Days
<1
Motors Allowed?
Yes
Difficulty
Easy / Class A
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One of the purist lakes in Maine, Sebago Lake is an ideal location for a kayaking adventure. As the primary water source for the City of Portland, the lake is clean and picturesque with alcoves, islands and a beautiful state park. The 28,771-acre lake was carved by ancient rivers and Ice Age glaciers and affords the adventurer many opportunities to explore. Choose a section of the lake for a day paddle or enjoy a longer trip around the lake with overnight stays available at Sebago Lake State Park’s campground or area rental cabins with lake-front access.

There’s a parking lot and an easy put-in at the boat ramp in the state park. Or use one of the public launches around the lake. Enjoy kayaking Maine’s second largest lake with its scenic woodlands and expansive views. When you’re ready for a break, one convenient place to land is the state park’s campground beach, just beware of the roped swimming area. Take a walk on the beach to stretch your legs or use the nearby restrooms.

For those who love fishing, Sebago Lake is one of the state’s deepest lakes at 316 feet, and it is filled with a variety of brook trout, black crappie, large and small mouth bass, white and yellow perch, as well as togue, or lake trout.

Visit during the week in the early autumn for a less crowded, peaceful adventure.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Large, scenic lake. Peaceful alcoves. Paddle to state park with swimming area. A variety of short or longer distances for single or multi-day adventures.

Cons

Motorboat traffic.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Put-in location (lat, long coordinates)

43.915959, -70.572113

Take-out location (lat, long coordinates)

43.915959, -70.572113

Water Temperature

39.00 °F (3.89 °C)

Features

Family friendly
Fishing
Bird watching
Boat ramp(s)

Trail type

Loop

Access

Vehicle

Typically multi-day

No

Shuttle required

No

Site characteristics: Water

Lake

Portage required

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

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