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Please check for access and COVID-19 updates by using this link to the Bureau's Safety page. and text DACF AWW to 468311 to subscribe to the Waterway Condition Alerts

Location Lat 46.170889 / Lon -69.208944 - at Chamberlain Bridge

Open all year

View the AWW Conditions and Alerts

AWW Rules They are specific to this waterway and supersede the standard Parks and Historic Sites rules.

Drone, Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) Policy (PDF 19KB) - The general use of drones (UAS) is prohibited in Maine State Parks, Historic Sites, or DACF Boat Launches without direct oversight and guidance of an approved law enforcement agency or by the issue of a Special Activity Permit.

Trips to this remote region require careful planning. No cell phone reception. Contact the Bureau's Northern Region Parks office at (207) 941-4014 for more information.

Allagash Videos

Campsite Photos on Google Earth

View Campsites along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway on Google Earth. Look below under Trip Planning Information for further details.

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural beauty, character, and habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent, 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine's vast commercial forests.

For more than a century "The Allagash" has been praised and enjoyed as a sportsman's paradise. Many famous people, including Henry David Thoreau, have enjoyed its beauty and come away filled with determination to protect it for future generations. The people of Maine have made this dream possible. The State of Maine, through the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, seeks to ensure that this area will be maintained forever as a place of solace and refuge from the pressures of society.

Protection of the Waterway was further enhanced in 1970 when it was named the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. There are no permanent human residents in this area, and visitors show respect and care by leaving the fewest possible signs of their presence.

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Annual Reports are available online.

IMPORTANT - Trip Planning Information

Rules for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Please note that these rules supersede the standard rules for Maine State Parks and Historic Sites.

Authorized Watercraft Measurements for Canoe and Kayak for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

View Campsites along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway on Google Earth. NOTE: to launch this link you must already have or install Google Earth on your computer.

1. Once you have launched the Google Earth application you can choose Select Data Layers from the menu at the left side of your screen and then obtain information about each site you select. Click on the map at each campsite and photos plus a description will appear.

2. Visit the Google Earth Help Center for an understanding of Google Earth and its abilities and limitations.

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry contracts with North Maine Woods, Inc. for the collection of Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Penobscot River Corridor Fees.

Rules for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

Camping Fees for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) and the Penobscot River Corridor (PRC) listed on the Campground Fees webpage.

Vehicle access to the AWW or PRC is subject to day use fees charged by North Maine Woods, Inc. A one day fee is charged for tho

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Read a brief history of the Allagash or watch our Youtube Video.

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  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Watchable wildlife

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Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Tours and Programs

Event Search Feature on Bureau website

Canoe Paddle Instruction

Old Rail Road Train Tour (daily)

Official Maine State Park Geocache

View the Maine Parks and Lands ANNUAL EVENT CALENDAR

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

Trips to this remote region require careful planning; contact the Bureau at (207) 941-4014 for more information.

Moving firewood can transport exotic insects & diseases that pose a serious threat to our forests. Don't transport firewood, buy it from a local source. Buy It Where You Burn It

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Aroostook County and the Maine Highlands Regions

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c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
Northern Region Headquarters
106 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-4014
AWW Lat 46.170889 / Lon -69.208944 at Chamberlain Bridge.


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Current Weather

Directions and Parking

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Nearby Attractions

Sport's Sporting Camp

AWW Hotel & Grill

Relevant Contacts

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Fishing Licenses - IF&W

Sport Camps

Sport Camps

AWW Rules

Allagash Natural History Guide PDF 524KB

Maine Office of Tourism

AWW Watercraft Size Rules

Town of Allagash

North Maine Woods, Inc.

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation