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.
Nine miles north of Greenville on the east shore of Moosehead Lake
May 1 – October 15, Fee Charged
924 acres; two campgrounds include 91 campsites; two boat launch sites with boat slips; swim area; a day use area with a playground; and a shoreline hiking trail. Group camping is also available.
Lily Bay State Park
HC 76, Box 425
Greenville, ME 04441
Park season: (207) 695-2700
Off-season (207) 941-4014