Big Moose Campground

Cabins & Camping outside of Millinocket, Maine

Located near Millinocket and Ambajejus Lakes, steps away from whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River and hiking in Baxter State Park. Best location for adventuring in Maine’s North Woods, tackling class V rapids, and cooking s’mores over the campfire.

The Best Location for Adventuring
in the Katahdin Region


Big Moose Inn Cabins & Campground is the closest full service accommodation to Baxter State Park and Penobscot River rafting, with inn rooms, cabins, tent sites, RV sites, and lean-tos all just 8 miles north of Millinocket. Pitch a tent in a wooded, remote site or grab a lean-to closer to the two restaurants and bar — either way, you’re within walking distance to Big Moose amenities with the bonus of a true wilderness adventure.

Raft the Penobscot River
Maine’s Class 5 White Water


The Penobscot River is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the country, with class V rapids and beautiful views of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, throughout your 14 mile river trip. Paddle through Exterminator, drop a 12′ waterfall, watch a moose wading in the shallows, and relive it all back at the Katahdin Adventure Base Camp with photos and video of your trip.


Exterminator Penobscot River
Big Moose Inn Campground Tent Site
Big Moose Lean to

Campsites, Group Camping, RV Sites & Lean-Tos

Sites & Features

35 tent sites
6 lean-to’s
7 water and electric hook-up sites for RV’s

Large groups can be accommodated
Remote sites available

Fire Pit & Picnic Table
Our bathroom facilities provide quarter-operated hot showers


Quiet hours are 10pm-6am and are strictly enforced.


Tenting: $13 per person/night
Rv Site / H20 & electric: $17 per person/per night (minimum 2 persons)
Lean-to: $16 per person/per night (minimum 2 persons)
(no minimum stay required; campers must arrive no later than 11pm)

Prices do not include Maine Sales Tax – 9%

Firewood: $6 per bundle
Canoe/Kayak/Paddle Board Rental: $5 per hour or $20 per day

Katahdin Adventure Base Camp
at Big Moose Inn Cabins & Campground


Big Moose Inn accommodations are located 8-miles north of Millinocket and just 8 miles south of the entrance to Baxter State Park. Enjoy a comfortable cabin, easy access to convenience store items at North Woods Trading Post, two on-site restaurants, bar and lounge, and lake-side living just steps away from Baxter State Park and your Penobscot River whitewater rafting trip. Big Moose Inn is the ideal location between Millinocket and the adventures that await within Baxter State Park!

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