In 1867 around the log driving days, the Allagash Canoe Trip began. Avid canoeists would set in, paddle north, portage their gear two miles up to Mud Pond and then on to Chamberlain Lake. In 1971, the log driving days were over and the paper companies started opening roads so people could start at Chamberlain Lake.
For the few adventurous ones...they still start here...
Allagash Gateway Campground & Cabins!!!
Allagash Gateway Campground & Cabins is located on beautiful Ripogenus Lake, right next door to Chesuncook Lake which is the third largest lake in Maine 23,070 acres. We offer cabins and premium as well as primitive campsites, RV sites, hot showers, boat launch, marina, gasoline as well as canoe/kayak rentals and transportation services to the upper West Branch of the Penobscot River. Fish for land-locked salmon, trout, togue, perch & cusk. Hunt or see all creatures native to this area of Maine.
Closed for the month of December & April:some exceptions may apply, please call for details.
*Campsites: Please be aware, power & water are ONLY available during generator hours 7-9am & 5-9pm* (24 hour cell phone service however)
Family includes 2 adults and 3 children under 18 yrs (18 years and above are considered an adult @ $8.00/night)
Any deviation from "family" is $8.00 per person per night. Pets are welcome here and must be on a leash, please clean up after your pets. There is a one time fee of $10 per pet when camping.
Visitor day pass (must check in at office) Free
Pet Charge $10.00/stay
Visiting pets $5.00
Seasonal Lots May 1st-November 27th:
All seasonal campers will have to pay campsite rates during non seasonal dates and call in advance from Nov. 28th-March 31st
Cabins: (please go to services page & scroll down for pics of cabin)
We have 4 small cabins that house 4-6 people and 1 large cabin that houses 8-10 people. Children under 5 yrs are free. Deposits are required at time of booking & are nonrefundable.
Cabins are propane in nature and include heater, cook top, refridgerator and lights. The cabins have all cookware and linens provided. Privys are close by and showers are available during generator hours (7-9am and 5-9pm) for $4.00/person at the main lodge. Water supply for showers is seasonal so when the weather gets cold, the water is disconnected. Water is portaged to you daily for dishes and such from our well.* Less than 6 people in the big cabin will be charged $50.00 per person per night.*
2013 Moose Hunt Cabin Rates for Zones 4, 9 & 10
* 8% lodge tax
Sorry, no refunds on deposits or stay.
Gift Certificates also available.
There is a 2.9% charge for using any card.
View from Suncook Cabin as seen by onlookers
Fishing in the local area is exceptional. Right off our main dock is some of the best salmon and trout fishing the area has to offer in any season. In the winter months we also offer ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross-country trails and the snowmobile trails in the area are some of the best in the country. We will be expanding these trails to connect with other area trails soon.
Hiking Mount Katahdin is also a favorite for most, it is approximately 25 miles to the base and you should allow about 1 hour for driving when leaving here.
The North Maine Woods is noted for its big bucks! We are located in the heart of buck country. Hundreds of miles of maintained roads in our area make it a hunters paradise for deer, bear, grouse, rabbit, moose, coyotes & bird watching. Allagash Gateway Campground & Cabins offers it all. Keep your eye out for changes regarding bear baiting and guiding.There are also an incredible number of moose in our area -- if you are lucky enough to be selected in the annual moose lottery.
Moose Season is by Permit Only!
Facilities include a boat launching area, docking for boats, parking for cars and trailers. Campsites are in harmony with nature, some being secluded and others more open. Each campsite is provided with fire ring, table and trash container. Drinking water is supplied by an artesian well and is pressurized so that trailers may replenish their water supply.
Canoes & kayaks are available for hourly and daily rental. A security deposit is required for rentals in the form of cash or credit card & you are required to sign a waiver.
There are limited supplies available at the Main Lodge & we will be working towards increasing our selection. We also have a lending library of books, some are exclusively about this area.