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Peaks-Kenny State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Piscataquis, Maine, United States
Area 813 acres (329 ha)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Established 1964
Operator Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Website Peaks-Kenny State Park

Peaks-Kenny State Park is a seasonal public recreation area covering 813 acres (329 ha) on the south shore of Sebec Lake, mostly located in the town of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The state park grounds include a white sand beach at South Cove, 56 campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, and canoe and kayak rentals.

History

The area of land that now constitutes the park was donated to the state in 1964 by Francis J. Peaks. The gift was made in memory of his sister, Annie Peaks Kenny, and their parents, Joseph and Eliza Peaks, for whom the park was named.

Landmarks

Norwood Castle sits along the shore of the lake. It was built in 1890 as a wedding gift of wealthy Foxcroft attorney Willis Parsons for his bride. Parsons became the first Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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