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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Winter Camping

Learn about the different winter camping experiences in the monument.

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Experience a Dark Sky Sanctuary

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

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Winter Safety Information

Learn how to stay safe on your visit!

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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Planning to watch the 2024 total solar eclipse? Look here for more information.

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Enjoy a winter wonderland experience.

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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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Download the NPS App before your visit.

Last updated: January 30, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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