Maine summertime camping would be incomplete without a view of Maine's biggest mountain, Mt. Katahdin. There are various sites throughout the Katahdin region that offer great opportunities to get out and enjoy the Maine outdoors and now a new collection of campsites along the Penobscot have been added to the roster.

Last week it was announced that more sites are available for you to take in the beautiful Katahdin region with the opening of new overnight tent sites on Penobscot River near Lunksoos Camp.

This project is the first project completed by the group Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters and was made possible by partners and generous donations by L.L. Bean, the National Park Foundation, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation, and members of the community, region and country.

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The improved sites include two group sites and five single party sites to add to the variety of company that you may wish to enjoy the new space with. It was built to National Park Service standards as walk-in sites. The new space features ADA compliant toilet facilities along with one ADA compliant tenting site.

When camping at these sites, you'll be able to enjoy a few amenities that include a picnic table, a fire ring and even bear-proof food storage boxes. Additionally, the two group sites also have wood tent platforms.

You will be able to access these new campsites by boat if you choose to navigate along the Penobscot or by vehicle and we can't wait to bring the family to enjoy more space to visit the region and National Monument.

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