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Quoddy Head State Park
QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK
QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK
P.O. Box 1490
Lubec, Maine   04652

Phone: 207-733-0911
Reservations: 800-332-1501
Quoddy Head State Park
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' West Quoddy Head Lighthouse'
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West Quoddy Head Light became the easternmost lighthouse in the United States in 1808.

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'Fresnel Lens'
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The original third-order Fresnel lens

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'West Quoddy Head Lighthouse'
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'Lighthouse Marker'
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Marker reads Easternmost Point in the U.S.A. West Quoddy Head Lubec, Maine 44 48 9 N 66 57 1 W.

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'West Quoddy Light'
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Easternmost point in the US

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'Sunset at West Quoddy Head'
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Winter sunset at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.

Quoddy Head State Park is located four miles off Maine Route 189 in Lubec on the easternmost point of land in the United States. On its 532 acres, purchased by the state in 1962, the park features 4.5 miles of hiking trails, extensive forests, two bogs, diverse habitat for rare plants, and the striking, red-and-white striped lighthouse tower of West Quoddy Head Light. With its diverse landscape, breathtaking views, scenic picnic sites, and opportunities for hiking and whale watching, Quoddy Head State Park is a fun and fascinating destination for visitors to down east Maine.

In 1808, West Quoddy Head Light became the easternmost lighthouse in the United States. Its light and fog cannon warned mariners of Quoddy's dangerous cliffs, ledges, and Sail Rock. Among the first to use a fog bell and later a steam-powered foghorn, this lighthouse greatly reduced shipwrecks in this foggy area, even as shipping increased. In 1858, the present red-and-white tower replaced the original. Monitored and serviced by the U. S. Coast Guard, its light still shines through its original third-order Fresnel lens. After automation in 1988, the light station became part of adjacent Quoddy Head State Park. The tower is closed, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the lighthouse grounds and explore the Visitor Center and Museum run by the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers' Association.


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October 30 Peace and Quiet by Ben Masters
The most amazing thing we enjoyed there was the total absence of background noise. We stayed in a lean to and relaxed. Amazing. Must return soon.
August 3 Amazing Place! by Kim
The first time I visited Quoddy Head I was absolutely amazed with the views. I will be returning again this year as I just cannot imagine going to Maine and not going to Quoddy Head! If I have to pick one word I would have to say BREATHTAKING!!!!
June 28 A Big Experience by Geezerdog
The cliff walk is amazing. Plenty to photo and sketch. The lighthouse guides are friendly and informative. We spent a week in Lubec and I came to the park nearly every day.
June 18 Incredible Visit by Karaokeholic
Though It was quite a while ago my girlfriend and I went, it was an Incredible visit. We happened to view a few Bald Eagles doing a courtship dance in the air, man, you talk about incredible flying
August 18 How far can you go
Lighthouse is interesting and being furthest east spot in USA is novel. Very nice place to visit if you like remote areas. Lots of walking and beautiful scenery. Hit or miss for fog which cuts down on viewing but is an amazing experience when it rolls in so quickly. Know where you are before it rolls in. While walking to the shore a huge porcupine decided to walk in front of me. Bring a camera!
June 4 A secret jewel in our own front yard by Gerry D
Rocky coast, enchanted forests, arctic bog, everything for a memorable easy hike in the outdoors.
May 28 great by great
great


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Seaview Campground and Cabins
16 Norwood Road
Eastport, ME
207-853-4471


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