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Maine public boat ramps to launch in ocean, rivers and lakes

Ocean coves, inland lakes, and mountain lakes for boating and paddling are well-served by hundreds of boat ramps in Maine.

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Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site (Fort William Henry)

2 Colonial Pemaquid Drive New Harbor, ME Phone: 207-677-2423

This historic site from the early 1700s has much to enjoy, including an ancient fort, a museum and gift shop, and interpretive programs about Native people and colonial settlers. Located on the Pemaquie River, there is a beach, and visitors may go paddling, motor boating, fishing and sea kayaking. There is a trailered boat launch. See full description of Colonial Pemaquid.
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Mount Blue State Park / Webb Beach

299 Center Hill Rd Weld, ME Phone: 207-585-2347

Fresh-water swimming and boating on Webb Lake

Webb Lake, within this large state park, has a boat launch and offers boat rentals.
Moosehead Lake, Northeast Cove

Northeast Carry Road Greenville, ME Phone:

Carry in for small watercraft only. No restroom. Managed by state Department of Conservation, 207-287-4952.
Passamaquoddy Bay

Gleason Point Road Perry, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Passamaquoddy Tribe. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Cape Split Harbor

Pound Road South Addison, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Addison. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Blue Hill Bay

Falls Bridge Road South Blue Hill, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Blue Hill. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Churchill (Heron) Lake

Churchill Dam Road Churchill, ME Phone:

Carry in for small watercraft only. No restroom. Managed by state Department of Conservation.
Penobscot River (Hampden)

Dudley Street Hampden, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Hampden. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River (Richmond)

Main Street Richmond, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Richmond. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Casco Bay (South Portland)

Preble Street South Portland, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by City of Portland. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Back River (Boothbay)

Barters Island Road Boothbay, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Boothbay. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Penobscot River (Bangor)

Indian Trail Lane Bangor, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Bangor. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Frenchman Bay

Bay Road Lamoine, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Lamoine. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Moosehead Lake (Greenville)

End of Dyer Road Greenville, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. Restrooms. Managed by Town of Greenville.
Whiting Bay

South Edmunds Road Edmunds, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Washington County. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Buttermilk Cove

Off Bull Rock Road West Bath, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Rockport Harbor

High Street Rockport, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Rockland. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Searsport Harbor

Norris Street Searsport, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Searsport. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Union River Bay

Newbury Neck Road Surry, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Surry. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Allagash River

Inn Road Allagash, ME Phone:

Carry in for small watercraft only. No restroom. Managed by Town of Allagash.
Saco River (Biddeford)

Marblehead Lane Biddeford, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River (Bath)

Marshall Street Bath, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Bath. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Meduncook River

Wadsworth Point Road Friendship, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Vinalhaven. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Chamberlain Lake

Telos Road Millinocket, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. Restroom. Managed by state Department of Conservation.
Penobscot River (Frankfort)

South Main Street Frankfort, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Frankfort. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River (Phippsburg)

Fiddlers Reach Road Phippsburg, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Casco Bay

Foreside Road Falmouth, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by City of Portland. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Penobscot Bay

Perkins Lane Brooksville, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. No restroom. Managed by the Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Union River

Water Street Ellsworth, ME Phone:

Trailer parking.Restroom available. Managed by Town of Ellsworth. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Burnt Coat Harbor

Minturn Road Swans Island, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Swans Island. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Moosehead Lake, Lily Bay

Dunn Point Road, Lily Bay State Park Greenville, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. Restroom.
Sawyer Cove

School Street Jonesport, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Bass Harbor

Bernard Road Tremont, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Tremont. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Penobscot River (Stockton Springs)

Cape Jellison Road Stockton Springs, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. No restroom. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Southwest Harbor

Shore Road Southwest Harbor, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Southwest Harbor. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Allagash Lake

Off Narow Pond Road Greenville, ME Phone:

Carry in for small watercraft only. No restroom. Managed by state Department of Conservation, 207-287-4952
Kennebec River (Augusta)

Arsenal Street Augusta, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. No restroom. Managed by Town of Augusta. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Seal Cove

Seal Cove Drive West Bath, ME Phone:

Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Saco River

Main Street Saco, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Brassua Lake

