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.


Frost Advisory

1:17 AM EDT on May 22, 2018
6:00 AM EDT on May 22, 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/22/2018 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 71F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 05/23/2018 90%
Thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Thursday 05/24/2018 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 62F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 05/25/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 76F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 05/26/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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