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“Try one of Maine's State Parks for a quieter stay than Acadia Nat'l Park, a favorite, but a bit crowded.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rangeley Lake State Park

Rangeley Lake State Park
Ranked #9 of 26 things to do in Rangeley
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“Try one of Maine's State Parks for a quieter stay than Acadia Nat'l Park, a favorite, but a bit crowded.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Rangeley State Park, in northwestern ME not far from Canada, close to services in Rangeley, ME with shops and some restaurants, offers 50, mostly wooded campsites for RV's and tents, with several right on the beautiful south shore of Rangeley Lake, known for its fishing and swimming. You'll also hear the loons at night and should see some wildlife, too. This is moose country. There is a boat launch with slips, group camping, and a day area separate from the camping area. Flush toilets and hot showers were clean, and there are hiking trails with spectacular views in the nearby mountains to suit all levels of hikers. Don't miss this park or other favorites in other areas of the Maine - Lily Bay near Moosehead and Cobscook Bay way "downeast" on the coast, also close to Canada and away from the crowds farther south in Maine. Very friendly and helpful staff at all parks.

Visited September 2013
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“Clear Water and Gorgeous Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

The state park has three granite staircases on a grassy slope that head straight down to the lake. It is good swimming for adults and children because it starts out shallow for several yards and then gets deeper. Rocky bottom, so water shoes would be great. The view is terrific. We visited the park just for a swim, but there were families playing games up on the lawn, out biking and having a picnic. There are restrooms close by the beach area.

Visited August 2013
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“One of Maine’s Best Lakeside State Parks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Situated along the lake’s southern shore, day use at this 869-acre (351.6-ha) state park was a mere $3 per Maine resident. The park had 50 individual campsites, two group campsites, and a camping area playground; some campsites were near the shoreline. Several picnic tables were near the beach. A boat launch was at South Cove. All the other usual park amenities were also present. The park’s 0.75-mile (1.2-km) woodlands trail and its 0.9-mile (1.4-km) shoreline trail rewarded exploration. Both proved to be good ways to find and watch native wildlife during an afternoon visit. Lake water at the park’s northeast-facing beach was far too cold for an early autumn swim, but it was a good place for putting in canoes and kayaks. The scenic views of distant Saddleback Mountain, clad in fall foliage—like the colorful scenery in the park itself—were exceptional. Bring a camera any time of year, but especially during fall foliage!

Visited September 2012
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