Backcountry Campsites

Opening dates: All backcountry sites open May 15th – Oct 15th except Davis Pond (June 1st) and Wassataquoik Lake Island (variable opening date)

Capacity: Unless otherwise noted the tent site and lean-to capacities are four (4) person.

Amenities:  Each backcountry site has a fire ring (except for Davis Pond), an outhouse, and a water source that requires treating.

Roaring Brook Area
  • Martin Ponds (L) 6
  • North Katahdin Lake (L) 6
  • South Katahdin Lake (L) 6
So. Branch Pond Area
  • Upper South Branch Pond (L)
  • Pogy Pond (L)
Russell Pond Area
  • Wassataquoik Stream (2Ls)
  • ** Wassataquoik Lake Island (L) limited two nights only. Variable opening date.
Nesowadnehunk Area
  • Center Pond (L)
  • Little Wassataquoik Lake (L)
Chimney Pond Area
  • *** Davis Pond (L) Limitied to one night only.
Trout Brook Farm
  • K.P. Dam (T)
Freeze Out Trail/
Webster Lake
  • N.W. Cove (T)
  • Little East (T) 8
  • Little East (L)
  • Webster Stream (L)
  • Webster Outlet (T&L) 12
  • Hudson (L)
  • Frost Pond (L)
  • * Little Coffeelos (T)
  • * Telos Cut (T)
Fowler Pond Area
  • Billfish Pond (T)
  • Long Pond Outlet (T)
  • Long Pond Pines (T)
  • Lower Fowler Outlet (T)
  • Lower Fowler Pond (T)
  • Middle Fowler North (T)
  • Middle Fowler South (T)
Matagamon Lake
(reached only by canoe)
  • Togue Ledge (T)
  • Pine Point (T)
  • Second Lake (T)
  • Boody Brook (T)
  • First Lake - canoe or hike in (T)

* Public lands sites administered by Baxter Park.

**Must stay the night before either at Russell Pond, Center Pd. (L), Pogy Pond, Davis Pond, or Wassataquoik Stream lean-tos, or Little Wassataquoik (L).

***Must stay the night before either at Russell Pond, Pogy Pond, Chimney Pond, Wassataquoik Stream, Wassataquoik Lake Island or Little Wassataquoik Lake.

NO OPEN FIRES PERMITTED AT DAVIS POND, due to accumulated environmental degradation. Camp stove needed.

The policy for use of backcountry sites allows for advance reservations to be made thru the mail or in person at Baxter Park Headquarters in Millinocket. Reservation may be made FOR ONLY ONE NIGHT AT DAVIS POND AND FOR ONLY TWO NIGHTS AT WASSATAQUOIK ISLAND.

It is recommended that backpackers using outlying sites limit themselves to ten (10) miles between sites. A detailed map is recommended for planning & extended hiking in Baxter State Park.

Please be advised that cut-off times have been established for leaving trailheads to hike into backcountry sites

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