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Chickawaukee Lake

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Address: Rockland, ME
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Lovely Lake

A beautiful Lake to behold especially early morning and evening. Like other reviews I would not swim here and haven't since 1990 because of the crowd. Lots of young children and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2012
Kelly G
Union, Maine
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Rockport, Maine, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went to the public beach on three occasion last summer, and despite all the signage that no dogs are allowed at the beach - dogs are always running around. If you try and point it out to people, they just shrug. The City of Rockland seems to do nothing about it. Love dogs - just not their waste from... More 

4 Thank Justin F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were exploring Rockland and enjoyed the peacefulness of Chickawaukee Lake to stretch our early morning coffee in hand walk-about. Clean and picturesque and convenient, too.

1 Thank 4Directions
Union, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

A beautiful Lake to behold especially early morning and evening. Like other reviews I would not swim here and haven't since 1990 because of the crowd. Lots of young children and toddlers and I have other options.

Thank Kelly G
Rockport, Maine
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45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We live next to this lake. It is spring fed, and, according to my oldest son, stocked with trout. It is beautiful to look at. However, it gets very crowded in the summer and the water quality is not tested on a regular basis. IF you call the town, they may tell you that it has been tested...if they do,... More 

3 Thank ASLOV
Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you need to go for a swim and the ocean is too much, Chicky is a good place to go. with young kids and there used to be a life guard. It is fresh water too.

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Nyack NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Last we heard, the water quality was so-so due to nitrates leaching from surrounding farms. In an area with pristine lakes, this isn't the best choice. Try the public beach with the spectacular cliffs at Megunticook Lake. It's 10 minutes down the road in Camden and worth the drive. Other smaller lakes in the area have prettier beaches. If you... More 

2 Thank Darcy C
Lakewood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Stayed 10 days at the Lakewatch Manor Inn overlooking the lake. The view was incredible, very quiet, centrally located to most every place in the state. It was a wonderful vacation.

Thank LarryGlen
Cushing, Maine
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

about the only fresh water place in rockland to go to that is free, but there is always a ton of kids there. and I mean young toddlers in diapers in and out of the water. It is not clean if you can understand what I am saying. Mostly locals.

1 Thank guybarter

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