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Lake View Plantation

Location Map for Lakeview Plantation

Location Map for Lakeview Plantation

Year Population
1970 16
1980 20
1990 23
2000 43
2010 89
Lake View Plt Population Chart 1900-2010

Population Trend 1900-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:21:45
W. Latitude 68:53:22
Maine House District 120
Maine Senate District 4
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 53.2
Area sq. mi. (land) 41.5
Population/sq.mi. (land) 2.1
County: Piscataquis

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[LAAK view] is a plantation in Piscataquis County, organized on June 16, 1892 from the township T4 R8 NWP.

Community

The small community’s more than doubling in population from 2000 to 2010 may be due to the selling of large tracts of woodland to private individuals for the creation of “wilderness” estates.  Lake View Plantation’s town office is located in nearby Brownville.

Here is an excerpt (condensed and edited) from the “Central Penobscot Region Draft Plan” regarding the Seboeis Unit:

The lands in Lake View Plantation were harvested two or three times between 1900 and the time of state acquisition in 1977. Most visitors enter from the north. Visitors coming from the south using Route 11 travel along Lakeview Road through the village of Lake View on the south end of Schoodic Lake and head north on an abandoned railroad bed to the south entrance of the Unit, near the Unit’s south west corner.

Lakes

Over one-fifth of the town’s area is water on two lakes.

Schoodic Lake

This rural area’s recreational potential is inspired by Schoodic Lake that dominates the plantation. It covers 7,168 acres with a maximum depth of 188 feet, one of the deepest lakes in Maine.  With low temperatures in the deep water, successful cold water fishing for salmon, brook trout and togue is likely.

Schoodic Lake derives its name from the Indian word sko-tum or “trout.” Moses Greenleaf’s early map of the area names it “Scootum Lake” or “Trout Lake.”

Seboeis Lake

The southern reach of Seboeis Lake extends into Lake View from T4 R9.

Campsites

A portion of Seboeis Public Reserved Land, at the southern end of Seboeis Lake, juts into Lake View in its northeast corner. In this part of the Lake there are three “primitive” campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and privies. One is on Hammer Island, another on Burn Island, and a third near the outlet of Turtle Pond on the eastern lake shore.

Form of Government: Assessors-Annual Meeting.

Additional resources

Lake View Plantation, History & Celebration 2001. [moving image recording] Milo, Me. Flying Fish Productions. 2001? [Maine State Library; University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library]

Maine. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. “Central Penobscot Region Draft Plan. ” Augusta, Me. November 6, 2013. https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/planning_and_acquisition/management_plans/docs/central_penobscot_resource_ior.pdf (accessed March 17, 2013)

Milo, Brownville, and Lake View. Milo Historical Society and Brownville Historical Society. Charleston, SC. Arcadia Publishing. 2009.

Maine. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. “Seboeis Public Lands: Guide & Map.” Augusta, ME. 2011. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parksearch/PropertyGuides/PDF_GUIDE/seboeisguide.pdf (accessed July 16, 2015)

Maine. Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “Schoodic.” Augusta, ME. 1953. http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/lakesurvey_maps/piscataquis/schoodic_lake.pdf (accessed July 16, 2015)

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One Response to Lake View Plantation

  1. Paul says:

    Hammer Island is on Seboeis Lake, Next to Schoodic.

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