Fall camping southern/western Maine
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-14-12 7:02 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Anybody have any good ideas for late October kayak camping in southern or western Maine? I'm not much tempted by the large lakes like Richardson and Mooselookmeguntic at this season (too cold). Any smaller lakes and ponds with camping and interesting kayaking? 3-day trip. Thanks!
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Umbagog for a lake..Its so irregular|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-14-12 7:55 PM (EST)
Please post trip report|
Posted by: acre on Oct-15-12 10:03 AM (EST)
I'm looking forward to hearing about this especially from Panther Pond to Sebago. Are you going to paddle around the point to Fry Island or try and portage across somewhere? I hope you have a SE wind from the new causeway to Harrison! This is a trip I've thought about doing, splitting it up sounds great. The lack of power boats at that time of year will be nice, I hope you get a couple of days of nice weather
What about Parker Pond?|
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-15-12 8:28 PM (EST)
I paddled there once and noticed some campsites on the islands. No indication of who owned the land.
Umbagog State Park is closed BUT|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-15-12 8:51 PM (EST)
paddlers still camp on the lake.
I've heard that|
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-15-12 9:50 PM (EST)
people camp there in the off season, but it's against the law. Isn't there any monitoring?
There is a boat ramp|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-16-12 8:11 AM (EST)
on Rt 26 just W of the state park entrance.
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-16-12 8:39 AM (EST)
is prohibited in New Hampshire state parks with two exceptions. Umbagog is not one of the exceptions. I've heard that people camp at Umbagog in the off season, but this is stealth camping.
Kennebec from Carry Brook to Forks. |
Posted by: g2d on Oct-15-12 1:40 AM (EST)
Ha ha. Actually there's only one class 3, and sea kayaks can handle the waves. But I don't even know if they have regular releases after the summer rafting is over.
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-15-12 8:17 AM (EST)
That is a two hour trip.
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-15-12 8:33 PM (EST)
I'm just as happy (maybe happier) having a base camp and making day trips out from there, as long as there are some coves and islands to explore. It could be a relatively small body of water. Something like Donnell Pond (which is too far).