North Maine Woods

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  • St-John- Chimenticook rivers 2011
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Welcome to the North Maine Woods - Multiple Ownership - Multiple Use Management Area. The private forest landowners and state governmental agencies cooperating in this program are pleased you have chosen to visit our web site. It is designed to help you have a safe and pleasant trip in the area, plus provide you with valuable information on forest resource management and recreational use.

The area provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for over 100,000 visitors each year while at the same time providing renewable forest resources which are a major part of Maine's economy. Harvesting wood products and providing recreation are compatible if managed properly. Providing proper management of day use and camping is the main goal of the North Maine Woods organization.

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Information about visiting the NMW region can be found on this website.  If you would like a printed source (brochure), please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your mailing address.

ATTENTION TRAVELERS:
 

Current Road Conditions:
*Umsaskis Bridge on the Realty Road will be closed for reconstruction between August 1 – October 15, 2017. At this time, through traffic will be prohibited. Parties wishing to travel to Clayton Lake will need to detour via the Blanchet Road/Boulevard/17 Roads or the Harrow Lake/Churchill Dam Roads. The road will be barricaded – detour signs will be posted. (Posted 6-12-2017)

*  The washout on the Golden Rd between Mile 62 & 63 beyond the intersection of the 490 Rd has been made PASSABLE, but continue to use caution when crossing this section of road (updated 6-1-17).
*  There is a major washout on the 490 Rd just beyond Russel Pond, and the road is impassable (updated 6-1-17). 
*  The washout at Mile 80 on the Golden Rd has been repaired and is now passable (updated 6-1-17).
*  The Boundary Road has a washout that is impassable.  There is a winter road that goes around the washout; however, we do not recommend campers being towed via this winter road.  Light truck trafic is fine.  With this being said, Dole, Hurricane, Long Pond, Snake, and Dole Brook and 35 Mile are currently not accessible to tow in a camper. However, you can haul a camper to Lane, Leadbetter, Penobscot, Gilberts and Lane Brook Boundary Rd (aka "Granola") (updated 5-17-17).


NOTICE:
With voters approving a substantial 20% increase in Maine's minimum wage from $7.50 to $9 last November, please realize that this will have an impact on North Maine Woods operations and land use and camping fees.

Under the "Informatio
n" tab, click on "Land Use and Fees" for a list of the new 2017 fee schedule.
 
Reservations for KI Jo-Mary Forest and Jo-Mary Campground start May 10th
Reservations will be taken for for the KI Jo-Mary Forest and Jo-Mary Campground starting May 10th by calling the following checkpoints:
Katahdin Ironworks Checkpoint...................................965-8135
Hedgehog Checkpoint...................................................554-0464
Jo Mary Checkpoint & Jo Mary Campground...............723-8944