Big Lake (Maine)

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Big Lake (Maine)
LocationWashington County, Maine, United States
Coordinates45°09′44″N 67°41′47″W / 45.1623°N 67.6964°W / 45.1623; -67.6964
Lake typeNatural freshwater lake
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length7.93 miles (12.76 km)
Max. width5.36 miles (8.63 km)
Average depth12 feet (3.7 m)
Max. depth70 feet (21 m)[1]
Surface elevation200 feet (61 m)[2]

Big Lake is a body of water in Washington County, Maine. Known for smallmouth bass, Big Lake is the second largest lake in Washington County and one of the largest lakes in Maine. The lake is located in and around Grand Lake Stream, Maine, near the border with New Brunswick, Canada. Covering 10,444 acres (4,227 ha), Big Lake has a maximum depth of 70 feet (21 m). There are 28 islands on the lake. Big Lake constitutes part of the west branch of the Saint Croix River. Big Lake is a well-known location for anglers and other fresh water fishermen.[3][4]


  1. ^ Lakes of Maine website, at ,
  2. ^ Anyplace America website, at .
  3. ^ "Big Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. 1952. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  4. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (June 23, 2006). "Grand Lake Streams' angling traditions endure". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. p. A4. Retrieved 13 September 2014.