Driving to the Park? Tom Tom’s a No No!
Commercial navigation units are not effective for navigating to the Park. Visitors have had unpleasant, time-consuming and expensive experiences using gps units to navigate to the Park. Our Headquarters address is 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, Maine 04462. Headquarters is 18 miles from the South Park Entrance at Togue Pond Gate and over 60 miles from the North Entrance at Matagamon Gate.
Directions to the Togue Pond Gatehouse (south entrance to Baxter State Park)
Travel on I-95 to Exit 244; turn west on Route 157 and travel through Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket. Proceed through both traffic lights in Millinocket. Bear right at the three-way intersection after the second traffic light in downtown Millinocket. Bear left at the next “Y” intersection, staying on the main road (Rt. 157 ends in Millinocket, and the road to the park is unnumbered- the road has many names, Baxter State Park Road, Lake Road, or Millinocket Lake Road). Eight miles from Millinocket, pass buildings and Northwoods Trading Post on right. Continue another 8 miles on the blacktop road to Togue Pond Gatehouse.
(If you wish to stop at Park Headquarters, HQ is right behind McDonalds at the first traffic light in Millinocket).
Directions to the Matagamon Gatehouse (north entrance to Baxter State Park)
Travel on I-95 to Exit 264; turn west (left) on Route 158 which shortly joins Route 11. Bear right on Route 11 and travel 9 miles to Patten. Leaving Patten, leave Route 11 and turn left on Route 159, the Shin Pond Road. Continue 26 miles on this road to the Matagamon Gatehouse.