Maine to Raffle Free Camping Trip on Swan Island

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The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is holding a raffle contest in which the winner will receive a free weekend of camping on Swan Island in the Kennebec River.

Four winners will receive free use of camping equipment and support from Swan Island staff in set-up, use and take-down of the campsite. The raffle is open to Maine residents with no prior camping experience.

“Our goal is to help people connect with the outdoors,” said John Pratte, island manager. “We want people to disconnect from our fast-paced lives for a weekend, and instead plug into nature; it might be the best connection they make.”

To enter the raffle, CLICK HERE, print and mail the application to Swan Island, 270 Lyons Road, Sidney, 04330.

The deadline for applications is May 2, and the drawing will be held on May 3.
Contact John Pratte at (207) 547-5318 or

Read more about camping on Swan Island and how to access the island by water.

Swan Island, Photo by Maine.Gov
Swan Island, Photo by Maine.Gov