Whether you are alone or with a group and a guide, wilderness camping in Maine is a memorable experience in any season. Wilderness camping options in Maine range from primitive trailside campsites and lean-to shelters, to open fields and remote ponds.
Land trails like the Appalachian Trail and Grafton Loop Trail, and water trails like the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Northern Forest Canoe Trail provide maintained campsites for hikers and paddlers.
Many of Maine's more than half a million acres of Public Reserved Lands offer backcountry recreation and camping in wild and scenic locations.
The most remote wilderness camping locations can be visited with the help of a Registered Maine Guide. From an island in a remote lake to a mountainside lookout, an expert guide can safely bring campers to remarkable places while sharing their knowledge of local history and geography.