Chimney Pond Campground

Backpacking Only

Established in 1938, Chimney Pond is one of the most popular campgrounds in Baxter State Park and one of two backcountry campgrounds in the Park. Chimney Pond provides day hiking access to all Katahdin peaks and to Russell Pond Campground via Davis Pond and the Northwest Basin Trail.

Established cut-off time for leaving to hike into Chimney Pond is 5:00p.m.* No Open Fires due to accumulated environmental degradation.

*As daylight hours shorten in the fall, posted cut-off time is earlier. Please verify these cut-off times with the reservation office and make your plans accordingly.

Summer Season: June 1 - October 15     Winter Season: December 1 - March 31

Chimney Pond Campers
Chimney Pond Campers
  • 9 lean-tos
  • 10 person bunkhouse
  • Pit outhouses
  • no showers
      Backpack 3.3 miles from Roaring Brook.
  • Hiking
  • Rock and ice climbing

Chimney Pond Campers
Chimney Pond Campers
Chimney Pond Area Backcountry Sites:
Davis Pond:
One 4 person Lean-to, reservations limited to 1 night only and must stay one night previous at Russell Pond, Pogy Pond, Chimney Pond, Wassataquoik Stream, Wassataquoik Lake Island or Little Wassataquoik Lake.