The Smallest Maine State Park Is So Hidden It’s Almost Secret
One of the things that has, for decades, attracted visitors to the State of Maine are our amazing parks. In addition to the state's national park, Acadia National Park, Maine is home to about three dozen state parks.
These three dozen parks all vary greatly in size, attractions they offer, and amenities they have for the visitors.
The largest of these parks, of course, is Baxter State Park. In total, the park offers visitors nearly 210,000 acres of forest, waterways, and mountains to explore.
But, what is Maine's SMALLEST state park?
According to several sources, including Wikipedia, the smallest Maine State Park is Peacock Beach State Park in the Sagadahoc County town of Richmond
Situated along Pleasant Pond, the park covers about ten acres of space. Peacock Beach State Park features a swimming area and a place to have a picnic.
Unlike most of the state's parks, this State Park is not actually operated by the state. Since 2010, it has been operated by the Town of Richmond. The park is open during daylight hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is not typically manned by staff, but the town provides landscaping and maintenance for the park.
You can find Peacock Beach State Park on US Route 201 in Richmond.
There is a small fee for using the park. The fees are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and you can get a season pass for $30. Also, keep in mind that normal state park season passes are not accepted at that location. Get more details from the Town of Richmond website.