Off U.S. Route 1 south of Presque Isle on Echo Lake.
Hours / Season Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off-season by parking outside
the gate, - without blocking it - on the days it is closed, and walking in during these same
hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off-season.
Fee collected year-round at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Cash or check only, no credit cards accepted.
Aroostook State Park bears the distinct honor of being Maine's first state park. In 1938 interested citizens of Presque Isle donated 100 acres of land to the State of Maine, and following that gesture, the park became reality in 1939. Today the park totals nearly 800 acres thanks to subsequent donations and purchases.
Aroostook State Park is the ideal starting point for discovering the North Maine Woods, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. Encompassing Quaggy Jo Mountain and Echo Lake, the park offers a unique chance to study our geologic past. In fact, Quaggy Jo is the shortened form of its Indian name, "Qua Qua Jo" which translates to "twin peaked."
Read about the park's geology in the Maine Geological Survey's Geologic Fact and Locality guide Quaggy Jo Mountain, Aroostook State Park Learn about the geology of the area on the interactive Maine Geologic Facts and Localities map.
Land for Maine's Future This property was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine's Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park.Learn more about LWCF.