This easily accessible lake is managed for coldwater game fish. The hills and mountains that surround Swan Lake give it a wild appearance, despite the seasonal and year-round cottages that dot the shoreline. In November, after the fishing season is closed, local anglers like to stand near the dam at the south end of the lake and watch the landlocked salmon perform their annual spawning ritual.
Swan Lake is a heavy producer of smelt, a major factor in the fast growth of the lake’s game fish. Special regulations include a minimum length on lake trout of 23 inches and a one fish per day bag limit. U.S. Route 1 between Belfast and Searsport is lined with motels. Camping is available along U.S. Route 1 in Searsport, and Swan Lake State Park, on the north end of the lake, offers a day-use picnic area and swimming beach. Key Species: brook trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, white perch
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