Popham Beach State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPopham Beach State Park
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|Location||Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States|
|Area||605 acres (245 ha)|
|Elevation||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Operator||Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Website||Popham Beach State Park|
Popham Beach State Park is a public recreation area covering 605 acres (245 ha) on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. It is the state's highest volume day use State Park. The state park occupies a dynamic shoreline landscape that has created a peninsula between the mouth of the Morse River and the Atkins Bay portion of the Kennebec River. The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
The area is subject to significant changes in the landscape including dune destruction and rebuilding, loss of forest lands, and tombolo breaching. Efforts made to stop the erosion have included placing large boulders designed to hold off the surf.
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