Highland Lake Association

Falmouth, Windham, Westbrook

PO Box 1684

Windham, Maine 04062


8 am to 2 pm

31 Crabapple Road, Windham

Shop and gardening tools: Wrenches, Drill set, Pressure washer, Hedge trimmer and more

Lake toys: Wind surfer, Large inner tube, Trampoline

Glassware and cabinetry,

Cash only.

All sales benefit the Highland Lake Association.

The Highland Lake Association (HLA) is a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, started in 1989. Our organization is staffed by volunteers from around the lake and is supported by our member dues. Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed.

The HLA has established itself as a leader in watershed education and water quality monitoring. Protecting water quality remains our top priority. The HLA Water Quality Committee monitors lake water quality using recognized standard methods, including analysis of natural and invasive plant species and coordinates additional testing, education, and personnel as warranted. We collaborate with our local partners, the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Towns of Windham, Falmouth and Westbrook as well as USM, UNH and the DEP to improve and maintain the water quality of Highland Lake for the benefit of the residents, the Towns and future generations. The first summer camps appeared around 1900 on Highland Lake, a lake less than 12 miles from Portland, Maine. There are now more than 500 residences around the lake shore and more than 1000 within the watershed. The area around the dam (Duck Pond corner) served as the industrial center to residential settlement dating back to the late 1700s. The site served as a rag mill as well as a lumber mill. HLA is proud to maintain the lake’s history and dedication to pure enjoyment in pure water! HLA welcomes residents along the shoreline and beyond to join in our efforts to keep Highland Lake at its best!

Thank you to Julia Ellsworth for allowing us to use some of her beautiful photographs, of the northern side of Highland Lake, throughout our website.

Highland Lake Current Water Level

July 21, 2021 +3.75"

When the water is even with the top of the spillway at the dam, it is at 190.6 feet above sea level. This is considered "normal" level or 0" for water level purposes. A negative number indicates water level below the crest of the dam, while a positive number shows water going over the crest of the dam.

Join us for a paddle

A small group of Highland Lake residents are planning a few group paddles every other Saturday morning (9:30) beginning in June. Our goal is simply to get to know others on the lake, be safe and have fun! Paddlers of all kinds are welcome (Canoes, Kayaks, SUP’s, Rowboats etc). Paddlers should be comfortable and confident on the water, not needing instruction or assistance. Everyone is ultimately responsible for their own safety.

We’ll paddle from the meet up spot on the east side of the narrows for about an hour. Folks are welcome to join or drop off wherever it works best. Please come join us for some fun on the water!

Go to the Highland Lake Community Facebook page for details and updates.

Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect
the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed.

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