Cobscook Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maine

In the easternmost part of Maine, where the tides ebb and flow from the Gulf of Maine, you’ll find Cobscook Bay State Park, an 888-acre park with pristine sandy beaches, oceanfront forests, and impressive tidal variations. Opened in 1964 on lands leased from Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, the park derives its moniker from the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy tribal word for "boiling tides” — a reference to the Bay’s dramatically changing tidal waters, which rise to 24 feet on average but can reach up to 28 feet!  

As an estuary, Cobscook Bay supports a rich ecosystem: plankton grow in the nutrient-rich waters flowing in from the Gulf of Maine, which, in turn, nourish many types of fish like Atlantic salmon, striped bass, and sea-run brook trout. Over 200 bird species come to Cobscook Bay to feed on the abundant fish including native species like bald eagles and osprey, as well as migratory shorebirds who roost in the Bay’s sheltered coves and feed on the plentiful fish before migrating south for the winter. 

Visitors to Cobscook Bay State Park can enjoy wildlife watching — especially along the park’s long shoreline — as well as playing on the beach, boating on the waters of Cobscook Bay, and hiking through miles of forested trails. In addition to the spectacular oceanfront views, the park’s remote location presents an opportunity for visitors to unplug and escape the hustle and bustle of life. Read further for what to do in and around Cobscook Bay State Park if you decide to visit on your next trip.

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Spring 31-53 F
Summer 54-77 F
Fall 38-59 F
Winter 12-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cobscook Bay State Park

Visitors marvel at the beauty of Cobscook Bay State Park and its idyllic location along the shoreline of northeastern Maine. And what better way to immerse yourself in the park’s natural beauty than traveling in an RV? Unlike tent camping, hotels, or home rentals, RVing gives you the flexibility to stay close to the park while traveling at your own pace and without sacrificing amenities like A/C, kitchen appliances, or comfortable beds. RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV close to your home or travel destination — like in Bangor or Dennysville. As well, there are several RV campgrounds located near Cobscook Bay State Park, including:

Cobscook Bay State Park Campground

The park’s campground has over 100 spacious, secluded campsites that offer excellent views of Cobscook Bay. Feel the breeze coming off the water, watch the tide ebb and flow, and gaze at the bright shining stars each night. Note that there are no hookups, although the grounds are well-kept and scenic. Rates are $20-35 per night.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: No
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wifi: No
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Showers, playground, picnic area, boat launch, hiking, wildlife watching, kayaking, canoeing, dumping station

Sunset Point RV Park

This campground overlooks picturesque Johnson Bay on the easternmost part of Maine. There are 30 RV campsites with electrical and water hookups as well as cable TV. This spot is perfect if you’re looking for a less remote campsite with a friendly community and plentiful group activities. Rates are $35 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Showers, flush toilets, cable TV, laundromat, boat launch, convenience store, dumping station

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What to Do at
Cobscook Bay State Park

Inside Cobscook Bay State Park

Whether you want an exciting trip filled with outdoor fun or a low-key weekend filled with serenity and solitude, Cobscook Bay State Park is the place for you. Visitors can relax and disconnect (sometimes literally!) while experiencing nature in a beautiful, idyllic setting — whether that’s hiking trails, kayaking in the ocean, or collecting clams along the shore. 

Here are more details on popular activities at the park:

Hiking - The park’s two hiking trails are ideal for visitors of any age and fitness ability. The Nature Trail is a one-mile path that winds through forestlands and features two scenic outlooks of Whiting Bay and Burnt Cove. The Shore Trail is a 0.75-mile path that runs along the shoreline before looping back through the woods.

Wildlife Watching - Cobscook Bay is home to many different species of wildlife, including over 200 birds who frequent the area. Enjoy watching birds as they run along the shore and dive for fish in the Bay or head into the forested areas to try to spot bald eagles and other woodland critters.

Boating - ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The park offers a boat launch for visitors who have their own kayak or canoe, as well as experience navigating fast-moving tides. Launch your boat into the Bay and admire the beauty of the Bay and Maine’s incredible coastline — just pay attention to the tides!

Outside Cobscook Bay State Park

Cobscook Bay State Park is an excellent base for exploring the easternmost tip of Maine. Venture into the towns of Eastport, Lubec, and Calais to try fresh seafood and other local cuisine, explore the area’s diverse fauna through sightseeing and wildlife watching tours, and soak up Maine’s natural beauty in the area’s many parks, forests, and refuges.

Restaurants

Quoddy Bay Lobster

This restaurant serves fresh lobster, fish, and other seafood for lunch and dinner. Overlook the wharf and order what some call the “best lobster roll” in Maine — although the BLT sandwiches and grilled haddock burgers are also good choices.

Type: Seafood

Location: Eastport, ME

Eastport Chowder House

If seafood is what you’re after, then look no further — this restaurant pairs scrumptious seafood with spectacular seaside views. Order favorites like smoked salmon, seafood chowder, lobster rolls, and grilled haddock for a filling lunch or dinner.

Type: Seafood

Location: Eastport, ME

Yancy’s Restaurant

This small-town restaurant is always hopping because of its delicious eats, friendly service, and great prices! Try dishes like spinach-artichoke pizza, beer-battered haddock, and tender chicken fingers for a meal that will satisfy even the hungriest camper.

Type: American, pizza

Location: Calais, ME

Lubec Brewing Co.

This family friendly, laid-back restaurant is the perfect venue to enjoy delicious bites while sipping on one of their craft beers. Munch on sourdough pizzas or any of their tasty appetizers while listening to live music and enjoying a cold one.

Type: Brewpub

Location: Lubec, ME

Sightseeing

Quoddy Head State Park

Located on the easternmost point of the United States, this park is known for its candy-striped lighthouse and scenic waterfront trails. Climb up the lighthouse, spot whales from afar, or hike trails that wind through forests, wetlands, and along the coast. Admission is $4 per adult.

Location: Lubec, ME

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Near the US-Canadian border, this park preserves the summer home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Tour the Roosevelt cottage and flower gardens, explore the walking trails and beaches, or pack a picnic and relax by the ocean. Admission is free.

Location: Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge is home to diverse wildlife — including river otters, American woodcocks, and bald eagles — and acres of protected wilderness. Hike through 50 miles of trails, observe animals in their natural habitat, and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.

Location: Baring, ME

Whale Watching Tours

Each summer, pods of whales migrate along the coast of Maine, providing plentiful whale watching opportunities. Spot these magnificent creatures on tours from operators like Eastport Windjammers and Downeast Charter Boat Tours starting at $50 per adult.

Location: Eastport, ME

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How to Get to
Cobscook Bay State Park

Cobscook Bay State Park is located four miles south of Dennysville on US Route 1. 

To reach the park, take US Route 1 to Edmunds, then look for park signs that indicate the turnoff onto South Edmunds Road. Continue for 0.5 miles before reaching the park entrance on the right. 

Address: 40 South Edmunds Rd, Edmunds Twp, ME 04628

Entering Cobscook Bay State Park

Admission is $4 per adult, $1 per child. The park is open every day from 9am until sunset.

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