Public Boat Launch Sites

branch lake boat launch - fuller (3)One of the best ways to see Maine is on the water. Though land in Maine is 95 percent privately owned, there is public access to much of the water. Listed below are state-supported sites in Hancock and Washington counties, both freshwater and tidewater.
Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (287-3821) or the local municipality.
Freshwater
Hancock County
Dedham — Mill Stream*
Eastbrook — Molasses Pond — Scammon Marsh
Ellsworth — Graham Lake — Green Lake — Leonard Lake*
Franklin — Donnell Pond — Georges Pond
Gouldsboro — Jones Pond
Mariaville — Graham Lake*
Mount Desert — Long Pond
Orland — Craig Pond — Toddy Pond — Heart Pond*
Otis — Beech Hill Pond
Penobscot — Pierce Pond
Surry — Lower Patten Pond
T 3, ND — West Lake
T 4, ND — Duck Lake — Lower Unknown Lake*— Middle Unknown Lake* —
T 8, SD — Graham Lake
T 10, SD — Tunk Lake
T 41, MD — Gassabias Lake*
Freshwater
Washington County
Baileyville — St. Croix River — Grand Falls Flowage
Beddington — Bog Brook — Pleasant River
Charlotte — Round Lake
Cherryfield — Narraguagus River
Columbia — Pleasant River, L. Meadow* — Pleasant River, Artie Stevens*
Columbia Falls — Pleasant River- Rt. 1 Bridge*
Danforth — Grand Lake — Baskahegan Stream
E. Machias — E. Machias River — Gardner Lake — Hadley Lake
Edmunds Twp. — Great Works Pond*
Forest City Twp. — Mud Lake
Grand Lake Stream Plt. — West Grand Lake
Marion Township — Patrick Lake
Marshfield — Six Mile Lake
Meddybemps — Meddybemps Lake*
No. 14 Twp. — Cathance Lake- Rt. 191 — Cathance Lake-Sand Cove*
Princeton — Lewy Lake — Long Lake — Pocomoonshine
T 18, ED — Rocky Lake
T 18, MD — Pleasant River*
T 26, ED — First Chain Lake* — Penniman Pond*
Topsfield — Farrow Lake*
Vanceboro — Spednik Lake
Whiting — Orange River
Tidewater
Hancock County
Bar Harbor — Frenchman Bay
Blue Hill — Blue Hill Harbor
Brooksville — Penobscot Bay
Ellsworth — Union River
Lamoine State Park —Frenchman Bay
Lamoine — Frenchman Bay
Penobscot — Northern Bay
Southwest Harbor — SW Harbor
Stonington — Deer Isle Thoroughfare
Surry — Patten Bay
Swan’s Island — Burnt Coat Harbor — Mackerel Cove
Tremont — Bass Harbor — Seal Cove
Verona Island — Penobscot River
Tidewater
Washington County
Addison — Eastern Harbor — Pleasant River
Beals — Alley Bay
Calais — St. Croix River
Columbia Falls — Pleasant River
Edmunds Twp. — Cobscook Bay, Whiting Bay*
Harrington — Ripley Cove
Jonesport — Chandler Bay
Lubec — Johnson Bay
Machias — Machias River
Machiasport — Bucks Harbor
Milbridge — Narraguagus River
Pembroke — Pennamaquan River
Perry — Gleason Cove
Robbinston — St. Croix River

*Carry-in