One of Maine’s most alluring lake state parks.
Located in the western mountains of Maine, Rangeley Lake State Park has an area of 869 acres. Surrounded by mountains and bordering the beautiful Lake Rangeley, this state park is one of the most scenic places in the entire state. Visitors who have come to this park describe it as heaven on earth. A wilderness paradise, this area of the state becomes a very popular fishing spot for those looking to catch brook trout. After its rise in popularity the area eventually became a state park open to anyone looking for a wilderness retreat. Now Rangeley Lake State Park is one of the most famous Maine outdoor destinations.
Visitors to the area will have lots to do, so getting bored is not an option at this state park. One of the best areas in the state to enjoy an authentic Maine lake camping experience, Rangeley Lake State Park has 50 campsites. Each campsite was carefully chosen so that each site has a beautiful view of the lake. This means everyone who camps at the park will get a cool breeze coming from the lake and can enjoy watching the water right from their tent. One part of the campground has a nice beach that is perfect for sunbathing under the shadow of Saddleback Mountain.
A large picnic area is very close to the campground so that your family can enjoy a meal while at the park. A very well maintained playground is available for kids to enjoy, and is a great way to keep the younger ones from getting bored. Restroom and showers are also available in the same area for your comfort and are free to use by anyone in the park.
Unlike some lake parks, motorized boating is allowed and a boat ramp is provided so that you will have easy access to the lake. But remember to keep your speed low around the ramp and beach areas of the lake and follow all Maine state boating rules. Canoing and kayaking is also something that visitors can enjoy and it is a relaxing way to tour the lake without having to worry about hauling around a heavy boat.
Star gazing at the park is something that many people come to do and on clear nights thousands of stars can be seen. Nothing is like spending the night with your family out under the stars. There are many hiking opportunities in the park as well, both along the shoreline and deeper inside the forest. So make sure to bring your hiking sticks. Wildlife watching along the trails is one of the best ways to get a look at some of the park’s many wild animals. Bird watching is also a popular pastime in the park. Remember to keep a safe distance and never try to feed the wildlife.
If you are looking for something special to do with your family this summer, why not drive and come visit one of Maine’s most peaceful natural areas? Once you are there you will never want to leave.