Lily Bay State Park

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  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep New Member

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    We just stayed 5 days at Lily Bay State Park just north of Greenville ME. Very nice park on Moosehead Lake. The campground is divided into 2 loops. All the campsites are within trees so lots of shady camping on warm days. Majority of lake side spots are for tenters. And tree coverage limits lake views anyway. The sites for towables are spacious within the trees. And you have a good distance between sites. They have no hookups. But they do have vault toilets all around. Very good water sources every half dozen camp sites or so. They do have a modern full 8 unit comfort station with flushing toilets and very good showers in each (no charge). Also 2 double sinks if you don't want to wash dishes at camp. Even though it's a large lake its not heavily active with pleasure boaters. The area has been spared (so far) from the masses. Basically the area is frequented by sportsmen for the hunting and fishing in the summer months. Quite a few of the campers had fishing boats, kayaks, and canoes. Moose and deer are in the area of the campground. Including a deer that was passing through our site as we were packing up to leave. Moose sightings just outside of the park to the North just 1/2 mile or so.

    All the sites I saw that could be used by towables were very adequate for PUP's. Even the smaller sites had plenty of room for the larger rigs. All sites come with nice fire rings and a picnic table. They also have a very nice beach area with play area for kids. Just off the beach is a very large shady lawn area for those not into the sandy beach scene but want to join the others / kids. They have a boat ramp on site, and a large dock area with multiple slips. If secured properly it appears you could leave your boat in the water the entire time there. Greenville is the local town / supply source. It's a small town but has a very good market / trading post. The trading post has just about anything outdoors you might need from clothes, boots, camping equipment, camp stores, boating equipment, fishing, shooting / hunting gear. And even a good selection of trailer tires on rims. Town is small with just a half dozen or so restaurants spread about. Other than several ice cream stands, not much modern entertainment for kids though. Outside of the park it's basically a wilderness area with lots of hiking trails, and unimproved roads going every which way. If you have ATV's, Greenville is VERY friendly to ATV's in town. Even though Greenville is about 1 1/2 hours drive from larger suburban area of Bangor Maine. The prices for food, fuel, and restaurants are very reasonable. No tourist trap prices in the area. And of course Moosehead lake has ample opportunities to go sight seeing in Seaplanes. With several sea plane bases and operators around the Greenville area of the lake. Each fall they have a seaplane fly in that is very popular and good time.
     
  2. Dawnhasajeep

    Dawnhasajeep New Member

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    Other things to do... golf course, moose tours, whitewater rafting, fly fishing lessons, snowmobiling, leaf peeping and you can take a tour of the lake on the Katahdin Steamboat.
     
  3. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    and you both have a jeep? [:D] Great review [8D]
     
  4. Davylee

    Davylee Camping = Life is Good Gold Supporting Member

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    Also, if you get a Delorme Maine Atlas, there are plenty of logging roads in the area to go "moose goosing" on [:D]
     

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