Fort Point State Park
Opened in 1974, Fort Point State Park encompasses 120 acres of diverse terrain, activities, and habitat all at the mouth of the Penobscot River and the head of spectacular Penobscot Bay. The park is also one of Maine’s historic sites, home to what remains of Fort Pownall, built in 1759, and the Point Light Station.
Fort Point State Park now offers inviting riverside picnic sites and soothing trails hikers take through the forest to the rocky shores. Bicyclists are attracted to the beautiful seven-mile trail around Cape Jellison, and most of all, fishing aficionados are lured to Fort Point State Park for bountiful Maine fishing.
This charming little park is off the beaten path, so the 200-foot fishing pier is frequently uncrowded. Floats bob alongside the pier to easily accommodate visitors arriving by boat. In fact, a wonderful way to visit Fort Point State Park is to arrive by boat, fish from the ample pier, then picnic at one of the waterside sites. You will also find a boat landing on the east side of Cape Jellison.
And what is there to catch? Well, just to name a few key species living in the fabulous waters of Fort Point State Park, you’ll find mackerel, striped bass, and bluefish. So bait your line, and let’s go fishing in Maine!