Open to the Public
The Moose River Bow Trip and No. 5 Bog are accessible through a short drive from Jackman, Maine, a North Woods hub for forestry and outdoor recreation. About 12 miles south of the Canadian border on U.S. Route 201, Jackman is 72 miles north of Skowhegan, 135 miles north of Portland, and 229 miles north of Boston.
- Hunting and fishing are allowed according to state laws and regulations.
- Vehicles are restricted to designated roads.
- Horses, pets, and other domestic animals are not permitted.
- Fires are allowed by permit only in existing fire rings at designated locations. Use only dead and down wood.
- Do not collect or remove plants or animals.
- Camp only in designated campsites. No reservations or fees required.
- Camping at any one site is limited to a two week maximum stay.
- Please use the latrines installed at campsites.
- Carry water for washing at least 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap.
- Pack it in, pack it out! Remove all trash and leave your campsite looking better than when you arrived.
The outfitters and guides found through the Jackman Chamber of Commerce can help you experience this beautiful area to the fullest. Some of the itineraries enjoyed by Conservancy staff include:
- Paddling the entire Moose River Bow Trip, departing from and returning to Jackman, with three or four nights of camping along the way.
- Arranging a shuttle drop off from Jackman at Spencer Rips. From Spencer, one can venture into the bog and/or paddle the remaining portion of the Bow Trip
View a map of the Moose River Bow Trip to begin planning your adventure. (Note: This is a dynamic natural landscape. Information found on the maps may be incorrect due to natural events or changes made by land managers.)