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Eagle Lake – ME

Eagle Lake is in the United States. It is a town in Aroostook County, Maine. The population in the 2010 census was 864.The Eagle Lake Census place is within the Town of Eagle Lake that is in the Aroostook County a minor civil division.

Basic Facts
The Eagle Lake Census on July 1, 2016, had a population of 700. Eagle Lake ranks for Population Density in the lower quartile in comparison to other cities in Maine.

The key coordinate point is that the Eagle Lake is located at 47.0345 latitude and 68.5892 longitudes. The formal boundaries for the Eagle Lake revealed 3.95 sq. Miles as the land area and the water area of 0.31 sq.miles.

Aroostook County is in the Eastern Time zone (GMT -5). It has 620 feet elevation. The Eagle Lake Census revealed that it has a federally official recognized name, bearing an ‘S’ as a Functional Status Code identifying a statistical entity.

[EE-gul], as it was referred earlier, is a town in Aroostook County. This place was initially organized on July 11, 1859, for election purposes from the township T16 R7 WELS. Later in 1911, on March 16, after several organizations and reorganizations, this place was incorporated as a town.

This town was settled in the 1840’s by the immigrants of Acadian-French and Irish and was named for the many eagles that appeared at the Lake by a Major Strickland who was traveling north from Bangor during the Aroostook War period. The town was under pressure but has maintained its population from 1970 through 2010.

Some extracts of The History of Eagle Lake, Maine:

  • 1839 – In 1839 January a 200-man posse, noted in the vicinity of the lake many white-headed eagles, so they named it Eagle Lake.
  • 1840 – Sefroi Nadeau was the first settler who settled in the Eagle Lake area.
  • 1870 – The first sawmill was built here.
  • 1879 – Three sawmills and one gristmill are found in the Eagle Lake.
  • 1886 – James Seymour inaugurated the foremost variety store, and William Brown opened the first post office and drug store.
  • 1888 – Clement Dubay opened the first hotel in Eagle Lake’s, the Eagle Lake Exchange, and following it John M. Brown opened the second variety store.
  • 1905 –Northern Maine General Hospital construction had begun.
  • 1908 – Standard Wood Company opened to process kindling wood in a plant for urban dwellers so that they used it to light coal fires in their homes.
  • 1908 – Telephones were installed in this year in the early months. The company was Eagle Lake Telephone Company.
  • 1956 – The Eagle Lake Lumber Mill underwent bankruptcy.
  • 1957 – The mill was sold to John T. Batts of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later it was reopened to manufacture coat-hanger blanks; the last dry goods store closed.
  • Franciscan Home and Mercy Home on Route 11 (2003)
  • Franciscan & Mercy Homes, Rt. 11 (2003)
  • Eagle Lake from Route 11 (2003)
  • Eagle Lake from Route 11 (2003)

This town is the birthplace and also the long-time residence of John L. Martin, the former Maine House Speaker. 

Historic Eagle Lake Sporting Camps
Begin the memorable visits to Eagle Lake Sporting Camps with the male birds singing in the dawn in a chorus. They began at first quietly, and then they seem to be loud and hard, soon every bird is singing simultaneously in an earshot distance.  The Northern Maine offers a unique destination for wildlife photographers and birders.

There are several other attractions such as bird watching, boating, nature tours, moose and bear hunts, salmon and trout fishing offering the best of the pleasure for the vacationers.

But that does not end here. Visitors can experience May salmon fishing, the world class, late-summer trophy bear hunting; goose, fall moose, grouse, and duck hunting. Also, join a nature tour or consider guided hunt at the OMM Outfitters lodge, Maine’s World’s foremost only Cabela’s Destination.

Twenty miles long Eagle Lake is the best and famous Fish River chain of lakes that stretches long in northern Maine, passing the sixty miles through beautiful forest reaching the Canadian border, outshining in primeval beauty and grandeur than many of the other well-known lakes and woodlands of Maine.

The Eagle Lake Sporting Camps were established in 1889. It is located on a peninsula seven miles up the Lake at the outlet of Square Lake from Eagle Lake Village thoroughfare and in the midst of a 23,000-acre wilderness reserve. They are amidst beautiful white birches, in a southwesterly direction facing the lake. The view is magnificent presenting the lake and forest blend with the ridge upon ridge looms up until you can see in the distance Three Brooks Mountain caps.

Fish River
Eagle Lake generates the Fish River, emptying at Fort Kent into the St. John River. Maine Route 11 serves the town while moving from Fort Kent, though the Eagle Lake and south through the western portion of Aroostook County.

Eagle Lake Public Reserved Land, is a 23,000-acre area including the Lake most of all. It is like a Square Lake to the east appearing to connect the two lakes. The access is off the Sly Brook Road, connecting Route 11 at Soldier Pond (Wallagrass) or in the Town of Eagle Lake by boat from the launch.

The town by itself is host to the Dickwood Lake Wildlife Management Area, bordering the “Big Woods,” a large undeveloped tract of privately owned industrial forest land.

Other Attractions
Bird watching, hiking, scrapbooking, boating, canoeing, pitching horseshoes or just resting is all favorite past-times. In the winter season, the camps truly make a great destination for ice fishermen and snowmobilers. Conference rooms are available for people who have training meetings and unique strategic planning

Accommodation and facilities
There are accommodation facilities in the form of log cabins ready to accommodate from two to ten people or even up to forty. These cabins are facilitated with heat and gas lights, while each cabin features a private bathroom.

Additional six cabins can be used with shared toilet and shower facilities. All the cabins face the Lake on the frontage, and each has a broad verandah. The legendary Roosevelt Dining Room ensures fine dining accommodating thirty seats. The Rough Rider Tavern has an expansive field stone fireplace, game room, and a regulation pool table.

Our guests can arrive by boat, four-wheel drive, snowmobile, and float plane. There are charter flights from eastern cities to reach you to Eagle Lake in a matter of hours. It will take a 1 1/2 hour flight from Boston and within 1-hour visitors can reach the camps.

Large areas of forested land dominate the area, building a solitude setting and a remote hunting opportunity for hunters who wish to spend time outdoors or prefer to walk. Owing to a higher elevation, severe winters can be experienced. But there is minimal winter cover that allows you to see deer populations existing in small pockets. On the other hand, bird hunting is also favorable depending on the location and season.

Lodges are offering modern style bedroom and bath units featuring kitchen, bath, and loft.  The dining room seats 18 and features catering possibilities directly from the commercial kitchen attached. There is an optional garage to facilitate parking snowmobiles, besides boat docking and the private beach is also available.