Swan Island Wildlife Management Area, Richmond

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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  • Very unique experience. First I had to make a reservation. We were greeted at the dock by a wildlife expert. He took us over by boat. We were the only ones on the island that day. He dropped us off an...  more »
  • We went here for a lobster bake. They have them once a month during the summer. We had a wonderful time. The boat ride out to the campground was so pleasant and lovely. We saw eagles and seals and qui...  more »

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