We suggest you obtain any necessary fire permits before entering
the area. Fire permits can be obtained from the Maine Forest Service
1-207-827-1800. Small camp stoves which run on white gas, butane, etc.,
do not require a fire permit.
Careful planning for a trip into the forests of northern Maine
means taking necessities such as food, fuel, a first aid kit and spare
tires or making sure you know where such items can be obtained.
Cellular telephone service is spotty but possible from many of
the higher elevations.
Frequent users and logging truck drivers within the area have CB
radios in their vehicles. Monitoring channel 19 will keep you informed
of log truck locations. In the event of an emergency, assistance may
also be found on channel 19. Refer to the mileage markers that are in
place on all our major logging roads. They will help you identify your
We suggest you leave the license plate number of the vehicle you
will be using and your travel itinerary with someone who can provide us
with that information if you do not return when planned. Leave a note on
your vehicles dash stating your planned time of return.
All trash is to be carried out with you when you leave.
Please leave the sites clean when you depart.
Emergency & Contact Phone Numbers
| Maine Warden Service
| Operation Game Thief
| North Maine Woods Inc.
| To report a Forest Fire
| Maine Forest Service
| Maine State Police
| Sheriff's Dept.
|Katahdin Forest Mgt.
| Katahdin Forest Cabins
| Katahdin General Store
| Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
It is suggested that you print or copy these phone numbers and
take them with you.
Adobe pdf file of
Emergency and Contact numbers