This beautiful paddling trip offers grand views and remote wilderness. Small islands and secluded coves on the south shore of the pond are excellent places to explore. A campsite on the west shore of Hurd Pond (accessible only by boat) provides the option of an easy overnight paddling experience. The campsite has both a small beach and a pit toilet.
The Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area Preserve Guidelines:
For more information or a printable map please contact The Nature Conservancy:
From Millinocket: Travel about 10 miles northwest on the Baxter Park Road and turn left at the junction marked "Allagash." This short connecting road quickly comes to the Golden Road; turn right here. After 8.9 miles on the Golden Road, cross Abol Bridge on the Golden Road and then immediately turn left onto Hurd Pond Road. Travel 3 miles south on this road following the river and then turn right onto Hurd Pond Road and drive northwest for just over 1 mile. A dirt parking area and a pit toilet will be on the right side of the road. The boat launch is down a short trail through the woods on the left side of the road.
Warning: the Golden Road is a private logging road, all visitors must yield to log trucks.
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