The Premier Location for Adventure in the Katahdin Region

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Closest to Penobscot River Rafting

Northern Outdoors is the only Maine rafting outfitter located directly on the Penobscot River, just minutes from the takeout. Staying at Abol Bridge with Northern Outdoors puts you the closest to the put-in of the rafting trip. It’s just a short 15-minute drive to the put-in for Penobscot rafting trips. Your trips ends just three minutes downstream from the campground–no long shuttles on buses to and from the river! Enjoy your exciting rafting trip and easily return to your cozy campsite. Sip on a cold brew and watch a mind-blowing sunset across the river. Much better than a long bus ride back to Millinocket!

Penobscot river rafting - Northern Outdoors


  • Pub-style restaurant with beer and wine (The Northern)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast for all guests
  • Breakfast served only to guests
  • Small general store
  • Beach with small boat launch
  • WiFi at the campground (no reliable cell phone service)
  • Bathhouse with hot showers and restrooms

Tent & RV Sites


  • Picnic table
  • Firepit
  • All campground amenities
  • No hookups


  • Per person per night


Rustic Bunkhouses


  • One room accommodations for up to 6
  • Bunk beds with single mattresses (bring your own linens, pillows and sleeping bags)
  • Propane lanterns
  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring
  • All campground amenities
  • No electricity


  • 1-2 People per Night

  • 3-4 People per Night

  • 5-6 People per Night

Maine adventure basecamp - Northern Outdoors


This lodging is based at Katahdin Adventure Base Camp, north of Millinocket. The Katahdin Region is a gem of scenic wilderness and outdoor adventure opportunities. We are the only Maine outfitter located directly adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and Baxter State Park trails and on the river’s edge of the Penobscot! Penobscot Rafting trips meet here.


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