A Gift to the Nation

Spread across a wild landscape offering spectacular views of Mount Katahdin, Katahdin Woods and Waters invites discovery of its rivers, streams, woods, flora, fauna, geology, and the night skies that have attracted humans for millennia.

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Plan Your Visit

The national monument offers opportunities to experience the woods, rivers, trails, and scenic vistas. Learn about basic travel information.

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Learn about the different camping experiences available in the monument.

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Download the NPS App

Download the NPS App and save the park for offline use before visiting.

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Winter Trail Conditions

Most recent and updated conditions for winter recreation trails are posted here.

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Enjoy a winter wonderland experience.

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Plants & Animals

Find checklists of the animals and plants that live here.

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Experience a Dark Sky Sanctuary

This national monument is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Experience the starry nights like never before!

Last updated: April 10, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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