North Maine Woods

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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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Current Road Conditions (posted May 14, 2019)
*The 106 Road at 7 mile is washed out and impassable.
*The Michaud farm is washed out at 16 mile and travel beyond this is not advisable.
*The best road to travel from Ashland to Churchill Depot is the Realty Road to the Harrow Lake Road at 49 mile.
*People traveling from Chamberlain Thoroughfare Bridge should use the Telos, Connector, Cyr, and McClusky Brook Roads
* Guy Allen Rd is not passable from intersection of Caucomgomoc Dam Rd to Ciss Stream.
*Russell Mountain Rd is not advisable with a 2 x 2 vehicle.
*There is a large mud hole on the road from Rockwood to Twenty Mile Checkpoint.  Travel with caution.

The following routes are dry but rough:
*490 Road
*Guy Allen
*Caucomgomoc Dam Rd
*522 Road
*American Realty Road
*Blanchet Road
*Boulevard Road
*17 Mile Road
*Cyr Road
*Churchill Dam Road from the Realty Road
*St. Francis Road
*Rocky Brook Road
*Greenville Road from Kokadjo to Golden Road
*Golden Road
*Caucomgomoc Road
*Roads in the St. John Ponds area
*Wadleigh Pond Road
*St. Aurelie Road
*From 20 Mile Checkpoint to the Golden Road is very rough 
*The St. John Bridge at mile 13 on the Blanchet Road will be CLOSED to all traffic, for approximately two weeks, starting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 for repairs. All repairs are estimated to be completed by June 10, 2019.  The bridge should be passable before 6AM and after 6PM each day.

Fee Changes for 2019
Maine increased its minimum wage again this year by one dollar from $10 to $11 per hour.  In order to help offset the cost of this increase, there are several fee changes going into effect in 2019:
- Resident daily fee from $10 to $11 to coincide with the new minimum wage
- Non-resident daily fee from $15 to $16
- Resident Summer & Fall Day Use pass from $70 to $80
- Resident Annual Day Use pass from $125 to $140

Other fee categories will not change at this time.

Understanding Public Access to Private Working Forests in
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Current Allagash Waterway Conditions:
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North Maine Woods has raised 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.