Dodge Point Public Reserved Land

Dodge Point Management Unit, located on the western
shore of the Damariscotta River, encompasses 521 acres
in the Town of Newcastle. The property boasts over 8,000
feet of frontage on the Damariscotta River with pocket
sand and pebble beaches, vistas from the Rivers' shore,
a freshwater ponds and stream-cut ravines in the interior

Outdoor recreational activities abound here including
hiking, cross-country skiing, skating, swimming and
fishing. This well-managed forest bears the destinction of
being named the State Of Maine's 1978 Tree Farm of the
Year. Take the interpretive trail that starts at the Old
Farm Road and make sure you explore the Shore Trail
for the best views!
Visitors arrive by boat from the public landing in Damariscotta or by vehicle using the
River Road in Newcastle.
Operation Dates
Open All Year
521 acres, designated trails
Western Region Office: (207) 778-8231
Bureau of Parks and Lands
The Land for Maine's Future Board acquired the Dodge Point property on behalf of the State of Maine from the
Edward W. Freeman Trust in March of 1989. In addition to the Land for Maine's Future Program, the Damariscotta
River Association and the Maine Coastal Program pooled funds to acquire the land for generation of visitors to enjoy.