Photo: Ken Woisard

Rocky Lake

Section length: 3.3 miles

Featuring nearly six miles of lakeshore and 3,057 acres in Whiting, this wildlife-rich preserve is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

Rocky Lake is good for:

  • Paddling – Launch your small craft at the preserve’s hand-carry site in Deep Cove or at a nearby state-own facility, then explore the scenic shoreline.
  • Camping – Load your canoe or kayak with camping gear and spend a night at one of the preserve’s lakefront campsites.
  • Hunting – Explore the preserve 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 Rocky Lake’s numerous trout or bass.
  • 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.