Lily Bay State Park
Moosehead Lake is New England’s largest body of water, spanning an incredible 117 square miles. Lily Bay State Park encompasses 925 acres along the southern edge of the large bay, which is dotted with dozens of islands thick with fragrant spruce and fir trees. The sandy beach at Dunn Point makes for great swimming and offers beautiful views of Sugar Island and the big lake beyond. There are two nearby parking areas, a boat launch, restrooms, picnic tables and grills, potable water and a playground. Rowell Cove also sports a boat launch and parking.
Canoeing and kayaking the placid waters of the bay and motor-boating out on the lake are fun ways to spend the day. The lake is prized for its fisheries of brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon. With plentiful moose, deer and bear in the area, wildlife watching is good sport. A two-mile hiking trail connects the beach at Dunn Point to Rowell Cove and is great way to explore the wooded park.
The park hosts two campgrounds in close proximity to each other, one at Dunn Point and another just to the east at Rowell Cove. There are total of 90 campsites for tenting, camper trailers and RVs; 22 are walk-in tent sites. Many of the campsites are just short distance from the lake. Restrooms and water faucets are conveniently located throughout the campgrounds. Hot showers are located near Dunn Point.
Visit nearby Beaver Cove Marina for canoe and kayak, power boat and fishing skiff rentals and gear. The picturesque town of Greenville is the gateway to the Moosehead Lake region and has a complete range of services, shops and eateries. Visit the Moosehead Marine Museum and then take a scenic cruise up the lake on the historic steamboat Katahdin. Take a hike to top of iconic Mount Kineo and enjoy the beautiful vista of lake and mountains from atop the dramatic 700-foot cliffs. Or play an exciting round of golf on the Mount Kineo Golf Course, reputed to be the second oldest course in New England.
Lily Bay State Park is open from May 15 through Columbus Day.
13 Myrle’s Way,
Greenville ME 04441
207-695-2700 (summer season)
207-941-4014 (all other times)