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Maine
Sunrise Coast Region
Quoddy Head State Park
Quoddy Head State Park Sunset at West Quoddy Head © Alana Ranney
Winter sunset at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.
Quoddy Head State Park © Carolyn MacMillan
Quoddy Head State Park © Carolyn MacMillan
Quoddy Head State Park West Quoddy Head Lighthouse © Robert Leathers
Stormy clouds and fog show you why the lighthouse is still essential for mariners along the Maine coast
Quoddy Head State Park West Quoddy Head Lighthouse © Robert Leathers
Summer evening view of West Quoddy Lighthouse with its signature red stripes
Quoddy Head State Park Fresnel Lens © Gary Jordan
The original third-order Fresnel lens
Quoddy Head State Park West Quoddy Head Lighthouse © Gary Jordan
Quoddy Head State Park Lighthouse Marker © Gary Jordan
Marker reads Easternmost Point in the U.S.A. West Quoddy Head Lubec, Maine 44 48 9 N 66 57 1 W.
Quoddy Head State Park West Quoddy Head Lighthouse © Gary Jordan
West Quoddy Head Light became the easternmost lighthouse in the United States in 1808.
Quoddy Head State Park © nicholas zelinsky
Quoddy Head State Park West Quoddy Light © Jim Oakley
Easternmost point in the US
QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK
QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK
973 S Lubec Rd
Lubec, Maine   04652-3676
(lat:44.816 lon:-66.9528)

Phone: (207) 733-0911
Reservations: 800-332-1501
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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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
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.
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