Directions to the NEOC, Penobscot Outdoor Center


Going Rafting? POC – Penobscot Outdoor Center

Google Map

For Camping and Whitewater Rafting with NEOC – Take Exit 244 off I-95. Take Route 11/157 west towards Millinocket. Follow 157 and signs to Baxter State Park.

As you drive through Millinocket leaving town heading towards Baxter State Park – note that you will have “15″ miles to drive to get to our rafting and camping base at the Penobscot Outdoor Center.  9 to 10 Miles past Millinocket you will see signs for the  “Penobscot Outdoor Center – 4 1/2 miles” and “New England Outdoor Center – 4 1/2 miles.” The driveway is on your right and is marked/sign posted. Travel in this dirt drive about 1/2 mile to a parking lot.

Phone: 207.723.5438 or 800.634.7238 (year-round) or 207.723.3580 (summers only).


NEOC Headquarters at Twin Pine Cabins and River Driver’s Restaurant

Google Map

Exit 244 off I-95. Take Route 11/157 west towards Millinocket. Follow 157 and signs to Baxter State Park. We are located 8 miles out of town on Millinocket Lake. Our road entrance is on the right just after a 35mph sign. If you pass North Woods Trading Post, you’ve gone too far.

Phone: 207.723.5438 or 800.634.7238

GPS:  Many GPS systems have outdated maps and incorrect addresses for us.  So here are a few options depending on the system that you use.

FOR:  The New England Outdoor Center – NEOC | Twin Pines | River Driver’s Restaurant

We suggest entering 160 Bates Street in Millinocket, Maine.  This is the last general store you will pass on your way to us.  Once you get to this address – drive an additional 8 miles and turn right onto Blackcat Road, follow that for one mile to reach Twin Pines, NEOC and River Driver’s Restaurant.

FOR:  New England Outdoor Center Whitewater Rafting Base and Penobscot Outdoors Center and Camping

We suggest entering 160 Bates Street in Millinocket, Maine.  This is the last general store you will pass on your way to us.  Once you get to this address – drive an additional 15 miles until you see a sign on the right hand side of the road that says “New England Outdoor Center” “Penobscot Outdoor Center” and “Northern Outdoors”


Drive Times Hrs
Portland, ME: 3.5
Bar Harbor, ME: 2.5
Portsmouth, NH: 4.5
Boston, MA: 5.5
Montreal, QC: 6
NY City, NY: 10
(Estimated, depends on traffic.)