Bicentennial Nature Park

Bicentennial Nature Park was first established in 2001. The park is situated on approximately 27 acres on Three Cornered Pond. This pond is about 180 acres, and is part of the China Regional Lakes. The Lake is a warm water fishery with the primary fish population made up of Bass, Perch, Pickerel and Sunfish. Bicentennial Nature Park is open to Augusta residents only and their invited guests who must be in the company of the Augusta resident. Non-residents not accompanied by an Augusta resident will not be admitted into the park. Augusta residents must provide proof of residency to purchase a pass to the park for the summer season.


Season Schedule:
Monday through Sunday 11:00 AM. to 7:00 PM. through the summer, weather permitting.
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Stop by Parks office at Bicentennial Nature Park to purchase a season pass. There are a number of different pass categories for you to choose from. Should you chose not to buy a season pass, you can also pay a nominal daily admission fee. 

                                                  DAILY FEE:

Adult $2.00
Kid $1.00
Senior (60+) $1.00

                                              SEASON PASS:

Family $25.00
Adult $15.00
Youth $10.00
Senior (60+) $7.50

The park is located six miles from Augusta City Center on Route 3 going east past Rideout's Quick Stop. The entrance is on the right-hand side of Route 3, 1/2 mile past the Weeks Mill Road. There are one-way roads for entering and exiting the park. The second road is the park entrance. Do not take the first drive. The speed limit is 5 MPH. (Direction Here)


  • Large picnic area with 30 tables and 8 grills                           BNP_8-18-2009_019
  • Swimming area with dock, floats, and slides for the entire family
  • Several hiking trails
  • Beautiful scenery and wildlife
  • Canoe and kayaking access
  • Fishing
  • Bathrooms with running water and changing rooms


  • Groups of 10 or more must make advanced reservations.
  • Group size cannot exceed more than 100.
  • Minimum one week advanced reservation required.
  • There is no guarantee of space prior to a confirmed reservation
  • We welcome group picnics from Augusta-based clubs and organizations.

Contacts Us
Bicentennial Nature Park
48 Park Street
Augusta, Maine 04330

John Dennett, Park Manager and Park Reservations:
BNP Phone: 207-620-7010
Wendy Somes, Administrative Assistant:
Phone: 207-626-2350

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