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Boating Moosehead Lake
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Boating

Moosehead Lake - For those who enjoy boating on fresh water, Moosehead Lake offers the most spectacular location in all of New England. 40 miles long with literally hundreds of miles of shoreline and over 300 islands, the lake boasts some of the finest scenery, private protected cover, crystal clean water, and unparalleled adventure available anywhere in the northeast.

Because of the tremendous amount of space available, boat traffic on the lake is sparse. You can spend a day on Moosehead and feel like you are the only person on the water. Nevertheless, boats of all sizes can be found, from large, three deck cruisers and sail boats to small canoes and fishing boats. Along the shore, there are numerous picnic and camping areas accessible only by boat. Since there is no mooring law, one may drop anchor or spend the night provided you are not infringing on someone's privacy on shore and that you pose no hazard to navigation.

The boating season runs from Memorial Day through early September. Water temperatures in the summer often rise into the lower 70s providing excellent swimming. Full lake levels occur at the beginning of the season, with the annual drawdown commencing in mid August. By late fall, the lake is usually down at least 3' so some caution is required in shallow bays or coves. The lake is adequately marked with hazard buoys, but only beyond 200' from the shore. If you venture in closer to shore, we recommend that someone be in the bow to check for any random rocks or hazards. Public Launching facilities are available in Greenville Junction, Lily Bay State Park, Rockwood and Seboomook. Marinas offer docking facilities, and some of the lakeside resorts and restaurants offer docking and decks.

Moosehead can also rear up and bite you. Due to its size, wave heights can exceed 5' in windy weather, and the lack of traffic means that you may find yourself all alone if you get into trouble. We strongly recommend that you use caution when wind speeds are forecast to be high or when the skies darken, signifying an approaching front. On the other hand, the magnificence of an evening cocktail on the deck of your boat while watching the sun set over the Boundary Mountains on a warm July evening is almost impossible to beat.

Other Lakes and Ponds - If you are seeking privacy and solitude for canoeing and kayaking, scores of smaller lakes and ponds await you. Some of our favorites are the Wilson Ponds, Prong Pond, First Roach Pond, Brassua Lake, Mountain View Pond, Sawyer and Indian Pond. These all offer public launching; please note that Sawyer Pond has a 150' carry in. For those of you who would like to experience the beauty and tranquility of gliding across a pond and sneaking up on the wildlife that calls this area their home, you may rent equipment at local shops in town. Some even offer pick-up and delivery service to your destination.

Regardless of the size of your boat, there is abundant room for you to enjoy the Moosehead Lake area, a true boater's paradise. With the largest body of water east of the Mississippi you can row, paddle, sail or motor anything your heart desires!

Click here for Ice Out Dates on Moosehead Lake 1848-2010 (pdf file).

Canoe/Kayak Rentals:
Beaver Cove Camps • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3717
Beaver Cove Marina • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3526
Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453
Historic Pittston Farm • Rockwood • (207) 280-0000
Indian Hill Trading Post • Greenville • (207) 695-2104
Moxie Outdoor Adventures • The Forks • (800) 866-6943
Munster's Guide Service & Outfitters • Rockwood • (207) 280-0883
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers • Bingham • (800) 348-8871
Northern Outdoors • The Forks • (800) 765-7238
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
Wilson Pond Camps • Greenville • (877) 695-2860
Wilsons On Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2549
Canoe/Kayak Trips Guide Service:
Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453
Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins • Greenville • (207) 695-0242
Moxie Outdoor Adventures • The Forks • (800) 866-6943
Munster's Guide Service & Outfitters • Rockwood • (207) 280-0883
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers • Bingham • (800) 348-8871
Northeast Whitewater • Greenville • (888) 484-3317
Northern Outdoors • The Forks • (800) 765-7238
Northern Pride Lodge • Kokadjo • (207) 695-2890
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
Special T Adventures • Greenville • (207) 280-0661
Motorboat Rentals:
Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453
Gray Ghost Camps • Rockwood • (207) 534-7362
Moosehead Motorsports • Greenville • (207) 695-2020
Northern Pride Lodge • Kokadjo • (207) 695-2890
Wilson Pond Camps • Greenville • (877) 695-2860
Wilsons On Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct.• (207) 695-2549
Personal Watercraft Rentals:
Moosehead Motorsports • Greenville • (207) 695-2020
Launch Facilities on Moosehead Lake:
Greenville Junction Wharf
Lily Bay State Park
Rockwood Town Landing
Seboomook
Gas for Motorboats:
Beaver Cove Marina • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3526
Currier's Flying Service • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2778
Kokadjo Trading Post • Kokadjo • (207) 695-3993
Moosehead Marine Museum • Greenville • (207) 695-2716
Wilsons On Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2549
Motorboat Repairs/Supplies:
Beaver Cove Marina • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3526
Moosehead Motorsports • Greenville • (207) 695-2020
Motorboat Slips for Rent:
Beaver Cove Marina • Beaver Cove • (207) 695-3526
Currier's Flying Service • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2778
Jack's Air Service • Greenville • (207) 695-3020
Lake Cruises & Charters:
Fishin' 4 Fun Guide & Charter Services • Greenville • (207) 695-2017
Lawrence's Cabins & Guide Service • Rockwood• (207) 534-7709
Moosehead Marine Museum • Greenville • (207) 695-2716
Mt. Kineo Golf Course • Kineo• (207) 534-9012
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville• (866) 223-1380
Northern Pride Lodge • Kokadjo • (207) 695-2890
Wilsons On Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2549
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