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Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Reid State Park is a perfect example of the diversity of the Maine coastline from the rocky prominent point, Griffith Head, to the sandy beaches, dunes and tidal lagoon. The park offers a multitude of different environments to explore and enjoy. Reid State Park came into existence in 1946 when Walter E. Reid, a successful local businessman, donated 766 acres to the state of Maine with the goal of preserving the rugged and beautiful coastline. The park is split into two main parking areas, one at Griffith Head and the other at Todd’s Point. Both parking areas offer restroom and shower facilities for visitors. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.

From the top of Griffith Head, visitors are greeted with vast views of the ocean landscape, the Sheepscot River, Mile Beach, and the rest of the park's diverse scenery. On clear days, a few of the offshore islands like The Cuckolds and Damariscove can be spotted. Todd’s Point is another rocky point south of Griffith Head that separates the two main beaches, Mile Beach and Half Mile Beach. Todd’s point is the access point for Half Mile Beach and typically less crowded than Mile Beach. Both beaches are popular surfing spots.

Behind the beaches is a tidal lagoon. The calm waters of the lagoon are typically warmer and provide a sheltered swimming area that is great for young children and that offers paddling opportunities.

The park is open all year long starting at 9:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Coastal diversity and scenery.

Cons

Can be crowded in the summer months.

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Surfing
Fishing
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

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