Peaks-Kenny State Park

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Summary: Location Lat 45.257700 / Lon -69.276693 On State Park Road in Dover-Foxcroft and nestled on the shore of Sebec Lake. Hours / Season Open from May [...]
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Peaks-Kenny State Park, State Park Road, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, USA
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Location Lat 45.257700 / Lon -69.276693

On State Park Road in Dover-Foxcroft and nestled on the shore of Sebec Lake.

Hours / Season Open from May 15 to October 1. The main entrance gate opens for campers daily at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. The day-use area is open daily from 9 a.m. until sunset. Fee Charged. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off-season by parking outside the gate and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that the facilities are closed during the offseason. See the When to Visit section at the bottom of this page for more details.

Peaks-Kenny State Park lies on the shores of Sebec Lake, offering day visitors and campers a peaceful, wooded setting in which to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. With 56 sites set among stately trees and large glacial boulders near the lake, the campground fosters quiet and private enjoyment of a beautiful natural setting. The 839-acre park lies in the Central Maine Highlands, an area renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities with Moosehead Lake, the Appalachian Trail, the southern end of Baxter State Park and other outdoor destinations all within a morning's drive.

The Park encompasses more than a mile of shoreline along Sebec Lake. A sandy swimming beach, staffed by a lifeguard in summer, offers lovely views across Sebec Lake to Borestone Mountain, a 1600-acre nature sanctuary with a summit trail (see Nearby Destinations). A grassy picnic area with a playground adjoins the beach, providing picnic tables and barbecue grills enjoyed by both camping parties and day visitors. The camping area, a five-minute walk from the beach, has many glacial boulders that children camping at the park enjoy climbing.

The clean and deep waters of Sebec Lake, which stretches 10 miles in length, make it an appealing destination for wildlife watchers and those seeking cold-water fish like landlocked salmon and lake trout (togue). Campers can bring canoes or rent ones on site. Those with trailered boats can launch at a public ramp two miles from the campground (at Greeley's Landing where Route 153 ends at Sebec Lake).

Ten miles of gentle hiking trails within the park offer visitors of all ages and skill levels a chance to enjoy old-growth hardwood forests, hemlock, and pines. For more challenging terrain nearby, see the Nearby Destinations section.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund contributed to this State Park. Learn more about LWCF.

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