Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park

Quick Facts

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park

Maine

(207) 326-4012

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Overview

Scenic natural area of upland forests, rocky shores, and an offshore island provide opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation, and cross-country skiing in winter. Picnic tables are available, along with an area to launch canoes and kayaks.

Bordering Penobscot Bay in Brooksville, Holbrook Island Sanctuary protects many different ecosystems, which visitors can explore and enjoy. From the beaches, mud flats, and rocky coast to the tops of steep hills that are actually old volcanoes, the sanctuary hosts a great diversity of plant and animal life. Stands of spruce-fir, pine, and mixed hardwoods, together with wetlands and meadows, encourage a multitude of colorful wildflowers that bloom from early spring until late fall. Down through these forests and old fields and around the marshes and ponds, alert visitors can see abundant signs of deer, fox, muskrat, beavers, otter, porcupine, bobcat and coyote.

Map of Holbrook Island Sanctuary (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.368533, -68.757935

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Activities

  • Boating

    Motorized boating, canoeing and sea kayaking is permitted on the waters.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed. Please call park for more information regarding fishing regulations and permits.

  • Hiking

    The offshore island provide opportunities for hiking.

  • Picnicking

    There are a few picnicking tables on the island.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed offshore.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the winter.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members

Directions

Driving

The sanctuary is located on Penobscot Bay south of Bucksport in Brooksville. It can be accessed off Back Road, west of State Road 176.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 326-4012

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