NESOWADNEHUNK FIELD and
NESOWADNEHUNK GROUP AREA
(Elevation 1,300’) Established in 1952
Nesowadnehunk Field once provided
garden vegetables and pasture for animals
during the logging era.
• 10 tent sites - some of which are
walk-in, 11 lean-tos, an 8-person
bunkhouse and a 2-person cabin.
• Three separate group camping areas
accommodating a total of 48 people.
SOUTH BRANCH POND
(Elevation 981’) Established in 1951
South Branch Pond Campground is a very
popular family campground.
• 21 tent sites, 12 lean-tos, and an
• Two walk-in/canoe sites on Lower
South Branch Pond, one walk-in/
canoe site on Upper South Branch
• A public picnic area and rental
TROUT BROOK CAMPGROUND
AND GROUP CAMPING
(Elevation 680’) Established in 1970 Trout
Brook Farm Campground once provided
lodging, pasture, and crop space to support
logging operations in the area. Almost
exclusively a tenting campground, Trout
Brook Farm has:
• Three walk-in sites along Trout Brook.
• 12 tent sites.
• A Group Camping area, capacity: 50
• Rental canoes.
NORTH BRANCH CAMPS GROUP
(Elevation 1,000’) Established in 2017
Located approximately 13 miles west
of Matagamon Gate, the North Branch
Camps are ideal for scout, school, and
other organized groups willing to travel to
reach major trailheads in exchange for a
• Overall site capacity of 30 people.
• Group tenting area.
• Bunkhouse with 6 bunks, gas lights,
• Dining facility with gas lights,
woodstove, picnic table, countertops,
and cupboard space.
• Vault toilet.
• Outdoor fire ring.
ROARING BROOK CAMPGROUND
and BEAR BROOK GROUP CAMPING
(Elevation 1,489’) Established in 1950
Roaring Brook is a popular overnight
campground and the trailhead for many
Katahdin trails. It is also the starting point
for backpackers headed to Chimney Pond
and Russell Pond campgrounds.
• 10 tent sites, 9 lean-tos, several walkin
sites, 10-person bunkhouse.
• Nearby Bear Brook Group Camping
Area with 3 sites, capacity: 42 people.
DAICEY POND CAMPGROUND
(Elevation 1,087’) Daicey Pond was
established as a sporting camp in the early
1900’s and operated as York’s Twin Pine
Camps until the Park began operating it as
a campground in 1971.
• 10 cabins capacities range from 2-6
• Canoe/ kayak rentals here and on
KIDNEY POND CAMPGROUND
(Elevation 1,051’) Kidney Pond was
established as a sporting camp by Irving
and Lyman Hunt in 1899 and operated as
a private facility until 1988 when the Park
began to transition operations to resemble
• 13 cabins, capacities 2 to 6 people.
• Canoe/kayak rentals here and on
KATAHDIN STREAM and FOSTER
FIELD GROUP CAMPING AREA
(Elevation 1,099’) Established in 1939
Katahdin Stream Campground was
a logging depot, site of a Civilian
Conservation Corps Camp in the 1930’s
and the duty station of the first seasonal
ranger for Baxter State Park, Richard
• 12 lean-tos and10 tent sites.
• A public picnic area with 5 sheltered
• Nearby Foster Field Group Camping
Area, capacity: 50 people.
(Elevation 1,300’) Established in 1958
Abol Campground is perched at the foot
of the Abol Slide which occurred in 1816.
This historic Katahdin Trail was recently
rerouted after a large rock slide.
• 12 lean-tos and 9 tent sites.
• Public picnic area.
All camping is by reservation only. The summer camping season is May 15 (conditions permitting) – October 15. Kidney, Daicey, and Katahdin
Stream remain open until October 22.
Reservations for any site throughout the Park during the summer months are on a rolling reservation system. Sites can be reserved beginning
four months in advance by mail, in person at Park Headquarters, over the phone, or on our website.
Check our website for some restrictions that apply to back-country sites, Chimney Pond and Russell Pond campgrounds, bunkhouse spaces, and
Reservation Office: (207) 723-5140 www.baxterstatepark.org