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Campground in Augusta/Kennebec make for great family vacations

More than 250,000 acres of wilderness await visitors to this New England paradise. Outdoorsmen and women can enjoy hiking along an old trail that originally went all the way to Quebec. Boating and canoing opportunities abound, including the famous Bow Trip on the Moose River. Many private campsites serve this region. Public campsites in Augusta, Maine and Kennebec, Maine also are available at the Holeb Public Reserved Land near Jackman and at Lake St. George State Park, located 25 miles east of Augusta.

Holeb Public Recreational Land has a recreational use dominated by the Moose River Bow Trip, popular among canoeists and fishermen. Most of the shores on Attean and Holeb Ponds and a significant length of the Moose River including Holeb Falls lie within the unit's boundaries. Numerous primitive campsites are available. Information: Western Region Office of the Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-778-8231.

278 Belfast Augusta Road Liberty, ME, 04949 Phone: 207-589-4255

Lake St. George State Park is located 16 miles west of Belfast and 25 miles east of Augusta on the northwest shore of beautiful Lake St. George. State Route 3 ran parallel and close to the lake, which was originally part of a farmstead. The centerpiece of the park is Lake St. George itself. Some of the park's campsites are located right on the shoreline. The day-use area is a short walk from the camping area where picnic tables and grills are available close to the beach. A lifeguard is on duty. The day-use area has swings, volleyball, basketball, and a sandpit. Three to five miles of hiking trails are within walking distance from the campground. Open May 15 - October 1, Fee Charged.