Reid State Park bears the distinct honor as being Maine’s first State-owned Saltwater Beach. In 1946, prosperous businessman and Georgetown resident Walter E. Reid donated land to the State of Maine to be preserved forever, and a few years later Reid State Park became a reality.
Today, thousands of visitors enjoy the park’s long, wide sand beaches like Mile and Half Mile, which are rare in Maine. Enjoyed as a recreational resource, the beaches are also essential nesting areas for endangered least terns and piping plovers and resting and feeding areas for other shorebirds. Rarer than beaches along Maine’s coast are large sand dunes, like those at Reid.
From the top of Griffith Head, a rocky headland overlooking the park, visitors can view sweeping seascapes and spot the lighthouses on Seguin Island, The Cuckolds, and Hendricks Head. Visitors can also see several islands, including: Damariscove, a thriving fishing community in Colonial times; Outer Head, protected as a tern sanctuary; and Southport, where noted naturalist Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring.
On Seguinland Road in Georgetown, 13 miles from Route 1 in Woolwich (Take Route 127 south).
Open All Year, Fee Charged
Visitors will find ample picnic areas, most with charcoal grills, a snack bar, and bathhouses with freshwater showers and flush toilets. Park facilities include two snack bars (in summer), picnic areas with tables and charcoal grills, and bathhouses with flush toilets and unheated freshwater showers. A group shelter is available by reservation.
Reid State Park
375 Seguinland Road
Georgetown, ME 04548