Norris Island was a key acquisition for the Kennebec Land Trust. Purchased by KLT in 1997 through the Islands of Hope fundraising campaign, this property is the largest island in Androscoggin Lake, with 4,500 feet of undeveloped shoreline. Beyond providing public access to land on Androscoggin Lake, this property protects important habitat, water quality, and a beautiful scenic viewshed. Boating, fishing, and bird-watching are popular activities to pursue on the shallow Androscoggin Lake. Loons, osprey, eagles, and heron are commonly sighted near the island.
Norris Island’s unique black sand beach and pcinic areas can be enjoyed by day visitors and campers alike. There are two campsites and a cabin located on the island, which can be reserved on the KLT website at www.tklt.org/norrisislandcamp. Reservations open January 1, so make sure to sign up early if you want to enjoy everything Norris Island has to offer!
The property contains no marked trails except around the campsites.
Norris Island is accessible only by boat or across the ice in the winter. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the island. Dogs are allowed on a leash or under voice command. Please clean up after your pets.
For more information about reservations and a printable map please visit KLT Norris Island or contact:
Access to Norris Island is by water only. There are multiple boat launches on Androscoggin Lake:
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