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“Terrific place for remote kayak/canoe camping”
Review of Lake Umbagog

Lake Umbagog
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Errol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 8,700-acre lake is part of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and is a good place to view waterfowl and wildlife.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I searched online all over New England to find a place like this where we could paddle to a remote location and camp. We were 3 females trying to get away from civilization and back to nature. We were not disappointed. The guys in the office delivered wood to our site. We had a relaxing few days and nights on the river. We paddled around exploring the other sites and swimming at the beach. It has a private secluded feeling and it was exactly what we were looking for. We've already made plans to make this an annual event.

4  Thank Kim L
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I just stayed at remote site 32, an island you'll have all to yourself. It's an easy 3 mi paddle from the marina and provides you with a great site to explore the rest of the lake. With wind, the lake is large enough for some chop, although very little boat traffic. On arrival, the site was pristine with no evidence of previous campers. You'll have a fireplace with grate, picnic table with extension for cooking and an enormous platform tent site that will easily take 4 tents. Actually, it's the largest platform I've ever seen and looks brand new. Plan your stakes accordingly ;) The pit latrine (and this is the only negative I have) was bad. And I've been camping for over 30 yrs....I think they need to step up their maintenance schedule b/c it doesn't have to be like that. Wherever you are coming from, this will probably be a long trip, but make time to do it, b/c it is absolutely worth it. As others have said, the amount wildlife you will see each day will leave you with a smile on your face as you fall asleep. I've done a lot of hiking/camping, US east/Rockies, and Europe, and I saw more wildlife here per day than anywhere else. Really. Bring your binoculars, stay quiet and wait for it.

9  Thank Clareart
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

There were some great pictyre opportunities while going along this lake. Beautiful. .. especially the wildlife we saw on the lake.

4  Thank jessbrown523
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I camped at Umbagog Lake State Park campground Memorial Day weekend. This was our first time camping here and we loved it. The lake is beautiful and our campsite was great. We will definitely go back. The views are spectacular along Route 26 and Route 16 not to mention the moose and other wildlife. We saw 5 moose in 3 days!

8  Thank CampinNana
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We return to this State Park at least once annually. The staff (especially Jimmy) are wonderful and will provide all the tips and information you will ever need. We drag the pop up trailer and spend most of the time either on the nearby roads and woods trails looking for Moose to view (always successful, our record was 12 different ones in one morning!) or out on the lake paddling...

This visit there was a student program with naturalist there (xxxx in the parks or something like that). We had a blast and took part in the trees program, the stars program at night, and on a lake trip viewing Osprey and the Bald Eagles.

Overall, we cannot recommend this place enough. Lots to do in the area, locals are very friendly, etc. Only drawback is the drive but that provides "family" time!

6  Thank anton_new_england
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