Welcome to the Pen Bay Pilot listing of state, federal and local parks located in the beautiful Midcoast, and close by.
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Local and State Parks - Knox County
Armburst Hill Wildlife Preserve, Vinalhaven
Barrett's Cove Park, Camden. Located on Megunticook Lake in Camden the park offers swimming, picnicking, outdoor grills, boat launch, public restrooms and free parking.
Birch Point State Park. Owls Head. Enjoy scenic views of Penobscot Bay while you picnic or fish. The park's crescent-shaped sand beach allows swimming in a gentle surf. Swimmers should note that there are no lifeguards.
Breakwater and Marie Reed Park - Rockland - offers a nice small sand beach and a great view of Rockland Harbor and the Breakwater. Limited free parking.
Camden Amphitheater - Camden
Camden Harbor Park - Camden - Overlooking Camden Harbor from atop the hill, the park hosts many events including Craft fairs, weddings, concerts theater productions and much more.
Camden Hills State Park - Camden - Oceanside picnics, family campground, and a auto road to the top of Mt. Battie, one of the highest points along the Atlantic coast.
Cramer Park - Camden
Curtis Island Park - Camden
Damariscotta Lake State Park - Jefferson - Enjoy picnicking and swimming at one of midcoast Maine's most popular day use parks located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. Damariscotta Lake State Park is a short drive from the state's capitol, Augusta. A large freshwater lake with a sandy beach provide a relaxing location for beach goers.
Harbor Park - Rockland
Johnson Memorial Park - Rockland - Located on Chickawaukie Lake, offers swimming, picnic area, boating and barbecue grills.
Lanes Island Preserve - Vinalhaven
Medow Mountain Preserve - Rockport
Merryspring Park - Camden
Mullen Head Park - North Haven
Owls Head State Park - Owls Head - Owls Head Lighthouse, located atop the head of the southern side of the entrance to Rockland Harbor, is another scenic lighthouse accessible from Owls Head Light State Park. The structure, light keeper's house and the immediate surrounding grounds remain U.S. Coast Guard property.
Rockport Marine Park - Rockport
Walker Park - Camden
Local and State Parks - Waldo County
Camden Hills State Park - Lincolnvillev - Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped
Fort Knox State Historic Site - Prospect - Fort Knox, Maine's largest historic fort, features stunning military architecture and master granite craftsmanship. Constructed between 1844 and 1864 by master craftsmen and never fully completed, this is an unaltered example of a large mid-19th century granite coastal fortification. It is also New England's finest unmodified specimen of military architecture of the period.
Fort Point State Park - Stockton Springs - Picnic tables with a waterfront view, pier and floats for fishing and boating, and access to a scenic bicycling trip are some of the top reasons to visit Fort Point State Park. Located about three miles off U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs, and named for the point of which Gov. Thomas Pownall established Fort Pownall in 1759, Fort Point State Park occupies a long peninsula with panoramic views of the Penobscot River and Penobscot Bay. On its 120 acres, the park features more than a mile of rocky shore, a tidal sandbar, and diverse habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Opened in 1974, the park also includes Fort Point State Historic Site and the Fort Point Light Station.
Lake St. George State Park - Liberty - Lake St. George State Park is located 16 miles west of Belfast and 25 miles east of Augusta on the northwest shore of beautiful Lake St. George. State Route 3 ran parallel and close to the lake, which was originally part of a farmstead. The centerpiece of the park is Lake St. George itself. Some of the park's campsites are located right on the shoreline where a morning cup of coffee can be enjoyed while watching the sun rise over the crystal clear water.
Moose Point State Park - Searsport - Take a break at Moose Point State Park to enjoy an afternoon picnic and the views of Penobscot Bay. Located off US Route 1, Moose Point is a popular place for travelers along this scenic coastal route. Relax in an evergreen grove, explore tidal pools, take a walk on the park's trails, or just enjoy the views.
Mosman Park - Searsport
Penobscot Narrows - Prospect - A one-minute elevator ride will take you to one of the most unusual views in Maine, a 360 degree view from 420 feet above the Penobscot River, just a few miles up river from Penobscot Bay. Located atop the northern tower or "pylon" of the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, the observatory gives visitors a spectacular look at mountains, lakes, and portions of Penobscot Bay.
Swan Lake State Park - Swanville - Swan Lake State Park is nestled on scenic Swan Lake. Visitors can enjoy swimming area with lifeguard supervision, picnic sites with grills and walking trails. Toilets and changing facilities are also available for use. For large gatherings, a private group shelter (fee charged) equipped with volleyball, horseshoes and a handicapped accessible toilet are available.
Warren Island State Park - Islesboro - Serenity describes this park that's tucked away in Penobscot Bay where visitors use their own boat to access the island. The park is designed for the boating public, and there is no public ferry transportation to the island. No phones are available on the island ensuring a Robinson Crusoe-esque experience. Campers choose from one of the 12 campsites or the three Adirondack shelters for accommodations. A trip to Warren Island is guaranteed to create memories that will last all winter long!
National Parks in Maine
Acadia National Park - Mount Desert Island