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Lakeville Maine - Recreation Destination

Lakeville is a rural eastern Penobscot County town organized in 1868 as Lakeville Plantation. The landscape of the town is contrasted with big rolling hills, vast undeveloped timberland and many lakes. Almanac Mountain is its highest peak just over 1,000 feet and the site of a historic fire tower. The other high peaks in Lakeville, Maine are Lombard Mountain, Getchell Mountain, Oak Mountain, Bear Mountain, Dill Ridge, Chamberlain Ridge and Rand Hill.

Recreational property opportunities range from good access to both ATV trails and snowmobile trails, to fishing and boating many of the lakes in the Grand Lake Chain of Lakes. There are many open areas of dense forest and a large public reserve lot located in Lakeville, Me.

The town of Lakeville has just a couple town maintained roads and few residents. The town has one of the lowest tax rates in eastern Maine. The thrifty town has been able to keep costs to a minimum by opening the town office on Bottle Lake Road just a few hours a week. The town also utilizes the Land Use Planning Commission for code conformance and building permits. Ten year land sales data from Maine MLS shows Lakeville averaged just under 50 acres per sale with an average sale price of approximately $58,000. Many of these sales were on one of the many lakes in Lakeville.

Lakes: Bottle Lake - Lakeville's most accessible lake located at the end of Bottle Lake Road terminating at the public boat launch site. Bottle Lake is the most developed of all the lakes in the town. Duck Lake - Highlights of this lake include a lot of undeveloped frontage within a Maine Public Reserve lot and boat access into the much larger Junior Lake. Boat landing is at the end of Duck Lake Road. Lombard Lake - Is a remote and hard to access lake and is one of the most scenic in Lakeville with Oak Mountain and Lombard Mountain surrounding the lake. Upper Sysladobsis Lake - Is another remote lake with limited boat access. A small landing on the north west shore on tribal lands is the only launch. The lake occasionally produces large landlocked salmon. Sysladobsis Lake - Is a very large body of water and is home to most of the freshwater fish species native to Maine. Miles of undeveloped shorelines and a great canoe section along the West Grand Lake canoe trip. An excellent concrete ramp boat landing is located on the northern end of the lake. Junior Lake - Is a large remote lake, hard to access with Bottle Lake Stream and Duck Lake Stream the most available boat access points. Locally know for excellent fishing for salmon, whitefish and smallmouth bass. Keg Lake - Is a very quiet and rocky shoreline Lake with an outlet that feeds into Bottle Lake Stream. This is a very scenic pond being a great place to see moose along its shore. Upper Pug Lake - The smaller of the pugs, this is a limited access pond with no utilities. It has mostly large private lots along its shore. Access is over a private association right of way for members only. Lower Pug Lake - Is a very quiet remote pond with most of its frontage owned by less than half a dozen property owners. A private had carry boat launch is located on the road end of the pond. Spaulding Pond - A very small pond nestled next to Lombard Mountain. Horseshoe Lake - Is a very Scenic pond with excellent smallmouth bass fishing. Access over tribal lands from the south side of the pond. Also a good spot to find a moose browsing its shallow coves. With a little effort canoes, kayaks and small boats can descend the outlet into Junior Lake.

Information from Maine.gov County: Penobscot School Dist/Dept: Lakeville School Department Senate District: 29 House District: 11 Congressional District: 2 Population: 90 Contact Information for Lakeville Address: 1337 Bottle Lake Road Lakeville, ME 04487 Map It Tel: (207) 738-5047 Fax: (207) 738-5047

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