ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The National Park Service has announced that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Acadia National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018.
The 2018 entrance fee-free days are:
- Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- April 21: First Day of National Park Week.
- Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day.
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day.
“These free admission days are a like a limited time free trial offer … this is your chance to experience your national park and services in the neighboring communities and decide when you will come back in the future,” said Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Every season in Acadia has its own unique beauty and adventure.”
Acadia National Park usually has an entrance fee of $25 per vehicle and $20 per motorcycle, for seven days. Walkers and bicyclists can get a weekly pass for $12. An annual pass to Acadia costs $50. Although there is only one entrance fee station at Acadia, on the Park Loop Road near Sand Beach, all visitors to the park are required to have a pass. The entire park is a federal area.
In 2016, Acadia National Park had more than 3.3 million visits resulting in $274 million in total visitor spending in the local region. That spending supported about 4,200 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $333 million.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/acad or call 288-3338.