Halibut Point State Park


4 Gott Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966
Transit friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Dogs Allowed
Historic site

Details   of Halibut Point State Park

Overview   of Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point is a granite edge between the Atlantic Ocean and the mainland. On this rocky coast, people have quarried the robust stone, built military structures to defend the nation, and today the park supports a wide variety of wildlife.
On a clear day, visitors to Halibut Point State Park will be able to see Mount Agamenticus, located 40 miles away in Maine, and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. You can explore the park's trails and tide pools, picnic on the rocky ledges, and learn about the park's World-War II history and the Cape Ann granite industry history.

Hours   for Halibut Point State Park

Open year round for your enjoyment

8:00 am to sunset

Parking   at Halibut Point State Park

Daily parking fee charged May 25 through October 14
No parking fees November through April

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $20

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Facilities   at Halibut Point State Park

  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor Center


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Viewing
  • Educational Programs

Accessibility   at Halibut Point State Park

  • Educational programs
  • Hiking
    • Graded
  • Visitors  Center

Restrictions   at Halibut Point State Park

 Not allowed 

  •    swimming or entering the quarry for any reason  
  •    alcoholic beverages, fires, charcoal, grills
  •    bicycles, scooters, skate or hover boards 
  •    camping
  •    drones, metal detectors
  •    removing park resources (animals -tidal or other, flowers, plants, rocks (never throw rocks)) 

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