Sunset over the lake

Sebago Lake Land Reserve

Sebago Lake Land Reserve

Due to ongoing developments and federal and state recommendations to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Portland Water District has suspended daily land access permit requirements.

The land reserve is still open for normal use during hours of operation. Please follow governmental guidelines prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people and practicing social distancing. Social distancing maintains a minimum of 6 feet separation between people. Thank you for your cooperation.

If there are any questions or concerns
Please call, text or email:
Rod Beaulieu, Chief of Security Operations

The Portland Water District announced the opening of its Sebago Lake Land Reserve in 2005. The 1700-acre Land Reserve, located in Standish, is open to the public for passive recreational activities. Most portions of the Land Reserve contain trails, including the Sebago to the Sea Trail and the Mountain Division Trail. The most contiguous trail network is housed within the Otter Ponds parcel. Trail maps are also available at any of the twelve kiosks, or you can pick one up at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center.

Trail Map: PDF   or Mobile

Unique Ecological Features

Land Use Policies

Recreational Opportunities
PWD offers guided events on the Land Reserve several times a year. Check back for information about upcoming events, or like us on Facebook to receive updates.


Allowed Uses

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Trapping
  • Environmental Education (with no more than 25 people)
  • Hiking/Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling on Designated Trails or by Agreement
  • Berry Picking

Prohibited Uses

  • Camping/Tenting
  • Fires
  • All Terrain Vehicles and Motorcycles
  • Night Access (between sundown and sun-up)
  • Possession of Alcohol
  • Cutting or Defacing Trees or other Vegetation
  • Removal of Soil or otherwise Excavating or Grading
  • Altering Streams or the Flow of Water in Streams
  • Littering (Carry-in, Carry-out)
  • Access for any Purpose not Allowed with a Passive Permit

(The District reserves the right to limit or prohibit any or all of these activities in any area should Policy violations, vandalism, regulatory directives, or security concerns so dictate)

Workflow history
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