Maine State Parks

National Parks in Maine

Acadia National Park

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor ME 04609
Acadia encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline.

State Parks in Maine

Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Allagash Wilderness Waterway
c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
Northern Region Headquarters
106 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-4014
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a canoe camper’s paradise. This 92-mile corridor of lakes and river connects several large public reserved land units and is surrounded by a vast, privately-owned commercial forest. The area is also used extensively in the winter for ice fishing and snowmobiling even though there are no groomed trails.
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Snowmobiling,

87 State Park Road Presque Isle, ME 04769
Off U.S. Route 1 south of Presque Isle
Hiking on nearby Quaggy Jo Mountain and trout fishing on Echo Lake are popular local activities. Campsites, a bathhouse, and a beach with a lifeguard are provided in season. Groomed cross-country ski trails are available in the winter. Groomed snowmobile trails also cross through the park.
Camping, Boating,Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, Me
(207) 723-5140
Baxter State Park, a wilderness area of 202,064 acres, was a gift to the State of Maine by former Gov. Percival P. Baxter. There are 46 mountain peaks and ridges, 18 of which exceed an elevation of 3,000 feet, the highest being Baxter Peak at 5,267 feet. The park is intersected by about 175 miles of trails. The information contained in this brief introduction to the Park is not adequate for extended hiking or climbing. For your own safety, do not leave the Park Tote road without a detailed map of the area to be traversed. Maps may be obtained at Campgrounds, Millinocket Headquarters, or the Visitor Center at Togue Pond. There are ten campgrounds located at Roaring Brook, Abol, Katahdin Stream, Nesowadnehunk, South Branch Pond Trout Brook Farm, Chimney Pond, Russell Pond, Daicey Pond (cabins only) and Kidney Pond (cabins only).
Note: Baxter State Park is administered separately by the Baxter Park Authority, Millinocket, phone: (207) 723-5140.

Birch Point
Owl’s Head
c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
106 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
Scenic shore access to Penobscot Bay; sand beach allows swimming in gentle surf; No lifeguards.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Bradbury Mountain
528 Hallowell Road Pownal, ME 04069
Pownal, five miles from the Freeport-Durham exit off U.S. 95
Open All Year
440 acres; picnic area and shelter, playground, ballfield, hiking and cross-country ski trails, and 41 campsites
Camping, Picnicking, Trails

Camden Hills
280 Belfast Road Camden, ME 04843
(207)236-3109; October 16 – April 30 (207)236-0849
Two miles north of Camden on U.S. Route 1
Open May 15 through October 15
30 miles of hiking trails with access from five major trailheads; a 112-site camping area includes flush toilets and hot showers; picnic area; rocky shoreline.
Camping, Picnicking, Snowmobiling, Trails

Cobscook Bay
RR#1, Box 127 Dennysville, ME 04628
On U.S. Route 1, four miles south of Dennysville
Open May 15 through October 15
888 acres; campsites and shelters are on the water’s edge;boating; hot showers; picnic area; hiking and groomed cross-country ski trails.
Camping, Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

Crescent Beach
66 Two Lights Road Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Eight miles south of Portland on Maine Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth
243 acres; sand beach; picnic area with tables and grills; playground; snack bar; bathhouse with cold water showers.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Damariscotta Lake
8 State Park Road Jefferson, ME 04348
Park season (207)549-7600; off-season (207)941- 4014
Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day
Beside Maine Route 32 in Jefferson
17 acres; sand beach swimming area with a lifeguard; a group use shelter; changing areas; picnic tables and grills.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Ferry Beach
95 Bayview Road Saco, ME 04072
Park season (207)283-0067; off-season (207)624-6075
Open Memorial Day through September 30
Off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco
117 acres; sweeping view of miles of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point; swimming; changing room; picnic area; nature trails; guided nature programs available.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Trails

Fort Point/Fort Pownall
c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
106 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
(207)941- 4014
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Off U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs, on the tip of a peninsula jutting into scenic Penobscot Bay
154 acres; picnicking; fishing; two-hundred-foot pier accommodates visitors arriving by boat; adjacent to historic Fort Pownall and Fort Point Light, a lighthouse dating from 1836.
Fishing, Picnicking

Grafton Notch
1941 Bear River Road
Newry, ME 04261
Park season (207)824-2912; off-season (207)624-6075
May 15 through October 15
Borders Maine Route 26 between Upton and Newry
Park season (207)824-2912; off-season (207)624-6075
3,112 acres; Several hiking trails extend through this spectacular, scenic area at the end of the Mahoosuc Range. The 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail passes through the park on the way to the trail’s northern terminus, Mt. Katahdin. Sights include: Screw Auger Falls, Spruce Meadow, Mother Walker Falls, Old Speck Mountain, and Moose Cave. Facilities include picnic tables and grills. A main artery snowmobile trail (ITS 82) traverses the park and is maintained by a local snowmobile club.
Fishing, Picnicking, Trails

