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.
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).
No Fees - $0.00
There is currently no entrance fee for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
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
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:
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.
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.