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Description - Peacock Beach State Park is located off Maine Route 201 on Pleasant Pond in Richmond. The area attracts mainly locals offering summer swimming and picnicking opportunities.

Attractions - Peacock Beach State Park offers 93 acres of recreation land within the Mid Coast Region of Maine. This park rests inland along the shores of the linear Pleasant Pond, located just south of Augusta and Gardiner. Many locals use this park for a quick and convenient day use destination. The park is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It charges a small entrance fee.

Recreation - This park is well known among locals who pack the park each Memorial Day through Labor Day weather permitting. This park rests on the shores of Pleasant Pond offering several boat launches, a picnic area and a guarded swimming beach. Fishing is best in nearby Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay. Kennebec River runs east of and parallel to the park flowing into Merrymeeting Bay. This popular bay is the site of a six river convergence that harbors a variety of migrating birds. Seasonally, the bay experiences a large salmon run. Anglers, bird and wildlife watchers enjoy this area.

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 - Peacock Beach State Park is located off SR 201 on Pleasant Pond in Richmond, about twelve miles from Augusta.

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


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Contact Information:
Peacock Beach State Park, RR 1, Box 2305 , Richmond, ME, 04357, Phone: 207-582-2813

Additional Information:
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
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:
Peacock Beach State Park - Official agency Website

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