In a rolling landscape dominated by farms, Quaggy Joe Mountain presents a prominent profile. Alongside it lies Echo Lake, a popular brook trout fishery and swimming destination. Both these recreational resources lie within Aroostook State Park, the first state park ever created in Maine (in 1939). The Park, just 5 miles south of Presque Isle, draws area residents year-round to enjoy beach picnics, camping and hiking in summer and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in winter.
With a grant from the Land for Maine’s Future Program, the Maine Department of Conservation was able to expand Aroostook State Park by purchasing at a bargain sale price a 93-acre parcel owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The addition enhances the park’s recreational capacity, a significant resource in an area with little other public land.
Closest Town Presque Isle
Region Northern Maine - Aroostook
Directions from closest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer Map 65, E-1. From Presque Isle, take Route 1 south approximately 4 miles, turning right on Spragueville Road. Take the second left, which ends in the Park. Camping reservations for the park can be made on-line.