove. There, you will find ample publications, activity schedules, and a film for reference and purchase. There are also self-guiding CD tours for rent or purchase if desired. The carriage roads may be accessed there as well.

Park Headquarters GPS: Latitude 44.374423; Longitude -68.260078

Hulls Cove Visitor Center GPS: Latitude 44.409286; Longitude -68.247501

Winter Location

For information during the winter months, visit the Park Headquarters at this location on Highway 233 near Eagle Lake, just 3 miles west of Bar Harbor. You may report lost and found information here and make emergency contacts. Detailed Acadia National Park information, free literature and sales items are available. The facility is open year round* from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday except on Federal holidays, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25 and January 1. It is closed on weekends from mid-April through October. Since this facility is run by the Park Service, profits from items purchased here help support Park operations.

Acadia National Park Headquarters and Winter Location
Acadia National Park, Maine

Open Year-Round

Acadia National Park is open all year even though the Visitor Center, museums, picnic areas, Seawall Camprground, and many of the roads are closed during the winter season. (See Operation Hours.) Most of the Park Loop Road, as well as the road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, is closed from December 1 - April 14th. Two short sections of the Park Loop Road remain open all year. One is a scenic one-mile section that goes along the ocean by Thunder Hole, accessed via Schooner Head Road, two miles south of Bar Harbor. The other gives access to Jordan Pond via the Jordan Pond Road in Seal Harbor. For additional information, contact the National Park Service directly or visit their Temporary Closures page for recent postings.

General Park Information

*The Park Heaquarters is closed on weekends and Federal holidays. Holiday closures vary and may include weekdays. For current Park closure information, visit Temporary Closures or contact the National Park Service directly.

Great Long Pond Location Map


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    P.O. Box 3911, Brewer, ME 04412

Thank the National Park Service

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherThe National Park Service cannot be any better at answering your questions and assisting in the many ways that they do. They are dedicated individuals who are throughout the park doing a variety of work. This land is for all Americans to enjoy and we are entrusted with its upkeep. Please make sure that politics stays out of this and that the National Park Service gets the funding that is needed to maintain, protect and educate. This is a national treasure that cannot be replaced and should be here for all the generations that follow, not just us alone, or for any one individual. Please take the time and let them know that you appreciate the work that they do.