Lily Bay State Park

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Lily Bay State Park

Maine

(207) 695-2700

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Overview

Lily Bay State Park is the place to pitch your tent near the shores of Moosehead Lake where campsites are well-spaced, wooded and some are lakeside. Located in Beaver Cove, the park offers visitors access to the popular central Maine region where hiking, fishing, hunting and leaf-peeping are popular activities throughout the year.

The largest lake in New England, Moosehead Lake fills a glacier-scoured basin 117-square miles in area. Its waters run cool and deep, harboring togue, brook trout, and landlocked salmon. Opened in 1961, this 925-acre park welcomes visitors to experience a variety of outdoor activities including swimming, boating, camping and watching wildlife.

The Moosehead area is famous worldwide for its local native, the moose, and visitors hope to see these magestic animals in their native habitat. Along with moose, bear, deer, and other wild animals live in the area. Perhaps the most spectacular peak in the area is Mt. Kineo, which rises abruptly from the middle of the lake. Kineo's cliffs tower 800 feet above the water and are a must-see on visitors' vacation lists.

In the winter, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing attract hearty visitors to the park.

Map of Lily Bay (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.575088, -69.545390

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Activities

  • Boating

    Beaver Cove: Marina with boat and canoe rentals, sales, complete ship's store, and repair facilities.

    Prong Pond: For canoeing and fishing, sheltered by mountains.

    Greenville: Has supplies, lodging, float plane tours, and trips on the steamboat.

  • Camping

    The park offers camping facilities. Please see "Camping Map" for more information.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed in the lakes and ponds. Ice fishing is very popular in the winter. Please contact park for fishing permits and regulations.

  • Hiking

    From the lake, already 1000 feet above sea level, visitors can see and hike mountains all around, but most spectacular is Mount Kineo. Rising abruptly from the middle of the lake, Kineo's cliffs tower 800 feet above the water.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted. Please contact the park for information regarding hunting permits and regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.

  • Water Sports

    Many people enjoy swimming in the lakes and ponds at the park.

  • Winter Sports

    In the winter, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing attract hearty visitors to the park.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members

Directions

Driving

Nine miles north of Greenville on the east shore of Moosehead Lake

Phone Numbers

Primary

(207) 695-2700

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