Lily Bay State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Trail Conditions

March 16, 2018 | The entrance booth parking lot is now open. The main road and beach parking lot are now open. The road to the beach is one lane in stretches with places to pull over along the way. Drivers should use caution and proceed slowly on roads. Lily Bay received 20" of snow this last storm making grooming ski trails very difficult and slow. Subsequently, trails will not be effectively groomed until early next week. Always report your plans to someone before heading out and use caution on the ice, especially near narrows as open water has been reported throughout Moosehead Lake.

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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.

Activities Listing

Camping & Picnicking

Summer Camping

The park's two campgrounds include 90 well-spaced campsites. Many sites are along the shore. Group Camping is also available.

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is allowed however you must contact the park staff prior to your visit to make arrangements (207) 695-2700.
  • No water is available.

Picnicking

  • Picnic tables and grills are located near the beach.

Boating

  • 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.

Fishing

  • 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

Swimming

  • 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.

Cross-country Skiing

  • 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.

Hiking

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