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Description - Located in the Katahdin Region of Maine, this 10,000 tract of land offers wonderful, remote recreation including wildlife viewing, nature photography, fishing, boating, swimming and camping.

Attractions - Scraggly Lake Public Reserved Land is located in the Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region immediately beyond the northeast corner of the renowned 200,000 acre prime wilderness territory called Baxter State Park. Access is available year-round on this plot that encompasses over 10,000 acres with Scraggly Lake serving as the centerpiece. Ireland Pond rests north of Scraggly Lake offering an alternative destination for camping, fishing and hunting. Huber Road travels along the southwestern edge of the public land. From Huber Road, the entrance is marked by a gated rough road which forks leading to both bodies of water. Heading right (east) on the fork, visitors will travel to the southern shores of Scraggly Lake where they will find several primitive campsites along with a boat launch. At the fork, visitors traveling left (northwest) will bypass Scraggly Lake, several small ponds and terminate along the southern shore of Ireland Pond. From this location, a footpath meanders to the land's northern boundary.

Recreation - Wildlife viewing, nature photography, fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are popular activities at this remote location. Primitive campsites are found along the southern shore of Scraggly Lake. In addition, a site is available north of Owl's Head on the eastern banks of Scraggly Lake and along the southern tip of Ireland Pond. Scraggly Lake's depth ranges 700+ feet. Limited unmarked foot trails are available. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.

Climate - Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region has daytime winter temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area, winter temperatures average 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, pleasant breezes with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Access is gained by the Route 159 extension out of Shin Pond, then by the American Thread Road. (Huber Road travels along the southwestern edge of the land offering a gated entrance.)

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: STEVE JONASSON (ROCKLAND, MAINE)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: CUTTING OUR WAY OUT WITH A CHAINSAW AFTER A MAJOR -MAJOR WIND STORM-OTHER CAMPERS WERE GREATFUL-HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR 25 YEARS,ON THE 1ST OF OCTOBER AND STAYING FOR 3-WEEKS-ITS GREAT,BUT DONT FOR GET IT IS WILDERNESS-MOOSE ,DEER,BIRDS,COYOTES AND BEARS ARE A COMMON SITE-BE PREPARED-SHIN POND PUB SERVES GREAT SNACKS AND COLD BEER--- SHIN POND VILLIAGE SERVES FOOD WITH A SMILE- SEE YOU ALL THERE SOMETIME ,ENJOY

Filed By: Campguy (Brookville, Pa)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Campguys is a term of art to denote the six men who regularly visit Scraggly Lake area the first week in November each year for the past ten years. From as far away as Colorado and Pennsylvania we come to Maine to experience what life has taught us to be a bit of heaven. Yea, we put up tents and folks feel sorry for us. But we have wood stoves and over the years have never gotten cold. Several generations of our family come here and we find the lake to offer winter attractions which offer the sights and sounds of raw nature. Traditions is the name of what we do. Here we establish bonds which call us surly every year to share in this very special place. Some hunt, some fish, some camp, some cook, some sleep....most sleep. Unless you have seen the moon on the Lake at three am and sat there in chairs at lakeside at 15 degrees you have not quite lived life. There is a deep mystery to this place that calls us to return each year. We love this place; we know that you will as well.......unless you try and steal our favorite campsite. So if you see a couple of old Montana Highwall Canvas tents. do come by and have some coffee and some lobster and steak and we will share our lives with you. CG ( By the Way, we all have the same name-----CG,,,,life is easy here.


More Information

Contact Information:
Northern Region Headquarters, 45 Radar Road , Ashland, ME, 04732, Phone: 207-435-7963

Additional Information:
Katahdin / Moosehead / Penquis Region - This gorgeous area of Maine is the last stronghold of wilderness in the Eastern United States. Studded with beautiful lakes, wild running rivers and gorgeous forests are characteristic of this region where Baxter State Park makes its home.
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
Maine State Parks & Public Reserved Lands - Maine's State Parks and Public Reserved Lands are managed for recreation, wildlife and timber. State Historic Sites preserve the rich heritage of the American Revolution and Civil War.

Links:
Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website

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