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A hidden gem

Limited boat traffic...a wilderness treasure...tons of wildlife ....gorgeous waterbody partially in... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
John G
Beautiful Lake, Rivers and Wildlife

Although there are parts of the Lake where you will encounter noise from logging trucks traveling... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Hartland, Vermont
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This 8,700-acre lake is part of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and is a good place to view waterfowl and wildlife.
Errol, NH
+1 603-482-3817
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Limited boat traffic...a wilderness treasure...tons of wildlife ....gorgeous waterbody partially in New Hampshire and Maine...limited development as it’s a nuationalwildlife refuge....paradise..

Thank John G
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Although there are parts of the Lake where you will encounter noise from logging trucks traveling the highway, the Lake is large enough to allow you to get away from it all. We enjoy kayaking on the lake and well as both the Androscoggin River...More

Thank RickHall802
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful area in Maine. We stayed up the road "Back Road" in a cabin using VRBO. Stay away from Seven Island Road - back road over the mountains. Not good for cars.

Thank Medic4114
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We camped at the state park a couple of years ago over 5 days in October and absolutely fell in love. We put our pop up in a site right on the lake and had a wonderful week! Hook ups were nice, especially when the...More

3  Thank BeachGirl330
Reviewed September 15, 2017

We stayed at Umbagog Lake State Park for 3 nights. It was a great camp destination. The staff was great, facilities clean and it was peaceful. Lots of great hiking and kayaking in the area.

2  Thank Janet B
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night by plan, but wouldn't want to be there any longer. RV sights are few. Mostly a tenting park. Showers are filthy. Nice looking beach, but Lake is very shallow, 10 ft max depth. Take a tent and a kayak, if you...More

5  Thank Beth Brown L
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Reserve a remote campsite on the Big Island and enjoy the seclusion with a beautiful lake. Our only issue is the cost of the firewood. Can't bring your own, even from a nearby town. You must buy theirs and at $6 a bundle for six...More

5  Thank Stuart G
Reviewed July 24, 2017

The Ellis cabins on Lake Umbagog are a treasure. My husband is an avid hiker and loves canoe trips. We do not like campgrounds or like camping where our car is and have preferred canoe-out sites which are often a challenge to find. I saw...More

16  Thank Heidi W
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I've taken about four kayaking and camping trips to Lake Umbagog so far, and will likely be visiting annually in years to come. Unlike many of New Hampshire's lakes, which have shorelines that are packed with houses, Lake Umbagog still has a lot woods along...More

2  Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Peaceful and clean camping. Nice beach on the lake with a dock for the kids to climb on and jump of. Nice large sites. Very nice staff. The only drawback for us (working from the Internet full time) is there is absolutely no Wifi or...More

2  Thank Eric S
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Robyn P
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Robyn P | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry you haven't had a good experience. We love Umbagog and went there every year for vacation and stayed in Cabin 1. Now that they are renovating, they are demolishing the cabin which broke our heart. I am hoping... More
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Girlcat36 |
The remote cabins have primitive outhouses in the woods behind them. There is no running water, you must bring in your own drinking water, or filter it from the lake(as we did). There are small solar panels which are used to... More