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Popham Beach and Fort Popham closed to 'water activities'

Popham is restricted to ankle-deep water. Nearby Reid is restricted to knee-deep water. Water access at Ferry and Cresent beaches are limited to waist-deep.
Credit: NCM

POPHAM BEACH, Maine — Maine's Bureau of Parks and Lands has announced they are closing all "water activities" at Popham Beach and Fort Popham until further notice.

Credit: Maine.gov

Popham Beach State Park is restricted to ankle-deep water access.

Nearby Reid State Park is restricted to knee-deep water access (the lagoon at Reid State Park remains open).

Water access at Ferry Beach State Park and Crescent Beach State Park is limited to waist-deep water.

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