Description - Access to the Chain of Ponds Public Reserved Land is off Route 27 north of Stratton. The area includes Natanis, Long, Bag and Lower Ponds. Primitive camping is offered to anglers and paddleboaters along with others wishing to experience beautiful mountain scenery in Maine's western territory.
- Chain of Ponds includes over 1,100 acres of Natanis, Long, Bag and Lower Ponds joined by short thoroughfares to form the "chain." The land includes frontage on each of the ponds and offers lake shore camping at primitive remote sites or a commercial campground with amenities.
Recreation - The public reserved land includes frontage on each of the ponds and offers lake shore camping at primitive remote sites. Fishing, swimming and picnicking are enjoyed during the warmer months while the land is open to snowmobilers during the snowy winter months. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.
Climate - The Western Maine Mountains Region, known for its spectacular four seasons, sees average daytime winter temperatures ranging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius) in the northern area and an average of 14 -18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius) in the southern area. Summer unfolds for outdoors enthusiasts with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging 68 (20 Celsius). Western Maine Mountains Region experiences a wide range of precipitation. From north to south, the area receives an average of less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) to more than 44 inches of precipitation each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 5 inches per month.
Access is off Route 27 north of Stratton.