Can you swim in the lake? Yes - Good swimming, many sand beaches, some remote, some public.
Lake is spring fed and clear.
Average water level variance? Lowered in the Fall by Dam to protect shoreline from ice. Not much variance in the summer months.
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Varies up to 270 ft.
20 min to Dover-Foxcroft ME, Bangor is 55 miles from Dover Foxcroft
Bangor International 1 hr
Must build 75' from water, finish exterior within one year. No mobile homes. No outhouses.
Sebec Lake is well known for its Native Landlocked Salmon population, one of only a handful of lakes in Maine to have such a fishery. In addition to Salmon, it is also a good lake for Lake Trout or "Togue" population. Warm water species such as smallmouth bass and white perch are plentiful. Surrounding streams and ponds offer brook trout fishing. Sebec lake offers a quality fishing experience to a diverse group of fishermen. The outlet of the Lake is screened so that the fish cannot run out, which insures good fishing.
Sebec lake offers some of the best fishing in Maine. You'll find an abundance of salmon, lake trout, bass, white and yellow perch and pickerel to challenge your skills. The famous Early Salmon Pool is the first open water that can be fished after ice-out. If you prefer the action of brook trout there are numerous streams and ponds, or hire a seaplane and venture to remote lakes and rivers in search of bass and trout. Our fishing season runs from ice-out (generally May 1st to 10th) through September 30th.
Shoodic Lake Marina
207-965-3911, Knights Landing Rd, Brownville, ME
Bear Shadow Cottage
PO Box 8, Sebec, ME 04481, 207-564-2065
Peaks-Kenny State Park
207-564-2003, RR 1 Box 10, Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426-9700
Peaks-Kenny State Park is nestled in the mountains on the shore of Sebec Lake, at the end of Maine Route 153 about six miles from Dover-Foxcroft. The park offers camping, flush toilets, hot water showers, and well-spaced sites in a woodland setting. A lifeguard, picnic area, and bathhouse with showers are found at the beach, which is used by campers and day use visitors. Special features such as hiking and amphitheater programs add variety to this scenic spot.
Dover-Foxcroft Parks & Rec
207-564-3318, 34 E Main St, Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426-1305
Wildwood Shores Campground
207-997-9613, Elliotsville Rd, Monson, ME
Balsam Woods Campground
207-876-2731, 112 Pond Rd, Abbot, ME
Local Area Businesses
Sebec Lake's clear waters provide excellent swimming, boating, and water skiing for everyone. Of course there are simpler pleasures in the great outdoors: biking, wandering through the woods or along back roads with the family, antique hunting, picnicking, berry picking, reading and relaxing on the porch or your cabin, and nature photography. For the more adventuresome, there are seaplane rides to view the countryside as you never imagined it to be. Hike the Appalachian Trail and the challenge of nearby mountains. Venture out and explore Moosehead Lake, Baxter State park, Maine's famous coastline, and the many factory mill outlet stores.
Rent a horse at
Pleasant River Pack Trips
207-564-3451, Line Rd, Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Dexter Municipal Golf Course
Sunrise Ave. Dexter. 2,630 yd., par 35. Season: April 25. 9 holes. 207-924-6477
Foxcroft Golf Club
Foxcroft Center Rd., off Milo Rd., Dover-Foxcroft. 2,922 yd., par 36. Season: April-October. 9 holes.
Piscataquis Country Club
Dover Rd., Rt. 15. , Guilford. Front 9: 2,656, par 34; Back 9: 2,639, par 34. Season: Late April. 9 holes. 207-876-3203
Mt. Kineo Golf Course
Mt. Kineo on Moosehead Lake. 3,011 yd., par 36. Season: May 25-September. 9 holes.