A.T. Visitor Center in Monson
Everyone is welcome. Long-distance hikers are able to obtain information about the 2018 Baxter State Park hiker permit. Staff are available to help plan logistics for the 100 Mile Wilderness and Katahdin. Trail conditions posted daily. Community and day hike information also available.
Hours: 8-11, 1-5 every day (June 6 to Oct 14)
Address:6 Tenney Hill Rd., Monson, ME 04464
Phone: (207) 573-0163 (active as of June 6)
Note to those visiting: The center located in the Monson Historical Society building on the town’s main street (Route 6/15).
A.T. Long Distance Hiker Permit—Baxter State Park
A free A.T. long distance hiker permit is required of all long-distance A.T. hikers: Northbound Thru-Hikers (Nobos), Southbound Thru-Hikers (Sobos), Flip-Flop Thru-Hikers and Section-hikers.
Long distance A.T. hikers must obtain a permit card in person at at the Katahdin Stream Ranger Station when the A.T. (Hunt Trail) opens for hiking.
The number of AT-Hiker Permit Cards for 2018 are limited by a Baxter State Park quota: 3150 A.T. hikers. If all available permit cards have been issued for 2018, "The Birches" long distance hiker campsite will close for the year. Hikers may complete their hike by obtaining a Day Use Parking Reservation (DUPR) or campground reservation and enter the Park through the Togue Pond Gate.
For more information, please visit the Baxter State Park webpage or refer to their recent announcement