Fishing & Lakes
Grand Lake Stream is a 3-mile ribbon of gin-clear water that flows from the dam at the outlet of West Grand Lake. This well-known fly-fishing only stream has provided great salmon fishing for generations of Downeasters. All of the big fish caught here have spent the majority of their lives feeding on bait fish in the neighboring lakes. Like many other popular rivers in Maine, salmon here are seasonal migrants that are caught when they move into the stream to feed on smelts and aquatic insects in the spring, and to spawn in the fall. What makes Grand Lake Stream special however, is the size of the watershed that it draws fish from, and the sheer numbers of salmon that congregate in some of its pools.
At Grand Lake Stream in the St. Croix watershed, you can fish for landlocked salmon, square-tailed trout, lake trout and small-mouthed bass. You and your family can also enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing and boating in Grand Lake. In the central village, you'll find a public beach, boat dock and ramps, and tennis and basketball courts. In the winter, you can go ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. You can also visit the State Salmon Hatchery. The village also has several sporting camps and lodges and the most concentrated population of experienced guides in the state.
A haven for fishing and hunting, Princeton is also home to a conservation camp holding programs in natural resource conservation for both children and adults year round. You can enjoy access to the west branch of the St. Croix River, a series of lakes celebrated for their fantastic sports fishing.
Princeton has a number of shops and services to help you stock out before you head out on the water to enjoy the beauty of the area.
Catch the “king of game fish” in our world-famous Miramichi and Restigouche Rivers. Experience the thrilling feeling of knowing that – yes – this is it - you’re reeling in THE ONE. This heart-stopping experience is a don’t-miss-it trip, with two of our three salmon rivers listed among the top ten Atlantic salmon fishing in the World.