Visit Katahdin Woods and Waters

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.

The national monument is presently open to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the National Park Service website for updates and recent closures. We also encourage you to check out the National Park Service’s recommendations to #RecreateResponsibly.

Below are some valuable TRIP PLANNING resources. Click a sign to explore.

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.