By Vehicle May 1st - Nov 30th
From points south of Bangor, Maine
Please note that even though our mailing address is in Millinocket, you do not pass through Millinocket to reach us. The most direct route to us from points south of Bangor is via the town of "Greenville" (at the south end of Moosehead Lake)
To reach Greenville, exit I-95 at "Newport", then take Rt 7 north to Dexter, Rt 23 to Guilford, then Rts 6/15 to Greenville. (for more detail, see a state highway map of Maine) From Greenville, drive 20 miles north along the east side of Moosehead Lake to the tiny village of"Kokadjo". From Kokadjo store on left, it is 26 miles on gravel roads to Nahmakanta. Look for "NLC" signs at all turns. Check your odometer at the store.
The following mileage figures are measured from Kokadjo store (not to be added to previous figure).....at 0.2 miles, bear Left......at 1.4 miles bear Right....at 1.8 bear Right....at 6.6 turn Left....at 10.6 bear Right.....at 11.6 turn Left.....at 13.3 turn Right.....at 14.0 turn Left.....at 17.0 bear Left.....at 18.3 bear Left.....at 19.2 bear Left.....at 24.8 turn Right.....25.8 arrive at camp.
Driving Distances :
Newport - Greenville 54 miles
Greenville - Kokadjo 20 miles
Kokadjo - Nahmakanta Lake 26 miles
From Mid-Coast Maine and the Greater Bangor area.....
(Camden, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Acadia Nat'l Park, etc)
Use state highways to reach Bangor, then take I-95 northbound approx 15 miles to exit 199. Turn left (north) onto Rt 16. After 25 miles, arrive in downtown Milo. Turn right (north) onto Rt 11. Continue north on Rt 11 for 25 miles, turn left onto gravel road at "Jo-Mary Lake Campground" sign. After 1/4 mile, stop at checkpoint to register and pay road use fee (Maine residents, $5 per adult....Non-residents, $10 per adult; no charge for kids 15 and under) Beyond gate, follow "NLC" signs 27 miles to camp.
Bangor - Exit 199 15 miles
Exit 199 - Milo 25
Milo - Jo Mary turnoff
Jo Mary - Nahmakanta Camps 27 miles
From Millinocket and Baxter State Park....
Head south out of Millinocket on Rt 11. After 15 miles, turn right onto gravel road at "Jo-Mary Lake Campground" sign. After 1/4 mile, stop at checkpoint to register and pay road use fee (Maine residents, $5 per adult....Non-residents, $10 per adult; no charge for kids 15 and under) Beyond gate, follow "NLC" signs 27 miles to camp.
We recommend 4WD or high
clearance 2WD vehicles. "Town" cars are O.K. (add 15
minutes drive time).
By Float Plane: May 10 - Oct 15
From Ambajejus Lake (8 miles west of Millinocket)
"Katahdin Air Service" Jim Strang (207) 723-8378
Katahdin Air base - Nahmakanta Camps (12 minute flight)
$110 per person RT (2 person minimum)