Gray Ghost Camps Rockwood, Maine

Spring

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 Does Spring have you itch­ing to spend some time on the open water? Well Moose­head Lake is wide open, the ice is out and we are open for busi­ness. Our 12 water­front cab­ins are located in God’s Coun­try up in Rock­wood, where the paved roads end and the jeep and woods trails begin. A place where the you wake to the sound of the birds and emerge from your cabin with cof­fee in hand only to dan­gle a line off your dock in your slip­pers. A place where stars still shine brightly in the sky and the peep frogs play a har­monic melody. A place where you can climb a dif­fer­ent moun­tain every day. A place where your likely to spot a local moose on your trip to the local eatery. Wel­come to Rock­wood! Wel­come to Gray Ghost Camps!
Here at Gray Ghost Camps, we have some­thing for every­one! Anglers will enjoy trolling the Moose River with streamer flies in May. Later spring at the Bras­sua Dam and the Out­lets, anglers with dry flies will be most pro­duc­tive. Fam­i­lies will enjoy day hikes and lazy days spent on one of Moose­head Lake’s many pri­vate beaches. Mount Kineo State Park and Lily Bay State Park each pro­vide a beau­ti­ful set­ting for a pic­nic or day trip as well. 

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Moose­head in the Spring is a lush green forested land­scape teem­ing with awak­en­ing wildlife. The Moose­head Region, aptly named, is famous for its abun­dant moose pop­u­la­tion. Spring is the most oppor­tune time to catch a glimpse of moose calves with their moth­ers munch­ing on new growth along the side of any num­ber of our back coun­try roads or eat­ing up the water grasses of shal­low lake inlets, such as Socatean Bay. May and June are the most promis­ing months to get an up close look at this intrigu­ing ani­mal. As well, bear cubs, deer fawns, loon hatch­lings, and eaglets are all begin­ning to find their legs and wings and can often be seen just begin­ning to expe­ri­ence their envi­ron­ment. This is also the time for the local cel­e­bra­tion of our favorite four legged friend. For a Moose­ma­nia sched­ule of events, please con­tact the Moose­head Lake Region Cham­ber of Commerce.
ATV From Gray Ghost Campsatv

Per­haps four-​wheeling is your desired mode of recre­ational trans­porta­tion.  Miles of ATV trails wind­ing through the North Woods are wait­ing for you toexplore. Breathe in the fresh moun­tain air and take in the panoramic trail­side views just before you duck into the tree-​lined paths. Splash through the biggest mud pud­dles, then dry out with a pic­nic lunch along the way. You may even have a com­pan­ion moose watch­ing you from the brush . .

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Trolling

The biggest Maine lake nat­u­rally houses the biggest Maine fish! Spring fish­ing on Moose­head Lake can pro­duce the catches leg­endary fish­ing sto­ries orig­i­nate from. Come throw in a line for salmon, brook trout, and lake trout. Spring fish­ing begins May 1st, so be sure to ask our mer­chants and pro­fes­sional Reg­is­tered Maine fish­ing guides where those spe­cial fish­ing spots on the lake are!

 

Fly-​Fishing

The best fly-​fishing can be found on Rockwood’s Moose River and the nearby Ken­nebec River begin­ning in April. You’ll find plenty of pools, pocket waters, and rapids to dan­gle your fly over. Both rivers can be accessed by canoe, from the shore, or by wad­ing. Our shops have you cov­ered if you for­get your Gray Ghost, Joe’s Smelt, or Super­vi­sor flies.

Golf with a View

Mt Kineo Golf Course is located on Moose­head Lake and is thought to be the sec­ond old­est course in New Eng­land, built in the 1880’s. The course was built along side of the Kineo House, which at one time was the largest inland water­front hotel in America.The hotel is long since gone but the beauty of the island remains with Mount Kineo as the cen­ter­piece, ris­ing 1798 feet above the shores of Moose­head Lake from it’s sum­mit. Strik­ing Mt. Kineo pro­trudes boldly up out of the crys­tal blue depths of the lake, the immac­u­late 9 hole golf course greens are splayed out in front of you, and the quiet, calm whir of fish­ing reels echo off the placid waters. Shut­tle Ser­vice avail­able Memo­r­ial Day — Colum­bus Day at Rockwood’s Pub­lic Land­ing. htto://www.mooseheadlakegolf.com

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Won­der­ful Water­falls
Water­falls are at their most impres­sive dur­ing the Spring run-​off sea­son. The Moose­head Lake region is home to some of the Northeast’s most stun­ning water­falls. Gulf Hagas, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Maine, boasts Screw Auger Falls and But­ter­milk Falls, and is a spec­tac­u­lar hike in the Spring. Take the short, mod­er­ate hike into Moxie Falls, and awe over the 30 yard drop’s froth­ing, falling waters. Or hike into the 60 foot ver­ti­cal drop of Wil­son Falls in The Hun­dred Mile Wilder­ness, part of the most remote sec­tion of the Appalachian Trail.

lupineFid­dle­heads & Wild­flow­ers
Rock­wood is a lush green and pas­tel land­scape in mid to late Spring. The region is known for a par­tic­u­lar fern called the fid­dle­head. Picked just as they begin to curl up from the soil, this plant is a sought after del­i­cacy, enjoyed steamed or canned, with but­ter or salt and vine­gar. Ask any local for the best pick­ing spots and come try them for yourself.

A vari­ety of wild­flow­ers abound in the Moose­head Lake region. Lupines are an area trea­sure; fields of them flour­ish and are a sight to behold.