Explore with us!

Swan Island is closed for the season! Visitors may continue to self-access the island and deposit the day use fee in the repository upon arrival.

Swan Island, at the head of Merrymeeting Bay, welcomes hikers, campers, birders, wildlife watchers, and explorers to its shores for an unforgettable Maine experience close to home!

Visitors can paddle to the island across the Kennebec River. Once on the Island you can begin your exploration or travel in our tour truck to the campground.

Activities, Amenities & Facilities

  • 10 Adirondack shelters in a grassy field overlooking Little Swan Island and Kennebec River
  • Fire pit and picnic table at each site
  • One group tent site
  • Drinking water
  • Clean, modern restrooms
  • Utility/dish room
  • Firewood available at $8/bundle
  • Picnic shelter can be rented for events
  • Canoe & kayak rentals
  • 7 miles of easy to moderate hiking
  • 4.5-mile dirt road for hiking/biking
  • Fishing pond for kids 15 and under
  • Wildlife viewing tower
  • 5 Historic homes visible from the gravel road
  • Interpretive displays
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Swimming at your own risk