Lakes in Maine


With 2,500 ponds and lakes and over 5,000 miles of coastline, Maine is a favorite vacation destination for boaters, anglers and other water enthusiasts. Boaters have access to lakes throughout the state. In addition to launch ramps, many also provide parking, rest areas and boarding floats. Additionally, Maine's larger lakes permit tubing and skiing, as well as cruising.

Interested in freshwater fishing? Maine has many notable lakes teeming with a variety of species: Chesuncook, Eagle, Graham, Long, Moosehead, Rangeley, Sebago and West Grand. The Belgrade Lakes, a chain of seven bodies of water in the state's Kennebec/Moose River Valley Region, contain northern pike, landlocked salmon, brook trout, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. At 8,239 acres, Great Pond is the largest Belgrade Lake. It contains white perch and pickerel in addition to the other types of fish.


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Featured lakes in Maine


Swan Lake

Swan Lake is located in Waldo County. Visitors can enjoy swimming area, picnic sites with grills and walking trails. For a larger gathering, a private group shelter equipped with volleyball, horseshoes, and toilets are available.

Trickey Pond

Trickey Pond is located in Cumberland County. This pond is remarkably clean and at most points in the pond, the entire depth can be seen. There are numerous types of fish in the pond including Salmon, Lake trout, Bass, and American Eel.

 

Popular Maine lakes

Allagash Lake
Aziscohos Lake
Baskahegan Lake
Flagstaff Lake
Gardner Lake
Graham Lake
Lewy Lake
Long Lake
Lower Richardson Lake
Junior Lake
Rangeley Lake
Ripogenus Lake
Rowe Pond
Sebago Lake
Sebec Lake
Seboomook Lake
Square Lake
Stevens Pond
Swan Lake
Trickey Pond

 

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