RICHMOND — Join Swan Island staff for some time on the water followed by a traditional lobster bake with lobster, clams, corn, potatoes, salad and dessert from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Enjoy a comfortable ride on the ferry around Little Swan Island before dinner at the Swan Island campground. Dress for the weather, as it can be cooler and breezy on the water. There is seating for 34 people and standing room for 16 passengers.

This event is $40 and reservations are required. There is a minimum of 35 reservations required to run the event and maximum of 50. Call 547-5322 for tickets and plan to be at the Swan Island dock in by 3:15 p.m.

Swan Island, known for its abundant and often quite visible wildlife, is actually an abandoned 18th- and 19th-century town called Perkins Township, and has long been recognized for its varied and interesting history. There are five standing homes that date back to the 1700s. The wildlife management area, about 1,755 acres in size, is located in the Kennebec River between the towns of Richmond and Dresden. The Island’s public visitation season generally runs from May through the end of October. There are 10 Adirondack type shelters available for overnight use; picnic facilities for day use; modern bathroom facilities at the campground, available drinking water; and firewood for a nominal fee. Kayaks and canoes are available for rental by the hour or day.
For more information, visit or call 547-5322.