Lily Bay State Park
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Introduction

Head out towards rest and relaxation by camping in your RV in Beaver Cove, Maine. Created in 1961, through a donation by the Scott Paper Company, this breathtaking 925-acre park is a must for your camping list to visit. You’ll discover that this park is an awesome place to catch a sunset or view the Milky Way Galaxy in the night’s sky during the summer months. With views that overlook mountains, the park is family friendly, clean, and full of Maine wildlife.

From your RV camping spot, view the tranquil waters of New England’s largest lake, Moosehead Lake, play at the beach, or hike the lakeside trail. Visitors can get outside for a bike ride, a swim, or a picnic. Fish for wild salmon or trout at the lake or spend the afternoon floating along in your canoe.

Lily Bay State Park is a lovely place to camp for a day or a week! Open from mid-May to mid-October, this is a favorite camping spot. Spend a peaceful getaway weekend as you relax in your camper at Lily Bay State Park - it’s a must visit in Maine.

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Transportation in Lily Bay State Park

Driving

Make plans to visit Lily Bay State Park in both the winter and summer months! A great place to camp with your RV in Maine’s Highlands and Katahdin area, the park is located just 9 miles north of the town of Greenville, on the eastern shore of Moosehead Lakes. To get to the park, travel in your camper down Routes 15/6 to Greenville. Then follow that road north to Lily Bay Road until you see Moosehead Lake and North State Park Road to the entrance of the state park. Drive a short distance down the park road until you approach the entrance booth where you’ll pay the park’s entrance fee. From there, your RV will reach a fork in the road and follow the signs to reach the campground. You’ll be glad you camped here to relax!

Parking

When you arrive, check-in with the Lily Bay State Park’s staff and grab a park map. Visitors praise how accommodating the park rangers are to campers during their stay. There are two large parking lots - one is by the boat launch near Rowell Cove while the other is near the swimming area. Of course, you can always park at your campsite too.

Public Transport

Campgrounds and parking in Lily Bay State Park

Campsites in Lily Bay State Park

Reservations camping

RV Camping Lily Bay State Park

Pack your camper for a fun, uniquely Maine outdoor experience at a well-maintained campground. Lily Bay State Park offers semi-private spots that include 38 waterfront sites. The campsites are split between two areas: Dunn Point and Rowell Cove. A dry camping location, the park does offer water spigots throughout the grounds. Generators are allowed, and the camp does observe quiet hours from 7 am to 9 pm.

Near the park entrance, you will find a large bathhouse that does include hot showers, drinking water, and flush toilets. Closer to the campgrounds, clean pit toilets are available. The campground does offer nearby water spigots for campers to utilize and there is a camp store on site that sells firewood and supplies.

With partially private sites you can view local deer and geese during your stay. Busy during the summer months, it is advised to make a reservation to claim your favorite spot. This campground is open for visitors from mid-May to mid-October and closes during the off-season.

With the stunning Moosehead Lake just a short walk away, the accommodating staff, and the ability to get away from it all, RV camping will be a joy while you spend time at this popular state park.

First-come first-served

First-Come, First-Served

There are several sites at both Dunn Point and Rowell Cove that are set aside for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you are making a spontaneous trip Lily Bay State Park you might be able to snag one of these spots.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Lily Bay State Park

In-Season

Strolling the Walking Trail

Leave the rig campsite for a bit and get some fresh air as you travel the two-mile walking trail at Lily Bay State Park. Perfect for all ages enjoy a leisurely walk along the shoreline between the beach and the Rowell Cove campground. Perfect for every season, catch the magnificent views of Moosehead Lake.

Fishing on Moosehead Lake

Catch your dinner of Moosehead Lake! A fishing delight, catch fresh salmon or trout while out on the water. Before you cast your line, you will need to have a valid state license for everyone in your party older than 16-years-old.

Wildlife Watching

Make sure that your hiking boots are packed in your RV! The Moosehead area is an amazing spot to view wildlife unique to Maine. Lily Bay State Park is famous worldwide for being home to the moose and many RV campers hope to see these majestic animals in their native habitat. You’ll want to have your camera on hand to catch a photo of moose, bear, deer, and other wild animals that live in the area.

Off-Season

Winter Family Fun Day

Get out and explore nature with the family for this fun day! From an Ice Fishing Demo and Snowmobile Rides to building a Birdhouse, and a Winter Camping Demonstration, there are many events to entertain the whole crew. Relax next to the bonfire or participate in the state park’s scavenger hunt for prizes. You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates, and snow tubes for free. Great for all ages, this day will be packed full of memories!

Winter Sports

Lily Bay State Park is a great place visit with your rig and has activities for all seasons, no matter the weather. During the winter you can participate in a variety of uniquely Maine activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Before you leave for your adventure, call the off-season phone number to make sure conditions are the best for play and travel.

Photography at Moosehead Lake and Mt. Kineo

Come to explore and enjoy the largest lake in Northeast Maine. You will want to get a photo to take pictures of the beautiful Moosehead Lake and Mt. Kineo while on your camping trip. One most spectacular peak in the area, Mt. Kineo rises abruptly from the middle of the lake. Such a unique site, campers can see Kineo's cliffs tower 800 feet above the water. A must-see on any RV visitors' vacation lists!

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