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Boating (motorized)Boating (motorized) CampingCamping CanoeingCanoeing FishingFishing Hiking (trails)Hiking (trails) HuntingHunting SwimmingSwimming Watchable wildlifeWatchable wildlife Picnic areaPicnic area Trailered boat launchTrailered boat launch

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Holeb's popular three-day canoe trip carries visitors through the heart of this 20,000 acre public reserved unit in western Maine. Several class I and II rapids can be either run or portaged, and a spectacular waterfall highlights the trip in this remote area. Moose and loons accentuate the special character found at Holeb, as wildlife watchers are kept busy viewing the more than 200 species found here.

Visitors enjoy traditional recreational activities such as camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. A conservation easement held by The Forest Society of Maine protects some of the shore of Attean Pond and the Moose River. The day-use areas around Attean Pond are primarily accessible by boat and offer picnic facilities.

Click here for a study of the Moose River area's geology. Learn about the geology of the area on the interactive Maine Geologic Facts and Localities map.

Land for Maine's Future This property was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine's Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.

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  • Boating (motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • 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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Hiking Trails

The hiking trails on Sally Mountain and Burnt Jackson Mountain begin on Holeb Public Lands Unit but then leave BPL land and pass through private property. These trails are not maintained by the Bureau of Parks and Lands.


Moose River Bow Trip map and description on Maine Trail Finder

Other paddling opportunities at Maine's Parks and Lands

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

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

The picnic area is a pavilion on a small island in Attean Pond and is accessible only by boat. Picnicking is allowed at any unoccupied campsite.

The Holeb Pond boat launch off the Turner Beach (or Brook) Road and the Attean launch are often flooded in the spring.

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When to Visit

Open All Year

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Somerset County, Maine

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Bureau of Parks and Lands
Western Public Lands Office
PO Box 327
Farmington, Maine 04938
(207) 778-8231


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Directions and Parking

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Access is gained either via the traditional portage trail from Attean Pond or by private logging road north of Jackman.

Relevant Contacts

Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce