Lake St George is a crystal clear, spring fed lake located in Liberty, Maine. The lake and attached state park are a popular spot for swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and more. Best of all, it’s only a half-hour drive from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn.
A long, rocky coastline and delicious fresh seafood may be the state’s “Maine” attractions but that’s not all there is to see and do here. The Pine Tree State is home to a vast amount of natural beauty – and not all of it is on the coast.
Picturesque Lake St George is a good example of this.
The spring-fed, 1,017-acre lake is the fourth largest lake in Waldo County and includes numerous undeveloped islands. Lake St George State Park is located on the northwest shore of the lake, offering both a day-use area and camping spots.
Visiting Lake St George
The day-use area includes enclosed swimming, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground, picnic shelter, tables, grills, and restrooms.
The beach and designated swimming area are well thought out. The grass leads right up to the shore and there are stairs to help you get in and out of the water. The swimming area is also roped off from the rest of the lake with a lifeguard on duty.
Prefer to paddle? No problem. The park offers canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals. The lake is also a popular fishing spot, with at least 14 species of fish in its waters. Anglers enjoy hooking landlocked salmon, brook trout, smallmouth bass, and others.
The park also has five miles of hiking trails within walking distance of the day-use area. Fans of wildlife will find plenty to love on the trails as well as the lake shore, which is known for its calling loons.
Come winter, the park transforms into a popular spot for cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, and snowmobiling.
Lake St George State Park is located at 278 Belfast Augusta Road, in Liberty, ME. Getting to the lake from Captain Nickels Inn is a snap.
Simply head south, down the coast towards Belfast, on US Route 1. Passing through Belfast, take Maine State Route 3 towards Augusta, ME.
Route 3 leads directly to the northwest side of the lake, after around 18.5 miles (29.7 km). Follow the signs to the Lake St George State Park parking area. The day-use area and camping are directly adjacent.
Lake St George State Park is open all year ’round, 9am to sunset, unless otherwise posted. There is a small fee to enter. Learn more about the lake and park at the park website.
A visit to the lake and park could easily fill up a day. Nearby businesses include a convenience and gas store, John’s Ice Cream Factory, The Wild Grace Farm Cafe, and the Lake St George Brewing Company.
What things are you looking forward to doing during your Maine getaway? Let us know and we’ll help point you in the right direction. See you soon!
Updated March 2023