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Description

Location Lat: 45.568853 / Lon -69.538450

Hours/Season

Lily Bay State Park is open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily, unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee Charged.

View the park conditions page.

Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season. Winter gate opening is just after the first plowable snow until the snow leaves. The Park is plowed to the toll booth area. The parks offers snowmobile, snowshoe, and groomed cross-country ski trails with access to Moosehead Lake. The off season telephone number is (207) 941-4014.

Boaters and campers enjoy the Moosehead region through warm weather months, followed by hunters in October and November and ice fishermen and snowmobilers in mid-winter. Fishing on Moosehead Lake for salmon and trout is usually best in the weeks following ice out (typically early to mid-May) or when the waters cool in September.

Learn about the geology of the area on the interactive Maine Geologic Facts and Localities map.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park.Learn more about LWCF.

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History

Established in 1961, Lily Bay State Park was created primarily from woodland donated to the State by Scott Paper Company.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating (motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Picnicking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Watchable wildlife

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Rules

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Trails

A 2-mile walking trail follows the shoreline between the beach and Rowell Cove campground, offering easy terrain and nice views out to Moosehead Lake. The Park offers groomed cross-country ski trails overlooking the lake (and a plowed parking area) during winter months.

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Tours and Programs

View the Maine Parks and Lands EVENT CALENDAR

First Day Hike 2016

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

Moosehead Lake water is cold, and winds can arise suddenly and create dangerous conditions for small boats (with waves up to 6 feet). Wear a PFD at all times; notify someone of your intended route and time of return; and monitor conditions carefully (particularly when crossing open waters).

Moving firewood can transport exotic insects & diseases that threaten forests. Always acquire firewood from a local source. Buy It Where You Burn It

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Location

Greenville, Maine

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Fees

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Contact

Lily Bay State Park
13 Myrle's Way
Greenville, ME 04441
(207) 695-2700
Park Season: Open year-round.

  • Lat: 45.568853 / Lon -69.538450

  • Maps

    download Park Guide & Map - in color (PDF 1.2MB)

    download Park Map - in color (PDF 846KB)

    download campground map - in color (GIF 97KB)

    download campground map - black&white (PDF 432KB)

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    Directions and Parking

    Get Google map and directions

    Nine miles north of Greenville on the east shore of Moosehead Lake. From Routes 15/6 in the center of Greenville, head north 9 miles on the Lily Bay Road that follows Moosehead Lake's east shore to North State Park Road (on left).

    Relevant Contacts

    Maine Trail Finder