North Maine Woods

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Checkpoint Receptionist WANTED at Caribou Checkpoint

1. Assists public by providing North Maine Woods information and directions.
2. Registers all recreational users and collects appropriate fees.
3. Maintains records of revenue and use as required.
4. Maintains orderly, clean office and grounds.
5. Maintains clean and well-groomed personal appearance.
6. Performs additional duties as assigned

This position works on a week on, week off cycle. Sleeping quarters are provided. For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact the main office at: 207-435-6213.

Current Road Conditions (updated June 7, 2019)
*Construction on the St. John Bridge at mile 13 on the Blanchet Road will be COMPLETED, starting Monday, June 10, 2019.  
**People traveling from Chamberlain Thoroughfare Bridge should use the Telos, Connector, Cyr, and McClusky Brook Roads
* Guy Allen Rd is not passable from intersection of Caucomgomoc Dam Rd to Ciss Stream.
*Russell Mountain Rd is not advisable with a 2 x 2 vehicle.

The following routes are dry but rough:
*Northern Rd
*Michaud Farm Rd
*106 Road
*490 Road
*Guy Allen
*Caucomgomoc Dam Rd
*522 Road
*American Realty Road
*Blanchet Road
*Boulevard Road
*17 Mile Road
*Cyr Road
*Churchill Dam Road from the Realty Road
*St. Francis Road
*Rocky Brook Road
*Greenville Road from Kokadjo to Golden Road
*Golden Road
*Caucomgomoc Road
*Roads in the St. John Ponds area
*Wadleigh Pond Road
*St. Aurelie Road
*From 20 Mile Checkpoint to the Golden Road is very rough 
Fee Changes for 2019
Maine increased its minimum wage again this year by one dollar from $10 to $11 per hour.  In order to help offset the cost of this increase, there are several fee changes going into effect in 2019:
- Resident daily fee from $10 to $11 to coincide with the new minimum wage
- Non-resident daily fee from $15 to $16
- Resident Summer & Fall Day Use pass from $70 to $80
- Resident Annual Day Use pass from $125 to $140

Other fee categories will not change at this time.

Understanding Public Access to Private Working Forests in
Maine (Please click on Link below)

Current Allagash Waterway Conditions:
For current conditions click on link below:

North Maine Woods has raised the minimum age that requires visitors to pay fees from age fifteen to age eighteen for both the North Maine Woods and the KI Jo-Mary Forest. There has been a trend towards fewer young people hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping in the Maine woods, so perhaps this change will have a positive impact on this trend.

Another change is half price camping in the Deboullie Township which is owned by Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands. Located about ten miles south of St. Francis and thirty miles northwest of Portage, this area has undergone significant improvements to its 30 campsites and over 30 miles of hiking trails.   In cooperation with Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, NMW landowners have reduced the NMW regular camping fees by half (for the Deboullie Township only) to help attract people to experience the improvements made to this area.