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Swim Lake Wood

Visitors swimming in a lake with small beach area

Details
There are no lifeguards on duty. Maximum depth of pond is 11 ft.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Lake Wood is located off Crooked Rd, about a mile in from Maine Route 3.

The access road (Lake Wood Rd) does not open until June 1.
Lake Wood is closed to motor vehicles at dark.
Dark is defined as the time between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.
Accessibility Information
Lake Wood is not accessible. There is a short trail (.1 mi) connecting the small beach to the parking area. The trail has uneven footing and roots across it in areas. There are also no accessible restrooms at Lake Wood.
People swim in a lake with small beach area

Photo by Joseph Philipson, Friends of Acadia, NPS

Lake Wood is a Great Pond, located near the northern park boundary on Mount Desert Island. It is off Crooked Road, about a mile in from Maine Route 3.

The pond is relatively shallow (maximum depth 11 ft) and has smooth ledge areas on the perimeter. The swimming area can be accessed via a short walk from a parking area.

No lifeguards are on duty and the access road (Lake Wood Rd) does not open until June 1. Be aware: Swimming in natural areas poses risks. Your safety depends on your own good judgement.

Last updated: May 20, 2021