What to do in Little Squaw Public Reserved Land

Little Squaw is a 15,000-acre unit north of Greenville that includes Big and Little Squaw Mountains. Several remote ponds offer excellent hiking, fishing and primitive camping opportunities. Winter visitors enjoy snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Access is by gravel road off Route 15 north of Greenville.

Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region houses the Little Squaw Public Reserved Land, which encompasses over 15,000 acres of wilderness located at the southwest corner of Moosehead Lake. This remote area includes Big and Little Squaw Mountains along with Trout Pond Mountain. Ponds within the public reserved land include Trout Pond, Big Indian Pond, Little Notch Pond, Big and Little Squaw Ponds, Papoose Pond and Shadow Pond. The deepest body of water is Big Squaw Pond dropping a cold 1,486 feet. These natural features attract outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities abound.

Recreation
The Little Squaw Public Reserved Land offers visitors an opportunity to picnic, launch cartop boats, fish, backpack, hike, cross-country ski and snowmobile. One of the more popular trails includes Big Squaw Mountain Trail that provides fabulous 360-degree vistas from an old fire tower. At the summit, hikers will want to look to their feet for a natural exhibit of mica, tourmaline and garnet. The base elevation to the summit is an approximate 2,000-foot ascent extending three miles one-way. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.

Location
Access is by gravel road off Route 15 north of Greenville.

Climate
Winter outdoor enthusiasts to the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging between 65 - 66 degrees Fahrenheit (18 - 19 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging between 66 - 68 (19 - 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Address
129 Main Street
P.O. Box 327
Farmington, ME 04938

Phone: 207-778-8231

Fax: 207-778-5932

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