Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KWWNM) permanently conserves a portion of Maine’s iconic forests, safeguarding more than 30 miles of pristine rivers and streams, and protecting prime habitat for beloved and rare wildlife. The monument offers spectacular views of Katahdin, special ecological features, and extensive Maine historic and cultural resources.

To find your way to the monument, visit our directions page.

The national monument is open to visitors, with opportunities for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, and hunting, among others recreational pursuits.

Visit our maps & guides page
to get an idea of how you can explore the monument.

Throughout the Monument’s peopled history many artists, authors, conservationist, recreationists, scientists and visitors have been inspired by this landscape. The Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters hopes you will be just one of many to follow in their footsteps.

Visit the official Katahdin Woods and Waters National Park Service Website for the latest information and current road conditions.