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Portage Lake - Maine

Things to Do...

Amenities (on site)

... the comfort, ..the tranquillity, ..the view!!

All cabins are located close to the lake. We offer over 400 feet of lakefront for swimming, sunbathing, boat launch, fishing in warm weather and then snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing in the winter months. A VCR and a goodly collection of movies are available to fill the rainy days, early nights or just for something different to do. An extensive collection of table games and puzzles are available. Many lawn games are also available along with some water toys.

river trip with the kayaks

For more water fun, you can use our 5-person paddleboat, a 2-seater canoe, a 2-seater river kayak, and several single kayaks. We offer a nice selection of life-jackets to share or you may bring your own. A rustic playground has been erected in the shade near the horseshoe pit and volleyball net. You will also find a basketball hoop in a quiet place near the woods.

PLC's new outdoor Pavilion another view of PLC's new outdoor Pavilion

Pavilion - Our pavilion is surrounded by the cabins, with a wonderful view of the lake. It is equipped with picnic tables, chairs, picnic supplies, both gas and charcoal grills, a refrigerator & microwave oven. It is a great place for picnics and barbecues, family reunions, parties and receptions, or just a great place to get out of the weather.
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Amenities (nearby)

Portage Lake Golf Course features a beautiful 9-hole course, which guarantees frequent wild animal sightings. A snack bar is also on site. A public beach is just a short distance away which also has a new playground area. Coffins General Store offers snacks, groceries, gas, ATM machine, etc. Dean's Motor Lodge in Portage and Four Seasons Inn & Restaurant in Ashland offers dining enjoyment and frequent Saturday night dances with live entertainment. Nature walks through local woodlands makes for a pleasant break. A climb up Haystack Mountain and Hedgehog Mountain are only a short drive away. Many of the surrounding towns offer special summer days with lots of special activities for everyone to enjoy. You can often seek out a church supper to fill your stomach and a chance to meet some local color. Horseback riding and carriage rides are located a few miles from town. You can also hire a seaplane for a birds eye view of the lake. Winter provides weekend snowmobile rides with the local snowmobile clubs. Many Maine Guides are available to help with your fall hunt. We have local taxidermist that will be happy to mount your catch for you. The Town Recreation Center has a weight room, library, Tuesday night co-ed volleyball, tennis courts, basketball hoops, and a baseball field.

Day Trips

Don't forget a trip to Quebec City. Located only 3 hours away from Fort Kent, explore all of the sights of a major city with the added charm of European styling. Be sure to visit the Chateau Frontenac and the Plains of Abraham, two of many must-see sites.
King's Landing
Botanical Gardens In Edmundston
Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park is one hour south.

snowmobilers arriving at PLC
Throughout the entire year, Portage Lake offers a wide variety of outdoor endeavors for the discriminating traveler. Whether it is golf, a canoe trip, whitewater rafting during the summer, hunting or hiking during the fall, or snowmobiling or skiing during the winter, there is always something to do at Portage Lakeside Cabins.

We are located at the edge of the Great North Maine Woods and can easily be accessed from Route 11. We serve hunters, fishermen, hikers, bird watchers, canoeists, kayakers, families and those seeking a relaxing, friendly atmosphere reminiscent of the past.

Hunting in Aroostook County, Maine

a happy black bear hunter Bear Hunting Maine's bear hunting season is open September thru November and we have many guides available to help with your hunt. Since the State of Maine discontinued the Spring Bear hunting season, the Bear herd is on the increase and the hunting is good. While Bear hunting in September you can hunt Coyotes.
now that's a truck full! Moose Hunting The October moose hunt (special lottery drawn permit required) Those lucky enough to be drawn in the Maine Moose Lottery are invited to join us for a week that will turn out to be the best hunt of your life. Moose permits are lottery drawn in early summer. This area is excellent moose hunting territory, with almost 100% success. We are located in the Northeast Zone.
a successful days hunting reward!
another good day deer hunting!
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Whitetail Deer Hunting With either rifle or bow, our locale has, for many years, been one of the best in Maine for it's Deer herd. Many trophy Bucks have been taken every year with an average weight of 180-200 lbs. field dressed. Leaving our dooryard, north, each or west, you can hunt for miles without seeing another hunter.

There are plenty of logging roads to follow and many abandoned farms with apple orchards to hunt in. The best hunting for trophy Bucks is during November when they are in rut. For the early Fall hunter, we also have some very good bird and small game hunting, Partridge, Woodcock, and Snowshoe Rabbits are plentiful. Starting October 1st. you can hunt Deer with the bow, Birds and Small Game with shotgun.

Fishing in Maine

Fresh water fishing in this area gets good in early May and lasts through July. There are many Brooks, Streams, Ponds and Lakes in the area that are easy to get to. The Brooks, Streams and Ponds have mainly Native Brook Trout while the Lakes have Trout, Salmon, Pickerel, White Perch and Bass. For the fly-fisherman this area is excellent because with a little driving and walking there is every different kind of water that you would want to fish in. Hire a North Maine Guide for the day and fish in remote ponds and streams

  • Hunting and fishing licenses can be obtained at Coffin's General Store in Portage.
  • Non-resident hunting and fishing licenses are available locally or may be obtained from: Click here to apply!
  • Licensed Hunting guides are available
  • Local taxidermy will be glad to mount your "catch".


The Portage Lake area abounds with nesting eagles, ospreys, herons, loons and a variety of water fowl. There are many varieties of songbirds, and the feeders in front of the cabins and bathhouse give you the chance to get "up close and personal" with many busy hummingbirds!

Water Sports

Take to the water with canoes, sailboats, kayaks or the pedal boat. Bring your jet ski for added enjoyment, or rent a "party boat" for a relaxing day on the lake.
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enjoying the winter wonderland
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Use your cabin as base camp for days of snowmobiling on the fully groomed trail ITS 85 that runs by our site. Easy access to the ITS 85 & ITS 90 opens up hundreds of miles of Maine wilderness for your enjoyment. We had one group of 18 guests that put over 1,500 miles on their sleds in one week! Put something nice in the crockpot to be ready when you return. Have a hot supper and then do it all over again tomorrow!

If cross-country skiing is more your style, we have several local scenic wilderness trails that will challenge your skills.

There's something here for everyone and every season.

For more information or to reserve, please contact;
Shannon Currier
P.O. Box 87
4 Almond Drive
Portage Lake, ME 04768
Telephone: (207)-435-9049, Cell (207)-227-2454

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