Estes Lake

Sanford, Maine 04073

Estes Lake

Estes Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Estes Lake is a long, widened section of river, backed up behind a small hydroelectric dam on the Mousam River. The northern three quarters of Estes Lake is actually part of the Middle Branch of the Mousam River, as the main river comes into the lake near the south end. As of this writing, there is no official public boat access on Estes Lake.

As a result of the recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing procedure, however, the dam operator must provide public access. Because of pressure from the Estes Lake Association, the dam operator will provide only carry-in access. Prominent fish species: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and chain pickerel."

Estes Lake Reviews

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5/20/2018
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2/28/2009
Actually Estes Lake is not overcrowded at all. We have just enough room for those of us who live here. There is public boat access but unless you know a property owner you probably won't find it.
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8/6/2007
like all southern maine lakes it is overcrowded with cabins and mansions. alot of boat traffic on weekends.
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Trail Information

Sanford
Nearby City
Easy
Skill Level
Day trip, camping available
Duration
Class I
Class
Best spring through fall
Season
Apache Campground
Local Contacts
USGS Alfred
Local Maps