Acadia Otter Cliffs Group Climbing Permit

Acadia National Park

Otter Cliffs at Acadia National Park is located on the southeast part of Mount Desert Island just off of the Park Loop Road. The granite cliffs rise up above the water providing a spectacular setting for sea cliff climbing along Acadia’s iconic rocky coast. The cliffs are composed of solid, course-grained pink granite allowing crack and face climbing, rappel access, and routes up to 5.12.

Permit & Season Information

Group climbing permits are required from the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day. A permit may be printed and/or saved up to 7 days before your permit date. Once your permit has been printed, you cannot make changes.   

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Need to Know

Fee Policy

Reservation Fee: There is a non-refundable $6.00 reservation fee for every permit. Fees cannot be transferred to other dates. No rain checks or credits.

Recreation Fee: There is no recreation fee for Group Climbing at Otter Cliffs.

Acadia National Park Entrance Fee: Entrance fees are required to enter any portion of the park. All vehicles must display a park pass at all times. Passes are non-transferable.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address

Acadia National Park (Attn: Fees) PO Box 177 Bar Harbor ME 04609

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