List of Maine state parks

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This list includes state parks, public reserved lands, and state historic sites in the U.S. state of Maine. They are operated by the Maine Department of Conservation, with the exception of Baxter State Park, which is operated by the Baxter State Park Authority.

State parks[edit]

Park Name County or Counties Locality Size [1] Year Estab- lished Water Body(s) Image Remarks
Allagash Wilderness Waterway Aroostook,
22,840 acres 9,240 ha 1966 Allagash River Canoeing, fishing, hunting, camping
Androscoggin Riverlands Androscoggin Turner 2,588 acres 1,047 ha Androscoggin River Canoeing, multi-use trails along 12 miles of river frontage
Aroostook State Park Aroostook Presque Isle 904 acres 366 ha 1938 Echo Lake Swimming, hiking, camping
Baxter State Park Piscataquis 209,501 acres 84,782 ha 1931
Hiking on Mount Katahdin
Birch Point State Park Knox Owls Head 62 acres 25 ha Penobscot Bay Pocket beach
Bradbury Mountain State Park Cumberland Pownal 590 acres 240 ha 1939 Mountain biking
Camden Hills State Park Knox, Waldo Camden, Lincolnville 5,710 acres 2,310 ha
Trails: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling
Cobscook Bay State Park Washington Edmunds Township 871 acres 352 ha 1964 Cobscook Bay
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Tide watching
Crescent Beach State Park Cumberland Cape Elizabeth 244 acres 99 ha 1966 Atlantic Ocean Saltwater beach, hiking trails
Damariscotta Lake State Park Lincoln Jefferson 19 acres 7.7 ha 1970 Damariscotta Lake Sandy beach
Ferry Beach State Park York Saco 117 acres 47 ha Atlantic Ocean Sandy beach
Fort Point State Park Waldo Stockton Springs 156 acres 63 ha 1974 Penobscot Bay Scenic vistas, fishing
Grafton Notch State Park Oxford Grafton Township 3,192 acres 1,292 ha Bear River
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Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park Hancock Brooksville 1,345 acres 544 ha 1971 Penobscot Bay Hiking, kayaking
Lake St. George State Park Waldo Liberty Township 358 acres 145 ha Lake St. George Camping, swimming, boating, hiking
Lamoine State Park Hancock Lamoine 55 acres 22 ha Frenchman's Bay Camping, kayaking
Lily Bay State Park Piscataquis Greenville 924 acres 374 ha 1961 Moosehead Lake Fronts the state's largest lake
Mackworth Island Cumberland Falmouth 100 acres 40 ha 1946 Casco Bay Hiking, scenic vistas
Moose Point State Park Waldo Searsport 146 acres 59 ha 1980s Penobscot Bay Hiking, scenic vistas
Mount Blue State Park Franklin Weld 7,489 acres 3,031 ha 1955 Webb Lake
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Beach, hiking, camping
Mount Kineo State Park Piscataquis Kineo Township 800 acres 320 ha Moosehead Lake Trails, vistas
Owls Head Light State Park Knox Owls Head 13 acres 5.3 ha Penobscot Bay Beaches, lighthouse
Peacock Beach State Park Sagadahoc Richmond 10 acres 4.0 ha Pleasant Pond Locally managed
Peaks-Kenny State Park Piscataquis Dover-Foxcroft,
813 acres 329 ha 1964 Sebec Lake Beach, boating, camping
Penobscot River Corridor Piscataquis,
12,500 acres 5,100 ha Penobscot River Remote, wilderness recreation
Popham Beach State Park Sagadahoc Phippsburg 605 acres 245 ha Atlantic Ocean Sandy beach
Quoddy Head State Park Washington Lubec 605 acres 245 ha 1962 Atlantic Ocean
West Quoddy Head Light.jpg
Historic lighthouse
Range Ponds State Park Androscoggin Poland 740 acres 300 ha Range Ponds Sandy beach
Rangeley Lake State Park Franklin Rangeley,
Rangeley Plantation
870 acres 350 ha Rangeley Lake Lakeside camping
Reid State Park Sagadahoc Georgetown 770 acres 310 ha 1946 Sheepscot Bay
Reid State Park south view.JPG
Swimming, sandy beaches
Roque Bluffs State Park Washington Roque Bluffs 274 acres 111 ha 1969 Englishman Bay Hiking trails
Sebago Lake State Park Cumberland Naples, Casco 1,342 acres 543 ha 1938 Sebago Lake
Boating, swimming, camping
Shackford Head State Park Washington Eastport 87 acres 35 ha 1989 Cobscook Bay
Shoreline and inland hiking
Swan Lake State Park Waldo Swanville 67 acres 27 ha Swan Lake Swimming, canoeing
Two Lights State Park Cumberland Cape Elizabeth 41 acres 17 ha 1961 Casco Bay
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Historic lighthouses
Vaughan Woods State Park York South Berwick 165 acres 67 ha 1949 Salmon Falls River Old-growth forest
Warren Island State Park Waldo Islesboro 70 acres 28 ha 1959 Penobscot Bay Access by private boat
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Cumberland Freeport 244 acres 99 ha 1969 Casco Bay Osprey watching

State historic sites[edit]

