On Casco Bay in the town of Chebeague Island, narrow Bangs Island is just short of a mile long. It is owned by the Maine Department of Conservation and was managed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in 2013.
An aquaculture lease for suspended culture of blue sea mussels and kelp was approved by the State of Maine Department of Marine Resources for a period of ten years beginning in 2013. The two-acre site is off the western shore.
Great Chebeague Island is nearby off the west shore.
Bangs hosts two Maine Island Trails campsites with a capacity of eight people each. These are carry-in-carry-out (including human and pet waste) sites. Pets must be under control and leashed to protect wildlife.
Each site has a grassy space for pitching tents.
Cooking is preferred to be by camp stove. Open fires are by permit only in sand or below the high tide line. Use driftwood only.
Maine. Department of Marine Resources. “Aquaculture Lease Renewal Application.” September 26, 2013. http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/FOFDecisionSignedCASBA2.pdf (accessed July 28, 2015)