Conservation Public Lands & Waters

Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in Maine

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Maine offers more than a million acres of publicly owned land for opportunities at classic North Woods hunting. It also features thousands of miles of inland rivers and streams for trout fishing along with excellent coastal fishing opportunities.

Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area

• 46,271 acres

• Owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy

• Offers classic Maine brook trout fishing on numerous streams and lakes

Acadia National Park

• 47,000 acres

• Offers excellent fishing for brook trout and landlocked salmon on numerous ponds and lakes

• Hunting is not allowed

Camben Hills State Park

• 5,500 acres

• Offers deer, bear and grouse hunting

• Brook trout fishing in streams and lakes

Popham Beach State Park

• 556 acres

• Shore-based ocean fishing

• Hunting is allowed on park grounds in designated areas

Public Reserved Lands

• More than 500,000 acres available

• Managed by state of Maine for multiple use including hunting and fishing

• Areas scattered throughout the state and vary widely in size

More Links

Maine WMAs

Where to fish along the coast

Regional fishing info

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Acadia National park

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