Lily Bay State Park Conditions & Activities
ACCESS NOTICE: - Due to staffing issues, access to Lily Bay State Park will be limited for the 2024 winter season. The entrance road will be plowed to the welcome station, where limited parking will be provided for visitors. Visitation is limited to Day Use only, there will be no winter camping allowed. Those wishing to ski, snowshoe, or access the lake via snowmobile may do so by parking in the welcome station parking lot. The cross-country ski trails will not be groomed this winter. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, thank you.
- No programs currently scheduled.
Located along the east shore of beautiful Moosehead Lake just 9 miles north of Greenville, the 925-acre park offers year-round activities and camping. Amenities include a swim beach, playground, two trailerable boat ramps with boat slips, and a two-mile shoreline walking trail.
Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at the gate.
Fee collected at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Boaters and fishermen/women are encouraged to use the boat launches before regular park hours; please use the self service pay station.
Camping & Picnicking
The park's two campgrounds include 90 well-spaced campsites. Many sites are along the shore. Group Camping is also available.
- Family Camping / Reservation Information
- Lily Bay Campground Map (PDF 823 KB)
- Campsite photos on Google Earth
- To view the campsites you will need to install the free Google Earth on your computer.
- Group Camping & Reservation Information
- 2024 Winter Season - No winter camping is allowed.
- Picnic tables and grills are located near the beach.
- Two trailerable boat launch sites with boat slips adjoin each end of the park; one at Dunn Point and one at Rowell Cove. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed. View other public boat launch locations.
- Boaters should pay close attention to channel and hazard buoys. Small watercraft should use extreme caution when crossing large open water as winds can come up quickly. We recommend small watercraft stay close to shorelines.
- Summer open water and wintertime ice fishing
- Landlocked salmon, brook trout, and lake trout (togue) fishing is typically best right after ice-out (usually early to mid-May) or when the waters cool in September. Smallmouth bass fishing gets going in early June and it is not uncommon to catch 3 to 5 pound smallmouths.
- Fishing & fishing license information from Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Fine pebble beach at swimming area.
- Vistas from the beach are exceptional.
- Wheelchairs are able to get to the beach area though we recommend assistance/accompaniment when near the water.
- Wheelchair accessible privies are located at the beach area, campground entrance, campground loops and at the comfort station.
- Groomed cross-country ski trails, maintained during the winter months, overlook the lake and lead through woodlands and the campground loops.
- X-country Ski Loop Trail
(5-miles, moderate): A 5-mile contiguous x-country ski trail loop with multiple side trails provides approximately 7 miles of trails for skiing and snowshoeing. Contiguous loop trails begin and end at the park entrance booth. Some sections of the trail have steep inclines and sharp turns beginners should use caution. Signs, at most trail intersections, give basic distances and directional information.
- Shoreline Trail
(2 miles, easy): This trail provides easy walking along the shore of Moosehead Lake between the beach and Rowell Cove campground and offers nice views of the lake.
- View the hike care of Bangor Daily News and Outdoor Reporter Aislinn Sarnacki.