Thing to Do

Swim Lake Wood

Acadia National Park

Visitors swimming in a lake with small beach area

Acadia National Park

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