Aroostook State Park

Aroostook State Park in Maine
Aroostook State Park in Maine

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Aroostook State Park bears the distinct honor of being Maine’s first state park. In 1938 interested citizens of Presque Isle donated 100 acres of land to the State of Maine, and following that gesture, the park became reality in 1939. Today the park totals nearly 800 acres thanks to subsequent donations and purchases.

Aroostook State Park is the ideal starting point for discovering the North Maine Woods, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. Encompassing Quaggy Jo Mountain and Echo Lake, the park offeres a unique chance to study our geologic past. In fact, Quaggy Jo is the shortened form of its Indian name, Qua Qua Jo which translates to twin peaked.

Location:
Echo Lake, west off U.S. Route 1, south of Presque Isle

Operation Dates:
Open All Year. Fee Charged

Facilities:
Campsites, a showerhouse, and a beach with a lifeguard are provided in season. A kitchen shelter built with loon license plate money can be used by campers daily during the summer season. Please contact the park for information on group use of the kitchen shelter. Echo Lake is stocked with Brook Trout and public boat access is available. Hiking trails and canoe and paddleboat rentals are popular activities. Groomed cross-country ski trails are available in the winter. Groomed snowmobile trails also cross through the park.

Access Rating: Good Access

Contact:
Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 768-8341

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