Plan Your Visit

Visit our keyboard shortcuts docs for details
4 minutes, 59 seconds

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is located in present and traditional homeland of the Penobscot Nation. The monument is at the center of connecting watersheds and has diverse and extraordinary scenic resources and views that are accessible to visitors. This video will answer many frequently asked questions and provide tips on how to plan for a safe and successful trip to Katahdin Woods and Waters NM.


Basic Information

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a National Park Service unit located in northern Maine. Limited services and signage make visiting an adventure.
Operating hours, weather, and location information are found on the Basic Information page. Download the
area map and NPS App before your visit. Mobile phone and GPS coverage is spotty and unreliable. There are no services for water, food, or fuel within the monument boundaries. Sanitary facilities are limited to a few vault toilets. Visitor contact stations are operated from May to October.

Directions & Transportation

Please visit the current conditions page for more information on road and trail conditions. Maps of the local area can be downloaded and printed before your visit.

Things to Do

There are a variety of activities that you can do within the monument. Learn about the different ways to enjoy the monument on the Things to Do page.


Check the calendar for special programs and events.


Review suggested safety tips and reminders before visiting.


Katahdin Woods and Waters is a recently established site. Learn about how to navigate the monument.

Last updated: April 26, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 446
Patten, ME 04765



Contact Us