The Allagash Wilderness Waterway will begin taking winter camping registrations this Saturday, December 12, 2015. The AWW wil make a total of 48 camp sites available at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook.

These camp sites will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis until the campground capacity is reached. Registration for the campgrounds will take place this Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. at the Chamberlain Bridge ranger station.

Winter camping in the Allagash draw visitors year after year, it's part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conversation and Forestry's 'Take It Outside' program that encourages Maine's children and families to reconnect with nature, promote health, and have fun in the great Maine outdoors.

Winter park and public lands activities include: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, nature walks and guided hikes on New Year's Day.

Officials anticipate that most of the 48 campsites will be rented by noon this Saturday and they suggest that campers arrive at Chamberlain Bridge before 8 a.m. this Saturday.

Campsites are available for a rental fee of $50 per month, plus and 8-percent meal and lodging tax. Eight sites are reserved in the parking lot for short term use at the regular camping fee of $4 per person, per night for Maine residents and $8 for nonresidents.

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 and Telos lakes.

For more information visit or call 207-941-4014.

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