Aroostook State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Trail Conditions

March 29, 2022 | We are at this point calling it another season of ski trail grooming. We appreciate everyone that came here to enjoy the trails, at "Maine's First" State Park. At this time we still do have a decent base to ski on but this will change as we move ahead into spring. I speculate that we will be having a base to ski on for another couple of weeks. The snowshoe trails are still in good shape, but will be changing as it warms up. Hikers should know that we will have snow on the trails up towards the end of April. Please be prepared to use good winter hiking footwear, as you will probably need it. The sliding hill is closed for the season.

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Location: Off U.S. Route 1 south of Presque Isle on Echo Lake. Lat 46.615453 / Lon -68.008184

Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate, - without blocking it - on the days it is closed, and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season.
Fee collected year-round at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Cash or check only, no credit cards accepted.

Winter Activites Listing

Aroostook State Park offers excellent maintained trails for classical cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail system has a warming hut, away from the parking lot, allowing the users a chance to rest and meet new friends next to the fire.

Cross-country Skiing

  • Groomed 15 mile ski trail system offers a wide variety of skiing for all skill levels.
  • Grooved double set track weave through distinctive Aroostook County forest and farm land areas, allowing visitors a chance to explore all the Park's winter beauty.
  • A warming hut is located at the intersection of the Maze and Red Pine Trails.

Snowshoeing

  • Packed 6 mile snowshoe trail offers a vigorous trek to the top of Quaggy Jo Mountain.
  • A flagged 1/2-mile snowshoe spur trail has been added to the warming hut on the ski trail.

Sliding

  • For those young at heart, use the plastic sleds provided or bring your own, a sliding hill near the Park entrance is packed and ready for a quick run down memory lane.

Ice Skating

  • An ice skating rink is on the lake. It is generally open but conditions may vary after snow storms and warm temperatures.

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is allowed, however contact the park staff prior to your visit to make arrangements (207) 768-8341.
  • If you are looking for warmer accommodations check out visitAroostook.com for a list of local businesses.