Safety on our roads and lands
For Your Safety:
Remember that the working vehicles using our roads are very large and
heavy. They cannot stop as quickly as a passenger vehicle or
maneuver as easily.
Katahdin Forest Management's private
lands are first and foremost a working forest. The forest provides raw
materials for the manufacture of paper and lumber and the private roads
were built to move wood from the forest to the mills. Please obey
these simple safety rules and your visit
will be safe and enjoyable.
This is what could happen!
Rules of the road:
Drive slowly and carefully,
obeying posted speed limits.
Maximum speed is 45 mph!
Trucks have the right-of-way.
Watch for log trucks and pull over when you see one approaching or
if they come up behind you, when safe to do so.
Park all vehicles well off
the road. Use designated parking areas where available.
Do not use any roads that have
been marked "CLOSED".
Do not linger on roads or
Do not stop your vehicle
abruptly. Pull off to observe wildlife or scenery.
Snowmobiling on plowed and
posted roads is prohibited.
All-terrain vehicles, bicycles,
motorcycles and other similar vehicles are prohibited for safety
Recreational vehicle length is
limited to 44 feet.
The Golden Road is closed to
public traffic between Millinocket and the dike at Ambajejus and
Campfires are allowed only at designated campsites.
Make sure all fires are completely out
before you leave.
Don't throw burning cigarettes, cigars or
other materials into fields or woods.
Carry out your trash. Littering
violates state law.
Follow all hunting, fishing,
snowmobiling and boating
Don't fish immediately below a dam or power
station because of the danger of a sudden release of water.
Don't pick berries in areas where herbicides
are being used for forest management, roadside brush control or
brush control along utility line rights-of-way.
Watch for signs and
Moose are frequently encountered on our lands, so stay alert.