The department's goal is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors through recreational opportunities, community events and stewardship of the town's public lands. The office is staffed year-round and can be reached by calling 207-236-3438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Water Quality updates will begin in June.
The water at Laite Memorial Beach, located on Bay View Street between Cedar and Chestnut Hill streets, is tested weekly through Maine Healthy Beaches, a Maine Department of Environmental Protection water quality program that partners with local municipalities to monitor salt water beaches. To check the status of Laite Beach, click here. Advisories are posted on a sign along the sidewalk to the beach, and online here and at the new Camden Parks and Recreation (camdenparksandrec.com) website on Wednesdays, or as needed.
The water at Megunticook Lake (Barrett's Cove Beach) and Shirttail Point is tested weekly by the Megunticook Watershed Association. Visit their website here to see the most current water test results, which are usually posted online Thursdays, or as needed.
When applicable, advisories are also posted via signage at the beach. Notice - Beaches are not tested for bacteria after Labor Day.
Megunticook Watershed Association monitors freshwater quality at Barrett's Cove Beach on Megunticook Lake, at the intersection of Route 52 and Beaucaire Avenue, the Hosmer Pond boat launch and swim dock at the Camden Snow Bowl and Shirttail Point Beach off Washington Street. When applicable, advisories are posted on their website. Advisories are also posted on this page and on the Parks and Recreation Department website at www.camdensnowbowl.com.
Dog Ordinance: regarding dogs on public beaches (page 7) - adopted June 2007
- Boat Launches
- Camden Outdoors Recreation Map
- Dog Park
- Mountain Biking
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Walking and Hiking