Current Conditions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:

North and south entrances and all campsites and lean-tos.

Big Spring Brook Hut
Haskell Hut

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders on Maine's COVID-19 Response web page, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

There are no public restrooms with running water within the monument. Vault toilets are available at designated locations. Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use when soap and water are not available. Campers or those planning extended visits should bring personal supplies of water and soap to practice proper hand hygiene.


General Conditions

Be advised that this is a new national monument. Amenities are limited and signage is sparse. Cell phone reception can be spotty or non-existent.

Be sure to check and prepare for weather conditions before your trip.

As of May 14, 2021, the North Entrance Road and Katahdin Loop Road are open for the summer season.
Roads to and within the monument are gravel and rough with ruts, potholes, and edged with sharp rocks. Vehicles with higher clearance are recommended.

Winter Ski Trail Conditions

Visit the winter trail conditions page for the current status of cross-country ski trails.


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Last updated: July 9, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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