Penobscot Outdoor Center

Canvas cabin tents.

The Penobscot Outdoor Center (POC) is the base lodge for our wilderness rafting resort. It includes great vacation amenities including: a bar, lite munchies, canoes, volleyball, large group firepit and individual site fire rings. Many sites offer amazing views of Katahdin and paddling on Pockwockamus Pond. The campground features deluxe camping options: campsites, canvas cabin tents (2 and 4 person) and bunkhouses. We are the closest lodging and camping to Baxter State Park.

The 60 acres of campground are located on Pockwockamus Pond, 2 miles from the South Entrance to Baxter State Park and just 20 miles outside of the town of Millinocket.

The Penobscot Outdoor Center is also our whitewater rafting base lodge for the Penobscot River.


Dining options

You can cook your own food or drive six miles up the road to the River Driver’s restaurant and pub.

Penobscot Outdoor Center amenities include:

  • Easy access to our rafting trips on the Penobscot River and our Maine Moose Tours.
  • Great hiking trails (2 miles before Baxter State Park).
  • Sand volleyball court.
  • Unlimited use of our canoes with beautiful views of Mt. Katahdin from the water.
  • Hot showers and full bathrooms.
  • Convenient access to the Broken Paddle Pub.

Bh and Camping Campsites, Cabin Tents and Bunkhouses

Enjoy the natural camping experience at our spacious and economical campsites that include a picnic table and fire ring.


Canvas Cabin Tents Our Canvas Cabin Tents save you the trouble of pitching a tent and feature: screened doors and windows, four cots, fire ring and picnic table.


Some might not call it “camping,” but it is rustic and provides a level of comfort beyond a traditional tent. Designed comfortably for up to 4 people, our bunkhouses come complete with wood walls, windows with screens, a metal & glass door, 4 bunks with mattresses and a weatherproof metal roof. They also have a picnic table and fire ring on-site.

We encourage our guests to book vacation packages as early as possible. Weekend dates and holidays will sell out fast! The Penobscot Outdoor Center is the perfect base camp location for your Maine whitewater rafting adventure. Book today, call 1-800-634-7238.

Penobscot Outdoor Center Campground Site Map

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Campsite Rates

Campsite Capacity Cost (weekday/weekend) .
Small Campsite 5 $11/$13
Medium Campsite 10 $11/$13
Large Campsite 12 $11/$13
X-Large Campsite 30 $11/$13
(All prices are per person)


Cabin Tent & Bunkhouse Rates

Lodging Type Capacity Cost per night (weekday/weekend) .
Cabin Tents 1-2 $40/$46
Bunkhouses 1-2 $50/$56
Cabin Tents 3 $55/$63
Bunkhouses 3 $70/$78
Cabin Tents 4 $70/$80
Bunkhouses 4 $90/$100
(All prices are per night)

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