Description - Located just south of the small metropolis of Lewiston, Range Ponds State Park is a seasonal day use park. Recreation opportunities are centered around the lake. Park season is May 15 through October 1.
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Range Ponds State Park
- Range Ponds State Park is located just south of Lewiston, Maine in an area popular with cross-country skiers. Wilderness camping and abundant freshwater fishing waters are well known throughout the region. This state park is a seasonal park with limited facilities.
Recreation - The park offers 750 acres of land used primarily for picnicking, fishing, swimming and a field for ballgames. A large parking area and even a bus parking area is available. New modern bathhouses are offered just footsteps away from the long sandy beach which has lifeguard protection beginning each year in mid-June. The beautiful lake has several unmarked but well-groomed hiking trails which appear to be old roads. The forest canopy is primarily white birch, maple and mixed conifer. A large picnic area is reservable. Please note that this park is a carry-in / carry-out park. Also, a private campground is located along Plains Road.
Climate - The Western Maine Mountains Region, known for its spectacular four seasons, sees average daytime winter temperatures ranging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius) in the northern area and an average of 14 -18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius) in the southern area. Summer unfolds for outdoors enthusiasts with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging 68 (20 Celsius). Western Maine Mountains Region experiences a wide range of precipitation. From north to south, the area receives an average of less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) to more than 44 inches of precipitation each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 5 inches per month.
Range Ponds State Park is located in the lower Western Maine Mountains Region between the town of Poland and Poland Spring. From the intersection of SRs 11 and 26 travel south on SR 26 about a mile. Turn left onto Poland Corners Road. Cross over Range Brook and make an immediate right onto Plains Road and travel it until the road ends on Empire Road. Turn right and go about a half mile to the park entrance.
Mid-May through Mid-October.