Sandy Point State Reservation


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Sandy Point State Reservation


Location:On the northeast coast of Massachusetts, 35 miles north of Boston, near the City of Newburyport in Parker River Wildlife Refuge (about 6 miles from the entrance of the refuge).
Facilities:Walking trails.
Activities:Fishing, birding, walking, beachcombing, hunting (with restrictions).
Special Features:Reservation is at the southern tip of Plum Island, a classic Atlantic Ocean barrier island, with access through the adjacent Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (see entry in national wildlife refuges section). Sandy Point is an important nesting area for the endangered piping plover as well for the least tern, which is a species of special concern in Massachusetts. Recreation opportunities at the reservation are passive.
Address:PO Box 5303
Salisbury, MA 01952

Phone:978-462-4481
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/sndp.htm
Size: 77 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.