AUGUSTA, Maine — The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine’s 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams that winds through northern Maine’s vast forests, is providing winter campgrounds at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook.
Registration for the campgrounds will take place 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Chamberlain Bridge ranger station.
The 48 camp sites available at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis until the campground capacity is reached.
“These unique winter campsites offer extraordinary access to some great winter ice fishing,” Matthew LaRoche, AWW superintendent, said. “We have visitors who return year after year to enjoy the beauty, camaraderie and winter sport that this part of Maine offers.”
LaRoche anticipates renting out most of the 48 available campsites by noon on the first day of registration. To be sure of getting a site, the AWW superintendent suggests that campers arrive at Chamberlain Bridge before 8 a.m. on Dec. 10.
Campsites are available for a rental fee of $50 per month, plus seven percent meal and lodging tax. Eight sites are reserved in the parking lot for transient use at the regular camping fee of $4 per person per night for Maine residents and $8 for nonresidents. The water access campsites on the lakes are available for use in the winter as well as summer; the same fees apply to these sites.
The AWW provides: public drinking water, vault toilets, and snow plowing at the Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook winter campgrounds. A groomed snowmobile trail is marked from the parking lot to the south end of Chamberlain Lake and to Round Pond/Telos lakes.
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For more information on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, call (207) 695-3721, Ext. 4, or (207) 941-4014.