Reid State Park

Quick Facts

Reid State Park

Maine

(207) 371-2303

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Things To Do

Overview

Reid State Park bears the distinct honor as being Maine's first State-owned Saltwater Beach. In 1946, prosperous businessman and Georgetown resident Walter East Reid donated land to the State of Maine to be preserved forever, and a few years later Reid State Park became a reality.

Today, thousands of visitors enjoy the park's long, wide sand beaches like Mile and Half Mile, which are rare in Maine. Enjoyed as a recreational resource, the beaches are also essential nesting areas for endangered least terns and piping plovers and resting and feeding areas for other shorebirds. Rarer than beaches along Maine's coast are large sand dunes, like those at Reid.

From the top of Griffith Head, a rocky headland overlooking the park, visitors can view sweeping seascapes and spot the lighthouses on Seguin Island, The Cuckolds, and Hendricks Head. Visitors can also see several islands, including: Damariscove, a thriving fishing community in Colonial times; Outer Head, protected as a tern sanctuary; and Southport, where noted naturalist Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring.

Map of Reid (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.784974, -69.728761

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed at the State Park. Please contact the park for information regarding fishing regulations and permits.

  • Hiking

    Today, thousands of visitors enjoy the park's long, wide sand beaches like Mile and Half Mile, which are rare in Maine.

  • Picnicking

    There are three picnicking facilities located in the park all close to the shoreline.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors enjoy swimming along the mile long beaches.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter months, cross-country skiing is permitted along the trails.

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

On Seguinland Road in Georgetown, 13 miles from Route 1 in Woolwich (Take Route 127 south).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 371-2303

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