Jackman Road Rockwood, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. No restroom. Managed by Central Maine Power Company.
Camden Harbor / Eaton Point

Atlantic Avenue Camden, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River (Gardiner)

Central and Water streets Gardiner, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Gardiner. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Casco Bay (South Harpswell)

Potts Point at Harpswell Neck Road South Harpswell, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Range Ponds State Park

Plains Road and Maine Street Poland Spring, ME, 04274 Phone: 207-998-4104

Fresh water swimming and boat launch

A boat launch on this lake accommodates boats with motors up to 10 horsepower.
Pennamaquam River

Garnet Head Road Pembroke, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Pembroke. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Wells Harbor

Harbor Road Wells, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Wells. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Machias River (Machiasport)

Rim Road Machiasport, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Machiasport. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Lake Onewa

Onewa Road Millinocket, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. No restroom. Managed by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
Alley Bay

Old House Point Road Jonesport, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Beals. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Penobscot River (Verona)

Bridge Street / Route 3 Verona, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Machias River

Main Street Machias, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Machias. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Royal River

Harborview Drive Yarmouth, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River (Hallowell)

Central Street Hallowell, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Town of Augusta. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Belfast Bay

Miller Street Belfast Bay, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Belfast. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Scarborough River at Ferry Beach

Black Rock Road Scarborough, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Scarborough. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Moosehead Lake, Spencer Bay

Spencer Bay Road Greenville, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. No restroom. Managed by state Department of Conservation, 207-287-4952.
Northern Bay

Bridges Point Road South Penobscot, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Penobscot. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Deer Isle Thoroughfare

Ocean Street Stonington, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Stonington. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Port Clyde Harbor

Port Clyde Road Tenants Harbor, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of St. George. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Basin Point

Basin Point at Basin Point Road Harpswell, ME Phone:

Landing facility only; no launching facilities. Restroom available. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Snowshoe Lake

Snowshoe Road Millinocket, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. No restroom. Managed by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Pemaquid River

Murray Hill Road and North School Street East Boothbay, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Frenchman Bay - Bar Harbor

West Street and Main Street Bar Harbor, ME Phone:

Trailer parking, No restroom. Managed by Town of Bar Harbor. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Blue Hill Harbor

Parker Point Road Blue Hill, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Blue Hill. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
First Roach Pond

Sias Hill Road Frenchtown, ME Phone:

Trailed boats. No restroom. Managed by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
Penobscot River (South Orrington)

Mill Creek Road South Orrington, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Kennebec River

Washington Street Bath, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Managed by Town of Bath. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Casco Bay (Portland)

Island Avenue on Peaks Island Portland, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Back River

Ferry Road Westport Island, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Westport Island. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Scarborough River at Pine Point

King Street Scarborough, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Scarborough. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Frenchman Bay - Hodgkins Lane

Hodgkins Lane Lamoine, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Farm Coast Community Forest Water Access

Grand Lake Stream Road Princeton, ME Phone: 207-796-2100

The Community Forest protects 71 miles of lakeshore and watershed. Boat landings are on on Wabassus Lake, Fourth Machias Lake, and Sysladobsis Lake. Accessible by hand-carry or light trailer boat access, not for heavy or deep-draft boats on trailers.
Directions: From points south: Take I-95 North to near Bangor; take I-395 to Route 9 East (or to Route 1A South to Route 46 North to Route 9); take Route 9 East to Baileyville (or to Alexander, left on South Princeton Rd to Route 1 North); take Route 1 North through Princeton into Indian Township; turn left on the Grand Lake Stream Road. Drive about 10 miles into the village.
Moosehead Lake (Rockwood)

Rockwood Road Rockwood, ME Phone:

Trailered boats. Restrooms. Managed by state Department of Conservation, 207-287-4952
Nonesuch River

Nonesuch Cove Road Scarborough, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Restroom available. Managed by Department of Conservation. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Damariscotta River

Main Street / Route 1 Damariscotta, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. No restroom. Managed by Town of Damariscotta. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Androscoggin River

Water Street Brunswick, ME Phone:

Trailer ramp. No restroom. Managed by Town of Brunswick. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.
Rockland Harbor

Park Street at Main Street Rockland, ME Phone:

Trailer parking. Managed by Town of Rockland. Information: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 207-287-4952.