Katahdin Overlook

A green mountain peak rises above the treetops. In the foreground are boulders and grass.
The Overlook is one of the best places to view Katahdin within the monument.

NPS / Gin Majka

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting

Travelers on the Katahdin Loop Road can pause here to enjoy unparalleled views of Katahdin, Millinocket Lake, and other prominent landmarks stretching out to the west. Access is via a short driveway at Mile 6.4 leading uphill to a clearing and parking area. A vault toilet and several picnic tables make this a popular rest stop. After sunset, this location also serves as an excellent night-sky viewing area for stargazers. Camping is located nearby at the Sandbank Stream campsites.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Last updated: May 8, 2024