By the Numbers


increase in visitors between 2000 and 2021


of visitors went to Cadillac Summit Road during their visit (2010 NPS data)


more visitors per year in 2021 than in 2000

A vehicle reservation is required to drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain via the Cadillac Summit Road from June 23-Oct 22, 2023

Acadia National Park

Along the rugged coastline of Maine, this gem of the Northeast offers ocean shoreline, coastal forests, remote islands, rocky mountains and historic lighthouses. With 45 miles of historic carriage roads…

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After years of working with community members, park advocates and others, Acadia finalized a plan for a seasonal vehicle reservation system at Cadillac Summit Road and future plans for such systems at Jordan Pond House and Sand Beach parking lots.

Know Before You Go

  • Vehicle reservations are required to drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain’s Summit Road.

  • The vehicle reservation costs $6

  • Cadillac Mountain will open to vehicles on April 15, 2023.

  • Vehicle reservations for Cadillac Summit Road are required May 24- October 22, 2023.

  • Hiking or biking to the top of Cadillac Mountain is free, no reservation required.

  • There is a separate $30-per-car park entrance fee, which provides access to the park for 7 days.

  • 30% of vehicle reservations are made available 90 days ahead of each date.

  • 70% of vehicle reservations are released at 10am ET two days ahead.

  • The Island Explorer Shuttle does NOT reach Cadillac Summit Road.

  • If your chosen date is sold out, please note that 70% of reservations for each day are held back until 10am EST, two days prior. This is to help facilitate last-minute trips but be warned that demand is high for these reservations and the supply sells out quickly.

  • Visitors can select either a Sunrise vehicle reservation with a 90-minute entry window, or a Daytime vehicle reservation, with a 30-minute entry window.

  • Note: the reservations provide a timed entry, but there is no required departure time until the park closes at 10pm EST.

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