A Gift to the Nation

Spread across a wild landscape offering spectacular views of 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.

An expansive scenic vista of the woods. Mountains in surrounding areas and river in the distance.
Plan Your Visit

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

A triangular shaped tent illuminated by a camp light in a dark forest at night.

Learn about the different camping experiences available in the monument.

A close up photo of a person navigating the Katahdin Woods and Waters NM Page on the NPS App.
Download the NPS App

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

A young moose stands in the middle of a gravel road in the monument.
Wildlife Safety

Help protect the wildlife by keeping the wildlife wild.

A woman marvels at the view of Grand Pitch (located in the East Branch of the Penobscot River).
Plan a Hike

From mountain peaks to short and scenic viewpoints, there is a hike for everyone.

A green frog with a bug on its head peaks from shallow water
Plants & Animals

Find checklists of the animals and plants that live here.

The Milky Way illuminates the dark sky with millions of stars above a river.
Experience a Dark Sky Sanctuary

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

Last updated: May 14, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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