What to do in Moosehead Lake Public Reserved Land

Moosehead Lake includes Sugar and Farm Islands and most of the shore in Days Academy and Kineo Townships which totals 11,176 acres. Spectacular views from the summit of Mount Kineo are enjoyed year-round. Nearby Lily Bay State Park offers a boat launch opening access to the entire lake.

Moosehead Lake includes Sugar and Farm Islands and most of the shore in Days Academy and Kineo Townships which totals 11,176 acres. There are numerous boat access campsites on the shore. Hiking trails provide visitors access to the spectacular views from the summit of Mount Kineo. Boats may be launched at several locations on the lake including Lily Bay State Park and Rockwood.

Recreation
Numerous boat access campsites are located along the shore of Moosehead Lake. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are enjoyed as well. The cold season opens opportunities to snowmobilers and skiers. Like much of Maine, this area is beautiful in all directions. Mt. Kineo, elevation 1,806, may be seen to the north. Nearby Lily Bay State Park offers a boat launch. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.

Location
Moosehead Lake Public Reserved Land is located in the central western area of Piscataquis County north of Greenville off SRs 6 and 15.

Climate
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.

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

Phone: 207-778-8231

Fax: 207-778-5932

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