Penobscot River Corridor
River corridors are waterways protected for such backwoods recreation as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and shore-side camping. The Penobscot River Corridor is one of two such waterways that are also part of the Maine State Park system. What sets the Penobscot River Corridor apart from other state parks is the area’s limited development.
Located in the heart of Maine’s undeveloped forest land, the Penobscot River Corridor is a prime location for remote canoe trips, fishing excursions, and whitewater rafting. It is part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail—the historic 740-mile water trail that runs through New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. More than 67 miles of river and 70 miles of lake frontage give Penobscot River Corridor visitors unique opportunities for water access recreation with its peppering of boat launches.
The Corridor is also a great place for Maine camping. With some of the best wilderness campsites in the state, the PRC welcomes visitors who are looking for an out-of-the-way camping experience. And you can enjoy the experience year-round. The campgrounds are open through all seasons.
With careful planning to this outlying region of Maine, a trip to the Penobscot River Corridor can be a richly memorable adventure.