Penobscot River Paddling Trail

Campsites & Access Points

Site Name Site Type River Mile Site Description Campsite Capacity
Pine Grove Campground and Cottages Campsite -4 Private, paddler friendly campground located four miles upstream of the confluence with the West Branch. Excellent place to stay the night prior to a trip. Leave a car for $10/day.
Medway Boat Launch Access Points 0 Public boat launch with ample parking, bathrooms, picnic tables. Located on the East Branch just above the confluence with the West Branch. Day prking only.
Mattaseunk Dam Put-in Access Points 8.5 Put-in on river left, east bank, at a roadside picnic site on Rt. 157 at the Molunkus/Mattawamkeag town line. Steep steps down to river.
Tannery Row Campsite Campsite 15.4 A short walk upstream are the remains of what was the biggest tannery in the United States until it burnt down in the 1930s. It was located there because of local sources of Hemlock bark used in tanning hides 8
Winn Boat Launch Access Points 17 Boat launch, day parking
Chester Bridge Boat Launch Access Points 21 Small, unimproved boat launch at Chester Rd bridge, river right, with limited day parking.
Medunkeunk Landing Campsite Campsite 26 Paddle river right,  before power line, west of Mattanawcook Island, turn right into Medunkeunk Stream. Campsite is 1/10 mile upstream on right.Call or text ahead: (207)-897-8034 12
Lincoln Boat Launch Access Points 28 Off Route 116, just above bridge, river left.Obscure. Day parking.
South Lincoln Boat Launch Access Points 30 Located on the east side, river left of Mahockanock Island. Day parking.
Mohawk Campsite Campsite 34 The Mohawk Campsite is behind a bar island west of Mohawk Island’s southern tip, just before reaching Penobscot River Cabins. If you miss the campsite, inquire at the cabins. 12
Merril Brook Launch Access Points 38.2 Improved ramp for all boating types. Take-out for portage of West Enfield Dam.
Merril Brook Cabins Campsite 38.2 Unimproved campsite (fee) – inquire with campground hosts for tenting or help portaging
Howland Boat Launch Access Points 39.6 Town-owned Tannery Park hosts an improved boat launch, privy, and day parking on river right.
Passadumkeag Boat Launch Access Points 43.8 River left, just past Long, Thorofare, and Hog islands
Passadumkeag Point Cabins and Campground RV and tent campsite, parking, store 44 Campground on river left.Tentsites, RV sites, cabins. Showers, toilets, laundry. Store, restaurant. Inquire about leaving a car.
Nibezun Campsite Campsite 47.3 Nibezun Campsite is Wabanaki owned and located on traditional Wabanaki meeting grounds. A Medicine Trail can be explored near the campsite. Please respect ceremonies and other events in session. 12
Riverbilly's Retreat Campsite Campsite 53.5 Campsite is river right, between Foster Island and west shore, with tent platform, covered picnic table 12
Greenbush Boat Launch Access Points 54.5 Boat launch is river left below Jackson Island, above Thorofare Island. Day parking.
Costigan Boat Launch Access Points 58 Boat launch and picnic table, opposite Freese Island. Day parking.
Ketawamkihtek Campsite Campsite 61.5 Turn right into Stillwater Branch. Campsite is 1/4 mile up this branch, river right, before the Twin Islands. 10
Birch Stream Boat Launch Access Points 61.5 Small boat launch in north Old Town located 2 miles from the main river on the Stillwater Branch, where Rt. 116 crosses Birch Stream. Day parking.
Old Town Boat Launch Access Points 63 Improved ramp off of N. 4th St. Day parking.
Orono Boat Launch Access Points 69.5 Improved boat launch with ample day parking.
Oak Glen Campsite Campsite 70.5 Paddle river right along cobbled shoreline. Campsite is on a bluff river right. Note: an active railroad track runs between the river and the Penobscot Valley Country Club. 12
Eddington Boat Launch Access Points 71.2 Improved ramp for all boating types. Ample day parking.
Eddington Salmon Club Access Points 73.2 Boat launch on downstream side of Eddington Salmon Clubhouse. Day parking.
North Brewer Launch Access Points 74.7 River left. Improved ramp with ample day parking.
Penobscot Salmon Club Campsite Campsite 75.9 River left just past concrete abutments of old Bangor dam in Brewer. Privy combination: 1776. 12
Bangor Boat Launch Access Points 77.4 River right just downstream from Kenduskeag Stream mouth. Restaurants. Bangor Waterfront Park. Hand-carry access from a floating dock.
Brewer Boat Launch Access Points 77.6 Small,hand carry boat launch (granite steps), river left on Brewer River Walk behind Tozier’s Market. Restaurants, resupply, brew pub.
Hamlin's Marina and Kimberly's Restaurant Access Points 80.1 River right. Restaurant, take-out, restrooms for boaters, picnic tables. Ample day parking.
Sturgeon Leap Campsite Campsite 84.9 Town-owned site in Orrington, river left, located at the site of future Baker’s Landing Boat Launch. 10
South Orrington Boat Launch Access Points 87 Improved, concrete ramp for all boating types at higher tides located in small cove off Town Rd. Day parking.
Frankfort Boat Launch Access Points 95 At mid and high tide, one can access the Frankfort boat launch on Rte. 1A for day parking. It is just past Treat Point on the right. Treat Point has trails and is a good place to stretch legs and picnic.
Ferry Crossing Campsite Campsite 96 River right, beyond a point of granite blocks, and beyond a fallen tree. Use stairs beyond the fallen tree. 12
Bucksport Waterfront Access Points 97 Marina, restaurants, store, resupply, day parking.
Verona Island Boat Launch Access Points 97.4 Improved, 20′ wide, all tide ramp for all boating types.