We speak so much here about the Sebago Lakes Region and the Sebago Lake area, but haven't written too much about Sebago Lake itself. To get started, here are a few facts and figures about the mighty Sebago Lake:
Sebago Lake is 12 miles long. The Great Basin width is five miles and the Jordan Bay width is two miles. It's maximum depth is over 300 feet and its mean depth is just over 100 feet. Its shoreline measures 105 miles and touches the towns of Naples, Casco, Raymond, Windham, Standish, Sebago, and Frye Island.
Sebago Lake is 45.6 square miles in surface area, is the second largest lake in Maine and third largest in New England. The lake level varies between 260.5 feet above sea level to 266.6 feet above sea level depending on the snow melt and regulation of dams. The clarity of the water is so good that the bottom of the lake can be seen at depths up to 45 feet.
Sebago Lake contains almost one trillion gallons of water. It has nine natural sand beaches and is home to 28 species of fish. An Atlantic salmon weighing 22.5 pounds was caught in 1907, a world rod and reel record.
As far as lakefront property is concerned, there are currently 63 lakefront homes for sale on Sebago Lake, many of them very expensive. However, if you look to the less expensive category - under $500,000 - you can still find 18 and here they are, as of May 11, 2009: