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Paddling Gem: Allequash Lake

April 12, 2022

Allequash Lake and Pines is a designated State Natural Area (SNA) and is located within Northern Highland State Forest. That being stated, there is no development on this lake and the Southern basin has a no-motor restriction. The Southern basin of the Allequash Lake is a birder’s paradise due to the Wild Rice, Cat-tail, and other aquatic plants species that thrive there. Birders can spot Red-winged Blackbirds, Eastern Kingbirds, Loons, a variety of Warblers and duck species throughout the spring and fall months. Find more information about Allequash Lake and Pines SNA here. 

There are two primitive campsites on Northern basin of Allequash Lake. Reservations for these sites can 1-year in advance and be made at: 

Details: 406 Acres with Maximum Depth 24 ft

Bottom: 60% sand, 30% gravel, 10% rock, 0% muck

Find more information about Allequash Lake here.

Location: From Boulder Junction, follow Hwy M about 4 miles and turn right onto Allequash Lake Road. The boat landing is at the dead-end of the road.