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Pocomoonshine Lake

Baileyville, ME
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Maine lake that is undiscovered by most tourists.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Maine lake that is undiscovered by most tourists.
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed for a week in a rental cottage on Lake Pocomoonshine.  It was a wonderful experience!  Two bass fisherman the week before us caught 150 fish in one day!  The water is so pure you can shower in it and many cottages draw from the lake for general (non-drinking) use!  The cottages mostly line the eastern shore so your... More 

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Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a magical lake that everyone wants to live on! The locals do try to keep it to themselves... and I understand this completely... the snakes are mostly gone because of the new bass population... I lived there for thirteen years and saw only half a dozen snakes the entire time... The only time there is lake traffic is... More 

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Calais, Maine, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

the owner is a hoot, selection of accomodation types (outhouse to indoor plulmbing), fishing, swimming and beautiful scenery. You'll love this place to be in that picture you see or great fishing and other local sights.

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Albany, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I was up in Washington County last summer on a fishing vacation. While I was getting a haircut in Calais the woman cutting my hair was asking me about what I was doing up there on vacation. When I told her I had been fishing that morning on Pocomoonshine Lake, she actually paused for a second with a confused look,... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I have fished this lake a few times myself. Yes I have also come across a few water snakes. It’s a shallow lake and a nice place for snakes to live.

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Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

More snakes then any lake i've been on!! I even opened my engine cover and found a snake inside!!!!! YIKES!!!!

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Princeton, ME
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I stayed here this year and think I will come back again. These cabins were very secluded and had an awesome lake view. My husband and I were very happy during our stay as the cabin was clean and the appeared to be very relaxing. We'll be back again for sure.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Actually Maine is the only state with no posonous snakes. Do a google search and see for yourself. Unless you have a phobia or are a nut case, what's the problem with a few snakes? Pocomoonshine is a very pretty lake.

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Well it looks like the locals are trying to keep Pokey to themselves. Over 55 years of visiting this lake and I may have seen 5 or 6 snakes in total. I have seen more in my own backyard in sixteen years. I have enjoyed many activities from swimming, boating and fishing. I find this lake to be a lovely,... More 

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Wallace, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

We have been coming here for over 20 years. If you want a peaceful, relaxing place to fish, swim, explore that is part of an over 4200 acre wildlife refuge, this is the place for youe. Want to see loons, an occasional moose feeding in the Maine river of try your luck catching large and smallmouth bass, this is the... More 

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