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Description - Little Squaw is a 15,000-acre unit north of Greenville that includes Big and Little Squaw Mountains. Several remote ponds offer excellent hiking, fishing and primitive camping opportunities. Winter visitors enjoy snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Access is by gravel road off Route 15 north of Greenville.

Attractions - Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region houses the Little Squaw Public Reserved Land, which encompasses over 15,000 acres of wilderness located at the southwest corner of Moosehead Lake. This remote area includes Big and Little Squaw Mountains along with Trout Pond Mountain. Ponds within the public reserved land include Trout Pond, Big Indian Pond, Little Notch Pond, Big and Little Squaw Ponds, Papoose Pond and Shadow Pond. The deepest body of water is Big Squaw Pond dropping a cold 1,486 feet. These natural features attract outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities abound.

Recreation - The Little Squaw Public Reserved Land offers visitors an opportunity to picnic, launch cartop boats, fish, backpack, hike, cross-country ski and snowmobile. One of the more popular trails includes Big Squaw Mountain Trail that provides fabulous 360-degree vistas from an old fire tower. At the summit, hikers will want to look to their feet for a natural exhibit of mica, tourmaline and garnet. The base elevation to the summit is an approximate 2,000-foot ascent extending three miles one-way. Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.

Climate - Winter outdoor enthusiasts to the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 14 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging between 65 - 66 degrees Fahrenheit (18 - 19 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging between 66 - 68 (19 - 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of 38 - 44 inches (97 - 112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Access is by gravel road off Route 15 north of Greenville.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round.


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Contact Information:
Western Region Headquarters, 129 Main Street, P.O. Box 327 , Farmington, ME, 04938, Phone: 207-778-8231, Fax: 207-778-5932

Additional Information:
Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region - Known for its peaceful lakes, churning rivers and wonderful moose sightings, Kennebec and Moose River Valley is located inland above the busy metropolitan area of Freeport. Winter and summer sports abound on the region's lakes and land.
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
Maine State Parks & Public Reserved Lands - Maine's State Parks and Public Reserved Lands are managed for recreation, wildlife and timber. State Historic Sites preserve the rich heritage of the American Revolution and Civil War.

Links:
Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website

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