Big Eddy makes a fine base camp from which to explore the surrounding region:
Allagash Wilderness Waterway The put-in at Chamberlain Lake is less than an hour’s drive north on the Telos Road from Big Eddy.
Ambajesus and Chesuncook Boom-houses The West Branch Historical Society is restoring the boom houses at Ambejesus and Chesuncook as a way to preserve these historical buildings and the logging and river driving heritage on the West Branch of the Penobscot.
Baxter State Park With over 200,000 acres the park offers short day hikes to multi-day experiences.
Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Area Trailheads for the Ice Caves and the Rainbow Loop Trails are located a short drive down the Golden Road from Big Eddy.
North Maine Woods The North Maine Woods encompasses over 3.5 million acres of land under a variety of ownership including big and small corporations, individuals, families, and the State of Maine and The Nature Conservancy. Day use and overnight camping fees are charged at North Maine Woods Checkpoints.
Penobscot River Corridor Big Eddy Campground is located in the Penobscot River Corridor and the lands upstream and down of us are managed by the State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Short access trails lead to the river including just upstream of the Campground on the east side of the Telos Bridge. Here there is a small parking area and a short trail to an overlook at “Vulture Rock” that offers an incredible view of the Cribworks Class V Rapid.
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