Stover’s Point Preserve


Please note that we are adding a pedestrian-only area at Stover’s Point Preserve starting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.


Stover’s Point Preserve is a narrow gravel sandbar that wraps itself around a salt marsh. Salt marshes are unique, productive and sensitive habitats with plants and animals that are adapted to the changing tides and water conditions. Grasses grow well here, forming the base of a food web that includes fish, birds and shellfish. Please do not park or walk on the marsh grass.

The public is welcome to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Stover’s Point Preserve. It’s a great place for swimming, relaxing on the gravel beach and enjoying the view of the iconic Cribstone Bridge. Bring water shoes to protect your feet from numerous barnacles. Please check our visitor guidelines below for hours and dog leash rules. Parking is limited. Speed limit 5 mph.

Please note that there are no bathroom facilities, shelters, picnic tables or trash cans at Stover’s Point Preserve. The nearest public bathroom is at Mitchell Field, 2.5 miles north on Harpswell Neck Road.


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Stover’s Point Preserve is located at approx. 69 Windsor Lane, Harpswell. From the intersection of Rt 123 and Bath Rd at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, follow Rt 123 south for 12.2 mi. Turn left on Stover’s Cove Rd. Take the first right onto Stover’s Point Rd. Veer left at the next intersection. Stay straight and then follow the road as it curves to the right. Turn left on a gravel road. This road is Windsor Lane but is not marked. Being very careful of the undercarriage of your car, continue onto the preserve. The road leading to the beach has rocks, sand and a large section of ledge that you must cross. Park on gravel surfaces only. Please drive slowly on neighborhood roads and on the preserve!


Visitor Guidelines

  • Carry in, carry out
  • Park on gravel surfaces only. Speed limit 5 mph.
  • No vehicles between dusk and dawn.
  • Stay off the marsh grass.
  • Dogs must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dogs must not bother wildlife, neighbors or other users.
  • Carry out all dog waste.
  • The following are prohibited:
    • Open fires
    • Camping
    • Trap, float or boat storage
    • Overnight parking
  • Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.
  • Organized gatherings require advance permission.

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