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Trailerable campers and larger RV's are welcome at Lily Bay State Park.

Lovely Lily: Lily Bay State Park, Maine

Text & Photography By Tom Richardson

Lily Bay State Park, nine miles north of Greenville, Maine, on the eastern shore of Moosehead Lake, makes a great base for enjoying the lake and surrounding countryside. The park offers tent and RV camping (no electric or water hookup) from drive-in sites around Dunn Point and Rowell Cove, and maintains two separate launch ramps with docks where trailer-boaters can tie up during their stay. Other amenities include a swim beach, playground with volleyball net, and a two-mile shoreline walking trail.

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Moosehead chub are ready to please young anglers, but bigger game awaits.

Many Lily Bay campers bring or rent kayaks and canoes, as the surrounding waters comprise a paddler’s paradise. Several public islands close to the park make ideal rest-stops for picnics and swimming, while myriad shallow coves provide excellent protection on windy days. Loons, mergansers, and blue heron abound in this area, and if you’re lucky, you may even spy a moose or bald eagle!

 

If you're lucky, you might spy a moose in Lily Bay.
Many tent sites at Lily Bay State Park come with waterfront real estate.

The RV Option

RV enthusiasts will find plenty of places to stay on and around Moosehead. Some options include:

Lily Bay State Park (lilybay.org): State-run facility offering bare sites. Firewood and outhouses available. No electric or water.

Moosehead Family Campground (mfcrv.com): Offers 20, 30, and 50 amp sites, with large, private wooded and open sites, all with fire rings and picnic tables. Pull-through sites can accommodate any length RV/trailer.

Seboomook Wilderness Campground (seboomook.com):  SWC affords a wilderness experience with tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and Adirondack lean-to shelters. Water and electric on site.

 

Lily Bay State Park welcomes RV's but does not offer water or electric hook-ups.