Holbrook Island Sanctuary 
172 Indian Bar Road Harborside, ME 04642
(207) 326-4012
Open All Year
Borders Penobscot Bay south of Bucksport in Brooksville
Scenic natural area of upland forests, rocky shores, and an offshore island provides opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation, and cross-country skiing in winter. Picnic tables are available, along with an area to launch canoes and kayaks.
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

Lake Saint George
RR 1, Box 980 Liberty, ME 04949
May 15 through September 30
On Maine Route 3 in Liberty
360 acres; swimming area with lifeguards and a bathhouse; 38 camping sites, flush toilets, trailer dumping station, and showers; hiking and fishing are popular activities; boat and canoe rentals are available and a boat launch site adjoins the park. A snowmobile trail is maintained from the park to Frye Mountain Game management area and connects to several local club trails.
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

23 State Park Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Park season: (207) 667-4778
Off-season: (207) 941-4014
May 15 through October 15
On Maine Route 184, eight miles southeast from Ellsworth. Located on Frenchman’s Bay, the park is near Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island
55 acres; a 61 site campground; picnic area; boat launching ramp; saltwater fishing pier; children’s playground, hot showers, flush toilets.
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Picnicking

Lily Bay
HC 76, Box 425 Greenville, ME 04441
Park season (207)695-2700; off-season (207)941-4014
May 1 through October 15
Nine miles north of Greenville on the east shore of Moosehead Lake
924 acres; two campgrounds include 91 well-spaced campsites (many along the shore); two boat launch sites with boat slips; swim area; a day use area with a playground; shoreline hiking trail. Group camping is also available.
Camping, Boating, Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

Moose Point
310 West Main Street Searsport, ME 04974
Park season (207)548-2882; off-season (207)941-4014
Memorial Day through September 30
On U.S. Route 1 between Belfast and Searsport
183 acres; hiking trails; picnic area; tidal pools; panoramic view of Penobscot Bay
Picnicking, Trails

Mt. Blue
299 Center Hill Rd Weld, ME 04285
Park season: (207) 585-2347 Off-season (207) 585-2261
May 15 through October 1
Fourteen miles northwest from Wilton off Maine Route 156 in Weld
Memorial Day – Labor Day (207)585-2347; off-season (207)585-2261
5,021 acres; campground; sand beach with bathhouse; hot showers; flush toilets; boat launch; amphitheater, and nature center are found in the Webb Lake area. The nearby Center Hill Area provides a scenic picnic spot and nature trail as well as an extensive multiple use trail open to ATVs, horses, walkers, and mountain bikes. Mt. Blue is also a popular day hike. A naturalist leads scheduled hikes and programs during the summer months. Adirondack shelters are available for large group use, and canoes may be rented. The park maintains cross-country ski trails, a major snowmobile trail, and an ice rink during the winter.
Camping, Boating, Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling, Trails

Peacock Beach
RR 1, Box 2305 Richmond, ME 04357
Park season (207)582-2813; off- season (207)624-6075
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Off Maine Route 201 on Pleasant Pond in Richmond, about twelve miles from Augusta
100 acres;small beach and swimming area with a lifeguard; picnicking

500 State Park Road Dover-Faxcroft, ME 04426
Park season (207)564-2003; off-season 941-4014
May 15 through September 30
Nestled in the mountains on the shore of Sebec Lake, at the end of Maine Route 153 about six miles from Dover-Foxcroft.
839 acres; camping area includes flush toilets, hot water showers, and well-spaced sites in a woodland setting; a lifeguard, picnic area, and bathhouse with showers are found at the beach, which is used by campers and day use visitors; hiking trails and amphitheather programs
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Trails

Popham Beach
10 Perkins Farm Lane Phippsburg, ME 04562
April 15 through October 30
On Maine Route 209 fourteen miles from Bath to Phippsburg – follow signs to the park.
529 acres: spacious sand beach; bathhouses; freshwater rinse-off showers; charcoal grills. Fort Popham is two miles further south on Route 209
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Quoddy Head
Box 1490 Lubec, ME 04652
Park season (207)733-0911; off-season (207)941-4014
May 15 through October 15
Four miles off Maine Route 189 in Lubec
481 acres; the eastern-most point of land and lighthouse in the United States is adjacent to the park; scenic trails follow rock cliffs rising from the ocean 80 feet below and traverse a dense evergreen forest; a boardwalk provides access to a fragile peat bog with rare plant life.
Picnicking, Trails

