My older son and I kayaked here today and checked out some of the campsites for potential future visits. The road leading to the boat launch was unpaved but manageable in our 2WD minivan. The boat launch itself is paved and has clean relatively new looking pit toilets.
From the lake we enjoyed incredible views of the surrounding mountains, including Katahdin. We paddled out to Dollar Island, which has a primitive campsite, but the campsite was occupied (camping is first come, first serve). Considering the small size of the island and the fact it does not have a toilet, we aren't certain this would be a great place to camp despite the great location.
We then paddled over to Sand Cove and enjoyed some time wading in the shallow water near a sandy beach. While paddling over, we noticed a small deer swimming in the lake.
For more information about the area, you can visit the official website here.
Here is a map of our kayaking today.
|View of mountains from lake.|
|Secluded beach in Sand Cove.|