Cobscook Bay State Park is an ideal camping location as well as wildlife viewing and clamming destination. The park is surrounded by ocean on three sides by Cobscook Bay and Whiting Bay. The camping is ideal as there are over 100 maintained and secluded spots and the scenery is one of a kind.
The Cobscook State Park is located in Dennysville, Maine and spans for 888 acres and has campsites and shelters right on the oceans edge. There are also hot showers, available boating, picnic areas, and hiking and groomed cross-country ski trails. With so many of the campsites in Cobscook State Park near the water, visitors have a chance to see the extreme ebb and flow of the oceans tide. The average tide is 24 feet and occasionally rises to 28 feet. The Native Indians named the area appropriately as Cobscook means "boiling tides."
The State Park provides campers and visitors with a rare chance to explore the inlets and coves that connect Cobscook Bay to Passamaquody Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. The area is also noteworthy as it is part of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. Over 200 species of birds have been seen in the Refuge including bald eagles. Another perk is that clamming is permitted. During low tide in Whiting Bay, you will need a bucket and a fork as each visitor is allowed to collect one perk of soft shell clams from the muddy ocean floor. Best of all, the State Park is usually only busy during summer weekends, leaving weekday campers with a choice of sites in water front coves or wooded points.