Scraggly Lake Northern

Patten, Maine

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Scraggly Lake lies just northeast of Baxter State Park in northern Maine, entirely within a 10,000-acre tract of land owned and managed by the Maine Bureau of Public Lands. Because of public ownership, the land is managed not only for timber, but also for wildlife, important plant communities including several tracts of old-growth forest, and recreational opportunities. By almost any standards, Scraggly Lake is a treasure. The 842-acre lake is crystal clear, with a highly varied shoreline. In fact, the deep coves and the long, sinewy inlet to the southwest provide more than twelve miles of shoreline to explore, along with dozens of islands. In late spring and early summer, however, use care if exploring around the shoreline—and especially islands—because five loon nesting sites have been identified.
Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

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Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

by John Hayes & Alex Wilson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Scraggly Lake lies just northeast of Baxter State Park in northern Maine, entirely within a 10,000-acre tract of land owned and managed by the Maine Bureau of Public Lands. Because of public ownership, the land is managed not only for timber, but also for wildlife, important plant communities including several tracts of old-growth forest, and recreational opportunities.

By almost any standards, Scraggly Lake is a treasure. The 842-acre lake is crystal clear, with a highly varied shoreline. In fact, the deep coves and the long, sinewy inlet to the southwest provide more than twelve miles of shoreline to explore, along with dozens of islands. In late spring and early summer, however, use care if exploring around the shoreline—and especially islands—because five loon nesting sites have been identified.

©  John Hayes & Alex Wilson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Patten
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip, camping available
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Maine Forest Service, East Branch District
Local Maps: USGS Hay Lake, Trout Brook Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Scraggly Lake (Northern)

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