Froid Lake is in the Fish River chain of lakes in Aroostook County
located in Winterville Maine off Rte. 11 about 25 miles south of Fort
Kent. Fort Kent is in the northern end of scenic Rte. 1 in Aroostook
County. Saint Froid Lake is approximately 2400 acres and approximately
6 miles long with a maximum depth of 114 feet. There are many clear
brooks and rivers that empty into Saint Froid Lake. Red River and Birch
River are the largest. Many times in the summer months there may be
only 6-10 small boats on the entire lake, sometimes it will feel like
your own private lake.
The Fish River Chain of
lakes begins with Fish Lake, a 2642 acre body of water with a max.
depth of 46 feet. This lake flows into Portage Lake. Portage Lake is
2474 acres with a max. depth of 25 feet. Portage Lake flows into St
Froid Lake. Saint Froid Lake is 2400 acres with a maximum depth of 114
feet. St Froid Lake flows into Eagle Lake which is 5581 acres and has a
max. depth of 136 feet. The next lake in the Fish Lake Chain is Square
Lake which is 8150 acres with a maximum depth of 122 feet. Then next
comes Cross Lake at 2515 acres and a maximum depth of 46 feet. Mud Lake
follows at 972 acres with a 20 foot maximum depth. The last lake is
Long Lake at 6000 acres and a maximum depth of 163 feet. These 4 lakes
also flow into Eagle Lake.
Some of the largest cold water fish have come from these Aroostook County lakes.
St. John River flows in the opposite direction from any other river in
Maine. It winds leisurely between the fertile lands of the valley,
reluctant to leave the picturesque shores. Maine has 2503 lakes and
ponds, including thousands of streams never counted.