Located on the southwest point of Arrowsic Island, this lighthouse is one of several aids to navigation built along the Kennebec River in 1898. The 25-foot wooden tower is similar to the lighthouses at Doubling Point and Perkins Island (both on the Kennebec). The Keeper's house also was built in 1898, with the boathouse and oil house added a few years later; a fifth-order Fresnel lens was installed.
After being operated for a time by the keeper at the Kennebec River Light Station, the Squirrel Point Light was automated in 1979. The Keeper's house is now privately owned by the non-profit Squirrel Point Association. Cruises from Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and excursion boats from Boothbay Harbor pass this light; there is also a footpath to the lighthouse.
The light may be seen distantly across the river from Phippsburg on Route 209. Turn left onto Parker Head Road; the light can be seen to the left directly across the river. Alternatively, from U. S. Route 1 just north of Bath, take Route 127 toward Arrowsic. Continue for about 4.5 miles; just before reaching the Georgetown-Arrowsic Bridge, turn right onto Steen Road, then bear left onto Bald Head Road (dirt). This road ends after about 0.5 mile in a small parking area. From that area is a footpath to the lighthouse (about /34 mile). The path begins straight ahead from the parking area; listen for the sound of water and look for the shoreline. After crossing a small, wooden bridge the path through the woods to the lighthouse is marked with faint yellow blazes. Keep the water (Kennebec River) to your right on the way to the lighthouse and on your left when returning.