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Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fee charged. - cash or check only, no credit cards accepted. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate, without blocking it, and walking in during these same hours. Please place the admission fee in the self-service collection canister. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season.

Enjoy picnicking and swimming at one of midcoast Maine's most popular day use parks located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. Damariscotta Lake State Park is a short drive from the state's capitol, Augusta. A large freshwater lake with a sandy beach provide a relaxing location for beach goers. Of course a trip to a state park wouldn't be complete without a picnic lunch. Picnic tables and grills are available for this popular summertime activity. The group picnic shelter at this park is equipped with electricity, running water and a group grill. To reserve the group shelter during the summer months, contact the park staff. Visitors will want to arrive early on warm summer days as parking is limited.

For a guided tour of the region's geologic highlights, see The Damariscotta River Oyster Shell Middens. Learn about the geology of the area on the interactive Maine Geologic Facts and Localities map.

Annual Hooked on Fishing event in June sponsored by the Midcoast Conservancy. Details TBA soon.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park. Learn more about LWCF.

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  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Watchable wildlife

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Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Tours and Programs

Annual Hooked on Fishing event in June sponsored by the Midcoast Conservancy. Details TBA.

View the Maine Parks and Lands EVENT CALENDAR

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

There is no public boat launch at Damariscotta Lake State Park. Motorized boating is accessed by a state boat launch halfway down this twelve-mile long lake. Find a Public Boat Launch

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Jefferson, Maine

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Damariscotta Lake State Park
8 State Park Road
Jefferson, ME 04348
Park season: (207) 549-7600

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Beside Maine Route 32 in Jefferson

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