Range Ponds
P.O. Box 475 Poland Spring, ME 04274
Park season (207)998-4104; off-season (207)624-6075
May 15 through October 15
Just off the Empire Road in Poland. The Empire Road is approached from Maine Route 122; take Route 26 north from Gray, or Route 202 south from Lewiston which will connect with Route 122
750 acres; picnic area; ballfield; swimming area with lifeguards.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Rangely Lake
HC 32 Box 5000 Rangeley, ME 04970
Park season (207)864-3858; off-season (207)624-6075
May 15 through September 30
From Rumford via Maine Route 17 or from Farmington via Maine Route 4.
691 acres. Located in an area famous for trout and landlocked salmon fishing, the park offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the state in this region of mountains and lakes. Visitors will find well-spaced campsites among the fragrant spruce and fir trees, hot showers, and a concrete boat launching ramp with floats. A major snowmobile trail is maintained into the park by the town of Rangeley and connects to local trails as well as to ITS 89.
Camping, Boating, Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Snowmobiling

375 Seguinland Road Georgetown, ME 04548
Open All Year
Fourteen miles from Route 1 in Woolwich on Route 127.
766 acres include nearly a mile and a half of sand beaches, dunes, marshes, ledges, and ocean, plus a warm saltwater pond for swimming, making Reid one of Maine’s most popular saltwater parks. Facilities include a snack bar, picnic areas with charcoal grills or fireplaces, and bathhouses with freshwater showers.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Trails

Roque Bluffs
145 Schoppee Point Road Roque Bluffs, ME 04654
Park season (207)255-3475; off-season (207)941-4014
May 15 through September 30
In the town of Roque Bluffs about six miles off U.S. Route 1
274 acres; pebble beach on the ocean and freshwater pond providing both fresh and saltwater swimming;picnic area with tables, grills, changing areas with toilets, and a children’s playground.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Sebago Lake
11 Park Access Road Casco, ME 04055
June 20 through Labor Day (207)693-6613; after Labor Day through June 19 (207) 693-6231
May 1 through October 15
Off U.S. Route 302 between Naples and South Casco
1,300 acres; day use area features extensive sand beaches, tables, grills, a boat ramp, lifeguards, and bathhouses; camping area offers excellent beaches near the campsites; flush toilets; hot showers. An active interpretive program enhances enjoyment of the park through amphitheater programs, guided hikes, and other activities for children and adults. The clear water of Sebago Lake provides Portland’s water supply and supports a high quality freshwater sport fishery for salmon and togue. Songo Lock is nearby and permits a boat trip up the Songo River to Long Lake.
Camping, Boating, Boat Launch, Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming, Trails

Shackford Head
c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
106 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
Open All Year
Off Maine Route 190
90-acre undeveloped peninsula with beaches, protected coves, and a bold headland. A hiking trail from the parking area through the woods to the rocky headland allows beautiful views of Cobscook Bay.

Swan Lake
100 West Park Lane Swanville, Maine 04915
Park season (207)525-4404; off-season (207)941-4014
Memorial Day through Labor Day
On the shore of Swan Lake, on Maine Route 141 north of Swanville
67 acres;picnic area; playground; group shelter area for reunions and other large gatherings; swimming area with lifeguard supervision.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Two Lights
66 Two Lights Road Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Open All Year
Off Maine Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth
40 acres; rocky headland with a marvelous view of Casco Bay; remnants of World War II coastal defense installation; picnic tables and grills; shelter and sites for groups available by reservation for a fee. Crescent Beach State Park is a half-mile away.
Picnicking, Trails

Vaughan Woods
28 Oldsfields Road S. Berwick, ME 03908
Park season (207)384-5160; off-season (207)624-6075
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Travel south on Route 236 out of South Berwick. After about 1/2-mile, turn right opposite the junior high school on to Vine Street. Go about one mile to the intersection of Vine Street and Old Fields Road. Turn right and watch for the Vaughan Woods entrance on the right.
250-acre forested tract along the scenic Salmon Falls River offers picnic facilities and hiking trails through old growth stands of pine and hemlock.
Picnicking, Trails

Warren Island
P.O. Box 105 Lincolnville, ME 04849
(207)236-3109; October 16 – April 30 (207)236-0849Memorial Day through September 15
A spruce-covered island off Lincolnville in Penobscot Bay
May 1 – October 15
70 acres; ten campsites, two Adirondack shelters, fresh drinking water, and docking and mooring facilities on the lee side for protection. The park is designed for the boating public, and there is no public ferry transportation to the island. Contact Camden Hills State Park (207-236-3109) for information about campsite availability on a day-to-day basis.
Camping, Fishing, Picnicking, Trails

Wolfe’s Neck Woods
425 Wolfe’s Neck Road Freeport, ME 04032
April through October (207)865-4465; November through March
Four and a half miles from busy Route 1 in downtown Freeport, via Bow Street and Wolf Neck Road.
233 acres; Dedicated to nature appreciation, the park provides interpretive signs on trails and guided programs for groups and the general public. Facilities include picnic tables with charcoal grills; wheelchair accessible parking, picnicking, bathrooms, and path; and five miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the shores of Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River.
Fishing, Picnicking, Swimming

Please visit Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for additional information.