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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.

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 Camps
ATV From Gray Ghost Camps
Perhaps four-?wheeling is your desired mode of recreational transportation. Miles of ATV trails winding through the North Woods are waiting for you to explore. 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 .
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
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
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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.
Fid­dle­heads & Wild­flow­ers
Fid­dle­heads & 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.