Water Bodies Marked with Navigational Aids

Below is a list of Maine lakes officially marked with navigational aids and regulatory markers. Also listed is the organization responsible for the placement and maintenance of those waterway markers.

  1. Alford Pond, Hope – Alford Lake / Lermond Pond Association
  2. Androscoggin Lake, Wayne - Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (Maine DACF)
  3. Brandy Pond, Naples - Maine DACF
  4. Bauneg Beg Lake, North Berwick - Baunneg Beg Lake Association
  5. Big Indian Lake, St. Albans - Town of St. Albans
  6. China Lake, China - Maine DACF
  7. Cobbosseecontee Lake, Monmouth - Maine DACF
  8. Damariscotta Lake, Jefferson - Maine DACF
  9. Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake - Maine DACF
  10. Embden Pond, Embden - Maine DACF & Embden Pond Association
  11. Gardiner Lake, E. Machias (including Second Lake) - Maine DACF
  12. Great East Lake, Acton - Maine DACF, Great East Lake Improvement Association, New Hampshire Marine Patrol
  13. Great Moose Lake, Hartland - Maine DACF
  14. Great Pond, Belgrade - Maine DACF
  15. Green Lake, Ellsworth - Maine DACF
  16. Hadley Lake, E. Machias - Maine DACF
  17. Hancock Pond, Denmark - Maine DACF & Hancock Pond Association
  18. Horn Pond, Acton - Maine DACF
  19. Keoka Lake, Waterford - Keoka Lake Association
  20. Kezar Lake, Lovell - Maine DACF
  21. Lake Cathance, Cooper - Maine DACF
  22. Lake Winnecook (a.k.a. Unity Pond), Unity - Maine DACF
  23. Lake St. George, Liberty - Maine DACF
  24. Long Lake, Naples - Maine DACF
  25. Long Lake, St. Agatha - Maine DACF
  26. Long Pond, Belgrade - Maine DACF
  27. Lovewell Pond, Fryeburg - Lovewell Fish & Game
  28. Lovejoy Pond, Fayette - Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association
  29. Little Sebago Lake - Windham - Maine DACF
  30. Maranacook Lake, Winthrop - Maine DACF
  31. Megunticook Lake, Camden - Town of Camden
  32. Messalonskee Lake, Belgrade - Maine DACF
  33. Moosehead Lake, Greenville - Maine DACF
  34. Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Oquossoc - Maine DACF
  35. Mousam Lake, Acton- Maine DACF & Mousam Lake Association
  36. North Pond, Smithfield - Maine DACF
  37. Panther Pond, Raymond - Panther Pond Association
  38. Pattee Pond, Winslow - Pattee Pond Association
  39. Pennessawassee Lake, Norway - Lakes Association of Norway
  40. Portage Lake, Portage - Portage Lake Association
  41. Pocasset Lake, Wayne - Pocasset Lake Association
  42. Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes, Millinocket Area - Maine DACF
  43. Pushaw Lake, Orono - Maine DACF
  44. Rangeley Lake, Rangeley - Maine DACF
  45. Salmon/McGrath Lakes, Oakland - Maine DACF
  46. Sebago Lake, Casco - Maine DACF
  47. Sebasticook Lake, Newport - Maine DACF
  48. Sebec Lake, Dover-Foxcroft - Maine DACF
  49. Square Pond, Shapliegh - Square Pond Improvement Association
  50. Tacoma Lakes, Litchfield - Maine DACF
  51. Toddy Pond, Orland - Maine DACF
  52. Torsey Lake, Mt. Vernon - Torsey Lake Association
  53. Wassookeag Lake, Dexter – Dexter Lakes Association
  54. Webb Lake, Weld - Maine DACF
  55. Webber Pond, Vassalboro- Webber Pond Association
  56. Wessurunsett Lake, Madison - Wessurunsett Lake Association
  57. Wilson Lake, Wilton - Wilson Lake Association
  58. Worthley Pond, Peru - Worthley Pond Association

Use Caution when boating on marked and unmarked lakes!

Watercraft operators are encouraged to be cautious on our lakes, whether they are marked or unmarked. The inland waterways of Maine are irregular in shape and the bottom contours are highly unpredictable. Please take this opportunity to learn more about boating safety. It is the responsibility of watercraft operators to learn and understand what buoys indicate, and to comply with the rules of the nautical road. Use caution when boating in unfamiliar waters.

Please report any buoy that is found damaged or off station as soon as possible to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Navigational Aids Program, Richmond, Maine Telephone: (207) 582-5771.

For more information on the marking system you may read the Maine State Aids to Navigation System online document or contact the Navigational Aids Program at (207) 582-5771, with your name and address, to receive a copy of "State Aids to Navigation System."

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