Ki-Jo Mary Regulations
The rules and regulations of the KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest are few and simple. Your cooperation and good common sense will help us keep them that way.
- Every visitor must log in and out at one of the checkpoints on each visit.
- Drive slowly and carefully. Watch for trucks and pull over. TRUCKS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
- Be careful with fire. Build fires only in the authorized fire rings provided.
- Camp only at the area reserved for you.
- Whenever you stop, pull as far off the road as you can conveniently. Do not block side roads; even unused roads many be needed in case of fire or other emergency.
- Do not leave trash at your campsite or along the roads and waters. Please carry your trash out.
TRAILERS AND MOBILE HOMES
No mobile homes are allowed to be use by recreational visitors. Only single vehicles less than 28 feet in length or combined vehicle and trailer less than 44 feet in length will be allowed entrance. Large recreational trailers may be required to travel at certain low traffic hours through any KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest Checkpoint if so requested by the checkpoint receptionist.
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES
Four wheel drive vehicles are permitted in the KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest as along as they do not travel through the woods but stay on the roads and old rights of way.
BICYCLES, MOTORCYCLES, TRAIL BIKES,
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND HORSES
No bicycles, motorcycles, trail bikes, all-terrain vehicles or horses of any type are allowed at any time of the year in the KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest area. This is necessary for logging road safety and to avoid fire hazards in hard to reach locations.
WASTE REDUCTION AND CAMPERS
Forethought and a little preparation are key elements to a successful and enjoyable camping experience. This holds equally true for your trash as it does for your camping equipment and supplies.
Maine is facing a solid waste crisis that does not exclude the KI Jo-Mary Multiple forest. The problems of waste disposal persist even as we are on vacation. As a result, visitors are urged to reduce the amount of waste brought into the area.
The following waste reduction tips can be used while camping and at home. Part of waste reduction is the assurance that we as individuals and families are working toward a cleaner and safer environment to live and camp in.
WASTE REDUCTION TIPS FOR CAMPERS
- Avoid individually packaged items such as cheese “singles”, individually packaged hamburger patties, juice boxes, fruit and pudding packets…
- Purchase powdered soft drinks so that cans, bottles and foil lined boxes aren’t used.
- Purchase foods in bulk to eliminate redundant packaging.
- Avoid disposable items such as razors, lighters, flashlight, “glow rods”, butane cylinders, sterno cans, pop in the bag popcorn…
- Use long lasting and reusable items such a ceramic, metal, or rigid plastic mugs, bowls, and cutlery, liquid fuel stoves and lanterns…
- If you need plastic to keep clothes and books dry, use durable plastic that can be used again and again.
- Plastic film canisters are great for carrying salt, pepper, cinnamon, matches, lens paper…
- Purchase bottles and cans that are redeemable and be sure to redeem them.
- Wax paper can be used instead of plastic wrap to store food items. Unlike plastic, wax paper burns cleanly.
- Cheesecloth soaked in paraffin can be used to protect foods such as cheese. (It also makes a good fire starter and burns cleanly.).
- Butane cylinders are dangerous wastes to handle because they are bulky and explosive. Use liquid fuel stoves and lanterns.
THIS IS A “CARRY-IN, CARRY-OUT” FACILITYTIPS ON KEEPING YOUR TRASH BAG CLEAN
North Maine woods has a “carry-in, carry-out” policy for solid waste. Certain steps on your part will help keep your trash bag clean and odor free.
- Keep cans and jars clean.
- Crush cans so they take up less space.
- Food waste should be kept separate from other wastes to reduce odors.
A messy and smelly trash bag attracts animals. Keep yourself and your equipment safe by keeping animals away.
A NOTE ON BURNING WASTES
Some materials burn nicely such as paper egg cartons, paper bags, and most other paper or wood products.
Some materials burn incompletely in a campfire. Temperatures in a campfire are not hot enough for complete combustion of plastics - especially styrofoam. Please, pack these materials out with you when you leave.
Some materials don’t burn at all in a campfire. Glass, aluminum, tin, batteries, and food stuff just don’t burn in a campfire. Employees are forced to clean out fire rings of these unburned residues before other patrons arrive. Definitely, pack these materials out when you leave.
This is what makes sense today. Most everyone is doing it. Please join in. By Maine law there is a maximum fine of $100. for littering.