Wilkins-Campbell Forest

About the Property

The Forest Society primarily manages this property for sustainable forestry, productive wildlife habitat, and other conservation benefits in support of the greater Deering community. While all of our reservations are open to the public, this property may be difficult to access due to a lack of developed recreation features and resources such as signage, parking, established trails, and a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map.

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations. 

If you are looking to explore a unique forest in this area that offers a wider array of recreational opportunities, we encourage you to visit any of our “recommended properties nearby” featured below.

Fishing Guide

This is a lovely property with a long, fishable shoreline on Deering Lake. There is limited on-road parking at the gate, which is about a half-mile up Wolf Hill Road (get there via Old County Road). There are a few nice open spots at the end of the trail where fishing is easy.  Deering Lake is managed for bass and rainbow trout.  Waterside ‘grazing’ for wild blueberries in season is one of the side benefits of a visit to this property. Because of the limited parking, a good way to enjoy this property is to access it by canoe or kayak and use it as an ideal picnic spot. You’ll find the town boat launch alongside the dam at the southerly end of Deering Lake. There may be a small launching parking fee to use this site at some times of year.  Once your boat is in the water, paddle along the south shore toward the west.  You will come to a long section of undeveloped shoreline. Look for the Forest Society sign visible from the water.