Crystal Lake in Harrison, Maine Offers Boating, Swimming, and Fishing Pleasure

The shoreline of Crystal Lake in Harrison

Crystal Lake in Harrison is one of the most popular spots in the area because of its wonderful sandy public beach, convenient boat launch, and welcoming picnic area. Here you can sit in the shade of white birch trees and gaze down the lake to Deer Hill and Hawk Mountain on the northern horizon. Adjacent to the picnic area is a ballfield and a playground for children of all ages.

Two miles long and a mile wide, Crystal Lake has a surface area of 446 acres, a maximum depth of 65 feet, and a water quality rating of “slightly above average” as determined by the Maine Department of Environmental protection.

According to the Lakes Environmental Association, Crystal Lake is annually stocked with brook trout and land locked salmon from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. These coldwater fish find good habitat in the lake’s cool and well oxygenated deep waters. In addition, healthy bass populations, white perch, yellow perch, hornpout and chain pickerel are also found within Crystal Lake’s waters.

Crystal Lake is home to Camp Pinecliff, a summer camp for girls, and Vacationland Campsites, both located on the northern shore. Route 117 follows its eastern shoreline providing pleasant views of the open water and surrounding hills. Its western shoreline is more recently developed and here you can find many, newer year round homes and cottages.

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Naples, Maine is in the Heart of the Sebago Lakes Region

From up above, the Naples Causeway with Brandy Pond, bottom, and Long Lake,

Naples is one of the most picturesque small towns in western Maine. While neighboring Windham is often called the “Gateway to the Lakes Region”, then Naples surely is the “Heart of the Lakes Region” with eight lakes and ponds falling within its borders.

These clean and clear lakes include Sebago Lake, Long Lake, Brandy Pond, Trickey Pond, and Peabody Pond.

Summer visitors are drawn to the Causeway where they find lots of fun activities by day and spectacular sunsets, bustling nightlife, and restaurants and pubs by night. And no one should miss the chance to cruise Long Lake or travel through historic Songo Lock on a rented boat or cruise on the iconic Songo River Queen.

Add in golf, hiking, biking, swimming and fishing and the active outdoor enthusiast will never lack for things to do in Naples.

Local marinas provide many watercraft options for fun on the water. Enjoy over 40 continuous miles of boating in the region by going north the full distance of Long Lake to the village of Harrison or south through Brandy Pond, the Songo River and into the majestic Sebago Lake. Explore Sebago Lake’s many coves and islands, tie up at a local marina for gas and food, or fish to your heart’s content.

Whatever the season, Naples abounds with energy. Summer visitors, seasonal residents and campers look forward to the annual Blues Festival in June, the 4th of July parade and fireworks, community band concerts at the gazebo, mini-golf, arcades, novelty stores, antique shops and ice cream parlors. Fall brings leaf-peepers, hikers and nature lovers in search of brilliant foliage and clean, crisp air. For some, winter is best, with snowmobile rallies, ice fishing, and nearby skiing.

If you’re looking for a place to make lasting memories, Naples is a great destination!

Square Miles – 36.5
Population – 4,200
Distance to Portland – 30 miles
Type of Government – Town Manager/Select Board
2010 Tax Rate – $11.60/per Thousand

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Lakefront Experts at Anne Plummer & Associates in Naples, Maine

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