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Swan Island, Kennebec River

An Island in Time

Address:

Intersection of Routes 197 and 24 Richmond, ME US 04357

Hours:

Open daily from May 1- through the end of October.

To protect the Island's wildlife, pets are not allowed.

Ferry service across the river (5 minute ride) is provided by reservation only.

Phone:

(207) 547-5322

Payments Accepted:

cash/check

The Tubbs - Reed House dates back to the 1800s and overlooks the Kennebec River.

The Tubbs - Reed House dates back to the 1800s and overlooks the Kennebec River.

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An Island in Time, Swan Island is located in the Kennebec River in Richmond, just 20 minutes south of Augusta. There are nesting bald eagles, deer and waterfowl; 5 historic homes dating back to the 1700s; hiking and camping. The island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers gorgeous scenery and great photo opportunities. Visitors may visit using canoes or kayaks or arrange a ferry ride. They can bring a mountain bike to ride the island's 4-mile dirt road.

Just 3.5 miles off Exit 43 on I-295; corner of Routes 197 and 24

www.maine.gov/swanisland

email: swan.island@maine.gov