Damariscotta Lake Names & Numbers

Damariscotta Lake is very well marked by seasonal buoys. Moreover, the clarity of the water generally keeps folks from drifting or sailing into foul ground. At reasonable speeds, you can see problems before they develop. A no-wake zone exists in The Narrows, where the three embayments meet.

Launch Ramp

A concrete-slab state ramp with ample parking can be found on the southwest side of the lake, off Rte. 213. No fee.

Where to Eat

There are lots of eateries in the Damariscotta area. Some top local picks include:

  • Narrows Tavern¬†(207-832-2210): Good food, convivial company and cold draft beer in nearby Waldoboro. Seafood a specialty, such as sauteed scallops and broiled haddock. Also, steaks, pasta and dangerous desserts. Very reasonable prices. Open year-round.
  • Damariscotta River Grille (207-563-2992)¬†offers local/organic foods in creative and very tasty combinations. Mussels in garlic sauce is to die for. Reasonable prices. Open year-round.
  • The Slipway (207-354-4155). Waterfront restaurant in nearby Thomaston. Serves Caribbean-style dishes with indoor and outdoor tables. Seafood a specialty. Right on the St. George River.