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Description - Reaching Birch Point State Park is an adventure within itself. A compass is recommended for weaving your way around South Thomaston and Ash Point. The park is south of Ash Point on a tiny peninsula along Mussel Ridge Channel.

Attractions - Birch Point State Park is located along the coast in Maine's Mid Coast Region. Tucked away, but worth the excursion, Birch Point offers wonderful views of scenic Penobscot Bay and the islands beyond Mussel Ridge Channel. The small beautiful park frequently has gentle surf enjoyed by swimmers. The scenery is ideal for photography buffs. Ash Island rests to the north while the Mussel Ridge Islands rest to the south. Two Bush I Lighthouse rests south of the island farther out into the Atlantic Ocean, while Whitehead Light is tucked closer to shore almost due south of the park.

Recreation - The remote site of Birch Point State Park is a lovely day use facility offering ocean side enjoyment. Photography is a popular recreation along with shore fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming. The seasonal park offers a lovely sand and rock beach. However, the beach is unguarded.

Climate - The summer vacation haven of Mid Coast Maine sees winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (below -12 Celsius) and average summer temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The Mid Coast Region receives on the average less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - From Owl's Head, travel south on SR 73 to the burg of South Thomaston. From this point, head east towards Ash Point. Before reaching Ash Point, turn south towards Lucia Beach to reach the state park.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.


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Contact Information:
Birch Point State Park, c/o Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road , Camden, ME, 04843, Phone: 207-768-8341

Additional Information:
Maine State Parks & Public Reserved Lands - Maine's State Parks and Public Reserved Lands are managed for recreation, wildlife and timber. State Historic Sites preserve the rich heritage of the American Revolution and Civil War.
Mid Coast Region - Mid Coast Maine may be the busiest of the coastal vacation spots with literally thousands of tiny rock laden coves and islands along the Atlantic Ocean.

Links:
Birch Point State Park - Official agency Website

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