Name County Locality Area [1] Image Remarks
Bible Point Aroostook 27 acres 11 ha Campsite of the young Teddy Roosevelt on Mattawamkeag Lake
Colburn House State Historic Site Kennebec Pittston 6 acres 2.4 ha Colburn House State Historic Site.JPG Home of patriot and shipbuilder Reuben Colburn
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site Lincoln Bristol 19 acres 7.7 ha Stone Castle of Fort William Henry, Pemaquid Beach, ME.jpg Site of colonial settlement dating from the early 1600s
Eagle Island State Historic Site Cumberland Harpswell 17 acres 6.9 ha EagleIslandsegl.jpg Casco Bay home of explorer Admiral Robert Peary
Fort Baldwin State Historic Site Sagadahoc Phippsburg 10 acres 4.0 ha FortBaldwinMaine.jpg Early 20th-century coastal defense fortification near the mouth of the Kennebec River
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site Lincoln Edgecomb 3 acres 1.2 ha Fort Edgecomb Davis Island Maine-4.jpg Two-story, octagonal wooden blockhouse on Davis Island
Fort Halifax State Historic Site Kennebec Winslow 0.75 acres 0.30 ha Fort Halifax, U.S. Route 201, Winslow (Kennebec County, Maine).jpg British colonial outpost on the Sebasticook River
Fort Kent State Historic Site Aroostook Fort Kent 3 acres 1.2 ha Fort Kent, Fort Kent (Aroostock County, Maine).jpg Fortification built during the Aroostook War at the confluence of the Fish and Saint John rivers
Fort Knox State Historic Site Waldo Prospect 124 acres 50 ha FortKnoxPanorama.jpg Nineteenth-century coastal fortification on the Penobscot River
Fort McClary State Historic Site York Kittery Point 27 acres 11 ha Fort McClary blockhouse Kittery Maine.jpg Nineteenth-century coastal fortification at the mouth of the Piscataqua River
Fort O'Brien State Historic Site Washington Machiasport 2 acres 0.81 ha MachiasportME FortOBrienView.jpg Site of fortification on the Machias River destroyed during both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
Fort Popham State Historic Site Sagadahoc Phippsburg 4 acres 1.6 ha Fort Popham and the Atkins Bay arm of the Kennebec River.jpg Civil War-era coastal fortification at the mouth of the Kennebec River
Fort Pownall Waldo Stockton Springs 3 acres 1.2 ha Fort Pownall, Maine.png In Fort Point State Park
John Paul Jones State Historic Site York Kittery 2 acres 0.81 ha Site of the Maine Sailors' and Soldiers' Memorial by Bashka Paeff
Katahdin Iron Works Piscataquis T6R9 23 acres 9.3 ha Katahdin Iron Works.jpg Site of an ironworks in operation from 1845 to 1890
Storer Garrison State Historic Site York Wells 0 acres 0 ha A plaque commemorating the site of the Storer Garrison
Whaleback Shell Midden Lincoln Damariscotta 11 acres 4.5 ha Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site - 20070722 07999.JPG Oyster shell midden on the Damariscotta River

Public reserved lands[edit]

Name County Locality Area [1] Established River / lake / other Image Remarks
Bald Mountain Franklin 1,873 acres 758 ha
Bigelow Preserve Franklin, Somerset 36,700 acres 14,900 ha
Bradley Penobscot 9,059 acres 3,666 ha
Chains of Ponds Franklin 1,141 acres 462 ha
Chamberlain Lake Piscataquis 9,557 acres 3,868 ha
Cutler Coast Washington 12,170 acres 4,930 ha
Day's Academy Piscataquis 7,275 acres 2,944 ha
Dead River Somerset 4,771 acres 1,931 ha
Deboullie Aroostook 21,871 acres 8,851 ha
Dodge Point Lincoln 506 acres 205 ha
Donnell Pond Hancock 14,496 acres 5,866 ha
Duck Lake Hancock, Washington 25,220 acres 10,210 ha
Eagle Lake Aroostook 23,882 acres 9,665 ha
Four Ponds Franklin 6,015 acres 2,434 ha
Gero Island Piscataquis 3,845 acres 1,556 ha
Great Heath Washington 6,067 acres 2,455 ha
Holeb Somerset 19,651 acres 7,952 ha
Kennebec Highlands Franklin, Kennebec 6,000 acres 2,400 ha
Little Moose Piscataquis 15,047 acres 6,089 ha
Machias River Corridor Washington 10,026 acres 4,057 ha
Mahoosuc Oxford 27,253 acres 11,029 ha
Moosehead Lake Piscataquis 12,673 acres 5,129 ha
Mount Abram Franklin 6,214 acres 2,515 ha
Nahmakanta Piscataquis 42,818 acres 17,328 ha
Pineland Cumberland 600 acres 240 ha
Richardson Oxford 17,757 acres 7,186 ha
Rocky Lake Washington 10,904 acres 4,413 ha
Round Pond Aroostook 20,349 acres 8,235 ha
Salmon Brook Lake Bog Aroostook 1,857 acres 752 ha
Scraggly Lake Penobscot 9,057 acres 3,665 ha
Scopan Aroostook 17,985 acres 7,278 ha
Seboeis Penobscot, Piscataquis 21,369 acres 8,648 ha
Seboomook Unit Somerset 41,436 acres 16,769 ha
Telos Aroostook 22,806 acres 9,229 ha
Tumbledown Franklin 9,990 acres 4,040 ha
Wassataquoik Penobscot 2,099 acres 849 ha

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Outdoors in Maine: State Parks, Public Lands, and Historic Sites" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 

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