Eagle Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Acadia National Park. At 436 acres, it has an average depth of 50 feet and a maximum depth of 110 feet. The lake is in a gorgeous setting surrounded by mountains with lush forests all around. It is in the municipality of Bar Harbor, Maine, part of Hancock County, and is accessed via Route 233 just west of the town center. If coming from Route 102 in Somesville, take Routes 3 and 198 south until the junction or Route 233. Go east toward Bar Harbor. There are parking areas on both sides of 233 and each has restroom facilities.
If you happen to visit Cadillac Mountain to view a sunset from its lofty heights, you may notice the colors of the sunset being reflected off a very large lake far below. This is Eagle Lake. (View photo)
A 6.1 mile (9.8 km) section of the park's Carriage Roads goes completely around the lake making this a popular place for walking, jogging, or biking. The Carriage Road goes under Route 233 near both parking areas so access to the lake is easy and safe from motor vehicle traffic.
The parking area on the south side of Route 233, next to the lake, is a good spot to park if you want to launch a canoe or kayak. Motors over 10 horse power are prohibited. Fishing is allowed but, to fish, a Maine resident 16 years old or older must have a current fishing license. Nonresidents must have a license if 12 years old or older. Eagle Lake has Landlocked salmon, brook trout, and lake trout.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries: (207) 434-5925
Wildlife Division: (207) 434-5927
For more information, select Fishing.
Photos: Eagle Lake | Sunset View | Carriage Road
The Free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus Service makes regular (in season) stops at Eagle Lake. (Refer to their #6 Brown Mountain Route.) The bus also stops in Bar Harbor at the Village Green.
Eagle Lake Boat Landing GPS Coordinates: Latitude 44.376513; Longitude -68.250634
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