Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who controls the dam?
A. The Town of Sanford
Q. Why is there a Courtesy Boat Inspection at the Public Boat Ramp?
A. To check for invasive plants that could enter our waters on boats and trailers.
Q. Who can we contact about an erosion problem or if I want to work on my retaining wall?
A. Email:
Q. What is a ‘Water Safety Zone’?
A. The body of water 200 feet off any shoreline be that the mainland or off an island. State of Maine Watercraft Operation Law states: ‘Within 200 feet of any shore, watercraft cannot exceed headway speed. Headway s[peed is the minimum speed necessary to Maintain steerage and control of the watercraft while the watercraft is moving’.
Q. How do I register my boat?
A. You can register your boat at Town Hall or through the website for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Q. How can I find out about a ‘Boating Education Course’?
A. Call Bob Anderson at 207-477-8588 or go online at Maine Department of Fisheries and wildlife.
Q. How deep is the lake?
A. Generally speaking Mousam and Goose Pond are considered fairly shallow. Attention to buoys is essential. The deepest point on Mousam is 98’. Shallow depths are mostly found in coves and inlets. Depths on Lower Mousam range from 2’-36’.
Q. How big is Mousam Lake in acres?
A. 900 acres
Q. How I contact an MLRA Board Member?
A. Go to Contact Us page on If you don’t see a topic, send note to the box and you will be contacted.
Q. If I have questions about the Lake or Activities, whom do I contact?
A. Go to our website under Contact us and link to the appropriate ‘person’. Someone will get back to you.

News & Events 11/9/2017

Upcoming Events

2018 Events

Annual Meeting - Saturday June 30th, 8:30am registration, 9:00am start time. Acton Fairgrounds

Boat Parade - July 4th, registration at 11:00am in Carpenter's Cove, 
parade starts at 11:30 and proceeds down the Shapleigh side of upper Mousam. 

Kid's Fishing Derby - Saturday July 21st, registration at 8:30am, winners announced at Noon - Baxter's dock by the Foot for registration and winners announcement.

ASYCC Golf Tournament - Friday August 3rd - $135 per golfer - Register via - spots are fill up fast!!!

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