North Maine Woods

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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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Recently there have been several vehicle accidents resulting from driver error combined with current road conditions.  Please remember to use caution when traveling on dusty roads with limited visibility.  Reduce speed and never drive faster than your line-of-sight will allow for you to safely react to unforeseen road hazards.

Current Road Conditions (Updated 8-15-17):
*The bridge over Drake Brook (Churchill Dam Road) is currently impassable and the Churchill Dam road is closed. People wishing to travel to Churchill Dam will need to take either the Harrow Lake Road or the McCluskey Brook Road.  The bridge may be repaired soon but it may take a couple weeks.
*The Kelly Dam Road is no longer passible due to a culvert being removed temporarily 
at the Little Penobscot Brook crossing between the Kelly Dam gate and the Golden Road .
*Construction to the Umsaskis Bridge on the Realty Road has been postponed until August of 2018.  

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