What to do in Lily Bay State Park

Lily Bay State Park is located nine miles north of Greenville on the eastern shore of Moosehead Lake. Lily Bay provides access to the whole Moosehead region. Moosehead Lake is famous for its cool, deep waters where togue, brook trout and salmon thrive. The area is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts offering visitors a great opportunity to view moose, deer and bear. Hiking, camping and canoeing are other sports enjoyed at the park.

Lily Bay State Park opened in 1961 with 925 acres available for outdoor recreation. The land was donated by Scott Paper Company. The state park offers access to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state. Moosehead Lake is known for the cool, deep waters where togue, brook trout and salmon live. Moose, bear, deer and other wildlife thrive in the area. Spectacular mountains serves as a backdrop to the blue waters. Many enjoy camping, hiking and canoeing which have been popular throughout the region for over 10,000 years.

Lily Bay State Park offers 60 tent and RV campsites, most of which are shaded. There is a 14 day maximum stay. Public phone and firewood are available. Moosehead Lake offers some of the best freshwater fishing in Maine. Swimming, boating, a boat ramp, horseshoes and playground are offered as well. Wildlife viewing is some of the best on the East Coast. Moose, deer, bear and other smaller mammals make the Moosehead Lake Region home. Short day trips may be taken from this location. The area is a recreation haven offering countless mountain hikes, fishing opportunities, float plane tours, guided canoe trips and more.

To reach Lily Bay State Park from the intersection of US 6/15 and Lily Bay Road, travel north for 9 miles on Lily Bay Road.

Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region has daytime winter temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area, winter temperatures average 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, pleasant breezes with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

HC 76, Box 425
Greenville, ME 04441

Phone: 207-695-2700

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