Reid State Park

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Coordinates: 43°47′24″N 69°43′42″W / 43.79000°N 69.72833°W / 43.79000; -69.72833
Reid State Park
Maine State Park
Reid State Park south view
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Sagadahoc
Town Georgetown
Elevation 59 ft (18 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°47′24″N 69°43′42″W / 43.79000°N 69.72833°W / 43.79000; -69.72833 [1]
Area 610 acres (247 ha)
Donated 1946 [2]
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Maine
Website: Reid State Park

Reid State Park is a state park on Georgetown Island, in Sagadahoc County, Maine. The park's sandy beaches contrast with the usually rocky coast of Maine. Conditions allow for swimming during the summer months, with a natural inlet providing warmer and quieter waters. The park has picnic areas and a bathhouse.

Wildlife commonly found along the beaches include sandpipers, eider ducks, least terns, clams and mussels.

The land in the park was given to the people of Maine in 1946 by Walter Reid, a native of Georgetown who made his fortune in shipping.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reid State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Reid State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 

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