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Welcome to the North Maine Woods - Multiple Ownership - Multiple Use Management Area. The private forest landowners and state governmental agencies cooperating in this program are pleased you have chosen to visit our web site. It is designed to help you have a safe and pleasant trip in the area, plus provide you with valuable information on forest resource management and recreational use.

The area provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for over 100,000 visitors each year while at the same time providing renewable forest resources which are a major part of Maine's economy. Harvesting wood products and providing recreation are compatible if managed properly. Providing proper management of day use and camping is the main goal of the North Maine Woods organization.

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Forestry Night May18
NEW FOR 2018:
North Maine Woods is raising the minimum age that requires visitors to pay fees from age fifteen to age eighteen for both the North Maine Woods and the KI Jo-Mary Forest. There has been a trend towards fewer young people hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping in the Maine woods, so perhaps this change will have a positive impact on this trend.

Another change is half price camping in the Deboullie Township which is owned by Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands. Located about ten miles south of St. Francis and thirty miles northwest of Portage, this area has undergone significant improvements to its 30 campsites and over 30 miles of hiking trails.   In cooperation with Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, NMW landowners have reduced the NMW regular camping fees by half (for the Deboullie Township only) to help attract people to experience the improvements made to this area.

ATTENTION Snowmobilers and Ice Fishermen:

At the current time, we understand that the following roads are likely to be plowed until sometime in March:

*Golden Road to Telos to Chamberlain Bridge (KFM)
*Chamberlain Bridge to Pinkham Road junction
*Pinkham Road from 522 Road to Ashland (7I)
*Chamberlain Bridge to Grand Chermain Road (KFM)
*Grand Chermain Road to Narrow Pond Road (7I)
*From Golden Road up Ragmuff Road by Caucomgomoc to St. Juste (North Woods Management)
*Poulin Road from Thoroughfare Brook to Realty Road (Landvest)
*St. Juste Connector from St. Juste Road to Realty Road (7I)
*McClusky Brook Road from Thoroughfare Brook to Churchill Dam. (Landvest)
*Cyr Road from Poulin Road to St. Juste Road
*From 522 Road over Johns Bridge to Thoroughfare Brook (7I)
*Craigville Road to Pinkham Road (Maibec)
*Oxbow Road from Oxbow to Pinkham Road
*Rocky Brook Road from Portage to the St. Francis connection and to the intersection with the Blanchette Road by Musquacook Stream. (Irving)
*Robinson Road from St. Pamphile to Estcourt/Irving Road (7I)
*Estcourt Road mile 1-32
*Realty Road from 6 Mile to Musquacook
*Musquacook corner past Clayton Lake towards St. John River (Landvest)
*St. Pamphile to St. John River Bridge (Blanchet)
*St. John River Bridge to Musquacook Stream & T12 R10
*Clayton Lake to St. Pamphile via Boulevard Road. (Landvest)
*From Realty Road by 2nd Musquacook to Blanchette Road (Landvest)
*St. Francis Road from St. Francis to the Rocky Brook Road (Irving)
*Depot Lake road from St. Pamphile to Daaquam Road - Huber/TNC
*Carter Road/Little Brailey Road - TNC
*Brailey Brook Road from Carter Siding Road to St. Aurelie Road
*Baker Lake Road miles 24-27. (Landvest)
*St. Francis Lake Road (Landvest)
*Blackstone Road (Irving)
*Beaver Brook Road (7I)
*St. Croix Road (Irving)
*20 Mile Checkpoint to the Golden Rd 

From our contacts we understand the following roads may not be plowed:
*Chase Brook Road from Pinkham to Jack Mountain
*522 Road north From Pell & Pell Road junction to Churchill Dam
*Crossover road between Pinkham Road and 522 Road, plowed part way but not all the way through
*Harvey Siding Road
*Pell& Pell Road to 522 Road
*Island Pond Road to Pell & Pell only plowed until the first of year
*Hewes Brook Road from Rocky Brook Road to St. Francis
*The Inn Road from Allagash to Schedule Brook
*Duck Pond Road
*Grand Lake Road
*Camp Violette Road.  

With voters approving a substantial increase in Maine's minimum wage scale, please realize this has had an impact on North Maine Woods operations; and land use and camping fees had to be adjusted accordingly.

Under the "Informatio
n" tab, click on "Land Use and Fees" .
Attention Sporting Dog Owners:
If you are using a GPS-enabled dog tracking device such as the Garmin Astro or Garmin Alpha tracking system, be advised that the collars for these systems operate on the same MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) frequencies used by logging trucks for monitoring road traffic. These collars create audible interference on truck radios that are within range of a collar operating on the same MURS frequency (i.e. channel). The 5 frequencies used by the MURS radio and Garmin systems are:
MURS Channel 1 = 151.820 Mhz / MURS Channel 2 = 151.880 Mhz / MURS Channel 3 = 151.940 Mhz
MURS Channel 4 = 154.570 Mhz / MURS Channel 5 = 154.600 Mhz
The first four frequencies (channels 1-4) are used primarily for monitoring road traffic with each road system in the NMW region being assigned a specific MURS channel (see back for road channel list). MURS Channel 5 has been designated as an acceptable channel for dog collars to operate on.
It is important that you make sure your dog(s) collars are operating on MURS channel 5, and by no means should a collar be operating on a channel used by the road system you are hunting or traveling on. To check what channel your dog’s collar has been programmed to operate on, you will need to check the channel number (Alpha system) or Dog ID (Astro system) assigned to the collar by using the following information:
ALPHA SYSTEM: The first number of the Alpha channel (followed by a Dash Number) indicates which MURS channel the dog collar is using. For example: 3-29 indicates MURS channel 3 is being utilized, 1-18 indicates MURS channel 1, 2-7 is channel 2, etc. Therefore anyone using the Alpha system should have a 5 as the first number for that collar.
ASTRO SYSTEM: The Astro system assigns an ID number (0-49) as opposed to using a channel number like the Alpha system, but the MURS frequency can be determined from the ID number by using the following chart:
Dog ID Number 0-9 (151.820 Mhz) = MURS Channel 1
Dog ID Number 10-19 (151.880 Mhz) = MURS Channel 2
Dog ID Number 20-29 (151.940 Mhz) = MURS Channel 3
Dog ID Number 30-39 (154.570 Mhz) = MURS Channel 4
Dog ID Number 40-49 (154.600 Mhz) = MURS Channel 5
Collars that are not operating on the proper channel will need to be manually assigned to channel 5 (Alpha) or a Dog ID Number from 40 to 49 (Astro). Please consult your owner’s manual on how to do this manually or contact the NMW office (435-6213) for assistance.