Squaw Lake

Squaw Lake

How to Get There

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet follow Limekiln Road. Continue to Moose River Plains Road on the left and follow here. Continue on Moose River Plains Road to Otter Brook Road which will be your second right. Eventually this turns into Indian River Road which you can follow to the end. These roads through the Moose River Plains are very rough, but can be driven in most cars with some care at slow speeds.


This is a wonderful backcountry pond but it will take a short portage to get there. It would be best if you had a lightweight boat because a canoe or kayak cart might not hold up on the rocky trail. From the trailhead you will carry along an old road where a cart would work fine. After about 0.2 miles the spur trail for Squaw Lake comes in on the right, this is where it gets very rocky for a bit and a cart might not do so well. But you could always use the cart in part. There is a nice rock dock that someone built out a ways into the water actually making it easier to get into your boat. Once on the water be sure to check out the rocky shores and rock outcroppings on the lake. Numerous shallow bays add to the beauty of the paddle. Moose are frequent in this area, so you never know.

Type of Launch

Sandy and rocky

Type of Carry

0.6 mile carry along an old road to a foot trail

Type of Water

This is a somewhat large lake but it tends to be well sheltered from heavy winds, bonus is no motorboats will be here.

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