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Camping in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Camping in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Camping in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Camping in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

What to expect!

There are 81 designated campsites along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Each site is near the riverbank and clearly marked with a brown triangle shaped sign. Campsites cannot be reserved in advance, but are managed on a first come first serve basis.  The sites are equipped with a fire ring, picnic table, shelter pole and outhouse and are well maintained by the AWW rangers and staff.

WATER:  Tested drinking water is not available at any campsites.  You will need to either boil, filter or add a purifying agent to make river water safe or bring enough drinking water to last through your trip.  Chamberlain Bridge and Churchill Dam Ranger Stations do have potable water available. 

OUTHOUSES: Outhouses are provided at each campsite but you should bring your own toilet paper.  

TRASH:  All sites are carry-in carry-out for all refuse so plan accordingly by reducing disposable packaging.   

CAMPFIRES:  Campfires are allowed at designated campsites only.  Cutting live trees and branches is prohibited but you may collect dead or downed for firewood.  You will find plentiful firewood in areas away from your campsite. A good practice is to stop and collect firewood before reaching your campsite.  Always extinguish your campfire with water before you leave.

FEES:  Camping fees are paid at the North Maine Woods gatehouses on your way in to your put in location.  Per night camping fees are $6.54 (includes tax) for Residents and $13.08 for Non-Residents.  Children under 10 are free.

AWW RULES AND REGULATIONS

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