FORT FOSTER PARK
With the fall season approaching, Fort Foster is preparing to observe its off season schedule. Fort Foster will remain fully open to season and day pass-holders, 7 days a week through Monday, September 5, 2022 (Labor Day). Following Labor Day, Fort Foster will be open on weekends only, until the close of the season on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
After September 25th, the entrance gate to Fort Foster will remain open for limited parking in the large parking lot, with the exception of snow or ice events that make the park roads and/or parking lots unsafe for vehicles. During the off-season there are no attendants or restroom facilities available.
Fort Foster is a local treasure, as well as a complex and vital natural resource providing habitat to native and endangered animals, plants and trees. Whether visiting during the regular season, or off-season, visitors are asked to carry out all litter, trash and pet waste in an effort to protect this vital natural resource for our generation and generations to come.
Fort Foster visitors will see exciting new park signage that reflects the newly updated park rules and regulations, and encourages everyone to help protect this vital natural resource. To view the updated Fort Foster Park rules, please click here.
Get your Fort Foster Season Pass today! Season passes can be purchased at the Kittery Town Hall Customer Service Center, Monday-Thursday, from 8 AM - 6 PM. Non-resident Season Passes can be purchased at the gatehouse or also be purchased online, saving you a trip to Town Hall. To request a Season Pass online, click here (must select Maine and then Kittery, not your State/Town). Please note that your pass will be mailed to you.
Fort Foster Day Passes are available at the gatehouse. One Day Pass can be credited toward a resident or non-resident season pass.
Park visitors may also notice signage indicating that invasive plant removal operations inside Fort Foster are underway. The Town developed the Invasive Species Management Plan in 2020 and recommendations in this plan focus on controlling existing invasive plants and eradicating new ones, with the goal of restoring the dominance of native plant communities throughout the park. To view the complete Fort Foster Invasive Species Master Plan, please click here.