A.T. Visitor Center in Monson
Everyone is welcome. Staff are available to help plan logistics for the 100 Mile Wilderness and Katahdin. Trail conditions are posted daily. Community and day hike information is also available. Long-distance hikers are able to pre-register for the Baxter State Park permit here.
Monday-Thursday 12-7pm, Friday-Saturday 12-8,
Open through October 16
Address: located in the Monson Community Center, 35 Greenville Road (across from Spring Creek Bar-B-Q)
A.T. Long Distance Hiker Permit--Baxter State Park
2017 Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hiker Permit: A free A.T. long distance hiker permit will be 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 Baxter State Park Headquarters or Katahdin Stream Campground when the A.T. (Hunt Trail) opens for hiking. Once hikers obtain a permit card they will need to have it stamped at the Katahdin Stream Ranger Station.
The number of AT-Hiker Permit Cards for 2017 are limited by Baxter State Park quotas per type of long distance hiker itinerary: Nobos: 1,350; Sobos: 610; Flip-Floppers: 350; Section-hikers: 840. If all available permit cards have been issued for 2017, "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