Chewonki’s Big Eddy Campground

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Chewonki’s Big Eddy Campground, exquisitely nestled on the shores of the West Branch of the Penobscot River is situated in the heart of Maine’s North Woods. The campground is a few miles to the west of Baxter State Park within the largest forested area in the United States. It is home of the Big Eddy, a world-famous landlocked salmon fishing pool and is surrounded by some of the most challenging whitewater rapids in the east. This beautiful section of the West Branch has delighted fishermen, canoeists, kayakers and rafters for years. We hope you’ll join us for a camping trip in one of the most spectacular places in New England.


Phone: 207-350-1599

Other Phone: 207) 882-7323

Max RV Length: 36

Max Amps: 15

Check-in Time: 1.00pm-9.000pm

Check-out Time: 11.00am

Total Sites: 53

Camping Season: 1-May-15-Oct


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


Take I-95 to Exit 244 Medway/Baxter State Park (Formerly Exit 56) Follow Routes 157 & 11 to downtown Millinocket. Follow signs through town toward Baxter State Park. After approximately 11 miles, turn left at the North Woods Trading Post & General Store at the blue & white signs for West Branch Region and Big Eddy Campground. From here, DO NOT follow sign to Baxter State Park. Continue on the Golden Road. Travel approximately 17 miles to ChewonkiÂ’s Big Eddy Campground (entrance on your right).

Pet Policy

Pets are welcome and must be kept on a leash at all times. Pets may not be left unattended in the campground. Please pick up after them.

Campground Rules

Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Speed limit 15 mph Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in public places. No cutting of live trees. Only dead and down wood may be collected from the forest floor. Fires may not be left unattended. Cars limited to 2 per site. All extra vehicles must be in designated lots. No burning of plastic or food garbage. Paper and cardboard are allowed. No radios allowed. All camping equipment and vehicles must be placed on bare soil only, not on vegetation. Revegetation is in progress throughout the campground. Firearms are permitted at Big Eddy after Sept. 30. They must be locked in a case and rendered incapable of use. No discharging of firearms is allowed within the campground. Bikes are not allowed on paper company roads and land. Campers are responsible for taking their trash/recyclables to designated disposal areas. Please be aware that you will be traveling on private roads owned by paper companies. These roads can be dangerous. Different rules apply. LOGGING TRUCKS ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. Information about the roads and rules are available at any checkpoint or at the Katahdin General Store in Millinocket. Camping is free to children 12 and under. Children 13-17 stay for $5/night.

Pricing Info

Reservations require payment in full. This form will calculate your estimated payment. This is only an estimate. The actual payment amount (for credit card payments) will be determined by site availability. We will do our best to accomodate your requests.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of our seasonal business we require a two-week notice for cancellations. Cancellation requests may be made by mail or email to: 15 percent of your deposit is non-refundable. The remainder may be used as credit toward camping with us at a later date during the current season only. Inclement Weather is not considered an emergency. Upon your arrival, you will be required to pay for the full number of days and guests for which you reserved. We cannot hold a reservation for more than one night. Please call/ email if you will be delayed and we will hold your site for an additional day. Holiday weekends require payment in full at the time of reservation. This includes Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day. For all other reservations, a 50 percent deposit is required.


Thursday 10/27/2016 0%
Generally cloudy. High around 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/28/2016 100%
Snow during the morning will mix with rain at times during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/29/2016 70%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Sunday 10/30/2016 20%
Overcast. High 42F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow Showers
Monday 10/31/2016 40%
Snow Showers
Mostly cloudy with snow showers during the morning. High 43F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

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