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.
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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:

  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.