The Maine atlas shows boat launches on some lakes and ponds. If no launch is shown, does that mean that there is no public access to that lake or pond? How can I figure out which lakes and ponds allow public access, as opposed to the shore being totally private property?
I think I read that all Maine bodies of water 10 acres or more are public, but that doesn't necessarily mean there is a a spot on the shore that belongs to the state, right?
In New Hampshire the state has made an effort to establish a launch spot on most lakes and ponds by gradually buying private property. Maine being so much larger, I'm wondering whether the state of Maine has made a similar effort.
Please enlighten me, Mainers. Thanks!