Getting Here & Fees

Season Dates

ATTENTION: The Swan Island Ferry is currently unavailable. Self-access is permitted and encouraged. Anyone wishing to cancel a reservation for a full refund may do so by contacting 207-592-0579 or Swan.Island@maine.gov

2022 Season: May 12 to October 21.  Swan Island is open seasonally from mid-May through late October. To protect the island’s wildlife, pets are not allowed.

Directions

For GPS: 7 Swan Island Landing, Richmond, ME

Take Route I-295 to Exit 43 (Richmond/Litchfield).
From the exit, follow Route 197 East for approximately three miles to Richmond Village.
Turn left at the intersection of Routes 197 & 24.
The Swan Island Parking lot is immediately on your right and identified with a large State of Maine sign.
From the parking lot you will take the ferry or paddle yourself to the island.

Self-access

Swan Island Iron Ranger

Paddle your canoe or kayak to the main island landing (5-minute paddle) or about a 30-minute paddle to the campground on the east side. If you prefer to paddle across the river to the main island landing and take the trolley ride to the campground you can do so by calling or emailing us to add that to your reservation.  Available trolley times are 9:15, 12:15, and 3:15. Reservations are not required for day use.

Kayak and canoe rental options (delivered to parking area on mainland):
Seaspray Kayaking & Paddlingboarding – Brunswick: (207) 404-1100
Webb & Sons Rentals – Readfield: (207) 200-8230
Midcoast Kayak – Damariscotta: (207) 563-5732

Please note, the docks at the mainland and island landings are for department use. Be sure to pull any watercraft above the high tide line and out of the way of access for other users.  If you would like to access with a motor boat, please call ahead to confirm if dock space is available at the campground.  A topographical map of the island showing landing sites is available for download. Download Topographical Map (PDF).

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Fees

Swan Island Self Access

Day Use
$8 per person (please deposit in the iron-ranger on the island)

Camping
$30 per site per night
Group site: $60 per night for 20 people

Season Passes*
Individual Day Use: $30
Individual Camping: $60
Family Day Use: $80
Family Camping: $130
Business Pass: ask for details

Picnic Shelter Rental $20
Canoe/Kayak Rental - $10/hr or $35/day (available at campground)
Firewood - $8/bundle

*specific rules apply. For more information call 207-287-5252 or view season pass application (PDF).

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