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 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.

We recommend a three-step process to plan your trip:

  1. Check out National Park Service materials for preparation and orientation.
    1. Visit the National Park Service “Plan Your Visit” page.
    2. Check current conditions.
    3. Download the National Park Service app (available on iPhone and Android)
  2. Visit the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce website for lodging, shopping, dining, and regional attractions.
  3. Drop a line to Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters!
    We’re here to help support your visit to the monument. Email us at info@friendsofkww.org to start a conversation. We can help you choose maps and guides and chat through your itinerary.