....in Maine's "Katahdin Region"

Nahmakanta Lake
Wilderness Camps

Lodge & cabins on sparkling, spring-fed

Maine's most beautiful lake !


Don & Angel Hibbs       (207) 731-8888      info@nahmakanta.com


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"The Nahmakanta Area"  

Since 1872, Nahmakanta has been a traditional Maine wilderness camp for
hikers, fisherman, photographers, nature lovers and families.
Many of our guests have returned season after season for generations...

Here's the view looking down Nahmakanta from the "Appalachian Trail" overlook on Nesuntabunt Mtn. Our lakefront cabins and lodge are situated just under the mountain.


Our camp yard
...lies between two clear-flowing trout streams in an idyllic setting of tall
shade trees, spacious green lawns and wild-flowers. From the screened porch of your lakefront log
cabin, you will enjoy a spectacular wilderness panorama as far as your eye can see...


Loons nest undisturbed at Nahmakanta, literally within sight of your cabin.
Watching loon chicks grow into adults is a summer ritual for us.

Almost everyday we watch moose and deer feed in the shallows in front of camp. Birds nest around us in an amazing variety and abundance. Nearby stream deltas attract beaver and otter, herons, eagles, and osprey. Nightfall is always punctuated by the wild wailing of loons, the stirring symbol of the North. 


Some of our Nahmakanta neighbors include a resident family of beavers that have been busy doing a little unauthorized logging in this grove of cedar trees.

Bald eagle fishing in front of camp...................... photos by Bill Banaszewski



For Hikers... we maintain over
70 miles of beautiful and varied
hiking trails,including one of
the most scenic stretches of the Appalachian Trail, just 1/2 mile
from Camp. One trail that's very
popular with our guests leads to
Nesuntabunt Mtn overlook, which
rises 1000' over Nahmakanta Lake
and affords a stunning,
view of nearby Mt Katahdin,
Maine's highest
peak. Another
trail follows a spectacular 1/4 mile
long flume of the emerald-tinted Rainbow Stream, which cascades
into a
deep, crystal-clear swimming
pool, a wonderful and refreshing

oasis on warm summer

There are natural sand beaches on the shores of Nahmakanta that are so
amazing our guests sometimes wonder if the clean, white sands were put there by man!
(Nope ! thousands of years ago by glaciers !) Our kayaking and canoeing guests love these isolated beaches for swimming, picnicking or sunbathing. These are just a few of the spectacular features that literally surround our camp. It would take several seasons to hike, paddle and explore all of the natural wonders of the Nahmakanta Area ! 



"Dear Don and Angel,

    Of the 4 or 5 other camps that we've visited, Nahmakanta is our favorite. Nowhere else can provide the same variety and contrast...... the moods of the big lake, the intimacy of the hike in trout ponds, the views from the Appalachian Trail....."


        Abbott Meader - Professor of Art (Emeritus)
  Colby College, Maine


...and although there is much to do here,
it is a particularly good  place
to do nothing at all...


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Don & Angel Hibbs
P. O. Box 544
Millinocket, Maine 04462  

(207) 731-8888