Sunset over the lake

Sebago Lake Land Reserve

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 (under construction)

Unique Ecological Features

Land Use Policies


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)