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The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is not a unit of the United States National Park Service or Parks Canada. It is administered by a joint U.S./Canadian Commission, funded equally by the two countries.

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a unique example of international cooperation. This 2800 acre park is a joint memorial by Canada and the United States and a symbol of the close relationship between the two countries. Here are the cottage and the grounds where President Roosevelt vacationed, the waters where he sailed, and the woods, bogs, and beaches where he tramped and relaxed. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was established under an agreement signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson on January 22, 1964. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was officially opened on August 20, 1964.

   

CONTACTS

Email - info@fdr.net

Fax- (506) 752-6000

Write to
Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 97
Lubec, ME 04652

- or -
Superintendent
P.O. Box 9
Welshpool, NB, Canada, E0G 3H0

Phone
Visitor Information - (506) 752-2922

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Daily, Saturday following Victoria Day (the Saturday prior to U.S. Memorial Day), and remains open through Canadian Thanksgiving (U.S. Columbus Day). Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A.D.T. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.D.T.) seven days a week. The last tour of the cottage is at 5:45 A.D.T. (4:45 E.D.T.).

Getting There
PLANE - Nearest full service airports located in Bangor, Maine; St. John, New Brunswick; and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

CAR - From Boston take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine. Continue east on Route 1A to Ellsworth and then east on Route 1 to Whiting Village. Take Route 189 to Lubec and cross the International Bridge to Campobello Island. The Park is located approximately two miles from the International Bridge.

Weather & Climate
Cool coastal climate with frequent morning fog. Wear comfortable sportswear with walking shoes. A warm jacket or sweater and rain gear is recommended.

Accessibility
The visitor center and first floor of the Roosevelt Cottage and the Hubbard Cottage are wheelchair accessible. Many of the Natural Area facilities are wheelchair accessible as well. Inquiries regarding accessibility should be made at the visitor center. Wheelchair loans are available. The films shown at the visitor center are captioned. A video tour of the entire Roosevelt Cottage as well as the second floor only is available for viewing upon request.

Getting Around
The best way to get around is by either car or bicycle.

FEES/PERMITS

Entrance Fee
ADMISSION IS
Free!
There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted at donation boxes on site.

LODGING


There are no lodging or camping facilities on the Park grounds. Herring Cove Provincial Park is immediately adjacent to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park and offers camping facilities. There are also private campgrounds on the island and in neighboring Lubec. Accommodations can be found in local Lubec and Campobello motels, bed and breakfasts, and cottage rentals.

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK
Closures - The last tour of the cottage is at 5:45 pm ADT.
Special Programs - The video 'Outer Island/Beloved Island', produced by the Park Commission, is shown continuously in the center and is a portrait of the Island and its impact on Franklin Roosevelt. Other FDR exhibits are also on display at the visitor center. A limited selection of items of memorabilia are available for sale in the Park's visitor center.
Available Facilities - Parking is available for cars, recreational vehicles and buses at the visitor center and in an overflow area.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
 Campgrounds Near Roosevelt Campobello International Park:
South Bay Campground, Lubec, 0 miles away
Sunset Point RV Park, Lubec, 1 miles away
Sunset Point Trailer Park, Lubec, 1 miles away
Seaview Campground, Eastport, 3 miles away
Reversing Falls Park, Pembroke, 10 miles away
Knowlton's Seashore Campground, Perry, 10 miles away
Cobscook Bay, Dennysville, 11 miles away
 Whitewater Near Roosevelt Campobello International Park:
Cobscook Falls, Washington County , 10 miles away, Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Dennys Bay to Cobscook Bay)
Whiting Bay, Washington County , 13 miles away, Class III - 7.5 miles long (Whiting to Cobscook Reversing Falls)
Dennys River, Washington County , 16 miles away, Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Rt 86 to 2.5 mi downstream)
Hobart Stream, Washington County , 18 miles away, Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Hobart Bog to Dennys Bay)
Orange River, Washington County , 19 miles away, Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Halls Mills to Whiting)
 Public Lands Near Roosevelt Campobello International Park:
Quoddy Head State Park, Maine , 3 miles away
Cobscook Bay State Park, Maine , 12 miles away
Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Orange Lake, Washington County , 18 miles away

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