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Request for Public Comment on Reservation System

Due to increased visitation, the National Park Service (NPS) proposes that facilities at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KAWW) be added to the NPS reservation system at beginning in August 2021. This change would improve visitor trip planning and enjoyment by reserving a campsite or lean-to in advance.

Currently, all campsites and lean-tos are first-come, first-serve, while Haskell Hut is available for winter use by contacting the monument by email or phone for reservations.

The purpose of the reservation convenience fee is to cover Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument's cost of using the national reservation service contract at charges contractor line item number costs at $8 per reservation for online reservations and $9 per reservation for phone reservations. These are reservation costs alone; no additional costs for amenities are being considered at this time.

The following sites would be added to the reservation system:

Big Seboeis
Big Spring Brook West
Haskell Deadwater
Pond Pitch West
Sandbank Stream
Stair Falls West
Upper East Branch

Grand Pitch
Katahdin Brook

Haskell Hut (winter use only)

At present, the additional charge would be for the recreation convenience fee alone. Changes may be seasonal (e.g. on a reservation system during peak use) or year-round. The monument would use the existing National Park Service on-line reservation system located at

Reservations for winter use of Haskell Hut are currently made by contacting Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by email or phone. Adding Haskell Hut to the reservation system will provide real-time availability and the ability to make reservations outside standard business hours Monday-Friday. No changes are proposed for the reservation process at Big Spring Brook Hut at this time.

The park will be accepting comments regarding this issue until July 14th, 2021.
Comment Period: Closed        Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 14, 2021
Document Content:
20210614_KAWW_PressRelease_RecGov.pdf   (227.4 KB, PDF file)
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