Owls Head State Park

On the southern side to the entrance to Rockland Harbor, Owls Head Lighthouse has provided safe passage to thousands of mariners since its existence in the 1850's.
Trail Activity
0.4 miles, Network
Owls Head
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Grass, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Not Permitted


Owls Head State Park trails consist of one trailhead that splits into two separate paths. One path heads down to a small beach, while the other heads up to the lighthouse.

The left path (0.2 miles, easy) provides access to a small rocky beach with a view of Owls Head Lighthouse and the pine covered cliffs on which it stands. Enjoy a relaxing picnic along the shore at one of several picnic tables that provide stunning views of the Atlantic ocean.

The trail to the lighthouse (0.2 mile, easy) follows a gravel road that offers several views along Penobscot Bay. The lighthouse is on property owned by the Coast Guard and the lighthouse still has a coast guard family living in the house at the base of the lighthouse. There are a set of stairs that lead up to the lighthouse where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Rockland Harbor and the surrounding bay.

Take time to explore the grounds where you will find opportunities for beachcombing, photography, wildlife watching and picnicking.

Other Information

Day-use areas will be open from 9:00 am to sunset daily, unless posted otherwise.

Pets must be kept on a leash.

Trail Manager

Visit Owls Head State Park online for more information or contact:

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Camden Hills State Park

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Road
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-3109

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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.
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Trailhead Information

From the intersection of US Route 1 and ME Route 73 in Rockland, head south on Maine Route 73 for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto North Shore Drive, and after 2.6 miles veer left onto Main Street in Owls Head for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Lighthouse Road to arrive at Owls Head State Park.

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Chuck Greene
July 14, 2017
Although the sign at the entrance gate to the Coast Guard station portion of the trail to the lighthouse says "no pets" beyond that point, they do allow pets on a leash. I would change the "no pets" status to "pets allowed" in the Quick Facts section above.

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