I'm just starting to plan a trip to Mooselookmeguntic and Upper and Lower Richardson lakes in Maine this August and was wondering if anyone could suggest some of the better campsites, or any other general information.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-01-12 8:32 PM (EST)
S Arm Campground controls Richardson and Stephen Phillips Preserve controls Mooselookmeguntic.
Posted by: grakenverb on Apr-04-12 6:55 PM (EST)
Do you have any favorite campsites, and which would be the better starting point, South Arm or Cupsuptic?
no favs but Cupsuptic|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-04-12 7:22 PM (EST)
has more sites to hide on.. Richardson is long narrow and right now the winds are howling and the temp at freezing. Its one of those lakes where the wind either goes right up or right down the lake.
Thanks for the info!|
Posted by: grakenverb on Apr-06-12 7:23 PM (EST)
Kayak medic is right|
Posted by: mister123 on Apr-08-12 7:00 PM (EST)
A couple of years ago I planned to do the trip from South Richardson to Rangeley, due to the wind I ended up changing plans a doing it north to south instead. It was off season so I didn't have to worry about campsite reservations. We stayed at Narrows and Shelter Island, both were very nice. Be ready for wind.
Only been once|
Posted by: riverstrider on Apr-11-12 1:09 PM (EST)
I went through the area south to north, starting in Lake Umbagog and ending in Rangeley. We camped on the south side of Metallak Island in South Richardson...nice site, great beach, but a cabin nearby. We also camped at Stoney Batter Point on Mooselookmeguntic. Very nice site. I'm pretty sure reservations are needed during season. We went off-season.
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Posted by: grakenverb on Apr-20-12 5:06 PM (EST)
Richardson to Umbagog? Is there a shuttle service available like there is on the Allagash?
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-21-12 6:05 PM (EST)
Its a rough woods road.
A VERY Rough and Rocky Road|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Apr-21-12 8:47 PM (EST)
I went on the same trip as Riverstrider.
Posted by: spidersplash on Apr-27-12 6:09 PM (EST)
On the other hand the portage between Mooselook... and Richardson is quite easy.
Posted by: Waterbird on May-05-12 5:31 PM (EST)
I camped at Whitney Point, the last site on the east side going north. It's in a small sheltered cove with two adjoining sites.
Posted by: mister123 on May-07-12 7:34 AM (EST)
Here's my trip report