AUGUSTA, Maine — The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife opened two new boating access facilities recently, providing anglers and boaters with expanded recreational opportunities in northern and Downeast Maine.
The two new locations include the St. John River in Grand Isle (Aroostook County) and Bog Lake in Northfield (Washington County).
“Access to the waters of this magnificent state is a priority for Governor LePage and this department,” said Chandler E. Woodcock, Commissioner, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Maine is blessed with thousands of waterways, yet access is limited on many of them. We are pleased to restore access Downeast and provide another option for access along the 420-mile long St. John River.”
Funds for the project came from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Act, as well as funds from the Maine Sportsman’s license plate and the state gasoline sales tax.
Boaters and anglers will enjoy the new launch site on the St. John River in Grand Isle.