Explore the many lakes in Oxford County by staying at one of the Newry house vacation rentals. This small county in Maine is home to 190 lakes that are all great for fishing.
Richardson Lakes are one of the lake reservoirs in Oxford County. Historically, there were two separate lakes but in the early 1900s they were joined together by a dam. However, the lakes are still referred to as the Upper and Lower Richardson Lakes. The lakes are located near the northern border of Maine and New Hampshire. This S-shaped lake is 15 to 16 miles long and is a popular fishing destination among the locals.
There are several popular activities in Richardson Lakes that visitors can do from canoeing to fishing. The calm water makes it a great destination to do some canoeing, kayaking and boating. Fly-fishing is also another activity. A few miles from the lakes is the Appalachian Trail that is located across the tops of the overlooking hills.
Androscoggin River Reservoir
The Androscoggin River Reservoir is situated in the Rumford area of Oxford County. This river has an aggregated area that is almost 80 square miles. Fishing is the main activity here. You can find a variety of fish in the Androscoggin River Reservoir, including pan fish, suckers and smallmouth buffalo.
Another famous fishing spot in Oxford County is Keoka Lake, located in the Waterford Flat. Keoka Lake is also known as Thomas Pond by the locals. This river has a surface area of 460 acres and has a maximum depth of 42 feet. It's situated alongside Route 35 and Route 37.
There are several varieties of fish living in the river including brook trout. Due to the boulder and gravel shoreline of this river, it is home to smallmouth and largemouth bass. You can also catch a few other varieties of fish including hornpout, smelt, eel, yellow perch, chain pickerel, white sucker and pumpkinseed sunfish.
One of the more interesting lakes in the Oxford County is Kezar Lake. This is due to the fact that the lake is home to three species of coldwater fish as well as warm water fish. Smelt is abundant in this lake, particularly during summer and winter. You can also catch lake trout, salmon, bass, white pickerel and white perch.
Kezar Lake is also a great destination for boating, canoeing and kayaking. There are two launching areas in the lake. One is located at the Narrows while the other one is at the end of North Lovell.
Located in White Mountain National Forest is the Horseshoe Pond. Fishing is the primary water activity in this lake. Visitors can catch several varieties of fish in Horseshoe Pond, like brook and brown trout as well as smallmouth bass.
Both beginners and avid fishermen will surely enjoy the great many fishing lakes in Oxford County. A Newry vacation home offers one of the most ideal locations to be near these fishing spots. Check out the listings on VacationHomes.com for availability, and you can search for a rental based on amenities offered, price, location and more.