GASOLINE AND SUPPLIES
Gasoline is not available anywhere in the KI Jo-Mary Forest. It can be purchased in Greenville, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Brownville, Brownville Jct., and Millinocket. Remember to fill up before you enter the area. Auxiliary gasoline must be transported in fire safe containers.
Limited quantities of food and other supplies can be purchased at the Jo-Mary Campground. To be sure you have the quantity and selection of supplies you need, however, we recommend shopping before arrival. Most items, as well as public telephones and post offices are available in the surrounding communities mentioned above.
The spirit of friendship and cooperation is deep among outdoors people and most are willing to help, should you get into trouble. Always come prepared to be completely on your own, however, since help may be many miles away.
The KI Jo-Mary Forest checkpoints have radio and/or telephone contact with the outside world and each other. The staff is not specifically trained to provide Emergency Medical Services, but they can summon help during an emergency. Please remember: Checkpoints are not staffed during the late fall, winter, and early spring.
IN CASE OF FOREST FIRE:
- Do not panic.
- Contact the nearest checkpoint immediately. Landowner foresters or logging contractors can also help.
- Report the location of the fire, what is burning, and the approximate size of the fire. The time you first observed the fire and any other specific information you can provide are also extremely helpful.
- If the checkpoints are closed for the season, contact the Maine Forest Service directly or notify the nearest forester or logging contractor.
MAINE FOREST SERVICE:
24 Hour Emergency 1-800-750-9777
Old Town 207-827-6191
Old Town 207-695-2223
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY EMERGENCY:
PENOBSCOT COUNTY EMERGENCY:
TRUCKS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY
Drive Slowly and Carefully
Watch for Trucks and Pull Over
WOODS ETIQUETTE & COMMON COURTESIES
Rules of the KI Jo-Mary Forest are few and straightforward. Your cooperation and good common sense will help keep them that way. Please observe the following guidelines, so all that visit here can enjoy the experience.
Visitors must log in and out on every visit
Drive slowly and carefully – this is not only for your safety, but will also save wear and tear on your vehicle.
TRUCKS and other heavy equipment HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. Always. – Watch for trucks and yield.
Whenever you stop, pull well off the road. Do not block side roads – even unused roads may be needed in case of fire or other emergency. Do not park within 150’ of bridges.
Littering is illegal. Carry out whatever you carry in.
KI JO-MARY FOREST LANDOWNERS
- AMC Maine Woods Initiative LLC**
- Pine State Timberlands, LLC
- Cassidy Timberlands*
- Northwoods Maine LLC**
- Katahdin Iron Works Corporation
- Katahdin Forest Management, LLC
- McCrillis Timberland, LLC*
- Prentiss & Carlisle Company Inc.*
- The National Park Service
- Silver Ridge Land Company*
**Lands managed by Huber Resources Corp.