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Location Lat 46.170889 / Lon -69.208944 - at Chamberlain Bridge
Open all year
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.
- An introduction and eight topic sections are available.
- Watch in whole or in part by selecting the topic of your choice. (Total viewing time is 71 minutes.)
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.
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.
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
- Watchable wildlife
- AWW Rules They are specific to this waterway and supersede the standard Parks and Historic Sites rules.
- Authorized watercraft measurements for Canoes & Kayaks
- See Rules for State Parks and Historic Sites
Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.
Canoe Paddle Instruction
Old Rail Road Train Tour (daily)
View the Maine Parks and Lands ANNUAL EVENT CALENDAR
- Hand-carry boat launch
- See Visitor Accessibility
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
Aroostook County and the Maine Highlands Regions
c/o Bureau of Parks and Lands
Northern Region Headquarters
106 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401
AWW Lat 46.170889 / Lon -69.208944 at Chamberlain Bridge.
download map: color, 18x32 inches (PDF 4MB)
Directions and Parking
Sport's Sporting Camp
AWW Hotel & Grill