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. 

From approximately mid-May to mid-October, two visitor contact stations are operated in the gateway communities of Patten and Millinocket. See "Visitor Centers" below for hours of operation.

Please check road conditions and Loop Road status before you visit.

The Haskell Hut is open for day use only from May through October. Overnight use is permitted during the winter season only. Learn more about camping and outdoor activities.

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.

Get Your Passport Stamp

National Park Passport Stamps can be obtained at the two following locations, as well as the welcome/visitor centers listed below.

Shin Pond Village 
1489 Shin Pond Road
Mt. Chase, ME

Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central Street
Miilinocket, 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

The Millinocket Welcome Center is open from June through early October from 8 am till 4 pm. From October through May, it is open on Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Lumberman's Museum

The Patten Lumbermen’s Museum invites you to visit our facility to learn all about Maine logging history, including the use of bateaux on waterways to transport supplies, the stories of the fearless river drivers, what life was like inside a remote logging camp, and even the role of bean hole beans. Please see 2018 schedule on the Lumbermen's Museum website.

Last updated: June 14, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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