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

Nahmakanta Lake Camps

Wilderness Lodge and Cabins


.....on sparkling, spring-fed  "Nahmakanta",

Maine's most beautiful lake !


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


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Driving Directions to Nahmakanta  

     By Vehicle  May 1st - Nov 30th 


   From points south of Bangor, Maine.... 

 (Please note: our mailing address is in Millinocket, but you do not drive through Millinocket to reach us )

        Nahmakanta Lake Camps can be reached by road from two different directions (refer to a highway map of Maine for perspective) Directions for both routes start at the Newport exit of I-95 (Newport is 30 miles south of Bangor)  The "Kokadjo" route is 100 miles long, has one rough 5-mile section of road (details below) and is toll-free. The "Jo Mary" route is 95 miles long, is a somewhat better road (no rough section) but has a road-use fee (Maine residents $7 per person ; Non-residents $12 per person / under 15 and over 70 are free)

Directions for "Kokadjo" Route

(see note below on recommended vehicle types)

Exit I-95 at "Newport", then take Rt 7 north to Dexter, Rt 23 to Guilford, then Rts 6/15 to Greenville, at the southern end of Moosehead Lake. In Greenville, there is gas, groceries, outdoor gear and supplies, and fly and tackle shops. 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.


  Important Note: Approx. 10 miles in on the gravel road from Kokadjo, there's a

5 mile section of road that is quite rough. It's no different than many of the woods road of Northern Maine. It's passable, but you'll need to take it slow and dodge some potholes. The last 10 miles are good road again.This section is not recommended for ordinary cars unless you have backwoods driving experience. Pickup trucks, SUV's, Suburu 4WD's etc. will be fine. You won't need 4WD, but the extra clearance of 4WD vehicles is an advantage.

Driving Distances -"Kokadjo" route

Newport - Greenville                      54 miles 

Greenville - Kokadjo                      20 miles

Kokadjo - Nahmakanta Lake       26 miles (gravel)



Directions for "Jo-Mary" Route

Exit I-95 at Newport, Maine. Take Rt 7 north 30 miles to "Dover-Foxcroft". Then take Rt. 6/16 east 13 miles to "Milo". Then take Rt 11 north 24 miles and look for large sign on left "Jo Mary Lake Campground". Turn left onto gravel road, drive 1/4 mile, stop at checkpoint, register, and pay private road fee ($12 per adult for non residents of Maine; $7 for residents; under 15 and over 70, free) Follow "NLC" signs 27 miles to camp.

Watch for and yield to logging trucks.

Driving Distances - "Jo Mary" route

Newport - Dover Foxcroft                 30 miles             

Dover Foxcroft - Milo                   13 miles  

Milo - Jo Mary turnoff                    25 miles

   Jo Mary - Nahmakanta Camps      27 miles (gravel)



       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, $7 per adult....Non-residents, $12 per adult (under 15 and over 70, free) Beyond gate, follow "NLC" signs 27 miles to camp.

   To save 25% on your "Jo-Mary Road" road fees, print the coupon below, and tell the gatetender that you only want to pay "one way"for the trip into Nahmakanta. You can use a second coupon on your return trip.


This is made available to you by:
Nahmakanta Lake Camps
Redeem this coupon to allow
“Two people with the 2nd person at 1/2 price for Day Use entry”
to the KI Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest for the 2015 Season
The regular fee is $7 for residents and $12 for non-residents, so for a limited time only, two can enter with the 2nd person at ½ half price. There is no fee for children under 15 or senior citizens age 70 and older.
This coupon is available only at participating businesses in communities surrounding the KI Jo-Mary Forest region. There is a limit of use of the coupon to one time per person. This discount is not to be used in conjunction with overnight camping and is valid for the 2015 season only.


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)


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Don & Angel Hibbs  (207) 731-8888

P.O. BOX 544

Millinocket, Maine 04462