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 Road is currently closed for the season.
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.
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.
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Millinocket Welcome Center, Thursdays, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
200 Penobscot Avenue
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, from mid-May to mid-October
61 Shin Pond Road
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:
Millinocket Welcome Center
200 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462
Currently open Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week
September 5 through October 9: Open 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7 days a week
61 Shin Pond Rd, Patten, ME 04765
Currently closed for the season
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday and holidays.
September 5 through October 9: Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday and holidays.