Cobscook Bay State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Trail Conditions

| We received 3 inches of new powder on bare ground, not enough to groom at this time. **Event Rescheduled** due to lack of snow - The Take-it-Outside Winter Family Fun Day will now take place on **February 17th** from 10 to 3 PM. Come on out for a day of winter fun: horse-drawn sleigh rides, ski and snowshoe trailer, snowmobile tote rides, sliding, and hopefully thick ice on the pond for skating. The headquarters will be decked out as a warming station and hot food for all (while it lasts) included in admission of $1.50 for the day.

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Located a few minutes south of Dennysville and Edmunds off of U.S. Route 1 on South Edmunds Road, the park offers year-round trail activities and camping. Winter camping is also offered and available by reservation by calling the park. It is a great place for family camping, wildlife watching, and as a base for exploring easternmost Maine. The park's 888 acres are surrounded on three sides by Cobscook Bay and many of the 106 campsites, for tenting and RVs, border Whiting Bay, a sheltered inlet within the larger bay.

Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at the gate.
Fee collected at entry booth by staff or self-service station.

Trails

The park has two short trails appropriate for walkers of all ages.

    Trails Map (PDF 1.3MB) / Jump to Activities Listing

  • Nature Trail
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    (2 miles, easy): The Nature Trail begins near the park entrance and offers a forested 1 mile path that passes along a brook ad then rises to two scenic outlooks with views over Whiting Bay and Burnt Cove. The trail up ot the outlook has a short, steep and rocky section: take extra care in wet weather. Walkers can return along the same path, or on a gravel road for a 2-mile round-trip.
  • Shore Trail
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    (0.75 mile loop, easy ): The Shore Trail is also known as Anthony's Beach Trail. It begins beside campsite 17 and follows the near shore to the boat launch where it then winds its way back through woods to come out between campsites 18 and 20. Many visitors enjoy shoreline explorations as well, but please do not wander inot waterfront campsites and be mindful of fast-moving tides.

Activities Listing

Biking

  • Allowed on trails marked with a bicycle icon in the trail descriptions.
  • Difficulty ratings are listed in each of the trail descriptions.

Camping & Picnicking

Summer Camping

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is allowed however you must contact the park staff prior to your visit to make arrangements (207) 726-4412.
  • No water is available.

Picnicking

Cross-country Skiing cross-country skiing icon

  • Allowed seasonally on marked roadways that have snowpacked sections for this purpose.

Hiking

  • Allowed on all trails.
  • Difficulty ratings are listed in each of the trail descriptions.

Snowshoeing snowshoeing icon

  • Allowed seasonally on marked roadways that have snowpacked sections for this purpose.

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