Frequently Asked Questions
About Eagle Island
Eagle Island 2021 season update:
Eagle Island will open for the 2021 season on June 15. As in years past trails will remain closed until July 15 to allow birds to fledge their nests.
Please Note: a considerable amount of mold has been discovered throughtout the house and library. As a result the house and library will be closed for visitors until the situation can be remedied. The State of Maine is actively working to make sure the house and library are safe for visitors before opening them to the public. As a result admission to Eagle Island is waived for 2021. Donations are accepted in the "iron ranger" found at the top of the pier.
The hand held wand tours previously provided free by The Friends have been discontinued but the narrative from the tours can be found on this website under "Narrative Tour". Follow along with your phone if desired.
The Welcome Center will open June 15. The Friends will be providing docents to answer questions, show our Welcome to Eagle Island video, the Admiral Peary video, and man the Trading Post.
The Friends remains committed to helping The State of Maine's Bureau of Parks and Lands preserve Eagle Island for all future generations. If possible please consider making a tax deducible donation in any amount through our secure Square account found on the home page of this website.
How do I get to Eagle Island ?
Eagle Island is water accessible only. There are several moorings available for personal watercraft.
Transportation to Eagle Island during the summer season of 2021 can be arranged through:
Casco Bay Sights-n-Lights Captain Len Duda 1945 Harpswell Island Road Bailey Island, Maine 04003 207 837 1788
Seacoast Tours of Freeport Maine Peter Milholland Captain / Owner
P.O. Box 194 South Freeport, Maine 04078 207 798-2001
Are there restrooms?
Yes there are 2 composting toilets available on the island. There are no sinks, no running water or hand pumped water.
Please note: Eagle Island does not meets ADA standards and has major barriers. Mobility impaired people, even with assistance, will be unable to access the island.
Per The State of Maine:
Overnight use of moorings is prohibited.
Stay on designated trails. Trails are for walking only.
Pets must be kept on a leash and under control at all times; please pick up after your pet.
Fires are strictly prohibited on the Eagle Island. The Island does not have any grills or designated areas for making fires.
Do not pick or remove anything natural: please leave it for others to enjoy.
Enjoy wildlife from a distance: do not feed or disturb animals or birds.