Swan Island Wildlife Management Area, Richmond

#4 of 6 in Trails in Mid Coast Maine
Island · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Swan Island is located in the Kennebec River in Richmond, just 20 minutes south of Augusta. There are nesting bald eagles, deer and waterfowl; 5 historic homes dating back to the 1700s; hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, gorgeous scenery and great photo opps.

Accommodation Type:

State Parks & Forests Campground

Things To Do:

Architectual Landmark • Bicycling • Bird Watching • Camping • Canoeing & Kayaking • Fishing • Hiking Trails & Outfitters • Museum & Historic Site • Other • Other Outdoor Activity • State Park & Forest • Unique Natural Area • Wildlife Refuge & Reserve


Lakefront • Oceanfront • Tent Sites

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$8 per person

$20 per campsite per night

$35 per boat rented per day or $10 per hour per boat

There are no fees for the use of the ferry, the tour truck, or the bikes!
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  • Got a great view of Swan Island when I was leaving Richmond to cross the bridge to West Dresden. It looks like a beautiful anomaly in the Kennebec River. Requires advance planning to take the small...  more »
  • Swan Island brings me back to my younger days, walking the woods away from people, immersed in nature. It's a wonderful little corner of the world. My wellness retreat (The Wellness Spot) looks out...  more »

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