Lily Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maine

Located in Piscataquis County, ME, Lily Bay State Park is just one of the many gorgeous state parks and other natural spaces in the area. This park is beautiful, peaceful, and the perfect place to spend time reconnecting with nature.

Lily Bay State Park occupies a total of 924 acres, meaning it would be easy to spend weeks exploring the place and never run out of new discoveries. It sits on the couch southeast shore of the lovely Moosehead Lake, which adds to the beauty and recreational opportunities offered by the park. 

While the park does technically close in the winter, it is still okay to visit, and space is absolutely magical during this time. Of course, summer is equally as fun and offers guests an opportunity to swim and enjoy the lake. Finally, both spring and fall boast lovely temperatures, making them great times to explore the hiking trails. 

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Weather
Spring 16-61 F
Summer 51-75 F
Fall 27-65 F
Winter 5-27 F
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Nearby Cities
Bangor, ME
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lily Bay State Park

Many people want to expand on their time in nature by camping during their visit to Lily Bay State Park, and we certainly don’t blame them. If this is something you’d like to experience, why not search the seemingly endless rental RV options on RVshare to find the perfect rig for your trip and head to the campground in style?

Once you have your rental secured, you can begin looking into campground options. The most convenient option is to stay in the state park itself. This allows you to step out your door and into the fun and beauty of the park each morning, saving you time and gas money. 

The campground in Lily Bay State Park is open mid-May through mid-October and offers guests a clean shower house with hot water, the ability to purchase firewood and ice, and more. There are some waterfront sites available, as well as a variety of other sites. Unfortunately, none of these include hookups, but drinking water and a dump station are available. 

Prefer to camp with hookups or unable to obtain a spot at Lily Bay State Park? Try these local options:

Moosehead Family Campground

A great location and wonderful staff come together to make this campground a wonderful place to stay during your visit. It is a bit rustic, but is clean and comfortable and definitely helps campers immerse themselves in nature. In fact, if you ask them, the staff are happy to help you discover where the best moose viewing is!

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; campsite; dump station

Peaks-Kenny State Park

Those looking for state park camping with hookups will love the nearby Peaks-Kenny State Park. Here you’ll find swimming and hiking opportunities in a beautiful natural environment, along with a campground with water and electric hookups. Of course, the low state park camping fees are quite nice as well!

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; dump station; beach area; playground; trails

Northern Pride Lodge and Campground

While this particular lodging option is a lodge first and foremost, it does offer a small campground as well. The grassy camping area is quite nice, and the prices are wonderful as well. To top it all off, the location is great!

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Clean bathhouse; onsite dining; drinking water; community fire pit

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What to Do at
Lily Bay State Park

Inside Lily Bay State Park

Ready to have a blast inside this wonderful park? There are lots of awesome things to do during your time spent here. Try these favorites below, or go out and find an adventure of your own. 

Walking and Hiking — The hiking trails in this park are well-groomed and ready for action any time of year. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful trails found here. 

Winter Sports — As mentioned before, winter is a wonderful time to visit this park. The trails are well kept, and guests enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling throughout the park. 

Water Play — Because this park is situated on Moosehead Lake, visitors love to take part in a bit of water play during the summer months. Bring your suit and splash around or swim laps. Either way, you're sure to find this lake quite refreshing. 

Wildlife Viewing — Lily Bay State Park is also a fabulous place to do some wildlife viewing. Several native species call this park home, meaning even a simple hike may provide sightings of some of these gorgeous creatures. 

Boating — Of course, the lake is good for more than just swimming. If you have a boat, be sure to bring it along. A boat launch gives guests the opportunity to head out onto the lake for the day and enjoy some time relaxing on the water.

Outside Lily Bay State Park

Time to venture out beyond the park? You’re going to want some things to see and do during your outing. Fortunately, there are some options. Try out these favorite attractions and eateries for a wonderful day exploring the area.

Restaurants

You may be wondering what there is to eat around Lily Bay State Park. The answer? Plenty! Here are some of our favorite options:

Auntie M’s

Comfort foods are the name of the game at Auntie M’s. This cozy little eatery offers all-day breakfast as well as burgers, wraps, pies, and breads. Everything is delicious and the environment is warm and welcoming, making it a great place to go anytime of day. 

Type: Comfort food

Location: Greenville, ME

Rod-N-Reel Cafe

No trip to Maine is complete without some seafood. Fortunately, Rod-N-Reel Cafe can help you out there. This adorable little place has a variety of seafood selections, as well as several other choices for those who may not be into fish and shrimp. Be sure to come with an appetite because you’re going to need it!

Type: Seafood

Location: Greenville, ME

Stress Free Moose Pub and Cafe

Ready to kick back and relax? So are the folks at Stress Free Moose Pub and Cafe. This lively pub has some surprisingly good food and always offers a great time. People love the fish tacos here, and the beer selection is quite good as well. Stop in for a drink and a bite, then stick around a bit to unwind and enjoy some good company. 

Type: Cafe

Location: Greenville, ME

Sightseeing

First, we will discuss the various sightseeing opportunities. The options listed below are perfect for anyone looking to have a good time and make some wonderful memories. 

Moosehead Marine Museum

Take a trip back in time and discover the days of steamboating at the fabulous Moosehead Marine Museum. When you’re finished looking around, be sure to take a boat ride! Kids will love the exciting feeling of being out on the water, and adults will adore the lovely views and the peek into the past. 

Location: Greenville, ME

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area

If you’ll be visiting during the winter months, a trip to Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area is a must. Here you can have a blast skiing on well-kept trails. While this is a smaller mountain, the prices are wonderful, the staff are friendly, and the whole family can enjoy a skiing adventure together at this resort.

Location: Greenville Junction, ME

Moosehead Historical Society

Ever wondered about the history of this area? Moosehead Historical Society is happy to help out. Pay a visit to their small yet informative museum to learn all about the history of Moosehead Lake and the land that surrounds it.

Location: Greenville, ME

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How to Get to
Lily Bay State Park

Lily Bay State Park is located off of Lily Bay Rd, about 9.5 miles northeast of Greenville, ME. 

The address of the park is:

425 Lily Bay Rd

Beaver Cove, ME 04441

Entering Lily Bay State Park

Maine residents : $4

Non-residents : $6

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