Escape into a whole new world at our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp on the river’s edge of the Penobscot. Camping and rustic bunkhouses lie near the base of Mt. Katahdin, steps from Baxter State Park and the Appalachian Trail.
Visit New England’s most famous wilderness paradise for a vacation your family and friends will remember forever. With so many outdoor activities available right from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp, the hardest decision will be choosing which ones to do! White water rafting the Penobscot River, hiking in Baxter State Park, climbing Mt. Katahdin, walking the famous Appalachian Trail, fishing for salmon, bass or trout, or following the Thoreau / Wabanaki Discovery Tour, just to name a few. From May through October, the Katahdin Region and the Penobscot River offer a great wilderness getaway with family or friends.
Located in the east-central portion of the state, this region includes mile-high Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park, the vast southern Aroostook softwood flats, the hilly lake country south of Route 6, and the rolling farm country of western Penobscot County.
Out Katahdin Base Camp is 19 miles north of Millinocket on the Golden Road.
Raft one of Maine’s most thrilling and gorgeous rivers–the Penobscot. Challenging, technical whitewater rapids in the granite-walled Ripogenus Gorge are balanced by playful swimming holes in the lower section. Spectacular scenery, wildlife and action await you on this dam-controlled river.
Camp in the heart of the Katahdin Region at Abol Bridge Campground. Situated on the river’s edge of the Penobscot, Abol Bridge has incredible views of Mt. Katahdin and direct hiking access to Baxter State Park and the terminus of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail.