Umbagog Lake State Park
April 26. 2011 4:27PM
Umbagog Lake State Park is one of the newly acquired parks in the state system. The Division began managing the park in 1998. The park includes a base park campground with 37 sites with electrical and water hook-ups available, three cabins, and 32 remote campsites in isolated locations around Umbagog Lake accessible only by boat.
The park offers a beach area for swimming, excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating. Canoe, kayak, rowboat, and motor boat rentals are offered as well as transportation for remote site campers. A boat launch and fuel sales are available. Wildlife viewing includes a variety of birds, deer, and moose.
Location: Route 26, Cambridge
Activities: Camping, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking
Amenities: Campground, restrooms, showers, cabins, 2-way hook-ups, transportation to remote sites
Operation Schedule: Mid-May to mid-October
Acreage: 1,350 acres
Umbagog State Park offers visitors a unique camping opportunity. Campers enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing. The campground has a camp store, flush and pit toilets, and coin-operated showers. Canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals are also available.
The park has a total of 69 campsites: The lakeside base area of the campground has 35 sites, 3 of which are for first-come/first-served campers. Three cabins are also available in the base area for weekly and nightly rentals. There are 34 remote sites generally isolated in wooded areas and accessed by boat only. Each remote site has a fireplace, picnic table, and a primitive pit toilet. These campsites are carry in/carry out - there are no trash cans or trash pick-up. The park offers transportation to the remote sites for a fee. There are hook-ups for water and electricity for RVs, as well as a dump station.
Reserved camping with full staffing and facilities will be available at base camp from mid-June to mid-October. Reserved camping at remote sites will be available beginning late May to mid-October. Reservations for campsites may be made by calling the Reservation Office, Monday through Friday, from January through the end of the season. Campers interested in possible first-come/first-served camping prior to the opening of the reservation period should call the park directly in late May for further information.