Basic Information

Route 11 is known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic Byway and is the main route to drive into the park. To the north, follow Route 159 to Grand Lake Road to access the northern section of the park. To the south, access from Route 11 to Swift Brook Road to enter the southern portion of the park. Depending on weather conditions, the 14-mile scenic loop road may be closed. The Loop Rd closes for the season on November 14th, 2016..

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is located in north central Maine approximately a 2-hour drive west of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor and 1-hour drive north of Bangor, Maine, both of which are served by regional airports.

Park Hours

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is open year-round. There are currently no public facilities in the monument.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Northern Maine experiences all four seasons. Summer temperatures range from 45-90F (7-30C). Fall temperatures range from 30-70F (-1-21C). Typically the first frost is in mid-October and first snowfall begins in November and can continue through April with an average accumulation of 73 inches (185 cm). Winter temperatures range from 14-35F (-10 - 2C). Spring temperatures range from 30-70F (-1-21C).

Entrance Fees:

No Fees - $0.00

There is currently no entrance fee for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Entrance Passes:

Fee free - $0.00

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a fee free area.

Passport Stamp

Millinocket Welcome Center
Lumbermen’s Museum – Patten, ME
Katahdin Chamber of Commerce - Miilinocket, ME
Shin Pond Village - Mt. Chase, ME

Visitor Centers

There are currently no visitor centers in the monument. Two welcome centers have been created in nearby communities for basic visitor orientation and informational needs:

Millinocket Welcome Center
200 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME.04462
Hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day are 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week 
Open 7 days a week for July and August
Lumberman's Museum
61 Shin Pond Rd, Patten, ME 04765
Hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday plus holidays. Closed on Mondays unless it is a holiday.

Last updated: July 25, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



Contact Us