Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (the Monument) 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.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a National Park Service unit in the early stages of planning and management. To have an enjoyable and safe visit to this wilderness area, take time for added preparation.
Below are some valuable resources for preparing for your trip to Maine’s newest national treasure.
- Know Before You Go guide
- Suggested Trips and Experiences
- Directions to the Monument
- Maps & Guides for the Monument
- Local Accommodations
- Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters Trip Reports
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.