"News & Issues" piece about the 1997 purchase by the Maine Department of Inland
"News & Issues" piece about the 1997 purchase by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF & W) of two acres on Mountain View Pond in Big Square Township and a public right-of-way to the water from Route 15 to give the public easy access to Mountain View Pond, which was to be stocked to take some of the fishing pressure off Moosehead Lake. Under direction from Gov. King and under pressure from Jim Calafone of Big Squaw Mountain Resort, the IF & W has recently agreed to give up its plan to provide public access and allow Calafone to control the pond. Members of the public wishing to use the publicly owned pond now will have to go to the Big Squaw hotel on the mountain and register at the public desk. Gated access down a gravel road to the pond will be allowed only from dawn to dusk. George Smith, the executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine believes the deal sets a bad precedent. He fears the resort might impose fees or "even want exclusive use." Details.
Lakes, Mountain View Pond
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece about the 1997 purchase by the Maine Department of Inland" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4276.