Cobscook Bay State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Cobscook Bay State Park comes the closest of any park in this book to providing the remote, oceanside, wilderness feeling of island camping without requiring you to actually travel to an island. You’ll find numerous waterfront sites here, all of them spectacular and dramatically beautiful. Because there are so many of them, you have an excellent chance of scoring one of these pristine sites.
When you do get a waterfront site, you’ll bear witness to the extreme tidal swing in this area. In fact, the name Cobscook is from the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy dialect for “boiling tides.” The change in tidal depth runs from 24 to 28 feet! Be extremely careful if you venture out onto the mudflats at low tide to dig up some clams (which is perfectly legal, by the way—up to a peck a day). When the tide turns, it comes racing in."