PETS welcome here…

Posted on February 25, 2019
PETS welcome here…

According to The Safewise Report (see petMAINE magazine), Maine is ranked #1 as the “most pet-friendly State in America. The Katahdin Region is definitely a pet friendly place to visit. Here’s some information to help you plan your adventure.
(Specific information can be found in our Visitor’s Guide, online or by mail when requested.)


5 Lakes Lodge: Dogs allowed in 2 rooms on main floor only.

Abol Properties/ Kitty’s Lake House: Pets welcome

Baxter Park Inn: Pet friendly/ Pets welcome

Big Moose Inn
Pets: We do not allow pets to stay in the Inn, however we have 2 small cabins which are pet friendly.  The cost is $20 per pet/per day.  We also require a $200 security deposit, to be returned granted there are no property damages.
Our campground is pet friendly provided the following:

  • Must be on a leash at all times
  • Pet must not be left unattended
  • Must pick up after your pet

If you would rather board your pet contact:

Bowlin Camps Lodge:
 $15.00 per day, per dog, with the exception of working dogs accompanying Hunt Package guests.  All dogs must be kenneled while in cabins and on leash when unattended outdoors. You may use our outdoor kennel. Dogs are to be kept off furniture and bedding at all times. Dogs must be picked up after while in all common areas of the camp. In the event dry cleaning of furniture or wool bedding is needed upon your departure, a $95.00 fee will be billed to your credit card.

Chewonki Big Eddy Campground:
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.

Katahdin Forest Cabins:
Dogs are welcome at the cabins and campgrounds, They are not welcome on X-Country Ski trails in winter!

Katahdin Inn and Suites:
Contact hotel directly for booking pet friendly rooms.
 Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Pet rate is $15 per day per pet.

Katahdin Shadows Campground:
PETS are welcome. They must be leashed at all times, attended, quiet, and cleaned up after. No pets in any buildings (except cabins), no pets on playground, or in the pool area. No pets are to be left unattended in the cabins.

Libby Camps: Yes, for a small fee.

Matagamon Wilderness: Yes, we do allow dogs, $10 a day in the cabin and $10 per stay in the campground. Dogs cannot be left unattended but can be left in a crate in a cabin.

Mt. Chase Lodge:
Pet’s are not allowed in our Lodge Rooms. If you would like to bring your furry friend along, please choose one of our Private Cabins. Pet Friendly Lodging

We are a pet friendly facility and allow guests staying in our Private Cabins to bring their furry friends. Pets are expected to be well behaved and current on vaccinations. For the safety and comfort of other guests (and your pet), pets must be under the owners control at all times. Pet owners will be responsible for the cost of any damage done by their pets. We do charge $20 per pet/night.

New England Outdoor Center:
Our Pet Policy
We believe that when you go on vacation, whether it’s a Maine whitewater rafting vacation or another outdoor adventure vacation, you shouldn’t have to leave a part of the family at home. We want all our guests (two legged and four legged) to enjoy their time at our resort. However, we do ask you to follow a few simple rules.

We welcome pets at the following areas of our resort:

  • Twin Pines Camps Cabins; Small, Large, Premium and Coveside Guest Houses.

Out of respect to our other guests, proximity to Baxter State Park and for the safety of the animals, pets

are prohibited at the following locations on our resort:

  • Penobscot Outdoor Center; camping, cabin tents, bunkhouses.

Dogs are allowed at Twin Pine Camps Cabins with prior reservation for $20 per dog/per night. We have a few rules that we ask you to follow:

  • Must be on a leash at all times.
  • Please pick up after your dog.
  • Due to barking, damage and summer heat, you may not leave your dog unattended unless in a kennel.
  • Please keep cabins clean after your dog goes swimming, walking, etc.
  • No dogs allowed on beds and furniture.
  • You will be charged for any damage or extra cleaning.
  • A $200 security deposit is required (we provide you with a clean dog bed and bowls).
  • If you fail to register your pet with us – there is a $250 fee for unregistered pets.
  • For all other pets, please inquire before making your reservation arrangements.


Pamola Motor Lodge:    Pet friendly

Pinegrove Campground and Cabins:
We are a rustic campground that all can enjoy. And we welcome pets.

Shin Pond Village:
Pets Policy: Your pets are welcome.  There is a $10 per night fee.  Maximum of 2 pets.  We love ours and enjoy to travel with them too.  However we do ask that you bring what will make them comfortable while away from home such as kennels, dog beds etc. and keep them off beds and furniture.  Pets must be leashed at all times.  Please be considerate of all and clean up after your pet.

White House Landing Camps: Yes, but must be well behaved because they have free-range chickens in summer.

Wilderness Edge Campground: Pet friendly

Wildwoods Trailside Cabins:  Two of our cabins are pet friendly if your pet is friendly


Appalachian Trail Cafe:  is a dog-friendly restaurant in Millinocket. They welcome pets at outdoor tables whenever the weather is nice.

River Driver’s Restaurant: has a couple pet-friendly table where you can dine overlooking Millinocket Lake.



HIKING–DOGS ALLOWED, usually on a leash please
Look for directions and descriptions on our webpage–Explore MAPS & APPS

    Please note: there are NO DOGS ALLOWED in Baxter State Park, neither for day trips or camping–it’s a wilderness area


Ice Cave at First Debsconeag Lake

River Pond Nature Trail

Michael Michaud Walking and Biking Trail

The Bait Hole Trails–only in Spring, Summer and Fall

Katahdin Region Multi-Use Trail

Gulf Hagas Trail System

Mt. Chase

Shin Brook Falls

Seboeis River Heritage Trail

Namakanta Public Reserved Land Hikes

Turtle Ridge Trail

Tumbledown Dick Trail

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Sandbank Nature Walk

Lynx Pond Walk

Barnard Mountain Hike

Orin Falls Hike


Katahdin Woods and Waters Snowshoeing and X-Country Skiing Trails–up at the Northern end of the Monument, near the Matagamon Wilderness Store and Cabins. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and picked up after. Try to keep them off the groomed sections of the trail.

East Branch Sno-Rovers Snowmobile and ATV Club has some trails around the clubhouse that are pet friendly, but please pick up after your dog.

Chester Animal Hospital, Chester, ME     207-794-2706
Ray C. Newman, DVM, Island Falls, ME   207-463-2204
Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic     207-989-6267   Open 24 hours from Friday at 5:30 – Monday 8 AM



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