Range Pond State Park Conditions & Activities

Park & Trail Conditions

May 9, 2018 | All biking trails across the road from the gate are now open to all uses. Please pay the iron ranger at the parking lot, or buy a pass from the booth. The flush toilets are open for the season as well. Androscoggin Riverlands trails will tentatively be open for the season May 15th. Don't forget to get your park pass! Park hours 9 AM till 8 PM. We are selling our 2018 early entry passes for boating and fishing. Please call the park at 998-4104 for more information.

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Located along the northeast shore of beautiful Lower Range Pond just off Empire Road. Amenities include a sand beach swim area, picnic facilities, a ball field, and a group shelter with adjoining resource room available by reservation.

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.

Summer Activities Listing

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Picnicking

  • Group Picnic Site, Picnic Shelter and a Resource Room, are available by reservation.
  • Picnic tables and grills are located near the beach, all with views of the water.
  • Homemade Food by Shut up N' eat it! Food Truck & Catering will be at the park on Sunday June 17th; additional dates to be announced. Call park for details.

Boating

  • A trailerable boat launch site adjoins the end of the beach. Boats are limited to 10 horsepower motors. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed. View other public boat launch locations.
  • Ring's Marine, beginning June 23, will offer canoe, kayak, and paddle board rentals at Range Pond State Park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00am and 5:00pm, weather permitting.

Fishing

Swimming

  • Sandy beach at swimming area.
  • Promenade (smooth surfaced) parallels the pond for 1,000 feet along the beach.
  • Wheelchair access provided directly into the pond.
  • Lifeguards are on duty mid-June to mid-August.

Hiking

  • Old Fields Trail
    (1.5 miles, easy): Hiking/snowshoeing trail with no hills, that loops through the pine forest at Range Pond. The trail begins at the North Area gate in the far parking lot of the park. In the winter it is groomed for easy walking and snowshoeing.
  • Railroad Trail
    (1 mile, easy): Comprised of the packed gravel base of old logging roads and railroad beds, with just one short hill. On trail interpretive panels point out the park's natural features.
  • All the park's single track biking trails are open to hiking.

Biking

5 miles of single track mountain biking trails are located in the interior of the park, opposite the gate. All single track biking trails in the park are open to hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and winter biking.  The trails are accessed by using the small dirt parking on the opposite side of the road as the main gate.  You can also park inside the gate in the parking lot and bike out to the trails. Please pay Iron Ranger in the dirt parking lot or pay at the booth.

All the single track mountain biking trails start and end at the Old Plains Road Trail.

  • Brook Trail
    (1.5 mile loop, easy): Gentle looping trail with a few small hills.
  • Deer Trail
    ( 1.5 miles, easy): Trail ends at its connection to the Rock Rings Trail.
  • East Ridge Trail
    (0.7 mile, easy): Follows the ridge above Wothley Stream then through a pine forest before connecting back to the Old Plains Road Trail. Just a few sharp turns add a bit of challenge to this trail.
  • Pine Trail
    (0.2 mile, easy): Trail connects the Deer and East Ridge Trails.
  • Rock Rings Trail
    (1.5 miles, easy): Trail includes two loops and starts and ends at the same place.

Winter Activities Listing

Cross-country Skiing

  • Old Camp Trail (previously the Lakeside Trail)
    (2 miles, easy): Loop trail groomed for cross-country skiing.

Snowshoeing

  • Old Fields Trail
    (1.5 miles, easy): Hiking/snowshoeing trail with no hills, that loops through the pine forest at Range Pond. The trail begins at the North Area gate in the far parking lot of the park. In the winter it is groomed for easy walking and snowshoeing.
  • All the park's single track biking trails are open to snowshoeing, as well as winter biking.

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