Allagash Wilderness Waterway

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway


(207) 941-4014

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The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural beauty, character, and habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent, 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine's vast commercial forests.

For more than a century "The Allagash" has been praised and enjoyed as a sportsman's paradise. Many famous people, including Henry David Thoreau, have enjoyed its beauty and come away filled with determination to protect it for future generations. The people of Maine have made this dream possible. The State of Maine, through the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Conservation, seeks to ensure that this area will be maintained forever as a place of solace and refuge from the pressures of society.

Protection of the Waterway was further enhanced in 1970 when it was named the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. There are no permanent human residents in this area, and visitors show respect and care by leaving the fewest possible signs of their presence.

Map of Allagash Wilderness Waterway (ME)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.176502, -69.217644



  • Boating

    Non-motorized vehicles are permitted. There is a hand carry boat launch

  • Camping

    Campsites and parking are available for a fee.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed. Please contact the park for more information on fishing and permits.

  • Hiking

    There are various hiking trails throughout the park.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed. Please contact the park for more information on hunting and permits.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing occurs throughout the park.

Park Partners

Friends of Maine State Parks

Friends of Maine State Parks was created in 1997 by individuals interested in ensuring the preservation of Maine's unique state park system and is a non-profit organization open to anyone who shares these goals.

* Provide informational, referral and networking services on issues of interests pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Advocate and oversee on matters of importance to the character and purpose of State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor and cosponsor events that assist the promotion of State Parks and Historic Sites * Conduct quarterly educational programs with topics of interest pertaining to State Parks and Historic Sites * Sponsor an annual fall Picnic for all its members



Please call 207-941-4014 for directions.

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(207) 941-4014