Kittery Point, Maine
- Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
- Map 1 B4
- To Get There:
- Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 1, go South on Route 1, take a left onto Route 1A. This will take
you through York Village. Then right onto Route 103. Take a left onto Chauncey Creek Road and at about 0.5 mile take a
right onto Pocohontas Road, cross the Gerrish Island bridge and bear right. Follow all the way down to the end, you
will see signs for Fort Foster.
Fort Foster gate house: (207)439-2182
- Kittery Recreation Department: (207)439-3800
- Pierson, Pierson, and Vickery. A Birder's Guide to Maine, Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1996.
- Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Co, 2000.
- Bull, John and John Farrand, Jr. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern Region, New York: Chanticleer Press, 1992.
- Last Visited
- July 4, 2000
- Fort Foster is located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point. The park has an
array of activities available. We explored the flats at low tide
and then walked around the nature trails. There are also three sandy beaches,
small grassy fields, grills, picnic tables, facilities, and a playground.
Parts of the actual fort are exposed and able to be explored.
- Fees and Hours of Operation
- $10.00 per car, $5.00 per person for pedestrians. Fort Foster is open 7 days
a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day. And on weekends in May and September.
The hours of operation are from 10:00am-8:00pm or dusk. However, pedestrians can
come to the park as early as 8:00am, free of charge.
- There are three sandy beaches around Fort Foster available to parkusers.
Pier Beach, Whaleback Beach, and Rocky Beach. Pier Beach has access to the
restrooms, grills, and picnic tables. Whaleback beach is located on the
"backside" of the park and the waters are designated for windsurfing. Rocky Beach
offers an area for scuba diving.