Current Conditions


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Experience all four seasons at Katahdin Woods and Waters NM.


General Conditions

Katahdin Woods and Waters was designated as a national monument in 2016 and is still in the early phases of its development. Amenities are limited and signage is sparse. Learn more about safety at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument before your visit.

  • Cell phone reception can be spotty or non-existent.
  • Roads to and within the monument are gravel and rough with ruts, potholes, and edged with sharp rocks.
  • Be cautious of logging trucks on the way into the monument!
  • Vehicles with higher clearance are recommended.
  • Be sure to check and prepare for weather conditions before your trip.


Winter Conditions

Planning to visit in the winter? Most of the monument is unable to be reached by vehicles during the winter. The only plowed and maintained parking area is at the North Gate. We recommend visitors to park at the North Gate parking area to start their winter recreation adventures. Remember to check recent local weather conditions and winter trail conditions before visiting. Conditions may be variable and can change rapidly.


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Last updated: May 7, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



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