United States Maine Maine

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

A 87,500-acre US National Monument renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and recreational opportunities like hiking and canoeing.

Tips from the community

With over 87,000 acres of pristine natural beauty, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is the perfect place for outdoor recreation, breathtaking mountain treks, diverse wildlife, and important historical and cultural significance. Hikers, fishers, hunters, cyclists, snowmobilers, campers, and skiers all enjoy this area. Since becoming a national monument in 2016, the goal has been to protect and restore the natural resources, fish, and wildlife habitats. The area also has many culturally important resources to the Penobscot Nation. While visiting, explore the mountains, rivers, bogs, streams, and ponds one of Maine’s favorite treasures. Spot birds, mammals, fish, and other wildlife in a forest that is pumping out oxygen and cleaning our atmosphere of carbon. The protection of this area would benefit the environment and native animal populations here.

nicolejordan 2 years ago

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Guides

  • maine state park bucket list

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    Come for Acadia, stay for the rest of Maine's state parks. You really can't go wrong with any of the parks on this list. Pristine coastline, autumn foliage, challenging hikes, and historic sites.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Articles

  • America’s Next National Park? Top Contenders for 2023

    In 2019, White Sands National Park became America’s 62nd national park. Two years later, New River Gorge National Park became the nation’s 63rd. Now we’re all wondering: which park will take the title next? Lucky for us, the top contenders for America’s next national park include scenic national forests, ancient cultural sites, lazy rivers, and […]