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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.

The campground has 10 Adirondack shelters, 3 flush restrooms and potable water. It overlooks the Kennebec River and Little Swan Island.

The campground has 10 Adirondack shelters, 3 flush restrooms and potable water. It overlooks the Kennebec River and Little Swan Island.

A view of Swan Alley

A view of Swan Alley

The wildlife tower at sunset

The wildlife tower at sunset

Swan Island, Kennebec River

An Island in Time, Swan Island is located in the Kennebec River in Richmond, just 20 minutes south of Augusta and 45 minutes north of Portland. There are nesting bald eagles, deer and waterfowl; 5 historic homes dating back to the 1700s; hiking, camping, canoe rentals and various events. 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 reserve a ferry ride. They can even 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

  • Address Intersection of Routes 197 and 24 Richmond, ME US 04357
  • Phone (207) 547-5322
  • Website maine.gov/ifw/education/swanisland/index.htm
  • Payments Accepted cash/check
  • 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.

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