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Beginner’s Guide to Camping in Lily Bay State Park

Campsites in the Moosehead Lake Area

Certainly one of our most beautiful state parks, Lily Bay State Park is located on the northeast shore of Moosehead Lake.  Offering excellent views of Moose Mountain, paddling to Sugar Island and easy access to Kokadjo and nearby hiking, this is a prime location for enjoying all that the Moosehead Lake region has to offer.

Willow and her family spends time here on a few occasions including Columbus Day weekend  and July 4th weekend. Lily Bay State Park is a great place to take the kids camping! We’ve had girls camping weekends here, as well!  To get reservations for 4th of July you need to have your act together.  Grab a friend and plan your itinerary in advance for best results.

Getting to Lily Bay State Park

Accessing Lily Bay State Park

According to – (click the link to read more!)

“Located along the east shore of beautiful Moosehead Lake just 9 miles north of Greenville, the 925-acre park offers year-round activities and camping. Amenities include a swim beach, playground, two trailerable boat ramps with boat slips, and a two-mile shoreline walking trail.

Park Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at the gate. 
Fee collected at entry booth by staff or self-service station. Boaters and fishermen/women are encouraged to use the boat launches before regular park hours; please use the self service pay station.”

The park is accessible in all seasons and offers stunning views from the beach and cross country skiing trails in the winter. Facilities are not open during the winter and you will need to park outside the gate and walk in. 

Activities in Lily Bay State Park

According to, activities in Lily Bay State Park include the following-

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating (motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Picnicking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Watchable wildlife

Lily Bay has two different spots you can camp at Rowell Cove and Dunn Point, we always camp at Dunn Point because it has great access to the public beach, park and playground which is great for the kids.


The kids loved checking out the B-52 crash site, which is kind of a local legend. I highly recommend trying to find it. Send us a message if you need some tips.

Other activities in Moosehead Lake

Lily Bay State Park is beautiful in the summer and fall and I highly recommend packing up your gear and hitting the road to one of Maine’s best parks! You can never go wrong camping in Maine in any season if you have the right clothing!

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