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Jun-2021

Public boat launch sites

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