Whether you are an early riser or an evening fly caster, you will find the fly fishing at Nesowadnehunk to be hands down, some of the best in the country. Along with a breathtaking view, you will also have access to the pristine waters of the Baxter State Park area.
Nesowadnehunk Lake is truly a wilderness lake located near the beautiful mountain ranges of Baxter State Park. We are a fly fisherman’s paradise. Nesowadnehunk Lake (pronounced Sow-da-hunk by most locals) is the largest fly fishing only lake in Maine.
According to the state fisheries biologists, Nesowadnehunk Lake has an excellent “fish caught by hour ratio” compared to other Maine lakes. Plenty of native Brookies are caught daily. Most average 9 to 13 inches, with some going up to 20 inches.
Fishing season starts at ice out, which is usually mid-May.
Other fly fishing opportunities in the area include, Little Nesowadnehunk Lake, which is a designated trophy lake, and Nesowadnehunk Stream, just a short walking distance from the campground. Landlocked Salmon fishing, Smallmouth Bass and general law fishing also can be found nearby.
We now offer daily and weekly guided fishing trips with a Registered Maine Guide, please call 207-458-1551 for pricing and availability.
We have boat and canoe rentals available for your fishing adventure at Nesowadnehunk Lake Wilderness Campground
$15.00/person, $1.00 for children under 12. Minimum $30.00. One family per site. One trailer or tent per site.
$15.00/person, $1.00 for children under 12. Minimum $30.00. Limited to four people.
We have eleven cabins with fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove, heat and bunk beds.) No linens provided. The following cabins are available:
* Includes flush and shower
Children under 12 half price, children 2 and under free.
All cabins allow pets, however there is a $10 cleaning fee per pet.