Jen's Journal

Fort Foster

Kittery Point, Maine

Fee Beach Trail Running Birdwatching
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
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.
Fee 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.
Beach Beach
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.
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Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Frommer's Portable Maine Coast
Eastern Birds : An Audubon Handbook
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