Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Millinocket, Maine

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

About Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

The area north of Millinocket is a vast sweep of forest, dotted with lakes and ledge and cut by one of the most fabled rivers in Maine, the West Branch of the Penobscot. This is Thoreau country, the setting for the journies described in Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods. It is a land rich in human and natural history, and nowhere more so than at Big Eddy, where the Penobscot River finally slows after a 5-mile tumble through the rapids of Ripogenus Gorge.

Situated just outside Baxter State Park, Big Eddy is considered a world-class site for Landlocked Salmon and has been a destination for fishermen for at least 100 years. The road to Big Eddy is equally stirring. Just beyond Millinocket, the grand Katahdin Range looms on the horizon, and the summits of Doubletop, The Owl, the Brothers, and Mt. O-J-I are all visible on a clear day. It is still possible to see more Moose than cars on an early-morning drive on the Golden Road. Then there is the river itself, a dark constant cutting through the region's geology and culture.
Big Eddy remains one of those rare places that seem unchanged by time. Join us for an experience in one of the most spectacular places in New England!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The Maine Department of Agriculture is asking all campers to leave their firewood at home, due to the serious threat from invasive forest insects. Firewood is not allowed from more than 50 miles away per Katahdin Timberlands and other landowners in the area. Two species are posing very serious threats to Maine's trees and forests.
Please note there is no phone at Big Eddy questions should be directed to bigeddy@chewonki.org

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Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground

Prices

Camping Cabins

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground offers 4 primitive camping cabins for rent. The rates listed are per person/per night. Each sleeps from 2-4 campers.

Daily Rate $56.50 / night
 

Donations to Big Eddy Campground

Donations

Daily Rate $0.00 / day
 

Fly Shop Sales

Items sold in the store related to fly fishing supplies

Daily Rate $0.00 / day
 

Pray Cabin

The rate listed is per person/per night. Pray’s cabin is a rustic camping cabin that sleeps 6. It has potable water available by a spigot outside the cabin.

Daily Rate $56.50 / night

Big A Cabin

The rate listed is per person/per night. Big A Cabin is also a rustic "camping cabin" that sleeps 4 people with no running water, perfect for folks who love to camp but who want to sleep under a roof and off the ground.

Daily Rate $45.00 / night
 

Group Site

The rate listed is the minimum daily rate. This site is for groups of seven (7) adults minimum to maximum of 12 per group site. If needed, we have adjoining sites to accommodate more guests.

Daily Rate $96.33 / night
 

Non-river tent or pop/up

The rate listed is per person/per night. These non-river sites can accommodate a tent or a pop up. No electricity. No personal generator usage.
Please note there is no phone at Big Eddy.

Daily Rate $13.30 / night
 

Non-river trailer site

The rate listed is per person/per night. Sites vary in size. Minimum charge 1 person. Maximum size 28' some sites are smaller. No Electric hookups.

Daily Rate $13.30 / night
 

Water side Tent site

The rate listed is per person/per night. These campsites are closer to water. Please refer to the campground map for specific site numbers. Some may be walk in sites, some may have small 10' x 10' platforms.

Daily Rate $13.76 / night
 

Water side - tent or pop/up

The rate listed is per person/per night. Close to water, sites that can accommodate tents or a small pop up trailer; 2 person minimum per night. Please ask for site suggestions if you have never been here before.

Daily Rate $13.76 / night
 

Water Side - trailers

The rate listed is per person/per night. We have 5 sites that are on the river and are reserved for those with RV's and trailers (up to 28') No Electric or water hookups.

Daily Rate $13.76 / night
 

Seasonal Boat Launch

Seasonal boat launch $75 per season for up to 2 guests at a time, includes use of campground vaulted toilets, and public area for picnics as well as boat launching from May through September 30th2014.

Seasonal Rate $80.00 / 180 days

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground Features

fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, boating, camping,primitive cabins, seasonal campsites


Chewonki Big Eddy Campground Attractions

West Branch of the Penobscot River
World Class Land-locked Salmon and Trout Fly Fishing
Fishing
Mt Katahdin and Baxter State Park
The North Woods of Maine
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Chesuncook, Harrington and other nearby wilderness lakes
The Boom House Museum on Ambejejus Lake
The Desconeag Lakes
Hiking to the Ice Caves, Blueberry Ledges, Rainbow Lake, and along Ripogenus Gorge


Terms & Conditions

*Once a reservation has been completed, there will be no refunds. Due to the nature of our seasonal business we require a two-week notice for rescheduling,regardless of weather and river levels. Rescheduling requests may be made by email to: bigeddy@chewonki.org.

* Rates listed are per person/per night.

* We require 100% payment on the minimum number of people upon reservation. Additional guests can pay upon arrival by cash, check, or credit card.

* Sites paid for and reserved in advance for 7 or more consecutive nights will be given a 10% discount at the time your reservation is confirmed. This is not available for those paying on site, day of.

*Big Eddy almost always has sites available and reservations are not always necessary unless you want a specific site or if you have a 24-foot or larger trailer. We welcome walk ins. If after office hours, please use the self-registration kiosk at the Golden road campground entrance. Please note all campground guidelines before arriving.

*Please email Chewonki Big Eddy Campground with any questions or concerns and for more assistance prior to making a reservation.