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Address: Rockland, ME

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A nice public lake, refreshing swim

This lake is very large and scenic. The beach is at the southern end of the lake, and right off the road, which some people don't like because of the noise of the cars driving by... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Newton, MA
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Newton, MA
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This lake is very large and scenic. The beach is at the southern end of the lake, and right off the road, which some people don't like because of the noise of the cars driving by, but you can easily tune that out. To be sure, there is a nice safe place to park, and you don't have to hike... More 

Thank JaneBoSox
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

located right on a main road, loud car noise, lots of people. public restrooms. water is calm and nice enough. probably good for big families and socializing

Thank Jessica M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a local beach, looks like a great spot to take a quick dip. It is awful! Teenagers making out in plain view of kids, using the water as a restroom--and there are facilities there. Animals in and out of the water. Stay away!

Thank susanbW5154WQ
Rockport, Maine, United States
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We went to the public beach on three occasion last summer, and despite all the signage that no dogs are allowed at the beach - dogs are always running around. If you try and point it out to people, they just shrug. The City of Rockland seems to do nothing about it. Love dogs - just not their waste from... More 

4 Thank Justin F
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We were exploring Rockland and enjoyed the peacefulness of Chickawaukee Lake to stretch our early morning coffee in hand walk-about. Clean and picturesque and convenient, too.

1 Thank 4Directions
Union, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2012

A beautiful Lake to behold especially early morning and evening. Like other reviews I would not swim here and haven't since 1990 because of the crowd. Lots of young children and toddlers and I have other options.

Thank Kelly G
Rockport, Maine
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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We live next to this lake. It is spring fed, and, according to my oldest son, stocked with trout. It is beautiful to look at. However, it gets very crowded in the summer and the water quality is not tested on a regular basis. IF you call the town, they may tell you that it has been tested...if they do,... More 

3 Thank ASLOV
Oswego, New York
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73 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

If you need to go for a swim and the ocean is too much, Chicky is a good place to go. with young kids and there used to be a life guard. It is fresh water too.

Thank Claireblumdestevens
Nyack NY
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Last we heard, the water quality was so-so due to nitrates leaching from surrounding farms. In an area with pristine lakes, this isn't the best choice. Try the public beach with the spectacular cliffs at Megunticook Lake. It's 10 minutes down the road in Camden and worth the drive. Other smaller lakes in the area have prettier beaches. If you... More 

2 Thank Darcy C
Lakewood, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Stayed 10 days at the Lakewatch Manor Inn overlooking the lake. The view was incredible, very quiet, centrally located to most every place in the state. It was a wonderful vacation.

Thank LarryGlen

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