Allagash Wilderness Waterway: A 92 mile long protected area of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams extending from Aroostook County into Piscataquis County in northern Maine. The waterway was named the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic River System in 1970.
Androscoggin Riverlands: A 2,675 acre park, Maine’s fifth largest, with 12 miles of river frontage. It has an extensive trail network including 10 miles of foot trails and an additional 12 miles of multi-use trails for visitors on foot, bicycle, ATV or horses.
Aroostook State Park: A 898 acre park located on Echo Lake which is Maine’s first state park.
Baxter State Park: A large wilderness area in the North Maine Woods region bordered by Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It is considered one of the best places to photograph a moose.
Birch Point State Park: A 62 acre park on Penobscot Bay known for its crescent-shaped beach.
Bradbury Mountain State Park: A 730 acre park that was one of the original five Maine state parks. It has miles of shared use trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
Camden Hills State Park: A 5,710 acre park overlooking Penobscot Bay with a series of hiking trails and a scenic view from Mt. Battie.
Cobscook Bay State Park: An 888 acre park popular on the western shore of Cobscook Bay that is popular for camping and birding.
Crescent Beach State Park: This sandy oceanfront beach about eight miles south of Portland in Cape Elizabeth is one of Maine’s finest. It is named for its signature attraction, a mile-long crescent-shaped beach.
Damariscotta Lake State Park: A popular 19 acre day use park in the northeast corner of Damariscotta Lake a short drive from Augusta.
Ferry Beach State Park: A 117 acre park on Saco Bay between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis north of the mouth of the Saco River. There is a white sand beach, hiking, and a stand of tupelo trees.
Fort Point State Park: A 100+ acre park on a long peninsula at the mouth of the Penobscot River and the head of Penobscot Bay. It is named for the point at which Governor Thomas Pownall established Fort Pownall in 1759.
Grafton Notch State Park: A 3,129 acre park in the Mahoosuc Range which includes 12 of the most challenging miles on the Appalachian Trail. Popular stops along the scenic byway that bisects the park include Screw Auger Falls, Mother Walker Falls, Moose Cave and the Spruce Meadow Picnic Area.
Holbrook Island Sanctuary: A 1,345 acre nature preserve on Penobscot Bay hosts diverse plant and animal life in a variety of different ecosystems.
Lake St. George State Park: This park is located on the northwest shore of 1,017 acre Lake St. George approximately 25 miles east of Augusta. Popular activities include camping, boating and trout/salmon fishing.
Lamoine State Park: A 55 acre park on Frenchman’s Bay near Bar Harbor, Maine.
Lily Bay State Park: A 925 acre park on the east shore of Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in New England.
Mackworth Island: An approximately 100 acre island at the mouth of the Presumpscot River connected to Falmouth by a causeway. It was donated by Governor Percival Proctor Baxter to Maine in 1946 as a bird sanctuary. There is a 1.25 mile trail that circles the island.
Moose Point State Park: A 146 acre day use park located off U.S. Route 1 that overlooks Penobscot Bay.
Mount Kineo State Park: This state park with a 700 foot cliff above Moosehead Lake is accessible only by boat from the public launch in Rockwood. There is a commercial shuttle during the summer months.
Mt. Blue State Park: This approximately 8,000 acre park in the mountainous region of western Maine has two sections separated by Webb Lake. It is Maine’s largest state park.
Owls Head State Park: This park is located at the southern side of the entrance to Rockland Harbor. It contains a historic 1852 lighthouse and a small rocky beach.
Peaks-Kenny State Park: An 800+ acre park on the south shore of Sebec Lake in Central Maine. There are approximately 10 miles of hiking trails, a campground, and a day use area with a sand beach.
Penobscot Narrows Observatory: This is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world at a height of 420 feet. It offers a 360 degree view of the Penobscot River, Penobscot Bay, as well as coastal and inland Maine. There is also Fort Knox, one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast.
Penobscot River Corridor: A water access recreation area along 67 miles of river and 70 miles of lake frontage in the heart of Maine’s undeveloped forest land. This park is part of the 740 mile watertrail through New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine. Major Access points to the Penobscot River Corridor are from Millinocket or Greenville.
Popham Beach State Park: This 605 acre park is Maine’s busiest state park beach. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Phippsburg. It is on a peninsula between the Morse River and Atkins Bay.
Quoddy Head State Park: A 541 acre park on the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. It has a historic lighthouse, five miles of trails, and some of Maine’s best wildlife watching.
Range Pond State Park: A popular waterfront area near Lewiston and Auburn with a beach, boat launch and two miles of trails.
Rangeley Lake State Park: A remote 869 acre park in the Western Mountains that is known for its beautiful scenery, wildlife watching and trout/salmon fishing.
Reid State Park: A 770 acre park on Georgetown Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with sandy beaches and sand dunes, rare along the Maine coast. It was Maine’s first state-owned saltwater beach.
Roque Bluffs State Park: A 274 acre park on Schoppee Point on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Downeast Maine. It offers both saltwater swimming in Englishman Bay and freshwater swimming in 60 acre Simpson Pond.
Scarborough Beach State Park: One fo the best ocean beaches for swimming in the state of Maine. It is popular because the water temperatures remain in the high 60s throughout July and August.
Sebago Lake State Park: A 1,342 acre park on the north shore of Sebago Lake, Maine’s deepest and second largest lake. It was one of Maine’s original five state parks.
Shackford Head State Park: An 87 acre park near Eastport on a peninsula between Cobscook Bay and Broad Cove. Eastport is the easternmost city of the United States.
Swan Island: A wildlife maganement area in the middle of the Kennebec River that is popular for wildlife watching and camping. The island provides a santuary for migrating waterfall and white-tailed deer.
Swan Lake State Park: A 67 acre day use park on the north end of Swan Lake. It is open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Swans Falls Campground: A campground with tent sites along the Saco River that is popular with people kayaking and canoeing.
Two Lights State Park: A 41 acre park known for its coastline, saltwater fishing and rolling surf. There was a defense installation here during World War II. It is named after the Cape Elizabeth Lights, a light station with two towers that is located nearby.
Vaughan Woods State Park: A park along the Salmon Falls River at the New Hampshire border on the western edge of the city of South Berwick.
Warren Island State Park: A 70.4 acre park on a spruce tree covered island in Penobscot Bay developed for the boating community.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park: A 244 acre park on a narrow peninsula between Casco Bay and the Harraseeket River. The land was given to the state by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M.C. Smith in 1969.