55-acre Lamoine State Park is a lovely quiet space with grand views of nearby Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island. Guests to the park will enjoy the benefits of Mount Desert Island without the accompanying crowds.
Petite Lamoine State Park provides an oceanside setting with picnic and campsite areas, hot showers, a dock, boat access, a pebble beach and fishing. Nestled in the heart of Down east Maine, petite oceanfront Lamoine State Park is located in one of the most popular vacation regions in the state. The park offers guests a central location and a quiet alternative to more crowded parks. The park provides easy access to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, rockbound islands, and area lighthouses.
Lamoine State Park offers camping, boating, fishing and simple relaxation in a gently beautiful location. Petite Lamoine State Park is open from 9:00 AM to Sunset each day from May 15 through October 15. Tranquil little Lamoine State Park is a special oceanside location with fantastic views. An added attraction of Lamoine State Park is the space for those who are avoiding the larger crowds attracted to Mount Desert Island. It's an ideal place to launch a kayak or canoe, away from the rough seas one encounters on the south side of the island.
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Transportation in Lamoine State Park
The park's address is:
Lamoine State Park
23 State Park Road
Lamoine, ME 04605
There are a few ways to get to Lamoine State Park. The simplest way is to go Down East on U.S. Route 1 from Ellsworth. Take Route 1 at the intersection near the McDonalds Restaurant where Route 1 breaks off from Route 3. Continue East for about one-half a mile and then take a right turn onto Route #184. Continue along Route-184 for approximately eight miles. Lamoine State Park will be on your right.
Guests to Laomine State Park will find parking near the group camping area, at the control station, near the restrooms, and at several points within the campground.
There is no public transportation available within the park.
Campgrounds and parking in Lamoine State Park
Campsites in Lamoine State Park
Lamoine State Park Campground
Lamoine State Park is a beautiful oceanfront park centrally located to provide easy access to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and nearby historic sites. Guests to the park will be pleasantly surprised by the gentle beauty and tranquility of the space. The campground is surrounded by hardwood trees that offer a mix of sun and shade. The park maintains 62 single family campsites in a nicely wooded space near Frenchman Bay. The campground provides potable/drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a RV dump station. The park also maintains two sites for group camping. Guests to the park will also find a visitor center, picnic area, playground an boat launch/ramp.
Campsites at Lamoine State Park can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site provides a table, a fire ring, and a grate. Camp sites are currently available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note that pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friend.
Seasonal activities in Lamoine State Park
Surprisingly, you won’t find a trail on the park map. However, once in Lamoine State Park, guests who enjoy hiking will be pleased to find an easy looped trail. The Loop Trail can be picked up from the large sculpture near the ranger station or nearer to the beach. There's a brochure available with interpretive information at either end of the trail. The brochure will provide information that corresponds to number posts along the trail. The trail is a wide, well maintained, level path covered in mulch. If you're lucky enough to travel this trail in berry season, indulge yourself with a trail side snack of blackberries, raspberries, and tart apples.
If you have an interest in water recreation, you will find a lovely ocean beach here. Although the park provides no facilities for changing, guests are welcome to enjoy a dip in the ocean from the large, 2,740-yard long, gravel/sand beach. There are picnic tables and grills in this area too, making it an ideal space to wade in the ocean, drink in the stunning view, and relax while enjoying a picnic lunch.
Anglers visiting Lamoine State Park will find outstanding opportunities for freshwater and saltwater fishing in the nearby area. The lakes and ponds near Lamoine State Park hold a variety of freshwater game species. Ocean species that can be caught in Lamoine State Park include mackerel, bluefish, and striped bass.
The Grand Lake system is one of Maine’s premier fishing spots for land-locked salmon. Long expanses of undeveloped shoreline above the crystal-clear waters make this a peaceful experience. You'll also find salmon at Green Lake in Ellsworth or Mopang Lake. Both salmon and splake (a brook trout/lake trout hybrid) are plentiful in this area. Guests to this part of Maine will find many lakes and ponds that can be easily accessed with small boats or canoes. Species include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, white and yellow perch, sunfish, and lake trout.
Note that an active Maine state fishing license is required for freshwater fishing. No license is needed for ocean fishing. The freshwater fishing season is generally April through September.
Those with an interest in history will find Woodlawn Museum in nearby Ellsworth of interest. Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate built in the Federal style with Greek revival overtones located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Three generations of the Black family called Woodlawn home. Woodlawn now houses a historic museum. treasured for its historic museum, its gardens, and its public park.
Visitors to the museum are invited to explore this lovely historic house and gaze upon the European and American furniture, family portraits and miniatures, mid-19th century carpeting, books, sleighs and carriages, and an exceptional display of china and glassware housed therein. Guests are also invited to stroll through beautiful gardens and play croquet on the lawn just as generations of the Black family did.
Downeast Secnic Railroad
Visit the Downeast Scenic Railroad and be transported back in time. Take a 90 minute ride on lovingly restored rail cars through a stunningly beautiful part of Maine.
Guests will travel 13 miles through canopied forest where dappling light sparkles through the tree tops as chickadees twitter and jump limb to limb. Traverse open marshland where you can glimpse turtles, beaver, heron, and moose. The restored train will carry guests over bridges, past forest and fields, houses and schools as they listen to the hypnotic click-clack of the train.
The Abbe Museum
Guests to Lamoine State Park with an interest in history or Native American culture will enjoy a visit to the Abbe Museum in nearby Bar Harbor. The Abbe Museum,founded in 1926, is named for its founder Dr. Robert Abbe (1851-1928). Dr. Abbe,an eminent New York physician known for his pioneering use of radiation therapy, spent his summer in Bar Harbor. Dr. Abbe collected Native American artifacts found in the Frenchman Bay area and established a museum to house these object
The Abbe maintains permanent and rotating exhibitions. The museum offers a variety of educational programs. The Abbe Museum is open April through December to serve the year-round community.