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Our Mission is to protect and manage the natural and cultural resources under our care in order to offer a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities and provide environmental and economic benefits for present and future generations. The Maine Volunteers in Parks (MVP) Program is a resource that has proven invaluable in assisting parks in the accomplishment of work goals that may not be otherwise met. Projects such as facility maintenance, interpretation, photography, trail work, architectural work, visitor hosting, and special programs to educate and entertain park guests in historical and cultural events are examples of what volunteers continue to do at State Park areas.
Sebago Lake State Park opened to the public in 1938 as one of Maine's five original state parks. This forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of Maine's deepest and second largest lake which provides year-round recreation for thousands of visitors each year. Near the foothills of the White Mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs, a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.
Swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park's 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and provides lasting memories season after season. Wooded areas offer a respite from the sun and activity on the beaches. Whether hiking on marked trails or bicycling on park roads, visitors find many way to enjoy the park. The park also operates the historic Songo Locks.
Carved by ancient rivers and scoured by Ice Age glaciers, Sebago Lake fills a basin made of granite that has been weathered for millions of year. Thanks to those glaciers, visitors today can enjoy an array of water sports on Maine's 45 square mile lake.
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