Shackford Head State Park
|Shackford Head State Park|
|Maine State Park|
Looking west into Cobscook Bay from Shackford Head State Park
|Elevation||151 ft (46 m) |
|Area||90 acres (36 ha)|
|Management||Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Website: Shackford Head State Park|
Shackford Head State Park is a state park in Eastport, Washington County, Maine. The park occupies a peninsula on the south side of Moose Island separating Cobscook Bay and Broad Cove. The land is named for John Shackford, an American Revolutionary War soldier and early colonial settler in Eastport. During the early 1900s, five Civil War–era ships were burned for salvage on Cony Beach. A plaque marks the spot.
The park has both inland and coastal hiking areas. Trails include the Cony Beach Trail, Shackford Head Trail, and Schooner Trail.
- "Shackford Head". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "Shackford Head State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- Swartz, Brian (June 20, 2012). "Two state parks preserve Down East coastal beauty". Bangor Daily News (Bangor: Custom Publications). Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- Shackford Head State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Shackford Head State Park Map Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry