Deboullie Public Reserved Land
First-time visitors to Maine often have an idyllic mental picture of what the state looks like. The scenery at Deboullie Public Reserved Land is a near replica of what many imagine. Rugged mountains hug the distant earth. Trout ponds lure anglers, the remoteness of the water ensuring a great day’s haul. Moose slip silently through the shadowy forest of spruce and pine. Toss in a little paddling, and you have a true Maine experience.
Fishing and hiking may be the attraction for the majority of visitors to this public land (Togue Pond even boasts landlocked salmon!), but those looking for Maine boating also find numerous options in Deboullie’s 22,000 acres. Deboullie, Black, Pushineer, and Denny Ponds all have launches, and forest campsites are scattered shore-side.
Deboullie means “rock slide” in French, and a hike along the Deboullie Mountain Trail reveals how the region got its name. Walking (or canoeing) along Pushineer Pond to the northern shore of Deboullie Pond, you pass rock slides that ascend 800 feet to Deboullie Mountain. The hike rewards you with stunning views from the summit.
In winter, snowmobilers add temporary flurries of activity to the peace-filled scene at Deboullie Public Reserved Land as they pass through en route to the Allagash from Eagle Lake. Whether your method of winter transport is a snowmobile or cross-country skis, remember that the Aroostook County Region will provide a great winter outdoor adventure experience.