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Garcelon Wildlife Management Area South

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Many offshoot trails from the main road provide numerous options for exploring these remote forests in close vicinity to the bustle of the State's capital.
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9.20 miles, Network
Augusta, Windsor
Dirt/Forest Floor


This large area of wilderness contains a number of attractive ponds, numerous marshes and swamps, and miles of undeveloped frontage on Lower Togus Pond. The main road bisecting the preserve is a wide dirt road, with several offshoot trails - of varying quality - that head off in loops to the southeast. Highlights of the area are Moody Pond, Wellman Pond, and Givens Hill, which rises to 550 feet in elevation, making it one of the higher points in the area. The waterfront area on Lower Togus Pond is also worth visiting, but be prepared to bushwhack, as there are no trails to the west of Mud Mill Road.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website, or contact:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
Phone: (207) 287-8000
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.

Trailhead Information

Head east on ME-17 out of Augusta. 5.1 miles from ME-9, take a left on Mud Hill Road. Go 1.8 miles to the end of Mud Hill Road where there is space to park.

Head west on ME-105 (South Belfast Ave) out of downtown Augusta. 7 miles from the traffic circle just east of the river, and about 1.5 miles past the bridge over Togus Pond, look for Mud Mill Road on the right. There is room for a few cars to park off ME-105.

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