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Historic Swan Island in Downtown Richmond, Maine


2019 Informational Brochure

2019 Events 

Swan Island, at the head of Merrymeeting Bay, welcomes hikers, campers, birders and explorers to its shores for an unforgettable Maine experience.

Board our ferry for the five-minute ride across the Kennebec River to your remote getaway…close to home. Once on the Island you can begin your exploration or travel in our tour truck to the campground. From here explore the campground area and homes, rent a kayak to explore the islands, walk the scenic gravel road to Theobald Point, or begin exploring 7-miles of hiking trails.

Make your reservation now!

Call: 207-287-5322 


On-Site Conveniences

  • 10 Adirondack shelters in a grassy field overlooking Little Swan Island and Kennebec River
  • Fire pit and picnic table at every site
  • One group site
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic shelter
  • Clean, modern restrooms
  • Utility/dish room
  • 7 miles of hiking
  • 4.5-mile dirt road for hiking/biking
  • Canoe & Kayak rentals
  • Fishing pond for kids under 16 - fishing gear provided!
  • Wildlife viewing tower

Seasons & Fees

Season Dates

Swan Island is open from May - October

Getting Here


Paddle your canoe or kayak to the main island landing or to the campground on the east side. Both sites have 'iron rangers' to deposit user fees.


Transportation is provided by reservation using a passenger-only ferry.

Ferry Schedule (by reservation only)

  • Leaves Richmond Parking Area: 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • Leaves Swan Island: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Please note, the docks at the mainland and island landings are for department use only. Be sure to pull any watercraft above the high tide line and out of the way of access for other users. A topographical map of the island showing landing sites is available for download. 5 years and under are free!


Day Use

$8 per person plus $20/site/night

Picnic Shelter - $20/day

Canoe/Kayak - $10/hr or $35/day (available at campground)

Firewood - $4/bundle

Season Passes *

Individual Day Use: $30

Individual Camping: $45

Family Day Use: $75

Family Camping: $130

Business Pass: ask for details

*specific rules apply. For more information call 207-287-5252 


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