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New camping, paddling trail now available on the Penobscot River

Apr 09, 2021
Penobscot River Paddling Trail volunteers erect a campsite sign on the river in Orono.

Since 2017, a volunteer organization called the Penobscot River Paddling Trail, incorporated in Maine as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been developing campsites for paddlers on the main stem of the Penobscot River. Volunteers are working to complete a series of campsites reaching from Medway to Bucksport.

Currently, the group has established a series of campsites, roughly 10 miles apart, from the Lincoln area down to Brewer. To see river maps, and for more information on the trail and the river, visit

Existing campsites are marked with a yellow sign at the river’s edge with the PRPT logo. Each campsite has enough space for three to four tents, a picnic table and a rustic privy. Each site has a kiosk with educational information about the river. Paddlers are expected to carry in and carry out all trash.

Volunteers are needed. If interested, contact the organization through the website.


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