Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument protects over 87,500 acres for visitors to experience in all four seasons. There are a variety of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy including:
- 17 miles of scenic loop road (including varying lengths of short- and medium-length hikes),
- 15 campsities and lean-tos (including three with drive-up access),
- 30 miles of hiking on the International Appalachian Trail,
- Three rivers offering paddling, riverside camping, and fishing,
- Miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter,
- 34 sq. miles open to hunting and snowmobiling in the parcels east of the East Branch of the Penobscot,
- and countless stars for stargazing beneath the darkest skies east of the Mississippi River.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a relatively new park managed by National Park Service. To have an enjoyable and safe visit, take time for added preparation.
We recommend a three-step process to plan your trip:
- Check out National Park Service materials for preparation and orientation.
- Visit the National Park Service “Plan Your Visit” page.
- Check current conditions.
- Download the National Park Service app (available on iPhone and Android)
- Visit the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce website for lodging, shopping, dining, and regional attractions.
- Drop a line to Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters!
We’re here to help support your visit to the monument. Email us at email@example.com to start a conversation. We can help you choose maps and guides and chat through your itinerary.