What to do in Cobscook Bay State Park

"Cobscook" is a Maliseet-Passamaquoddy word for waterfall, referring to the falls that reverse with each change of the 24-foot tides, the highest in Maine. Many of the park's activities are centered around the water's edge amongst secluded spruce and fir trees. Over 200 species of birds have been identified at the park. Soft shelled clams are enjoyed by both wildlife and man.

Cobscook Bay State Park offers 888 acres of recreation. Campsites and picnic shelters are on the water's edge. Hiking trails and groomed cross-country ski trails are enjoyed in winter. In addition to boating and hiking, visitors can enjoy day trips to nearby Quoddy Head State Park, Shackford Head, Roque Bluffs State Park, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, and Roosevelt-Campobello International Park on Campobello Island in New Brunswick.

There are 106 tent camping and RV sites, mostly located in the shade. A dump station and public phone are available. Much of the ocean is visible from the park. There is a boat ramp, playground and recreation field. Hiking trails, a shady picnic grove and groomed cross-country ski trails bring visitors to the park year-round. Bird watching is popular at Cobscook Bay with 200 species identified. Wildflowers are abundant in the woodlands, meadows and along side the roadways.

From the junction of SR 86 and US 1, travel south 4 miles on US 1 to unnamed country road. Travel east on this road for .5 mile to the park.

Visitors to the Down East / Acadia Region may expect to find daytime winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer brings southwesterly winds and temperatures averaging above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

RR #1, Box 127
Dennysville, ME 04628

Phone: 207-726-4412

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