Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Overview

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.

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Seasonality / Weather

Grounds and Natural Area
Open year round from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Visitor Center:
* Saturday following Victoria Day (the Saturday prior to U.S. Memorial Day) through Canadian Thanksgiving (U.S. Columbus Day) - 10 am to 6 pm ADT (9 am to 5 pm EDT) seven days a week.
* Canadian Thanksgiving (U.S. Columbus Day) through October 31 - 10 am - 5 pm ADT (9 am - 4 pm EDT) seven days a week

Roosevelt Cottage
Saturday following Victoria Day (the Saturday prior to U.S. Memorial Day) through Canadian Thanksgiving (U.S. Columbus Day) - 10 am to 6 pm ADT (9 am to 5 pm EDT) seven days a week.

Roosevelt Campobello is located in an area with a cool coastal climate with frequent morning fog. Wear comfortable sportswear with walking shoes. A warm jacket or sweater and rain gear is recommended.

Directions

Driving: 

From Boston take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine. Take Route 1A east to Ellsworth, then follow Route 1 east to Whiting Village. Take Route 189 to Lubec and cross the FDR Memorial Bridge to Campobello Island. The visitor center is located approximately two miles from the bridge.

Flying: 

The nearest full service airports are located in Bangor, Maine; St. John, New Brunswick; and Fredericton, New Brunswick. Car rentals are available at these airports.

Public Transport: 

During the summer, a car ferry travels from Deer Island, NB, to Campobello Island.