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Umbagog Lake, Errol
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Umbagog Lake is a wilderness lake located in Coös County, New Hampshire, and Oxford County, Maine. It is one of the most pristine lakes in the state of New Hampshire. It lies in the towns of Errol, New Hampshire, and Upton, Maine, as well as the townships of Cambridge, New Hampshire, and Magalloway Plantation, Maine. The name Umbagog is properly pronounced with the stress on the second syllable (um-BAY-gog) and is said to come from the Abenaki word for "shallow water".The lake is part of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and a New Hampshire state park. Along its southernmost shore, there is a public campground and a public boat launch ramp which may be accessed from New Hampshire Route 26. There are 33 wilderness campsites, accessible only by boat, which are located around the lake. An interesting feature along its northwest shore is an expansive natural floating island composed of generations of decomposing marshland vegetation. The area is abundant with wildlife, including coyote, wild turkey, bald eagle, osprey, bobcat, moose, rabbit, bear, and many other native species.
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  • This is a beautiful lake. It's known in the area as a favorite spot for moose, although we didn't see any during our visit. I'd highly recommend taking a drive/walk by around sunset, it's simply breat...  more »
  • Spent 3 nights & four days at a tent site. The area is clean and the staff is friendly, professional and accommodating. A great place to enjoy nature, tranquility as well as fishing. 
  • Been here a couple of times, always a great time when out on a remote site. Being on the main camp is a little bit to noisy for me. I'll take 10 days on r21 anytime. Views and wildlife abounds. Remote...  more »
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  • We spent 3 nights at campground #37 in Sept. 2016. Our trip consisted of 2 couples, 3 dogs, and 2 boats (one fishing boat, one canoe). We liked that our camp site was secluded, only accessible by boat. This allowed us to let the dogs rampage around without worrying about disturbing other campers. The whole area is a beautiful. As for the camp ground itself - the showers and bathrooms were what camping usually is, a little dirty. The firewood was a little pricey at $6 a bundle. You have to pay $10 extra for each person, each night, over the 2 person included in the camp ground. Even after all this - it was easy to launch the boat and come and go as we pleased. We loved the privacy and would definitely come back again to check out one of the sites on the islands.
  • One of the best places in new England for remote kayak camping! Full service campground can ferry gear, firewood and campers to remote shoreline campsites.