Location: Chesuncook Township, Piscataquis County
Description: The Gero Island Public Reserved Land unit is comprised of the majority of Gero Island in Chesuncook Lake, as well as most of the historic Chesuncook Village on the mainland, southwest of the island. Chesuncook Village was settled in 1849 by Ansel A. Smith as a logging outfit. The water access campsites on Gero Island are popular with canoeists paddling the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The parcel includes 3,175 acres that are part of the state’s Ecological Reserve System due to the unique plant and animal species that are found there.
Activities: Boating, camping, fishing, hunting, and canoeing
For More Information: The Maine Natural Areas Program has documented the exemplary natural areas and rare plants on the island here. For more information about the unit, including how to get there, visit the Maine Public Reserved Land website.