Orange Lake

Orange lake is roughly 235 acres in size with a maximum depth of 24 feet. Nearly 2 miles of shorefront on Orange Lake is protected and there are opportunities for paddling, fishing, ice fishing, camping, hiking, and picnicking. A portage trail allows paddlers to access Rocky Lake from Orange Lake for extended canoe paddles. Much of the conserved land around Orange Lake is part of MCHT’s Rocky Lake Preserve, as well as a day use site provided by the Downeast Salmon Federation.

Orange Lake is good for:

  • Paddling – Launch your small craft at the Town of Whiting’s boat launch at Pidgeon Point, then explore the scenic shoreline, or paddle up from Orange River Flowage.
  • Camping – Load your canoe or kayak with camping gear and spend a night at the Orange Lake campsite. Bring your friends! Orange Lake Campsite is ideal for group camping.
  • Hunting – Explore conserved lands around the lake in search of deer, bear, birds, and small game – consult Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for latest rules and regulations.
  • Fishing – Cast a line or set your ice fishing traps to land one of Orange Lake’s numerous pickerel, yellow perch, or the occasional brown trout or brook trout.
  • Wildlife observation – Pack your binoculars before heading to the preserve for a drive, hike, or paddle; there are many places to spot wildlife along the shore or deep in the forest.