North Maine Woods

Caribou Checkpoint

Hours of Operation: Open 6:00am-9:00pm daily.
Location: (T3R13 Wels) Caribou Checkpoint is located on the Golden Road West of Caribou Lake.

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Daaquam Checkpoint

Hours of Operation: Closed permanently in May 2003. Traffic may enter at St. Juste.

Estcourt (Register at gas station) Checkpoint

Hours of Operation: 7am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Location:Big Twenty TWP

Passage at border checkpoints requires proper Customs clearance.


US Customs 1-418-859-2501

Canadian Customs 1-418-859-2201

Due to changes related to Homeland Security along the Maine-Quebec border, the schedule of operations for the border checkpoints is subject to change at any time. For current information, please call the customs number listed above or the NMW office at 207-435-6213.

US Customs offices are closed during the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, and Thanksgiving.

By Federal Law PL 99-570, there is a $5000 fine for a first time offense of entering Maine without proper US Customs permission, plus an additional $1000 fine per person involved. This includes entrance by foot or on waterscr

Dickey Checkpoint

Hours of Operation: Open 5am to 9pm daily.
Location: Allagash Twp.

Dickey is an electronic gate operated by employees at Little Black Checkpoint. All through-traffic must first register at Little Black Checkpoint before entering North Maine Woods. Visitors exiting the Dickey Checkpoint will use the on-site radio call box to communicate with Little Black Checkpoint upon their departure.

Dickey Electronic Gate

Fish River Checkpoint

Hours of Operation: Open 6am to 9pm daily. (5am to 9pm in October and November.)
Location: (T13R7 Wels) In the town of Portage, take the West Rd and travel approximately one mile. Turn left onto the Fish River Rd and travel approximately 4 miles to arrive at the Fish River Checkpoint.

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