One of the region's perennial favorites is Great East Lake, a boundary water shared by the towns of Wakefield, New Hampshire and Acton, Maine. It is best reached from the Maine side from Route 109 and Young's Ridge Road, which leads to a public boat launch area.
Great East Lake is well known for its fishing. It is a deep, cold lake covering 1,775 acres. The deeper water in the big portion of the lake is home to lake trout in the 6 to pound class, while big browns occupy areas closer to shore.
Horn Pond and Wilson Lake can also be found in this area. Travel time from Portland is about one hour.
Lake Information Great East Lake - Southern Maine
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USGS 7.5 Quad
Great East Lake
Salmon Fall River
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