Current Conditions


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. Access to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is as follows:

Open: All campsites and lean-tos are available first-come, first-serve for winter camping. Roads and trails are available for standard winter operations and activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. 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.

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 2021-2022

  • Haskell and Big Spring Brook Hut will be available for reservations through starting January 18, 2022.
  • Visit the winter trail conditions page for the current status of cross-country ski trails.
  • Overnight parking permits are required to stay at campsites and lean-tos. Contact us by email or call 207-456-6001 for a permit.


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Last updated: January 14, 2022

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Patten , ME 04765



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