Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KWWNM) Bouldering
Areas in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KWWNM)
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|GPS:||45.965, -68.74 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Ryan Gibbs on Sep 4, 2017|
|Admins:||Ladd, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
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DescriptionLocated to the east of Baxter State Park is 87,563 acres of forest, streams, mountains, and with any luck climbing.
Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters
Getting ThereRoute 11 in this area is also known as the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic Byway, designated by the state of Maine. It is the main access route to the Monument.
From Exit 244, head west towards Medway and turn right onto Route 11 (also called Grindstone Road). If you cross the East Branch of the Penobscot River, you have missed the turn for Route 11. Follow Route 11 for approximately 20 miles and then turn left onto the Swift Brook Road. Use caution with this turn as sight distance is limited. The Swift Brook Road, which is a gravel road, will lead you to the Katahdin Loop Road. Or, you can continue north on Route 11 to Patten and in approximately 15 miles turn left on Route 159 and the Grand Lake Road to access the North/Matagamon entrance.
From Exit 264, follow signs for Route 11. For the south entrance and the Katahdin Loop Road, turn left at next intersection to stay on Route 11 south (also called Grindstone Road). In approximately 5 miles continue straight when the road curves left. This will lead you to the Swift Brook Road and access to the Katahdin Loop Road. At this point the paved road will become a gravel road. For the North/Matagamon entrance, follow Route 11 north towards Patten. In approximately 10 miles turn left onto Route 159 and the Grand Lake Road to access the North/Matagamon entrance.
From Exit 276, proceed west to Patten on Route 159 for approximately 8 miles. At the junction of Route 159 & Route 11, follow the above directions for access to either the Swift Brook Road and the Katahdin Loop Road or the Grand Lake Road to the North/Matagamon entrance.
From the intersection of Route 11 & Swift Brook Road, it is approximately 12 miles to the Katahdin Loop Road. Follow signs within the monument proper.
From the intersection of Route 11 & Route 159 in Patten, it is approximately 30 miles to the North/Matagamon Entrance. To access the monument, take the second left turn after you cross the East Branch of the Penobscot River near the Grand Lake
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